The following questions may help you identify if an abuse recovery focus will be helpful for you:
Abuse is incredibly pervasive in our culture. We find that many of our couples initially make appointments to deal with emotional or relational symptoms in the present that are often connected to one or both partner’s past experiences of abuse or trauma. Whether someone has experienced overt abuse (sexual, physical, or verbal) or covert abuse (emotional, financial, power, or control), it has likely impacted his/her emotional world and interactions with others.
In addition, sometimes abusive behavior is a current issue in marriage. Our highly skilled therapists can assess the situation and make appropriate referrals. Our team approach helps identify concerns in the marriage, and if abusive patterns are identified, we recommend individual therapy or group work instead of creating additional risk through couples work.
We specialize in navigating through the complications of abuse and have seen many survivors work through their pain and find renewed hope in life.
In addition, we also work with abusive men. Several counselors at Journeys Counseling Center are well equipped to take on this challenging endeavor. Trained in domestic violence intervention, our counselors use the Duluth Model and other evidence-based therapy to help abusers acknowledge their behavior and make changes. We are also ready to provide appropriate community referrals as needed.
We generally recommend scheduling a specialized assessment with a trusted Journeys counselor to evaluate what your specific needs are, as well as determining best the options for treatment and more precise answers to the questions you may have about the process. The Journeys team strives to provide you with the best fit professionally, and will happily direct you to the counselor with the best personality, expertise and approach for your family.
Check out our team to connect with a therapist that’s right for your situation or contact our client coordinator with any questions, concerns or to be matched with a therapist that is best suited for you and your family’s needs.