You Deserve Healthy Relationships. How to Heal From Domestic Violence Trauma

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In any healthy relationship, both partners respect and cherish each other. However, in domestic violence situations, one partner often uses fear, intimidation, and even physical violence to control the other. If you experienced domestic violence, it's time to start healing from the trauma. Blue Elk Family Clinic offers therapy to begin your healing journey in Nashville, IN.

Domestic violence trauma affects millions of families each year. In this blog post, licensed mental health counselor associate Misty Sanchez will take a closer look at domestic violence trauma and how it can impact your mental health. Contact a caring member of our team to schedule your first appointment. You deserve healthy relationships where you are valued and respected.

What is domestic violence trauma?

When your partner uses intimidation or violence to control you, this is a form of abuse. This can be a one-time event, but more often, it occurs repeatedly over the course of an unhealthy relationship. Even if you are not physically harmed, the stress associated with this kind of behavior can still be traumatizing. When the brain is in threat mode often enough over a long period, it begins to develop psychological problems, like anxiety and PTSD.

Blue Elk Family Clinic in Nashville, IN offers therapy programs so you can work through the trauma in a secure environment.

How does Blue Elk Family Clinic help?

To create a safe environment for domestic violence victims, our therapists are specifically trained on how to help people work through previous trauma and physical abuse. During therapy, our team can provide you with a growing list of tools and resources so you can maintain healthy living and more healthy relationships moving forward.

The following are some common symptoms of domestic violence trauma. If you or a loved one shows any of the following signs, we encourage you to contact our clinic and schedule a consultation as soon as possible:

  • Intrusive thoughts or memories: Flashbacks of past abuse may occur even when you are not currently in an abusive relationship.

  • Depression: Feeling sad or hopeless is a sign that something may be wrong. Prolonged feelings of sadness can have a serious impact on your mental health if it goes unaddressed.

  • Increased stress or anxiety: Do you often feel tense, nervous, and easily startled? Changes in your daily routine, loss of appetite, and difficulty sleeping are signs that you need help.

  • Isolation: It can be easy to withdraw from friends and family after trauma, but it's important to connect with those who care about you.

  • Low self-esteem: Feeling worthless is often a sign that someone in your life has treated you in a way that is harmful.

Discover what it means to be in a healthy relationship

Domestic violence trauma is a real mental health issue for many people in Nashville, IN. Now you can get the help you need at Blue Elk Family Clinic. Call us today and schedule a therapy appointment with Misty Sanchez so we can help you work through the trauma and begin to heal. Our goal is to help you find the courage, strength, and determination that it takes to start over.

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