The National Domestic Violence Hotline reports that on average 24 people each minute are raped, are victims of physical violence or are stalked by an intimate partner in our country. And, nearly 50% of men and women have experienced psychological aggressiveness by an intimate partner. Individuals do not plan to get into abusive relationships, however the statistics are telling.
If your instinct tells you that the relationship you are in is abusive, it is in your best interest to seek help as soon as you are able. Laurie Grengs is a licenced therapist with more than 30 years of experience, who can help you. Laurie understands the complex nature of intimate relationships and the unique dynamics that cause previously loving relationships to become abusive. Moreover, she understands how difficult it may be to come to terms with the relationship you have invested so much of yourself in is not what you thought it was.
Getting Support During or After an Abusive Relationship
More than anything else Laurie Grengs understands that your relationship is unique. There may be aspects of all relationships that overlap with others, but all relationships are made unique by virtue of the individuals who comprise them. There are many therapists available for you to work with, but Laurie Grengs separates herself from most others by being uniquely capable of understanding you as an individual. If you choose to work with her in individual therapy to discuss a current or previous abusive relationship, it will not take long for you to recognize her ability to understand your perspectives and accept you on your terms, while at the same time offering kind, thoughtful, and honest feedback about blind spots that may be contributing to a lower-than-desired quality of life.
Abusive Relationship Therapist Located in Coon Rapids, MN
As an individual therapist, Laurie Grengs excels in the expression of empathy. Furthermore, her decades of experience allow her to gain greater understanding of your relationship based on the stories told by others in similar relationships. Individual therapy is likely to be the first recommended intervention if you come to Laurie and indicate you are or have been in an abusive relationship. Recipients of partners’ abuse usually benefit most from individual therapy, especially if a component of the abuse is manipulation and/or intimidation. Laurie will provide you with a safe space to be completely honest about your experience in the relationship. The presence of your partner may impede you from being completely honest.
Experienced Therapist Specializing in Helping Clients in Abusive Relationships
Being in an abusive relationship, even for a short period of time, can take a long-term toll on you. If you have found your yourself thinking it is time to seek the help of a therapist, there is no better time. Seeking help from Laurie Grengs can be the first step toward healing and resolution. To schedule an appointment, contact us at (763) 572-2326 or (877) 572-2326.