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Gaston Molina

Clinical Psychologist & Therapist

speaks:
  • English
  • Spanish
  • Portuguese
12+ years: Experience
400+ Happy Clients
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Existential Therapy
  • Gestalt Psychotherapy
  • Person-Centered Therapy
  • Systemic Therapy
Julieta Carrasco

Clinical & Counselling Psychologist

speaks:
  • Spanish
  • French
  • English
19+ years: Experience
100+ Happy Clients
  • Business Coach
  • Child Psychology
  • Clinical Psychologist
  • Counselling Psychologist
  • Gestalt Psychotherapy
  • Life Coach
  • Mindfulness
  • Neuropsychological Assessment
  • Psychoanalysis
  • Psychodynamic Therapy
  • Psychological Assessments
  • Solution Focused Therapy
  • Sports Psychology
  • Trauma-Focused Therapy
José Luis Tavela

Clinical & Counselling Psychologist

speaks:
  • English
  • Spanish
16+ years: Experience
150+ Happy Clients
  • ABA Therapy
  • ACT Practitioner
  • Business Coach
  • CBT Practitioner
  • Clinical Psychologist
  • Compassionate Therapy
  • Counselling Psychologist
  • DBT Practitioner
  • Expressive Art Therapy
  • Gestalt Psychotherapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Neuropsychological Assessment
  • NLP Practitioner
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Psychiatry
  • Psychoanalysis
  • Psychodynamic Therapy
  • Psychological Assessments
  • Solution Focused Therapy
  • Sports Psychology
  • Trauma-Focused Therapy
Michel Haddad

Clinical Psychologist & CBT therapist

speaks:
  • Arabic
  • English
  • French
5+ years: Experience
50+ Happy Clients
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Mindfulness-Based Approaches
  • Psychodynamic Therapy
Astir Bou Antoun

Counselling & Clinical Psychologist

speaks:
  • Arabic
  • English
  • French
24+ years: Experience
100+ Happy Clients
  • Expressive Art Therapy
  • Family Constellation Therapy
  • Psychodynamic Therapy
  • Systemic Therapy
Chryssa Charizani

Counselling Psychologist & And Life Coach

speaks:
  • English
  • Greek
6+ years: Experience
50+ Happy Clients
  • Counselling Psychologist
  • Life Coach
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Psychoanalysis
Denisse Revés

Psychologist

speaks:
  • English
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish
13+ years: Experience
100+ Happy Clients
  • CBT Practitioner
  • Child Psychology
  • NLP Practitioner
Ayla Pasha

Clinical & Counselling Psychologist

speaks:
  • English
  • Arabic
12+ years: Experience
50+ Happy Clients
  • CBT Practitioner
  • Child Psychology
  • Clinical Psychologist
  • Counselling Psychologist
Suzanne Helmy ( Not accepting new Clients )

Counselling Psychologist

speaks:
  • English
  • Arabic
18+ years: Experience
100+ Happy Clients
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Fawad Shah

ACT Practitioner & CBT Practitioner

speaks:
  • English
  • Urdu
  • Hindi
  • Punjabi
13+ years: Experience
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Emotion-Focused Therapy
  • Family Constellation Therapy
  • Gestalt Psychotherapy
  • Mindfulness-Based Approaches
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Person-Centered Therapy
  • Psychodrama
  • Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT)
  • Solution-Focused Therapy
  • Solution-oriented Brief Therapy
  • Trauma-Focused Therapy

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There are many methods that couples counselors can fix. Still, some prominent abuse methods are physical abuse, domestic violence, sexual abuse, psychological or emotional abuse, financial or material abuse, modern slavery, discrimination, and organizational or institutional abuse.

Abuse can affect isolation, distrust, and fear, leading to long-lasting psychological consequences in education difficulties, extremely low self-esteem, severe stress, or depression. It might be troublesome to maintain a happy and stable relationship.

A Fitcy abuse counselor helps patients overcome their challenges and address their symptoms. Even abuse counseling therapy also help those who are still engaged in abuse and helps their patient to stop that by using psychological tools and techniques.

Abuse trauma can survive for years, but experimenting with evidence-based treatment can help stabilize it and make it manageable for some or even decades. Abuse counselors determine the intensity of trauma and deal according to what might trigger it in the future.

What is Abuse?

The meaning of abuse is to use force, power, violence, or words against a person or animal to hurt them physically, mentally, or both. Abuse can be done to gain pleasure or power but can be a part of cultural norm as well.

There are many different types of abuse, and some are considered criminal activities as well. Abuse generally is directed at the marginalized and vulnerable segments of the society, like women and children. In UAE, as per Khaleej Times, 75% of the registered abuse cases pertained to women.

What are The Different Types of Abuse?

Abuse can manifest in different capacities, which include:

What is Child Abuse?

Child abuse is a type of neglect. In this abuse, a minor is not given enough basic resources to survive. Or they are not given emotional support. Some forms of child abuse also include:

What is Conservatorship Abuse?

A conservator is an aide for the elderly, and when they abuse their position, it is called conservatorship abuse. The abuse can take any of the following forms:

What is Domestic Abuse?

Domestic abuse, also known as intimate partner violence, is inflicting harm to one’s partner. The harm may be physical or psychological. Some ways the victim is abused include:

What is Emotional and Verbal Abuse?

Emotional and verbal abuse harms the psychological health of the person. They are emotionally exploited. Hurtful and dangerous words are used against them. Examples of emotional and verbal abuse include:

What is Mental Abuse?

Mental abuse is when a person’s mental health and wellbeing are jeopardized using force, coercion, manipulation, etc. The victim ends up blaming themselves and doubting their sanity.

Since their judgement is harmed in mental abuse, they start thinking they deserve the abuse, or no one will believe them anyway. Hence, mental abuse is dangerous, and torturous. Some examples of mental abuse include:

What is Physical Abuse?

Physical abuse is the use of force against the other person to harm them physically or making them feel unsafe. Some forms of physical abuse include:

What is Sexual Abuse?

Sexual abuse includes sexual violence of any sort, including sexual coercion, marital rape, rape, etc. It also includes having relationships with a minor. Sexual abuse violence that is physical and psychological.

Examples of sexual abuse include:

What is Unintentional Abuse?

In some cases, the perpetrator might be conducting the acts of abuse without knowing that it is form of abuse. It can be due to their own trauma, cultural practices, or conditioning. In such cases, it is referred to as unintentional abuse, as it occurs due to normalization of the various act of violence.

How to Stop Sexual Abuse?

Even though the issue is complex, there are some ways that you can play a role in stopping sexual abuse. These include:

How to Stop Abuse?

Stopping abuse requires individual as well as collective effort. Some helpful steps include:

How to Spot Child Abuse?

Some signs that a child may be abused include:

How to Deal with Abuse?

The exact response to abuse is contingent on the type being suffered. Moreover, responding to and dealing with abuse is a complex issue, as one’s sanity and safety are on the line. Many victims are also financially beholden to their abusers, due to which they cannot make an exit.

Hence, there are no fixed steps to dealing with abuse. But some things that you can do include:

Tell Your Family

Many victims try to cover the abuse, as they are afraid. But you need to tell your friends and family; you need a safe place.

Tell the Authorities

Go to the police or the authorities like your management and lodge complaint. Paperwork is important, especially when the activity is criminal and there will be legal proceedings against it. Moreover, tell the police if you fear for your life.

Secure Yourself

It helps to have your finances sorted, so that you do not have to stay in the relationship. If there are any weapons in the house, remove them.

Exit Strategy

Having an escape plan or an exit strategy is helpful. It allows you to make a quick getaway.

Do Not Engage with Your Abuser

An abuser will not speak logic to you. So, do not engage with them, no matter how coercive they might be.

Get Treatment

Victims of abuse have a lot of physical and psychological trauma. Getting help is imperative. Since there is a lot of fear of the outside, platforms like Fitcy Health that operate remotely are excellent resources, as the victim gets help from the safety of their own space.

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