Domestic Violence Therapy Specialist in the Bay Area, Mountain View, CA
Domestic violence therapy is an incredibly important step in a survivor’s journey to recovery and healing. Contact Mind-Body Care for the treatment of domestic violence. We are conveniently located at 2672 Bayshore Parkway, Suite 1045 Mountain View, CA 94043. For more information, please call us or request an appointment online.
Table of Contents:
What are some effective treatments for domestic violence?
How does domestic violence affect someone psychologically?
Is domestic violence a mental health issue?
What kind of mental illness do abusers have?
Welcome to Mind-Body Care, a holistic wellness center devoted to helping our community become the healthiest versions of themselves. Our team is composed of respected mental health professionals who believe in a compassionate, kind, and engaged approach to counseling. We offer many specialized therapies, including therapy for children, couples therapy, individual therapy, trauma therapy, and domestic violence therapy. Below is all the information you may want to know about domestic violence therapy specialists in Mountain View, CA.
There are many different treatment options for domestic violence survivors and those who are in need of a safe way to leave a dangerous relationship. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy has proven to be one of the most effective therapeutic treatment options for patients who have experienced or are currently in a domestic violence situation. This type of therapy can help you through your journey to safety while simultaneously addressing the traumas that are happening in the present.
Domestic violence can have tremendous effects on a survivor’s mental, physical, and emotional well-being. They may be in a constant state of fight or flight and have deep feelings of panic, anxiety, sadness, and hopelessness. Long-term effects of domestic violence can include the development of psychological disorders such as post-traumatic stress disorder, major depressive disorder, and/or generalized anxiety.
People who have experienced any form of domestic violence have a much higher risk of developing a mental health disorder. Below are some of the most common disorders that domestic violence survivors can face.
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
Post-traumatic stress disorder can be caused by numerous different traumatic events, one being domestic violence. This type of abuse can cause flashbacks, nightmares, anxiety, emotional distress, and intrusive thoughts even years after the event occurred.
Major Depressive Disorder
Victims of domestic violence may be isolated from their loved ones, feel lonely, and have a sense of hopelessness. This can lead to the development of a major depressive disorder.
Substance Use Disorder
Substance use disorders are quite often linked to domestic violence. Victims may use alcohol, recreational drugs, opioids, or any other illegal drug to cope with the violence they’ve endured.
Domestic violence can lead to eating disorders such as bulimia nervosa, anorexia nervosa, and binge eating as victims try to gain a feeling of control. Patients who have experienced abuse or trauma in their lives are at a much higher risk of developing an eating disorder.
Abusers typically tend to show narcissistic, aggressive, and/or antisocial personality traits. Although not all abusers do have a mental illness, some abusers could have a disorder such as narcissistic personality disorder, substance abuse disorder, borderline personality disorder, or antisocial personality disorder. While mental illness is no excuse for any form of abuse, people with these types of disorders can be more aggressive than the rest of the population. Therapy is an important tool for those who have anger, jealousy, unpredictable, and possessive tendencies. Learning how to control anger in a healthy way can stop abuse before it’s too late.
Mind-Body Care is fortunate to have the sensitive, genuine, and highly educated clinicians needed to help you work through emotionally distressing situations. If you are in an abusive relationship or have gotten out of one, it’s incredibly important to receive the professional care you deserve. The team at Mind-Body Care can support you throughout your entire journey to full mind-body healing and recovery. If you have any additional questions about domestic violence specialists in Mountain View, CA, please don’t hesitate to reach out. Call us or schedule an appointment online. We are conveniently located at 2672 Bayshore Parkway, Suite 1045 Mountain View, CA 94043. We serve clients from the entire Bay Area, Mountain View CA, Palo Alto CA, Menlo Park CA, Redwood City CA, Stanford CA, Los Altos CA, Sunnyvale CA, and Cupertino CA.