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Survivors of Domestic Violence

According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV), 33% of women and 25% of men have experienced some form of physical violence from an intimate partner during their lifetime.

Domestic violence is an extremely traumatizing experience. The emotional scars associated with this abuse can often outlast the physical impact.

Survivors of domestic violence have a higher risk of developing post-traumatic stress disorder, substance abuse disorder or stress related mental health conditions.

Survivors can experience flashbacks, fear/sense of danger they can not overcome, numbness or disconnected from the world.

 

Counseling sessions provide a safe and confidential environment for survivors to express their feelings, thoughts and fears. Counselors are nonjudgmental third-party advisors who listen and can help survivors work through the things that they are experiencing.

Benefits of domestic abuse counseling:

Lessen negative beliefs that have come from gas lighting and manipulation

Improve self-esteem/self-worth

Understanding patterns related to domestic abuse

Normalize and validate the feelings associated with domestic violence

Create a safety plan and action plan to leave the relationship

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