What Is Domestic Violence?Domestic violence is violence toward someone you care about. Often occurring in the midst of heated arguments, the violent individual may seem to lose control and do things that he or she later regrets. There are many forms of domestic violence that one person may use to exercise power and control over another. The most obvious type of violence is hitting, but threatening, breaking objects, intimidation and harassment are other common forms of domestic violence. Regardless of the form the violence takes, a relationship in which violence is present often leaves both partners feeling less satisfied with themselves and each other. Incidents of domestic violence may go on for years without anyone outside the family knowing about it, and the atmosphere of fear and secrecy that it creates affects the well-being of all family members. Northeast Clinical Specialists believes that domestic violence can be stopped. Men, women, and children can overcome violence and lead healthy, rewarding lives. Our evaluation and therapy services are designed to help individuals, couples and families to stop this common problem. How Do I Start?A careful assessment is made to determine the needs of each family member seeking help. The problem of domestic violence is seen in the context of an individual's life history, personal resources, and family circumstances. Sometimes the person seeking these services will have encountered legal difficulties related to their behavior and may want a written report to be used in the court process. Following the assessment, a treatment plan is developed.
What Therapy Services Do You Offer? When treatment recommendations are discussed, a wide range of services may be offered. Therapy services are available on an individual, group, or family basis, at different stages of the treatment process. A specialized therapy group is often recommended to provide the added support and understanding of others who are working to overcome similar problems.