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1,235 people sought domestic violence therapy help in Virginia in the last year

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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, dependent on the individual's exact needs and preferences.

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Therapy, Counseling and Support for Victims of Domestic Violence in Reston, VA

Almost every violent relationship follows a similar pattern. In some relationships, the pattern takes moments to cycle through. In others, it can take years to cycle through. Each repetition is usually more harmful than the last. This recurrent, escalating cycles rarely ends without substantial intervention, even though violent partners almost always promise, “that was the last time.”

The Honeymoon Phase: To a large degree, what makes leaving a violent relationship so difficult is that there are usually peaceful and even happy times. Victims often genuinely love their partner; they just hate the way they are treated. The violent partner may cry and apologize and promise, but this period of quiet only precedes the storm.

The Tension Building Phase: The violent partner inevitably introduces tension back into the relationship, requiring more and more appeasement. Many victims feel as if they are walking on egg shells during this phase, and they may give into outrageous demands from their partner, shield their partner from stress, or do anything in their power to try and prevent the violence.

The Abusive Phase: Violence is always a choice. The abuse may be sexual, physical, and/or emotional violence. Violent partners almost always point to a flaw in a victim as the reason for the harm, but domestic abuse is always a choice. Violent partners are always responsible for their own actions.

Leaving the Cycle and Healing from Domestic Violence

As you read through the cycle of domestic violence, did you recognize any phases in your relationship? If you are living in a violent relationship, know that the therapists at Thriveworks Reston are here to help. We get the war zone you live with and understand the risks you face. Our therapists have guided many people to safety and healing.

We offer client-centered care from the moment you dial our number. A person will answer you call and make your appointment. We offer convenient, after-hour appointments, and our first-time clients usually see their counselor within a day. We also accept many insurance plans.

If your partner harms you, know that you are not to blame and that help is available. Call Thriveworks Reston, VA today or schedule online to get started.

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 Reston therapists and counselors accept 26 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Virginia | BCBS

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Virginia Medicare Advantage

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • CareFirst Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Virginia | BCBS HMO

  • CareFirst Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Virginia | BCBS PPO

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

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Self-pay costs at Reston
Talk therapy

Talk therapy

Includes individual, couples, child/ teen, & family therapy

First session

$1

Ongoing sessions

$1

Talk therapy

Psychiatry

Includes reducing symptoms with medication & management

First session

$1

Ongoing sessions

$1

Hear from our clients

5.0 Thriveworks Reston reviews are collected through Thriveworks.com.
★★★★★
Michael was super in working with my wife, me and sometimes our son. He is a good listener, offers suggestions but in the end, we had to make our own decisions. It was good to bounce ideas off him and his manner makes one feel comforted after discussing issues with him. He also responded to my emails and emergency phone calls.
Read more Michael was super in working with my wife, me and sometimes our son. He is a good listener, offers suggestions but in the end, we had to make our own decisions. It was good to bounce ideas off him and his manner makes one feel comforted after discussing issues with him. He also responded to my emails and emergency phone calls.
Reston Mar 2020
Review left on Thriveworks.com

Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Reston is located on Roger Bacon Dr., which is right off of Wiehle Ave. We share an office building with SCS Engineers, FVCBank, and Parabon Computation, to name a few. We’re also right by Fairfax fields and parks.

Phone number

(703) 782-3073

Languages spoken by VA providers

  • English
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