Domestic violence is also called intimate partner violence (IPV). It includes physical, sexual, or emotional abuse, as well as sexual coercion and stalking by a current or former intimate partner. An intimate partner is a person with whom you have or had a close personal or sexual relationship. Intimate partner violence affects millions of women each year in the United States.
Treatment/Help: Psychotherapies may be used to address the multiple stressors for anyone who is experiencing IPV or have had past IPV experiences, including:
- anxiety/panic attacks/fear
- immediate need for safety-develop a safety plan.
- immediate need for resources
- support for loss of an intimate relationship
- social isolation
- parenting issues
- financial burdens
Together, we would develop a plan to ensure immediate safety and what your best options are specific for your needs!
Please know YOU ARE NOT IN IT ALONE there is help and support.
National Domestic Violence Hotlineexternal icon Call 1-800-799-7233 and TTY 1-800-787-3224.
Love is Respect National Teen Dating Abuse Helplineexternal icon Call 1-866-331-9474 or TTY 1-866-331-8453
Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network’s (RAINN) National Sexual Assault Hotlineexternal icon Call 800-656-HOPE (4673) to be connected with a trained staff member from a sexual assault service provider in your area.