Domestic Violence



Understanding Domestic Violence

The statistics on Domestic Violence in the United States are staggering. According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence,

-Every minute, 20 people experience physical abuse at the hands an intimate partner

-More than 20,000 phone calls per day are made to domestic violence hotlines

-1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men experience intimate partner violence (slapping, pushing, or shoving), while 1 in 4 women and 1 in 9 men are victims of more severe intimate partner violence

Domestic violence (DV) is anything but rare, yet it can be so hard to find the support that you need. Part of the issue is that when most people think of domestic violence, they think only of intimate partner violence. Specifically, most people think that domestic violence is when one person physically abuses his/her/their romantic partner. While this certainly is an example of DV, it’s not the only example. Family members, including grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, and grandparents can also be both perpetrators or victims of domestic violence. It’s also important to note that it isn’t only the victim that is impacted by DV. For example, if you grew up in a home where you witnessed your dad abusing your mom, then you more than likely have been negatively impacted by DV, even though you were not the direct victim. People who witness or fall victim to domestic violence often find themselves feeling isolated and completely alone. If you are a witness or a victim of DV and are looking for support, we are here to help you. 

Treatment Approach for Domestic Violence Victims

At SYTI counseling, we believe that your safety is top priority, so we will begin treatment by assessing for your current safety if you are actively in a relationship where there is domestic violence. If need be, we will refer you to resources that can help aid in your safety. If you are seeking treatment to process domestic violence that occurred in the past, we understand how difficult this process can be. We are first going to equip you with coping skills and nervous system regulation techniques that you can rely on throughout the course of your treatment. We will then use a combination of Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT), Mindfulness-Based CBT, Humanistic therapy, and other trauma-focused interventions to help you process what you have been through and learn how to move forward and find joy and happiness in your relationships once more. 

Scheduling and More Information

If you are searching for support for domestic violence, please click here to book a therapy appointment with a See You Through It Counseling therapist.

To learn more about the treatment services See You Through It Counseling provides, check out our treatment specialties.

For more information on domestic violence, check out the resource below: Effects of violence against women | Office on Women’s Health (

To see the source of statistic for this page, check out the following page: Statistics (