If you are a victim of domestic violence, your first call should be to the police. Second, you should find a safe place to stay. After you have started the process of taking care of these essentials, you will still have a great deal of emotional and psychological issues to address. There can be an intense feeling of betrayal and mistrust after someone you love hurts you. If the abuse has been occurring for a long time, there can be substantial fears and insecurities, as well as a difficult time forming new relationships and trust.
Victims of domestic violence have a tendency to blame themselves, or to think that they could have done something differently to stop the abuse. People of all socioeconomic classes, races, young and old, can all be victims of domestic violence. Sometimes this violence is an isolated incident, but often it is a long standing pattern. When you finally break free from this abusive relationship, you may feel lonely and confused. It may be hard to talk openly about the violence with other loved ones, and you may feel embarrassed about the fate of your relationship. Thriveworks Austin counselors understand the complicated emotional processes of domestic violence survivors and can help you start on the road to recovery.
Thriveworks Austin counselors are leaders in their field, ready to help you put the pieces of your life back together. We would be honored to put our expertise to work for you. We understand that it can be difficult to make that first call for help. With respect to this, we have appointments available for new clients within 24 hours. We are ready when you need us. Call Thriveworks Austin today.