Domestic abuse (also called domestic violence) is a pattern of behaviors used by one partner to maintain power and control over another partner in an intimate or romantic relationship. Domestic violence is seen amongst all people regardless of race, age or sexual orientation. Domestic abuse includes behaviors that physically harm and arouse fear. It may include the use of physical or sexual violence, threats and intimidation and emotional abuse. Domestic violence can happen within a marriage, with people who are dating or with those who are living together. Seeking the help of a professional can help those in DV situations develop a safety plan that is personalized and practical. This can be done whether they have left the abusive partner or not. Safety planning involves how to cope, tell loved ones, take legal actions and more.
Local Experts in Domestic Abuse
Dr. Stacie Freudenberg
I have over 5 years of experience working with survivors of relational abuse. I previously worked as a program direction for a domestic violence agency in Colorado and completed my doctoral internship year at at DV agency in the mountains.
My practice specializes in Domestic Abuse. I work closely with related agencies so that victims and survivors can get the help they need.
Individual Therapy, Adolescent/Teen Therapy, Family Therapy
I help survivors of domestic abuse heal from their experiences, reclaim their power, and create futures in line with their dreams. I have received additional training in working with adult and children victims, and participate in ongoing supervision with a clinician who specializes in working with domestic violence and trauma.
Individual Therapy, Couples Therapy, Group Therapy
I have been trained and am certified in Domestic Violence and have personal experience with it.