Domestic violence can be defined as a pattern of behavior in any relationship that is used to gain or maintain power and control over an intimate partner. Abuse is physical, sexual, emotional, economic or psychological actions or threats of actions that influence another person. This includes any behaviors that frighten, intimidate, terrorize, manipulate, hurt, humiliate, blame, injure, or wound someone. Domestic violence can happen to anyone of any race, age, sexual orientation, economic class, immigration status, religion, or gender. It can happen to couples that are married, living together, or who are dating. Domestic violence affects people of all socioeconomic backgrounds and education levels.
Our psycho-educational group educates clients to understand what domestic violence looks like as well assess their status in their current and past relationships as it relates to abuse. It teaches life and relational skills that are useful in creating healthy relationships. The 12-week group focuses on the cycle of abuse and allows clients to build the necessary skills to interrupt cycles of abuse in their lives. Through our trauma informed approach we support clients as they make decisions to end or change the dynamics of their relationships. Individual and family therapy supports clients in their healing and transformation into a life free of abuse.
National Domestic Violence line at 1-800-799-7233.