CONDITIONS WE TREAT
Let us simplify what may otherwise seem complicated.
We realize you and your loved ones are more than a label. Using common diagnostic terms can aid understanding and help guide treatment solutions.
Adult Physical, Sexual, or Emotional Abuse
Abuse can be experienced in multiple forms. While physical abuse involves intentional acts to harm another person’s body; other forms of abuse can still cause severe harm and pain without leaving a physical mark.
Sexual abuse takes the form of unwanted sexual advances, touching, assault, or even exploitation.
Emotional abuse may be harder to see but it still may cause psychological harm. This form of abuse is non-physical but is involves intentional acts to control, manipulate, punish, subdue, or isolate an individual through the use of humiliation or fear (Karakurt & Silver, 2013).
Although not all individuals who experience abuse will develop psychological difficulties in the future, adults who experience abuse in childhood are more at risk to develop post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, dissociation disorders, and substance abuse problems (Walsh et al., 2010).
Unfortunately, many adults are the victims of different forms of abuse in their partner relationships and/or at work. If adults were subject to verbal abuse as a child, they may not even be aware that their marriage or intimate partner relationship is abusive. If children are being abused it is not true that “kids are resilient” and will simply “get over it” if the abuse stops at some point.
Any abuse at any age in a person’s life is significant.
Karakurt, G., & Silver, K. E. (2013). Emotional abuse in intimate relationships: The role of gender and age. Violence and Victims, 28(5), 804-821. Retrieved from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3876290/
Walsh, K., Fortier, M. A., & DiLillo, D. (2010). Adult coping with childhood sexual abuse: A theoretical and empirical review. Aggressive and Violent Behavior, 15(1), 1-13. doi: 10.1016/j.avb.2009.06.009
What We Don’t Treat
We are not an emergency clinic. We are an outpatient provider so we do not have inpatient facilities. We are not a hospital and do not provide detox services for addictions. We do not treat schizophrenia or brain disorders related to advancing age such as dementia or Alzheimer’s. We are not contracted with any court system and do not provide court ordered services related to child custody or other matters.
ADHD affects 11% of school-age children (4-17) and symptoms continue into adulthood in more than 75% of children. Boys are over twice as likely to be diagnosed with ADHD (13.3%) compared to girls (5.6%)
Source: National Resource Center on ADHD