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Domestic Violence Counseling in West Palm Beach, FL

Discover the path to healing and renewed strength with our compassionate domestic violence counseling. Our skilled therapists specialize in providing a safe and supportive environment, utilizing advanced therapeutic techniques to address the complexities of domestic abuse. Together, we navigate towards a brighter future.

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What Is Domestic Violence?

Have you ever experienced any of the following in your home?:

Surprisingly enough, these are all examples of domestic abuse. Domestic abuse does not only have to be hitting or fighting with your partner. Any form of emotional, physical, sexual or financial abuse is considered domestic violence. 

Domestic Violence in The USA

How to Help Victims of Domestic Violence?

If you know someone who has experienced domestic violence you can help by:

Everyone’s experience is different. Remember you are not alone in helping your loved one deal with domestic violence. A professional can help you and your family heal from traumatic events. 

Embrace Healing The Power of Trust in Therapeutic Relationships

“In my experience, the most effective aspect of therapy is the therapeutic relationship. Establishing trust between a client and clinician is the first step to healing.”

What Causes Domestic Violence? 

Several factors can contribute to domestic violence, including:

The saying “hurt people hurt people” applies well to domestic abusers. Therapy can help both the victim and the abuser.

How to Stop Domestic Violence?

It can be daunting to take action against domestic violence.

Here are some steps you can take:

If you are experiencing violence, please reach out for help. 

What Do You Call a Person Who Commits Domestic Violence?

Someone who commits domestic abuse is often called an abuser, perpetrator, or offender. 

Why Do People Go Through Domestic Violence?

Domestic abuse is a complex situation involving multiple factors, such as stigma and fear. You may wonder “Why don’t they just leave?”. It is important to remember that domestic violence is not the victim’s fault. Sometimes leaving can create a more dangerous situation for the victim.

Some other reasons people experience domestic violence include:

There is no specific reason why someone experiences domestic abuse. It is important to remember to never blame the victim and instead be supportive and empathetic to their experience.  

Can I Tell My Therapist About Domestic Violence?

You can and should tell your therapist if you are experiencing domestic abuse. Therapy is a safe space for you to share your experience, trauma, and be vulnerable in allowing you to heal. Our therapists provide a secure and comfortable environment for you to process your experience. In therapy, you can explore the effects that domestic violence has on your mental state, help you develop coping strategies, and create a safety plan. Therapists are mandated to report child or elderly abuse, or if they believe you will harm yourself or someone else. Therapists are not mandated to report domestic abuse.

What Type of Therapist Handles Domestic Violence?

It can be difficult to find a good trauma therapist for domestic violence. Try to look for licensed clinical social workers, licensed professional counselors, licensed marriage and family therapists, and clinical psychologists.  Some therapists specialize in treating domestic abuse trauma. Make sure your therapist has experience in working with clients dealing with the same issues as you.

Who Benefits From Domestic Violence Therapy?

Survivors of domestic violence abuse can benefit from therapy by learning to take back control of their lives, increase self-esteem, and develop healthy coping mechanisms.

Our therapists’ compassionate domestic violence counseling empowers survivors, fostering strength and resilience. Therapy provides a safe space to explore effects, develop coping strategies, and reclaim control. Take the first step toward healing—call now to benefit from specialized domestic violence therapy in West Palm Beach.

Page Modified on Mar 3, 2024 by Liz Chelak (Trauma Therapist)

The information on this website is to provide a general information. In no way does any of the information provided reflect a definitive treatment advice. It is important to consult a best in class trauma counselor in WPB regarding ANY questions or issues. A thorough evaluation should ALWAYS be performed for an accurate diagnosis and treatment plan. Be sure to call your local trauma therapist, to schedule a assessment.