Counseling for Victims of Domestic Violence
Many victims of domestic violence do not realize the pain they experience is caused by abuse. Have you ever said to yourself, “Well, it was just a slap…” or “He didn’t really mean to hit me”? Do you feel like you are walking on eggshells in a relationship or feel isolated from friends and family? If so, you may be a victim of domestic violence and you do not have to deal with your pain alone.
Counselors at our agency provide individual and group counseling to adult victims of domestic violence to help them overcome the trauma they have experienced. If you are unsure whether or not you are experiencing abuse, want to find a way to escape the abuse, or have other emotional needs or questions related to domestic violence, please call us for support of more information!
Counseling for Children
Each child is welcomed and encouraged to participate in individual, or group therapy by the Children’s Services Coordinator (CSC), who collaborates with our Americorps Members, Interns, and other Children's program staff. It is the hope that through these counseling services, children can adjust quickly and heal from the pain caused by the trauma of abuse they have experienced or witnessed in their lives. Therapy sessions can consist of therapeutic art, therapeutic play, talking, learning new coping skills and positive ways to express emotions, or a combination of all. The parent is encouraged to visit with the CSC (or whomever is conducting the counseling session with the child) to establish expectations, a brief history of the child, and to gain an understanding of the rationale behind the parent’s desire for her child to receive counseling.
Non-residential Client Counseling
Counseling for non-residential clients (people in the community who are not living at the shelter) is available as well. Initial sessions would be conducted using the same form as the residential counseling sessions. Back to Victim Services