Domestic Abuse Therapist

Domestic Abuse TherapistIf you are experiencing domestic abuse, please seek help – and, when you are ready to seek help, there is no better therapist to work with than Laurie Grengs.  Laurie Grengs is a licensed psychologist who has been helping people in the Coon Rapids, MN area for more than thirty-three years.  In that time, Laurie Grengs has provided therapy for many individuals in abusive relationships.

Laurie Grengs understands that not all domestic abuse situations are the same.  Many such relationships resemble the archetype of physical abuse, and those circumstances require a set of skills that Laurie Grengs possesses.  But sometimes domestic abuse can also appear and present differently.  Abuse can be emotional and psychological, as well as physical.  The unique dynamics of your relationship deserve the attention and depth of understanding that Laurie Grengs will lend to it.

Experienced Domestic Abuse Therapist

Laurie believes that no human being deserves to be abused.  However, one of the insidious aspects of being the recipient of abuse is that you can be made to believe that it is your fault.  It is not.  Laurie understands that simply telling you that it is not your fault will likely never be enough on its own to undo the damage that domestic abuse can do.  Understanding that you do not deserve the abuse you have received and actually believing it can be two different things.  Moving from understanding to believing almost always requires the support offered by a therapist with the combination of extensive training and empathy. Laurie has both.

Domestic abuse is about power.  So even if you have done things in your relationship that you feel guilty about, or which you would do differently if you could turn back time, abuse is never justified.  When one person in a couple possesses more power than the other, and misuses that power in a way that fits a definition of abuse, the responsibility is solely on the abuser.  If you have been the recipient of domestic abuse, it may be difficult to accept that principle as true.  But there truly is nothing that you, as a recipient of abuse, can do to make the abuse you have received justifiable.

Coon Rapids Domestic Abuse Therapy

The kind of therapy that Laurie Grengs offers has you in mind.  It affirms who you are and challenges you to love yourself.  Loving yourself allows you to recognize that abusive behavior is the responsibility of the abuser.  But when one is in the midst of an abusive relationship, it can be difficult to see such truths with clarity.  If you are ready to begin the process of understanding your situation better and making forward progress, contact Laurie Grengs at 1-877-572-2326 or 763-572-2326.