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.
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.
Domestic violence therapy can last for a few weeks, months, or longer, dependent on the individual's exact needs and preferences.
No one deserves to be abused. No one deserves to have their partner or spouse hurt them emotionally, physically, or sexually. Yet it happens every day all around the country. If you’ve found yourself in this situation there is a way out: domestic abuse counseling.
Myths about domestic abuse counseling
Many people believe that going to counseling involves simply talking about all the terrible things that have happened to them. They believe that they’ll have to talk about the horrible things they remember and that they’ll be retraumatized all over again.
The truth is that there are many types of counseling available. One thing that’s certain is that your counselor is going to listen to you and what your needs are. They want you to not just to be safe but to feel safe. They will do whatever they can to accomplish this goal and will not force you to do anything you’re not ready for.
Another common myth is that you can only seek help if you’ve already removed yourself from the abusive situation. This isn’t true. There are many reasons that people stay with their abusers. In some cases they’re afraid to leave, in others they can’t afford to leave. Some aren’t sure that it’s the right thing to do and hope they can find a way to end the abuse without leaving.
No matter where you are, whether you’ve moved away from the abuse and need help dealing with the aftereffects, or you’re still living with it every day, Thriveworks Marietta, GA Counseling & Coaching can help. Our goal is your safety and we will not force you into or out of anything. If you need help finding a safe place to go then we can help you find the resources. If you need help staying safe while still living where you are today, we can help too.
The past is gone but the future is yet to be written. You may have lost control of the past but you can take control of today – and the years to come. Let us help you find a way.