Schedule an appointment with a Domestic Violence Therapist in River North, Chicago 

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Domestic violence refers to the harmful, threatening, or controlling behavior that occurs between individuals who are either living in the same home or in an intimate relationship. The relationship typically is defined by a power struggle where one individual is dominant over the other. Examples of domestic violence can include physical, verbal, and/or emotional abuse. The occurrence of domestic violence or abuse can result in many side effects that can affect mental well-being, including depression, anxiety, stress, shame, mood, low-self esteem, and PTSD. Reaching out for help from a counselor is important for both the healing process as well as gaining the coping skills to deal with the trauma and moving forward.
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Cassandra Walker

Therapist

Cassandra Walker develops a deep sense of trust and honesty between herself and her clients. She takes a collaborative approach to treating individuals who may suffer from anxiety related issues that stem from domestic violence. These issues can consequently and ultimately impact low self-esteem and confidence. Cassandra integrates the practices of Depth Psychology, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness, Meditation and Body Based Interventions, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Parts Psychology, and Hypnosis to assist patients in dealing with any emotions that trigger self-doubt, worthlessness, and fear. She directs her patients to strive for healthy relationships by freeing themselves from negative and harmful ones.

Jessica Masbaum

Clinical Supervisor

Jessica Masbaum works with individuals, couples, and families who may be struggling with domestic abuse. She specifically helps individuals who are challenged by troubles within a relationship that cause mood related issues, addictions, and overall trauma associated difficulties. Jessica utilizes a combination of therapeutic modalities to treat the different side effects of domestic violence. Some of these approaches include Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, Family Systems, Internal Family Systems, and Psychodynamic Trauma Processing.

Kevin Vail

Therapist

Kevin Vail provides a non-judgemental and fair-minded approach to working with patients who are dealing with relationship issues and divorce. He works with individuals and couples who need the support necessary to deal with the emotions and challenges of marital problems. Kevin assists patients in developing healthy and balanced coping skills to deal with stress and anxiety; these tools can assist in improving communication and open-mindedness. Mr. Vail helps clients on building self-esteem during a time of hardship. He believes that by maintaining self-worth and confidence throughout a divorce will help to sustain other aspects of one’s life, including their professional and social lives.