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Kriss Mitchell, M.Ed, CRC, CNHP


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.

Experience in the area

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.


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


I currently maintain a blog at I also have links and currently written articles on my website at 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


Licensed Professional Counselor, Board Certified Professional Christian Counselor, Certified Rehabilitation Counselor, Certified Natural Health Professional

What do you like about this subject?

Having come from a background of domestic violence and working with individuals who become involved in these kinds of relationships, I believe I have a good perspective of what the abuse cycle looks like and what it takes to move out of it.

Something interesting about this subject that others may not know:

Abusers have a profile that is predictable and clear. Most individuals who are in the midst of abuse have a hard time seeing the progression of the abuse cycle and where it is going, but through the help of outside professionals, they can learn to see it and heal from it.

Something controversial or provocative about this subject

Depending on what a person's spiritual background is, ending a relationship can be a source of pain as well as spiritual concern.

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Recent Answers from Kriss Mitchell, M.Ed, CRC, CNHP

2016-02-09 Is my husband dangerous?:

Dear Tonya,  Thank you for your question and I am so sorry that you are dealing with such an unpleasant situation.    To answer the question you posed in the Subject line - Yes!  Yes, he is dangerous.

2016-02-06 Tired:

Dear Ashtyn,  Thank you for your question.  It sounds like you have a tough situation with your mom and there aren't too many suitable answers other than improving her situation or you moving.    In regard

2016-01-18 Abuse, ending a relationship and starting a new one:

Dear Brittney,  Thank you for your question.  Domestically abusive relationships are very complicated as you well know.  However, most people who are violent, both male and female are usually suffering

2016-01-01 Emotional Abuse:

Hi Emma,  Thank you for writing back.  I appreciate the additional information and am glad to know a little more about how you see different things.  As you may know, it is a little difficult to asses

2015-12-30 Emotional Abuse:

Hi Emma,  Thank you for your question.  I hope that you had a good Christmas!  From your description, it sounds as though Mom does respond in some inappropriate ways with regard to calling you names and


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