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SubjectDate AskedExpert
How do I start to feel comfortable again?9/21/2016Tonya GJ Prince, Domestic & Sexual Violence Issue Expert/Post Crisis Growth Coach
  Q: I am 22 and I was in an emotionally, physically and sexually abusive relationship from age 17 until ...
  A: First I want to congratulate you. It took a huge amount of courage to leave a relationship that was ...
How to feel comfortable again after an abusive relationship9/21/2016Susan Blocker
  Q: I am 22 and I was in an emotionally, physically and sexually abusive relationship from age 17 until ...
  A: I appreciate your inquiry. I am so sorry for the abuse you endured, but it is good that you took ...
family love8/18/2016Dianne Schwartz
  Q: I've come to the realization that in a family either or both parents tends to love one particular ...
  A: Yes, it does cause harm. Great harm. The person who isn't loved the same as the others feels like ...
I cant forget7/15/2016Laura Giles
  Q: In 2014 I was physically assulted by someone close to me. They had been taking a certain ...
  A: It sounds like you do have PTSD. Whether or not you want to take medication for it is up to you. ...
Is my husband dangerous?2/9/2016Kriss Mitchell, M.Ed, CRC, CNHP
  Q: I have been with this man for a 3 years. Most of the time it's great. He has a temper & so do I. I ...
  A: To answer the question you posed in the Subject line - Yes! Yes, he is dangerous. Individuals who ...
Tired2/6/2016Kriss Mitchell, M.Ed, CRC, CNHP
  Q: Is this a situation I need to get away from and how? I am 24 and live with my mom who is disabled. ...
  A: It sounds like you have a tough situation with your mom and there aren't too many suitable answers ...
Abuse, ending a relationship and starting a new one1/18/2016Kriss Mitchell, M.Ed, CRC, CNHP
  Q: Its going to be tough for me to admit some things here but I am here for advice so.... I've been in ...
  A: Domestically abusive relationships are very complicated as you well know. However, most people who ...
womens shelter1/1/2016Dianne Schwartz
  Q: .in about a year, i plan to retire after 30 yrs in the medical field. so, i am looking into the ...
  A: I would look for an opportunity to volunteer at a local shelter to get an idea of what you feel is ...
Emotional Abuse12/30/2015Kriss Mitchell, M.Ed, CRC, CNHP
  Q: I appreciate it. The question is: Is my mother emotionally abusive towards my dad and I? Im 17 ...
  A: I hope that you had a good Christmas! From your description, it sounds as though Mom does respond ...
Is this abuse please11/16/2015Kriss Mitchell, M.Ed, CRC, CNHP
  Q: I have severe anxiety and I'm beginning to think everything is my fault. My husband of 3 years ...
  A: The answer to your question is simple: YES! This is abuse. Along with the abuse is control and ...
Is there anything I can do to help her get out of an abusive marriage?9/30/2015Kriss Mitchell, M.Ed, CRC, CNHP
  Q: I've been dating a woman, a married woman who's in an extremely abusive and toxic relationship. Her ...
  A: It is a very difficult thing to see someone we care about going through difficulties such as this. ...
Am I in an abusive relationship?5/28/2015Kriss Mitchell, M.Ed, CRC, CNHP
  Q: I'm not sure if I am in an emotionally abusive relationship or I'm being overly sensitive. My ...
  A: There is a cycle to abuse. It starts with a lead up to whatever the event is...that lead up can be ...
Dating/Relationships3/6/2015Cathy Backlund, Life Coach in Abuse & Domestic Violence
  Q: I've been dating this guy for only 6 months now. I spend a lot of time with him.He's sweet and ...
  A: Listen to your inner voice and believe what you are seeing. Punching holes through walls is NOT a ...
no where to run2/16/2015Cathy Backlund, Life Coach in Abuse & Domestic Violence
  Q: I have been with my husband for 14yrs our situation is not at all ordinary we have a 13yr old son ...
  A: As you probably know, you are married to man who needs to control you and your life which is why he ...
Nephew abusing my parents9/24/2014Kriss Mitchell, M.Ed, CRC, CNHP
  Q: I am at my wits end.... My oldest nephew, now 24, is living with my parents and on occasion when ...
  A: I am so sorry that this is happening to your parents. It must be very difficult to watch. :( ...
child abuse9/18/2014Susan Blocker
  Q: hey, i'm 16 years old. i live in pakistan today i experienced something reallly bad my father ...
  A: I appreciate your question and I thank you for contacting me in regard to your concearns. I reside ...
my girlfriend is being abused8/29/2014Cathy Backlund, Life Coach in Abuse & Domestic Violence
  Q: My girlfriend has been abused for a large part of her life. Her mother, father, and older brother ...
  A: Calling CPS is the right thing to do and keep calling them every time you see abuse. Do any other ...
domestic abuse and theryapy8/14/2014Cathy Backlund, Life Coach in Abuse & Domestic Violence
  Q: my 23 year old daughter ran away from an abusive boyfriend 1 week ago. She went to counseling ...
  A: Either situation could have happened--your daughter could not have been totally honest with the ...
Abusive father8/4/2014Tonya GJ Prince, Domestic & Sexual Violence Issue Expert/Post Crisis Growth Coach
  Q: My father is physically and verbally abusive and I am just now coming to realize how much it has ...
  A: Greetings Sydney, It takes a high level of courage to reach out for help the way that you have ...
domestic violence7/29/2014Laura Giles
  Q: Me n my family face same problem from my aunty ( chachi ) they have daily create new seen my famliy ...
  A: I am sorry we are having a problem communicating. I am not understanding what you are saying. It ...
is this abuse?7/23/2014Kriss Mitchell, M.Ed, CRC, CNHP
  Q: My husband's dealing with the children can be rough. I feel concerned that his rough treatment is ...
  A: You are correct, this is no way to treat children, let alone babies, and your perceptions are not ...
lost7/3/2014Laura Giles
  Q: I am lost and have no idea what to do. My 20yr old daughter is in a horribly abusive relationship. ...
  A: You have every reason to be afraid. A person who will kill an animal is a high risk for hurting a ...
Domestic Violence6/16/2014Sonya Snyder
  Q: How many people died each year in the U.S. as a result of domestic violence?
  A: estimates vary but it is a $4.0 Billion dollar a year industry in the USA alone. Here is a link ...
I don't know, do you know?5/2/2014Kriss Mitchell, M.Ed, CRC, CNHP
  Q: I don't know if this is the right spot or not. I'm also sorry to bother you, your probably have lots ...
  A: It sounds like you both are having a difficult time. In reality, there is not much you can do for ...
Hoping counseling is the next option and that I'm not just being dilusional.4/10/2014Cathy Backlund, Life Coach in Abuse & Domestic Violence
  Q: my question is that I want to know if counseling is the smart choice for my husband and I or if its ...
  A: Relationships are challenging under the best of circumstances but when abuse enters into the ...
Last resource...please help me understand3/29/2014Kriss Mitchell, M.Ed, CRC, CNHP
  Q: First, thank you for taking the time to read this. I will try and be clear and concise with my story ...
  A: I am sorry for the delay in getting back to you but I've been thinking about how to answer your ...
BABY AND I RECENTLY LEFT ABUSIVE PARTNER>>>3/13/2014Dianne Schwartz
  Q: firstly, let me say THANK YOU SO MUCH for having the courage to step into your lives mission and ...
  A: Take every bullet, arrow, knife and rock...whatever you have to prove violence toward you and ...
Am I Being Emotionly Abused? If I Am, What Can I Do?2/12/2014Sharman Castillo
  Q: I'm not sure if this was the right spot to ask this question. I'm a 16 year old girl, for as long ...
  A: Sweetheart,never feel bad about wanting to talk to someone about your problems, I have been there. I ...
Emotional Abuse1/31/2014Sharman Castillo
  Q: my husband threaten to use the hx of my depression and anxiety against me because I found some clues ...
  A: Delia, Believe me, I know what you mean, I give advice to others and then neglect myself. But ...
i never stop1/27/2014N/A
  Q: How can i get her back in my life? Tell me how cause i never stop loving her...im sorry..4045122597
  A: Darnelte, I ignored your last message, but I figured that I ought to respond this time. So, you ...
I think my husband has really changed, but I still don't want to reconcile1/12/2014Kriss Mitchell, M.Ed, CRC, CNHP
  Q: I have been married for over 15 years. Throughout the marriage, my husband has struggled with ...
  A: You ask a good question. Staying in a marriage out of obligation is very different than staying in ...
suppressed or not?12/29/2013Kriss Mitchell, M.Ed, CRC, CNHP
  Q: I spent four abusive years married to a man with antisocial personality disorder. After my son was ...
  A: Out of respect for your process and for the counselor you are working with, this is a question that ...
How can she not love me anymore?11/4/2013Dianne Schwartz
  Q: "My wife and I have been separated since our domestic dispute over a month ago. I was arrested and ...
  A: You are completely missing the point. You are focused on everything but the real issue which is: you ...
How can she suddenly change to someone I dont know?11/4/2013Laura Giles
  Q: My wife and I have been separated since our domestic dispute over a month ago. I was arrested and ...
  A: Your wife is afraid of you. That is why she is doing what she's doing. She also loved you a week ...
How can my wife feelinhgs change for me so fast?11/4/2013Kriss Mitchell, M.Ed, CRC, CNHP
  Q: My wife and I have been separated since our domestic dispute over a month ago. I was arrested and ...
  A: Your question is very difficult to answer simply because I don't know either one of you and you are ...
Why is she back tracking?11/2/2013Sharman Castillo
  Q: My wife and I have been separated since our domestic dispute over a month ago. I was arrested and ...
  A: Shawn It is probably best that you both don't get back together. But I think the reason why she ...
Why do we stay?7/30/2013Cathy Backlund, Life Coach in Abuse & Domestic Violence
  Q: My question isn't so much if I am in an abusive relationship or not. I can answer that one now. It ...
  A: First of all, I am glad to hear that you are in therapy and working through these issues. It is not ...
Abusive Husband7/5/2013Sharman Castillo
  Q: My husband has hit me in the past (3 years ago). He went into counselling and improved. However, I ...
  A: I read your question and will answer, but first I would like to thank you for asking me. I have a ...
web site6/30/2013Kriss Mitchell, M.Ed, CRC, CNHP
  Q: Please post your web site instead of telling people., "Go to my web site" GIVE PEOPLE INFORMATION ...
  A: My apologies Gayle. The AllExperts website is supposed to post a signature to all my responses that ...
Is my marriage over6/9/2013Kriss Mitchell, M.Ed, CRC, CNHP
  Q: In the past 6 months our lives got extremely stressful as my husband took 2 jobs in another city. ...
  A: I am so sorry to hear what has happened. Long distance relationships can be very hard to maintain ...

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Kriss Mitchell, M.Ed, CRC, CNHP

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I am able to answer questions with regard to problems that result from emotional abuse or physical abuse in both dating and marriage relationships. Having been in an abusive relationship for many years, I know first hand the feelings, the questions and the doubts we go through as we try to make decisions about our lives. Often victims of abuse have deep faith based concerns regarding staying in these kinds of relationships which I am able to address as well.

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My background started as a victim of an emotionally abusive relationship as well as having family members who were victims of violence and physical abuse. I have gone on to become a professional counselor and I work with abused women.

Organizations
American Mental Health Counselors Association, American Association of Christian Counselors, International Association of Prayer Counselors

Publications
I currently maintain a blog at www.livingwellcc.blogspot.com. I also have links and currently written articles on my website at www.livingwellcc.com. You can also follow me on TWITTER @livingwellcc, or on facebook at Living Well Counseling and Consulting. My writings have appeared in The Good News Northwest and the North Idaho Business Journal

Education/Credentials
Licensed Professional Counselor, Board Certified Professional Christian Counselor, Certified Rehabilitation Counselor, Certified Natural Health Professional

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