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Starting Domestic violence therapy

What is domestic violence therapy?

Domestic violence therapy is a specialized form of counseling that helps victims and their families heal from abusive relationships. It is a crucial component of the broader efforts to address and combat domestic violence, a pattern of abusive behaviors within intimate relationships that can encompass physical, emotional, psychological, sexual, or economic abuse.

How does domestic violence therapy work?

In domestic violence therapy, therapists create a safe and supportive environment. Domestic violence therapy is often part of a broader support network that includes legal assistance, shelters, and community resources. Its aim is to break the cycle of abuse, promote safety, and foster healthier relationships.

Is domestic violence therapy conducted in person or online?

Domestic violence therapy at Thriveworks is conducted both in person and via Online therapy. We encourage you to choose the option that works best for you.

How long does domestic violence therapy last?

Domestic violence therapy can last for a few weeks, months, or longer, depending on the individual’s exact needs and preferences.

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Domestic Violence Counseling – Therapists and Counselors in Hanover, VA

Domestic violence behaviors include behaviors that incite fear, cause physical harm, or enforce restrictive behavior that is at the control of the abuser. This control is used to force the victim to obey and behave in ways that are against their will. Most domestic abuse is a combination of physical and sexual violence, threats, fear tactics, emotional abuse, or deprivation.

If you’re seeking professional guidance and support to recover from the effects of domestic violence, call or book online with Thriveworks Hanover. Our professional counselors are standing by to assist you.

Warning Signs of Domestic Violence

Domestic violence relationships are not always recognizable, and the abuser is usually excellent at manipulating and grooming their victims. Most abusers began the relationship wining and dining their victims and will often be described as the ideal partner in the beginning. However, possessive and controlling tendencies tend to reveal themselves as the relationship progresses.

Every relationship is different so, domestic violence can be different in every situation. However, every abuser does their best to make sure that they are in control of their victim and depending on the abuser it can create a deadly outcome for those who do not find a way out.

Signs of an abusive relationship:

  • Damaging self-esteem of their victim, put-downs
  • Extreme jealousy of relationship with family or friends or any time spent away from them
  • Isolation from friends or family
  • Demeaning conversation or insults
  • Controls finances
  • Verbal intimidation
  • Controls comings and goings of their victims as well as who they can interact with
  • Controls their victim’s decision making
  • Renders punishment for disobedience
  • Controls employment or stalks victims while at work or school
  • Destroys property
  • Intimidation with weapons
  • Forced drug or alcohol use

How Can Thriveworks Hanover Can Help?

In the aftermath of domestic violence, Thriveworks Hanover counselors can help you using one or more of the following counseling methods:

  • Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT): CBT helps survivors of domestic violence identify and challenge negative thought patterns and develop coping strategies to manage trauma-related symptoms.
  • Trauma-focused therapy: This approach focuses on processing traumatic experiences in a safe and supportive environment, helping survivors heal from the emotional wounds of domestic violence.
  • Group therapy: Group therapy provides survivors with a supportive community of peers who have experienced similar challenges, offering validation, empathy, and encouragement in their healing journey.
  • Safety planning: Therapists work with survivors to develop personalized safety plans to protect themselves and their loved ones from further harm, empowering them to make informed decisions about their well-being.
  • Psychoeducation: Psychoeducational sessions provide survivors with information about the dynamics of domestic violence, the impact of trauma on mental health, and available resources and support services.
  • Empowerment-focused therapy: This approach focuses on rebuilding survivors’ sense of self-worth, autonomy, and empowerment, helping them regain control over their lives and establish healthy boundaries.

Book a Session with Thriveworks Hanover Today

Call Thriveworks Hanover for assistance recovering from the effects of domestic violence. There’s no reason to delay getting a professional’s help. With a provider’s support, you can reclaim your life from the mental health challenges standing in your way.

Simply pick up the phone or book online to begin working with a therapist who can address your mental health needs.

Pricing & insurance

Our therapists accept most major insurances. We accept 585+ insurance plans, and offer self-pay options, too.
Learn more about pricing for therapy and counseling services at Thriveworks.

Our Ashland therapists and counselors accept 4 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • United Healthcare | Optum

  • United Healthcare | Optum EAP

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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Ashland is located in the same building as Ashland Internal Medicine, A16 Coding Training Institute, Primis, Edward Jones Financial Advisor, H&R Block, Commonwealth Clinic, and a USPS collection box. Nearby is a Food Lion grocery store, Best Dry Cleaners, Petco, Burkes Outlet, and Virginia ABC Store. A Truist bank is also nearby, as well as Fire & Chicken, El Azteca Ashland, and Starbucks restaurants. Across N Washington Highway is a Hardee’s and Wawa. South of the location is the intersection of N Washington Highway and England Street.

Phone number

(804) 531-3165

Languages spoken by VA providers

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