Understanding Domestic Violence and How Therapy Can Help
Are you or someone you know experiencing domestic violence? It's important to understand that this pattern of abusive behavior is not your fault. As a crisis counselor, Veronica can help you navigate the complex emotional and behavioral dynamics involved in intimate partner violence.
Domestic violence, as defined by the Department of Justice, refers to "a pattern of abusive behavior in any relationship that is used by one partner to gain or maintain control over another intimate partner." This can involve various forms of abuse, including controlling, coercive, threatening, degrading, or violent behavior. While it commonly occurs between partners or ex-partners, it can also be perpetrated by a family member or caretaker.
In therapy, Veronica will focus on building coping skills and improving communication with your partner or family members. By working on these aspects, you can strengthen your relationships and create a healthier environment. Building self-esteem and recognizing triggers to domestic violence are also crucial steps in regaining control and creating a positive, empowering mindset. As a counselor, Veronica can help guide you through these processes and provide support every step of the way.
Victims are never to blame for the abuse.
If you are seeking help for someone who has experienced intimate partner violence, it is necessary to understand the complex emotional and behavioral dynamics involved, as well as the potential risk of harm.