Domestic Violence Counseling | Utah
Domestic Violence Counseling | Utah

Domestic Violence in the Utah Valley

One in three women in Utah will experience domestic abuse or intimate partner violence at some point in their life.

Domestic violence is also known as intimate partner violence (IPV). IPV is abuse that occurs between two people in a close relationship. The term “intimate partner” includes current and former spouses and dating partners. IPV exists along a continuum from a single episode of violence to ongoing battering. IPV includes four types of behavior:
  • Physical abuse is when a person hurts or tries to hurt a partner by hitting, kicking, burning, or other physical force.
  • Sexual abuse is forcing a partner to take part in a sex act when the partner does not consent.
  • Threats of physical or sexual abuse include the use of words, gestures, weapons, or other means to communicate the intent to cause harm.
  • Emotional abuse is threatening a partner or his or her possessions or loved ones, or harming a partner’s sense of self-worth. Examples are stalking, name-calling, intimidation, or not letting a partner see friends and family.
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Our Commitment

Conflict in relationships is a sad but common part of life. Whether the conflict is with your teenager, life partner, step children, or extended family, we can help. Our commitment is to help you manage conflict and angry emotions. We are not the police. We are not your judge. We guide you in the healing process of making a respectful, caring, safe connection with your loved ones.
When anger or control issues mount, they can lead to domestic violence. Often these issues involve alcohol or drug use. We help with the many sides of the situation including:

  • Survivor counseling
  • Individual treatment
  • Couples/Conjoint counseling
  • Family counseling

Moving Guide for Domestic Violence Survivors

When leaving an abusive situation it takes strategic planning. This article from contains many important details for those in this situation. Refer to their website or links in this document as they apply. 

Download "Moving Guide for Domestic Violence Survivors _ MYMOVE.pdf"

“I feel I learned to see the bigger picture in my ability to think. It expanded my ability to understand everyone’s perspective when I only saw a small picture. I learned to empathize and sympathize to other’s perspectives instead of only my own. I really liked the group and felt all the clients were there to help each other. My counselor did a really good job in facilitating the discussions... “ -A.C.

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