Counseling for abuse effects shortens your journey from survivor to thriver. We offer counseling and mentoring for women ready to create healthy, fulfilling lives by helping you deal with the lingering effects of domestic abuse after leaving your destructive, abusive relationship.
You will find information online about the psychopathic person who abused you and the effects that abuse had on you while you were in the relationship. There are many free resources that will help you if you’re still in an abusive relationship (call a hotline to find out where to find them).
What you don’t find is how to unravel those harmful effects after you’ve left. It seems that the “help” stops after you leave, as if leaving your abuser is the magical cure-all. Counseling for abuse can help, especially when your mentor shares your abusive experience.
Kellie Jo Holly and the mentoring team at Verbal Abuse Journals left their abusers and worked through the aftermath of abuse. We’ve dealt with issues like:
- Separating the abuser’s malicious voice from our own
- Recognizing and stopping intrusive thoughts that pull us down
- Dealing effectively with fear
- Coming down from the “high” induced when you physically leave an abuser
- Increasing self-esteem and belief in our own competence
- Detaching from the abuser’s antics, especially if we share children with the abuser
- Re-learning to trust our inner voice and that of our higher power
- Evaluating who is worthy of our trust, intimacy, and friendship
- Excluding hurtful people from our lives without guilt or shame
- Replacing emotional poisons with emotional strengths
- Learning mindfulness techniques that keep us centered and strong
As a prior victim of domestic abuse, regaining your sense of self can be a slow process. You often reach one level of healing only to discover there is more work to do.
Women often experience disappointment and frustration during this process. We wonder,“When will I be whole again?” and think “Maybe it’s not worth it. Maybe I’ll stand still, right here, and stop working so hard.”
Now is not the time to stop! Now is the time to contact a mentor.
Mentors benefit you greatly with one-on-one support. Counseling for abuse often feels straight-laced and by the book, as if you’re “just another client” instead of a unique woman who happens to be affected by abuse. Mentors have flexibility to cater to your needs instead of adhering to strict theories.
- A mentor reminds you that others have gone through your pain and ended up better on the other side of it.
- Mentors are role models, teachers, advisers, and coaches who lovingly support your efforts, guiding you toward a whole and healthy lifestyle.
- Mentors help lift you over the obstacle you face so you can move on to more fulfilling relationships, financial circumstances, and greater degrees of self-love.
Contact us now for a free consultation. The contact form is below…
It is important that you find a mentor that you can trust. If you cannot speak freely to your mentor because your personalities conflict, your personal beliefs vastly differ, or some other clash, then that mentor is not the right person to help you along your personal journey to success.
We will not accept your money without undergoing an interview. We want you to ask your mentor questions and decide for yourself about developing a mentoring relationship. Therefore, we ask you to send the following form to schedule a free call with your mentor before you decide whether our service is right for you.
You can prepare for the call by looking over Questions For Your Mentor. We will email you our phone number after receiving your message.