Our hearts ache for women and men, too, who find themselves caught in abusive relationships. Domestic violence can happen to anyone regardless of race, religion, education or economic status. Is it possible to recognize an abusive personality before you are deeply involved with them? Dr. Ramona Probasco has walked this road herself and with her clients. She joins us on Equipped to take your calls and teach us to discern and avoid abusive relationships!
Dr. Ramona Probasco holds a Doctorate in Psychology and has conducted extensive research in the area of domestic abuse. She is a Marriage and Family Therapist, a Certified Domestic Violence Counselor, and a Nationally Certified Counselor. She has been in private practice for more than twenty years. Dr. Ramona is an expert, sought-after speaker on domestic abuse and how to heal well from the trauma it causes. As a personal overcomer of domestic abuse, she offers guidance and insight to others based upon both her clinical expertise and her own experience. Dr. Ramona lives and works in southern California.
Chris Brooks is the Senior Pastor of Woodside Bible Church, a multisite congregation across the metro-Detroit area. Chris served for 20 years as the Senior Pastor of Evangel Ministries, a thriving 1600-member church in the heart of Detroit. He also served as the campus dean of Moody Theological Seminary in Plymouth, Michigan. A popular Detroit radio host since 2005, Chris is the author of Kingdom Dreaming and Urban Apologetics. He graduated from Michigan State University with a BA in Finance, completed his MA in Christian Apologetics at Biola University, and graduated from the Oxford Centre for Christian Apologetics. He is currently pursuing a DMin degree at Asbury Theological Seminary. He and his wife, Yodit, are the proud parents of 6 children, Christopher, Zewditu, Cameron, Judah, Sophia, and Christyana.