Domestic Violence Counseling / Therapy


Domestic Violence Counseling Domestic violence and emotional abuse are behaviors used by one person in a relationship to control the other. Partners may be married or not married; heterosexual, gay, or lesbian; living together, separated or dating.

Examples of abuse include:

  • name-calling or putdowns
  • keeping a partner from contacting their family or friends
  • withholding money
  • stopping a partner from getting or keeping a job
  • actual or threatened physical harm
  • sexual assault
  • stalking
  • intimidation or bullying
Violence can be criminal and includes physical assault (hitting, pushing, shoving, etc.), sexual abuse (unwanted or forced sexual activity), and stalking. Although emotional, psychological and financial abuse are not criminal behaviors, they are forms of abuse and can lead to criminal violence.

ANYONE CAN BE A VICTIM!

Victims can be of any age, sex, race, culture, religion, education, employment or marital status. Although both men and women can be abused, most victims are women. Children in homes where there is domestic violence are more likely to be abused and/or neglected. Most children in these homes know about the violence. Even if a child is not physically harmed, they may have emotional and behavior problems

If you are being abused, REMEMBER

  1. You are not alone
  2. It is not your fault
  3. Help is available

Our licensed providers can help you sort through the direction of your relationship by setting goals of mutual respect.

Depression

Resources

Domestic Violence.org
National Research Center for Women & Familes

Books

Why Does He Do That?: Inside the Minds of Angry and Controlling Men by Lundy Bancroft
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