Domestic Abuse Therapy Services

domestic abuse therapy

Relationship abuse is incredibly common, and for those experiencing abuse it can be hard to reach out for help out of fear or shame. Domestic abuse is not only harmful in the moment, but can leave emotional scarring as well that can be hard to overcome without the proper help.

If you are experiencing any kind of domestic abuse, it’s important to know that there is nothing to be ashamed of, and help is out there. Taking the first step in receiving assistance can be the hardest part, which is why REACH is here to walk you through steps you need toward achieving healing and recovery.

About Domestic Abuse

Domestic abuse involves a pattern of behaviors intended to gain control or power over a partner. Domestic abuse can manifest itself in many ways, and can be categorized into different types. Many times, more than one form of domestic abuse is occurring in an abusive relationship, and it’s important to recognize the signs and behaviors to look out for in order to receive the proper help and support you need.

  • Physical abuse – This form of abuse involves physical harm such as hair pulling, choking, or smothering; using weapons to harm or intimidate a partner; harming children or pets; intentionally driving recklessly; prohibiting a partner from eating, sleeping, or leaving the house; or preventing a partner from taking prescribed medications or denying medical treatment.
  • Emotional and verbal abuse  – This form of abuse involves a partner exerting control through gaslighting; refusing trust; acting jealous or possessive; isolating a partner from family and friends; controlling a partner’s clothing, hair, or makeup; cheating or threatening to cheat; ignoring a partner’s needs through not listening or minimizing them; or threatening harm.
  • Sexual abuse – This form of abuse involves forcing or manipulating a partner into sex; choking or restraining during sex without consent; involving others in sex without consent; intentionally physically injuring a partner during sex; or ignoring a partner’s feelings or wishes regarding sexual activity.

REACH Domestic Abuse Therapy Services

The domestic abuse counselors at REACH are trained in abuse and are ready to help you cope with the physical and emotional trauma of domestic abuse through their empathy and clinical insight. Through individualized counseling, and group or family therapy, you can work through trauma by undergoing physical abuse therapy and emotional abuse therapy, and also process and heal from the emotional scarring that often comes along with domestic abuse.

Online Domestic Abuse Counseling

Online domestic abuse counseling is also available through our teletherapy platform for those who prefer to meet virtually for safety or convenience. You will be able to receive the same secure, supportive treatment as you would receive in person from the comfort of home or on-the-go via phone or video conferencing.

Our Domestic Abuse Therapists Can Help

REACH understands that seeking help can be the hardest step toward healing and recovery. If you are ready to work with a domestic abuse therapist, contact us today to learn more and get started.