Intimate Partner Violence

Counselors help clients address relationship abuse dynamics

Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) is a pattern of power and control that can manifest as physical or emotional abuse in any relationship. Counselors play a key role in addressing IPV by providing a safe space for victims to express feelings, identify abusive patterns, and understand that the abuse is not their fault. They offer resources and support, including safety planning and mental health services. Counselors listen for signs of controlling behaviors and tactics used by abusers to minimize or blame their behavior, helping victims navigate their situation.