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Domestic Violence Awareness Month

October is Domestic Violence awareness month!  It is our privilege to bring awareness to this important cause! Please Join The Center for Collaborative Counseling and Psychology in spreading the awareness of this toxic and sometimes severe situation.

What is it you might ask? Most people relate Domestic Violence with just a physical attack or those scenes from TV shows like COPs; however, Domestic violence goes much further than that.   It is purposeful and strategic intimidation to create fear in the targeted victim for the purpose of power and control, typically by an intimate partner. The forms of domestic abuse include; Physical assault, verbal and emotional /psychological abuse, sexual assault and stalking.

People may think it will never happen to them; however, Domestic Violence does not discriminate. It can happen in all age groups, races, and socio-economic statuses.

For more information please visit Please visit the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence at

If you think you are in a life-threatening Domestic Violence situation at the present time, please call 911 or the National Domestic Violence Hotline number at 1 (800) 799 SAFE (7233).

Here are 10 signs of an abusive relationship:

  • Humiliation
  • Verbal Insults
  • Physical Violence
  • Controlling Behavior
  • Unpredictable Mood Swings
  • Picking at Faults
  • Alienating you from Family and Friends
  • Placement of Blame
  • Manipulation
  • Calculated Outbursts

If you are unsure, you are in an abusive relationship or are having any relationship issues please contact The Center for Collaborative Counseling and Psychiatry to set up your first visit with one of our therapists at 847-440-2281.