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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.

Need more help deciding?

Dealing with an Abusive Relationship Head On: Get Advice from the Experts

You’ll find plenty of articles online telling you exactly what you need to do if you’re in an abusive relationship. While these authors are well-meaning, the reality is that no two people are in the exact same situation. What may work for one person, and what may be safe for one person, either won’t work or won’t be safe for another. That’s why we suggest one solution for everyone: getting individualized help from a domestic violence counselor. If you think you could benefit from talking to a abusive relationship counselor, reach out to Thriveworks in Athens today.

Symptoms of Abusive Relationships

It’s common for people in abusive relationships to believe that the entirety of their symptoms are alleviated when they leave the abuse situation. Unfortunately this is rarely the case. The truth is that people who’ve been through these situations are at risk for a wide number of symptoms including:

  • Emotional fallout like being unable to trust, fear of intimacy, and sexual issues.
  • Physical symptoms like aches and pains, headaches, and even central nervous system issues.
  • Mental health issues including depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder.

Another huge risk is that the person who gets out of the abusive relationship will get back in another one – or return to the partner they left. The reality is that there is such a thing as a cycle of abuse. A person who deals with ongoing abuse can have their brain literally re-programmed to respond to the abuse in a way they don’t emotionally think is appropriate. A counselor can help you move past these issues.

Getting Domestic Violence Counseling at Thriveworks Athens

There are a few things we wish everyone understood about domestic abuse: it doesn’t always involve physical violence; it can be sexual and / or emotional abuse too; you can get help if it only happens once or if it’s happened a million times; your counselor is not going to judge you.

At Thriveworks Athens Counseling we are here for one reason: to help you. We won’t push you. We won’t force you. We will listen to you and offer suggestions on how you can move forward to live the healthy, happy life you deserve.

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 Athens therapists and counselors accept 23 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia | BCBS - HMO

  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia | BCBS - PPO

  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia | Medicare Advantage

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

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Self-pay costs at Athens
Talk therapy

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Hear from our clients

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Jill is very understanding, listens very well and offers reasonable and easy to do exercises and things to try. I feel very comfortable with her.
Read more Jill is very understanding, listens very well and offers reasonable and easy to do exercises and things to try. I feel very comfortable with her.
Eileen Feb 2024 verified review
Therapist is very good, attentive, and ask the questions to get me thinking clearly. Am very pleased.
Read more Therapist is very good, attentive, and ask the questions to get me thinking clearly. Am very pleased.
Eileen Jan 2024 verified review

Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Athens is located at the intersection of North Chase St and Prince Ave. We share an L-shaped building with several other businesses including Ankle & Foot Centers of America. If you kept traveling west on North Chase, you’d pass Piedmont Athens Regional Hospital on your left.

Phone number

(706) 898-3276

Languages spoken by GA providers

  • English
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