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1,181 people sought domestic violence therapy help in North Carolina in the last year

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

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Domestic Violence Counseling in Wilmington, NC—Counselors and Therapists

Domestic abuse or violence refers to patterns of behaviors within relationships that are used to gain or keep power over another member of the family. Typically, it is a spouse against a spouse or a parent against a child. In some situations involving the elderly, it may be a child against a parent.

Regardless of the circumstances, if you have been affected in some way by domestic violence, Thriveworks Wilmington is here to help. Reach out by phone or simply schedule your first session online to get started today.

Working through the Hurt

Every case of domestic violence is different, and the skilled counselors at Thriveworks in Wilmington will vary their treatment approach to tailor the experiences and symptoms of each client they see.

Feelings of depression, emotional distancing, sexual issues common after domestic abuse. There can be physical symptoms, too, including chronic aches and pains, problems with reproduction, bladder and kidney infections, digestive issues, and migraine headaches.

Domestic Violence Therapy at Thriveworks

At Thriveworks Wilmington, our therapists may use one or a combination of the following therapies to help treat the effects of domestic violence:

  • Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT): CBT helps survivors of domestic violence identify and challenge negative thought patterns and develop coping strategies to manage trauma-related symptoms.
  • Trauma-focused therapy: This approach focuses on processing traumatic experiences in a safe and supportive environment, helping survivors heal from the emotional wounds of domestic violence.
  • Group therapy: Group therapy provides survivors with a supportive community of peers who have experienced similar challenges, offering validation, empathy, and encouragement in their healing journey.
  • Safety planning: Therapists work with survivors to develop personalized safety plans to protect themselves and their loved ones from further harm, empowering them to make informed decisions about their well-being.
  • Psychoeducation: Psychoeducational sessions provide survivors with information about the dynamics of domestic violence, the impact of trauma on mental health, and available resources and support services.
  • Empowerment-focused therapy: This approach focuses on rebuilding survivors’ sense of self-worth, autonomy, and empowerment, helping them regain control over their lives and establish healthy boundaries.

Let Thriveworks Counseling in Wilmington, NC Help

Contact us today and let our well-trained counselors, therapists, and psychologists help you work through this challenging time. Here at Thriveworks Counseling in Wilmington, NC, your safety and well-being are of the utmost importance.

Call us today and set up your first appointment (910) 247-4818.

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 Wilmington therapists and counselors accept 24 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina | BCBS

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina | BCBS Medicare Advantage

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Carelon

  • Caresource

  • Carolina Behavioral Health Alliance (CBHA)

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

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Thriveworks helped me realize that I do believe people can change. I’m not the person I was three months ago, broken and fearful. I’m healthy and happy and for the first time being kind to myself. Thank you for giving me my life back.
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Wilmington is located near Empie Park off of Wrightsville Ave. We share a building with Amina Shade - State Farm Insurance Agent, Emerald Cuts, Ward Hair & Nail Design, and other businesses.

Phone number

(910) 714-4942

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