Hope For The Journey

Domestic Violence Recovery

Love Shouldn't Hurt

Domestic violence 9-1-1 calls are on the rise due to COVID-19.

Relationships are suffering.

Finances are strained.


If you are in need of immediate safety support right now,

call the Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233.


You are out of a bad relationship. It may have been recently, or it was years ago.

But you haven’t been able to move completely past it.

Many people find that after leaving an abusive relationship, they continue to struggle with:

*feeling worthless and ashamed
*trust issues
*feeling on edge and unable to relax
*sleep problems and/or nightmares
*problems with sex

You’ve experienced domestic violence in the past. But, you may need some help on your domestic violence recovery journey. Luckily, Hope For The Journey has experienced clinicians able to provide online therapy.domestic violence counselor can help you not only get through the current crisis but to heal from the past.

Domestic Violence Recovery in Round Rock, TX, Cedar Park, TX and Austin, TX Can Help You Heal Once You Are Safe

What Is Domestic Violence?

Is there is a cycle of power and control in your relationship? If so, you may be in an interpersonal violence relationship. This doesn’t have to be with someone you live with. Dating relationships count, too.

Domestic violence relationships often show signs of the following:

*Threats to hurt you or the people you care about
*Humiliation–especially in front of others
*Threats to hurt you or commit suicide if you leave
*Criticism or blame for everything that goes wrong
*Controlling your access to money
*Controlling the decision-making
*Controlling your time and what you do
*Put-downs, name-calling, making you feel like you’re crazy
*Destruction of property or abusing pets
*Physical force like hitting, kicking, punches, pushing, choking…even if it just happened once
*Forcing or coercing you to have sex


You Got Out. Why Can’t You “Just Get Over It“?

Getting out of the relationship is huge. It takes guts. This is often the most dangerous point in an interpersonal violence relationship. You should feel proud, and unfortunately, the hard work is not over quite yet.

Now you have to learn to live with it. Learn from it. Figure out how to find healthy relationships and learn to trust again.

These things are hard–especially because the memories themselves can be so difficult.

We’re here for you. A trained domestic violence counselor can help you move on. 


How We Help Your Domestic Violence Recovery

1. Heal The

2. Believe In
Yourself Again

3. Feel Stronger
Than Before

We help you heal the memories, believe in yourself again, and put the pieces back together.

Relationships come on a spectrum…from healthy to unhealthy to abusive. It’s important to learn where you have fallen on the spectrum in the past. Doing so can help you to move closer to the healthy side of the spectrum in the future. But to get there, you have to be able to talk about what happened in the first place.

So, we help you first turn down the volume of the memories.

It may feel impossible to ever feel calm and curious about the terrible things that have happened to you. But calm and curious are the best ways to learn. But, there are a lot of very great, short-term treatment options available. Our clinicians are always honing their skills to bring a variety of options to get you calm and curious.

Once the memories are no longer triggering, we help you break down what happened. This way, you can actually understand how you got into this situation.

Then, we explore ways that you can protect yourself in the future. This doesn’t mean you caused what happened. Instead, it means that there are always red flags in unhealthy and abusive relationships. Once you know how to spot them and are strong enough to act, you can weed out the bad apples fast. Then, you can better spend your energy building strong, healthy relationships.


What To Expect From Domestic Violence Recovery

Domestic violence counseling is what you make of it. The first step is making sure you have a therapist that you like and feel confident in. That’s why all our counselors always work to hone their skills. We do so to provide you with the most effective, up-to-date treatment options available.

You matter. Your needs, wants, and likes are important–especially in domestic violence recovery. Some agencies have a cookie-cutter method to treatment. At Hope For The Journey, we know that your treatment needs to be as individual as you. So, we work to make sure we are meeting your needs from start to finish. And if not, we want to hear from you so we can make the adjustments needed.

We offer both individual and group domestic violence recovery options based on the current needs of our clients.

Individual counseling can be anywhere from 8-16 sessions or longer. This depends on the complexity of clinical needs. Group counseling is a more affordable option. Having a group gives you support not only from your counselor but also from those who have been through similar experiences. It can be very powerful among people who actually “get it”.

We work with adults and children who have witnessed domestic violence. And, of course, if you need both, we have you covered there, too. Adults often work through the experience and then learn to re-engage in life. For example, you may start dating again, if that’s something you are ready for. Children often work through the experience and need to understand that what happened is not their fault.

A Skilled Domestic Violence Counselor Makes All The Difference

Traci W. Pirri, LCSW-S, Owner/Executive Director

Advanced Clinician Katy Harmon, LCSW, EMDR

Advanced Clinician Heather Hammock, LMFT, EFT, EMDR

Advanced Clinician Sophie Chudleigh, LCSW

Resident Clinician Taylor Kall, LMSW

Maegan Woytek, LPC, EMDR

If you want to know more or are ready to get started, we want to make the process as simple as possible.

Click on the button below to access our online calendar for a free 15-minute telephone consultation. You can leave a message for us, or call right now. You can also select the Client Portal option and skip straight to scheduling an appointment. Again, this is all online so even if you are seeing this in the middle of the night, you can act now.

Wherever you are on the journey, you don’t have to do this alone. We are here for you.


Other Services Offered At Hope For The Journey

Domestic violence recovery isn’t the only service our team provides. We offer many services from our Round Rock, TX-based therapy practice. Other mental health services include therapy for sexual assaultanxiety, depressioncouples therapyanger management, and EMDR. We also provide support for family members of all ages. This includes children and tweensteens and young adultsmen, and parents/partners. Contact us to learn more about our team and community involvement today!

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