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If you’ve dealt with any type of abuse in the past, you may be aware of the adverse effects it can have on your mental health. On the opposite end of the spectrum, if you’ve been abusive in the past, you may have trouble forgiving yourself.

Regardless, a licensed therapist can help you access your feelings and heal from abuse you’ve experienced. Whether you are located in downtown Washington DC, Anacostia, Ballston, Bluemont, or even Brentwood, Mental Health Match can help you easily find an experienced therapist or counselor who best meets your needs.

Signs You Need Help with Abuse

Whether you’ve abused someone else in the past or you’ve been a victim of abuse, you may have some scars that make life difficult.

Here are some signs you need help with abuse:

  • You may be easily triggered to feel fear or panic.
  • You may hold a lot of anger toward the person who abused you.
  • You avoid talking about or doing anything that can remind you of your experience.
  • You blame yourself for your experience.

Abuse comes in many forms, including physical abuse, mental abuse, sexual abuse, financial abuse, verbal abuse, and more (this is not an exhaustive list). No matter the type of abuse you are dealing with, Mental Health Match can help you find a therapist to get the healing process started and improve your life.

If you’re struggling with past abuse and not sure how therapy can help, read this article by licensed therapist Kennyetta Watkins: When bad things happen to good people.

Speak With an Abuse Counselor Today!

Abuse can take hold and change the trajectory of your life - in severe cases, it can take your life completely off track. But, with targeted therapy based on your specific abuse situation, there’s hope for recovery and lasting happiness. And with Mental Health Match, finding a great therapist is easy! Start by browsing below or by using our free therapist matching tool.

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Lourdes Webster
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develop self-awareness, help you get at the root of your symptoms by healing the wounds from your past, and cultivate resilience.


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develop self-awareness, help you get at the root of your symptoms by healing the wounds from your past, and cultivate resilience.

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I offer a collaborative, empathetic, and non-judgmental approach, focusing on EMDR and other modalities. I enjoy working to understand your personal goals and learn about your unique strengths.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety
  • Breakups
  • Childhood Trauma
  • Codependency
  • Depression
  • Family Conflict
  • First Generation Issues
  • Life Transitions
  • Millenials
  • People Pleasing
  • Self-Esteem
  • Sexual Trauma
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I have worked and trained as a therapist at The Meadows, a world renowned inpatient treatment center. This has given me the experience and ability to treat various mental health issues, including trauma, addiction, eating disorders, etc.


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I have worked and trained as a therapist at The Meadows, a world renowned inpatient treatment center. This has given me the experience and ability to treat various mental health issues, including trauma, addiction, eating disorders, etc.

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Interventions I am trained in are Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), Post Induction Therapy (PIT), Brainspotting (BSP), and Internal Family Systems Therapy (IFS). I also use other various approaches based on your needs.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Burnout
  • Depression
  • Family of Origin
  • Family Trauma
  • Life Transitions
  • Perfectionism
  • Relational Trauma
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explore the thoughts and feelings that are holding you back, and work towards developing strategies to help you reclaim your life and thrive.


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explore the thoughts and feelings that are holding you back, and work towards developing strategies to help you reclaim your life and thrive.

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It is important to me that my clients benefit from our work together. I enjoy working with clients who are motivated to participate in therapy. I'm an Approved Provider for Cognitive Processing Therapy, an evidenced based treatment for PTSD.

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  • Adult Child of Emotionally Immature Parents
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • PTSD from Abuse
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Khadija Ewalt
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Delve into your childhood and onward, exploring any patterns and themes that have led you to the struggles you may be experiencing now. We will process your core memories with the use of EMDR so you may move on to live a more authentic life.


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Delve into your childhood and onward, exploring any patterns and themes that have led you to the struggles you may be experiencing now. We will process your core memories with the use of EMDR so you may move on to live a more authentic life.

Something to know about my approach is:

I utilize Psychodynamic Therapy and EMDR to help you process your unresolved trauma(s). I would like to provide you with a safe space to explore and process your thoughts/feelings/experiences, developmental or recent, and everything in between.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Complex PTSD (C-PTSD)
  • Domestic Violence
  • First Responders
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Sexual Abuse
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Alexandra Woollacott
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We begin a thoughtful exploration of how your past experiences and relationships impact you presently. Together we will uncover and create new meanings out of your experiences, these new understandings can give you the power to relate differently.


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We begin a thoughtful exploration of how your past experiences and relationships impact you presently. Together we will uncover and create new meanings out of your experiences, these new understandings can give you the power to relate differently.

Something to know about my approach is:

My practice is grounded in psychoanalytic theory, humanist philosophy, and feminist theory. These approaches guide us towards a deeper understanding of yourself and the worlds that shape you, and help us examine the barriers to an authentic life.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anticipatory Grief
  • Anxious Attachment
  • Attachment Disorders
  • Attachment Issues
  • Complex PTSD (C-PTSD)
  • Complicated Grief
  • Depressive Disorders
  • Developmental Trauma
  • Dissociation
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Eco-Anxiety
  • Family Trauma
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • Grief
  • Highly Sensitive People (HSPs)
  • Infertility
  • Intergenerational Trauma
  • Life Balance
  • Life Transitions
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • New Parent
  • Perinatal Mood/Anxiety Disorders
  • Postpartum Anxiety
  • Postpartum Depression
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