Within every community, toxic people can be found hiding in families, couples, companies, and places of worship. The cryptic nature of hidden abuse involves repetitious mind games played by one individual or a group of people. Some forms of abuse leave no bruises. There are no broken bones. There are no holes in the walls. The bruises, brokenness, and holes are held tightly within the target of the abuse.

For survivors of abuse, it is vitally important they work with a trauma-informed therapist who understands all the dynamics that occur when someone has experienced the trauma of abuse in its many forms.

SCC Owner and Lead Therapist, Shannon Thomas LCSW-S, is a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP), international bestselling author, and media content expert on the subjects of healing from trauma and abuse (www.shannonthomas.com/press).