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How Can I Overcome Trauma from Verbal Abuse?

18 January, 2024
Q Recently me along with my sister & mother were going somewhere on uber. The driver was going to use a technically wrong shortcut so we told him to not go from pull/bridge. Upon which he started arguing aggressively. Even his first sentence was in a very bad tone & disrespectful to my mother. We then told him to stop midway. He kept on misbehaving & then when we told him to behave, he started using foul language (slurs, curses, dirtiest abusive language) against my sister & mother in the middle of road. I just can't forget that language. We felt violated & embarrassed. It was so hurtful! It's been 2 days, I'm not able to overcome this. Please help!


If you have been verbally abused or harassed in a taxi or any other transport service, you can fill out a file and report the case to the company.

Employees should follow guidelines and be held accountable for their shortcomings.

How can you overcome verbal harassment?

Do not carry on with unpleasant experiences. Especially that most of the time those words tell more about the abuser than about you.

After filling out a complaint, turn to Allah for relief and try to move on.

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About Aisha Mohammad
Aisha has a PhD in psychology, an MS in public health and a PsyD. Aisha worked as a Counselor/Psychologist for 12 years at Geneva B. Scruggs Community Health Care Center in New York. She has worked with clients with mental health issues such as anxiety, depression, panic disorder, trauma, and OCD. She also facilitated support groups and provided specialized services for victims of domestic violence, HIV positive individuals, as well youth/teen issues. Aisha is certified in Mindfulness, Trauma Informed Care, Behavioral Management, Restorative Justice/ Healing Circles, Conflict Resolution, Mediation, and Confidentiality & Security. Aisha is also a Certified Life Coach, and Relationship Workshop facilitator. Aisha has a part-time Life Coaching practice in which she integrates the educational concepts of stress reduction, mindfulness, introspection, empowerment, self love and acceptance and spirituality to create a holistic healing journey for clients. Aisha is also a part of several organizations that advocates for prisoner rights/reentry, social & food justice, as well as advocating for an end to oppression & racism. In her spare time, Aisha enjoys her family, photography, nature, martial arts classes, Islamic studies, volunteering/charity work, as well as working on her book and spoken word projects.