Domestic Violence Counseling
Call (303) 221-1272 for your free 15-minute phone consultation.
Have you been involved in a domestic violence dispute? Are you struggling to find ways to communicate without feelings of hostility? Are you unsure of how to break the cycle of abuse? Are you struggling to put your life back together following a volatile relationship? You are not alone. The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence reports that 1 in 4 women will experience domestic violence in their life. 85% of victims are women. Men are also victims of domestic violence. 1.3 million victims will experience a physical assault by an intimate partner every year.
How can I feel better?
At Greenwood Counseling Center, we take an approach to domestic violence counseling that is non-judgmental. We help victims to understand the cycle of violence and to improve self-esteem and healthy boundaries. We provide counseling to heal the underlying traumatic wounds that result from chaotic, unhealthy relationships, understand what they are experiencing and to empower them to make changes to live a healthy life. We also include EMDR treatment to help victims with the traumas they may have experienced. Gaining awareness of victim and offender dynamics help victims find healing and help them see they can make better life choices. Knowing where they are in the cycle of violence such as offender justification, getting stuck in pretend normal, and times of rising stress are areas we focus on in domestic violence counseling.
I’m just not sure…
I am afraid I will be judged.
At Greenwood Counseling Center, we place tremendous value on approaching all of our counseling services non-judgmentally. We offer respect and dignity to each and every client. We want our clients to have happy, healthy lives and we believe that starts with having a safe and trusting environment in which to explore feelings and foster growth in one’s understanding of themselves and their relationships.
How will this help me to move on?
If you don’t work on making changes, then nothing changes. The fact that you are exploring these options is an indication that you realize change is essential for your wellbeing. Treatment is where hope exists. The therapists at Greenwood Counseling Center want you to succeed and will provide you the means to do so.
As a victim, awareness is key when providing domestic violence counseling. Being on the receiving end of domestic violence can be a place where you get stuck and not sure how to find your way out. You may have endured years of either a physical or emotional beat down. Your self-esteem has been diminished. Talking about your experiences and getting support from your therapist will help you understand and normalize your feelings. Treatment will give you tools to help you get unstuck. Understanding that your actions are normal and what others in your circumstance have been through will help you see yourself as having good survival skills. We also acknowledge your strengths and help you see them within yourself. EMDR is a treatment that can also be a resource we will provide to you to help you heal from traumas experienced.
Offenders have the opportunity to become accountable for their actions, have empathy for their victim, and know what changes are essential for their future. At Greenwood Counseling Center we offer respect and dignity to all of our clients. Our hope is that our clients will gain awareness of healthy relationships and find stability and happiness in their current or in future relationships.
What is EMDR?
EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) is a therapy used to help clients resolve traumatic memories in a way that is often more effective than traditional talk therapy. For more information on this therapy, please visit our page, About EMDR.
What is unique about working with you?
The therapists at Greenwood Counseling Center bring a non-judgmental, professional and understanding approach to domestic violence counseling. We work to build trust quickly and enjoy working with people from diverse backgrounds and learning about each person’s journey. We are well-versed in helping our clients to resolve traumatic feelings so that they may better understand their struggles, experiences and emotions and learn to have happy, healthy relationships. The clinicians at our Greenwood Counseling Center greatly enjoy assisting our clients on their journey to recovery from unhealthy and hostile relationships.
Call (303)221-1272 for a 15 minute free initial phone consultation. You may also email us to schedule a time to talk over the phone. We are happy to answer any questions you may have so that you can feel confident starting your path to healing.
I am ready to get started!
If you are ready to start healing from domestic violence, then it’s time to schedule an appointment. Call us at (303)221-1272 to set up your initial session. During the initial phone conversation, we will discuss which clinician may be the best fit for you and schedule the initial appointment. We will also give you important information regarding the first session. Following the first appointment, clients are free to go online and schedule, modify, or cancel their appointment themselves.