If you are dealing with domestic violence, we can help you!
The victims of domestic abuse or domestic violence are often left feeling helpless, believing that there is nothing within their power to be done. Domestic abuse is a very serious issue, but it is not one that needs to perpetuate. These feelings of powerlessness can be worked through and even overcome by engaging in and committing to the counseling and therapy process. You’re able to live a life free from pain and free from fear, and we can help you to experience that reality.
Domestic abuse manifests in a variety of forms
The most common misconception about domestic violence is that it manifests only in one way – a man beating his wife. However, it’s true that domestic violence can occur in either direction in a relationship. Furthermore, domestic abuse is rarely limited only to acts of physical violence. More often than not, domestic abuse takes the form of emotional attacks on the victim. Domestic issues may also take the form of sexual abuse in addition to the emotional and physical violence. The good news is that help can be found for each of these scenarios. Our team of domestic abuse counselors and therapists at Thriveworks Counseling in Charlottesville, VA are highly skilled and able to provide the right kind of care and treatment for these issues.
Help is essential for a number of reasons
The first step to overcoming an abusive situation is often the task of physically removing yourself from the abusive environment. However, this step alone will not bring the healing that victims of abuse need. Apart from help and treatment from a counselor or therapist, the effects of abuse will be long lasting and have the potential to remain with the victim for life. These effects may include insomnia, bad dreams, anxiety, depression, trust issues, or suicidal ideations. Fear of intimacy may burden you, resulting in the need to maintain an emotional distance from those around you. Even physical symptoms like aches and pains, digestive issues, and headaches can be the long term results of abuse. Each of these effects, however, can be treated and overcome with the right counseling relationship.
Regardless of how deeply hurt you are feeling – you can be healed
Receiving the help you need doesn’t have to be difficult
It is common to experience feelings of apprehension or uneasiness when reaching out for help, but it may provide you some comfort to know that your counselor will not force your course of treatment; they will listen to you and offer suggestions and coping methods. Your therapist will work together with you to help provide solutions to your challenges. Your safety and healing are the ultimate goals.
At Thriveworks Counseling Charlottesville, VA we’re here to help you heal. We’re excited to walk alongside of you on your path to recovery.
Please call us today at 434-812-4009!