No matter what form abuse takes, the results are similar – the erosion of spirt, esteem and worth. You can rise above the pain and heal the scars.
LifeStar Counseling can help you:
What would be your definition of abuse? While it definitely includes sexual assault and physical harm, abuse also encompasses more than those two offenses. Abuse can also include verbal assault, emotional control over another, or when someone seeks to control every aspect of your life. Abuse covers a broad spectrum of offenses. When someone is exposed to abuse over a long period of time, there is a definite erosion of a person’s soul and self-esteem.
Our typical human response to any kind of abuse is to tuck those experiences away and try to move forward. However the impact of abuse doesn’t just go away. The scars and messages from past abuse keep emerging over and over again. It is like a broken record that keeps singing the same words in our heads.
Those stories of deep pain need to be heard and honored with compassion and understanding. New messages need to be embraced regarding one’s identity, self-worth and freedom from guilt. Whatever abuse we may experience will always be a part of our story. But those stories of abuse don’t have to weigh us down, control us or diminish who we are. There is a way to rise above and see that those stories still exist but without the sting that they used to hold.
If you would like to request an appointment with Christi Lange of LifeStar Counseling, please submit our APPOINTMENT REQUEST form below.
If you are in crisis, call 911 or your local crisis line, which are available 24 hours a day.
Crisis Line in Snohomish County
425-258-4357 or 1-800-584-3578
Crisis Line in King County:206-461-3222 or 1-866-427-4747