Couples counseling is not just for those who are married. We love working with those who are in cohabitation relationships, dating, in courtship, engaged, have been married for years, contemplating separation/divorce, or struggling with parenting/co-parenting issues. Couples counseling brings people who have an intimate relationship at any stage into the treatment process to work on issues, and increase their connection. This type of counseling often focuses on the challenges within the relationship such as: communicating more effectively, overcoming adultery, issues surrounding division of labor, raising children, prevent separation/divorce, improving trust and mutual respect for each other, and various other things. Each of us has our own pattern of communicating which may be defined by our upbringing, personality styles and other influences in our lives. Counseling can enhance our relationships by improving listening skills and understanding our partner’s point of view. Couples counseling can teach you skills to deepen your connection and bond as well as working through a stressful event. Come let us help you reconnect, rebuild intimacy, and rebuild the foundation of your relationship.
Teen Dating & Domestic Violence
Dating can be challenging. Finding the right partner, making it last, developing communication skills, conflict resolution skills, and addressing the issue of sex, are some of the concerns that our licensed mental health and coaching staff can address. We want to make sure that the teens in our village understand the importance of being able to create a healthy relationship while balancing other demands of life, if they chose to date or engage in courtship.
Domestic violence, also known as Intimate Partner Violence is not limited to adults in romantic relationships. Teens experience domestic violence and it is commonly referred to as Teen Dating Violence. Violence and abuse are defined as the physical, psychological, emotional, and even sexual aggressive behaviors within a romantic relationship. This also includes stalking, cyber bullying, and can occur when a teen is in an active romantic relationship or with a former romantic partner. It is important to address negative and unhealthy patterns in a relationship at any age. As they can lead to long-term consequences such as: low, self-esteem, anxiety, trust issues, eating disorders, acting out sexually, defiant behaviors, isolation from friends and family, as well as alcohol and drug use. It is important that teens learn the difference between unhealthy and healthy relationships patters. We can help by bring attention to red flags as we discuss prevention, detection, and protection in our work. If you are a teenager who is dating, a friend of a teenager, or the parent of a teenager who is dating, we welcome the opportunity to help. Love does not hurt. Not physically, not emotionally, and not psychologically.
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Domestic Violence is a pattern of behaviors used by one partner to maintain power and control over another partner in an intimate relationship. On average, 24 people per minute are victims of rape, physical violence, or stalking by an intimate partner in the United States. More than 12 million women and men over the course of a year are victimized. [i] Domestic violence does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, age, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, or living accommodations, educational level, socioeconomic status, marital status, or cognitive abilities…anyone can be a Victim, anyone can be a Perpetrator, and anyone can become an Advocate!
Here at Village Mindset, we welcome the opportunity to support you or someone you know in learning more about domestic violence. We can help with connecting to local resources for shelter, legal assistance, as well as we provide therapy to those who are survivors, and perpetrators to clients in our clinical jurisdictions. We strive to work on educating our community about the dangers of abuse, recognizing red flags, creating safety plans, and the impact of exposure of domestic violence on children. Domestic Violence impacts us all, and is a social problem that takes a village to address.
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