Intimate partner violence is part of the large spectrum covering mental health and mental health problems. It is defined as abuse that occurs between two people in a close relationship. The word “intimate” covers current and former spouses and dating partners. It can exist along a continuum, from a single instance of violence to an ongoing battering. An anger management program may be necessary for partners who commit abusive acts that root from bursts of emotions. Our counseling services in Ohio may be of help to you and your partner.
Intimate partner violence or IPV may come in the form of physical abuse, sexual abuse, threats, and emotional abuse. More often, IPV starts with emotional abuse. Developing along with time, IPV becomes a public health concern. Many victims do not report abusive acts to the police, family, or friends. This, in turn, can result in deep trauma and turmoil within the victim. Sometimes, the abuser may be triggered by alcohol or drugs. If this is your case, be sure to commit him or her to our substance abuse counseling in Reynoldsburg, Ohio.
We at WCAP Counseling understand the difficulty or shame associated with reporting to the authorities this kind of violence. That is why we also offer telehealth therapy. Give us a call today.