Find Healing from Dating Violence at Shield Bearer Counseling

Relationships promise a bond based on trust, understanding, and love. But sometimes, what looks like love on the surface conceals a turbulent sea of pain, manipulation, and control underneath. Dating violence isn’t just about the visible scars; it’s about the unseen wounds etched deep into one’s soul. If you or someone you know is caught in such a web, Shield Bearer Counseling is here to extend a hand, to guide you out of the darkness and towards a brighter, safer horizon.

The Unspoken Truth: Understanding Dating Violence

Dating violence is a complex issue, often remaining hidden behind the walls of intimacy. Here’s a deeper dive into its manifestations:

Physical Abuse

The use of force resulting in injury – hitting, slapping, or choking.

Emotional & Psychological Abuse

Manipulation, constant belittling, or efforts to control one’s behavior and decisions.

Sexual Violence

Coercion or attempts to perform sexual acts without consent.

Digital Abuse

Using technology to bully, harass, stalk, or intimidate a partner.


Unwanted, obsessive attention leading to fear for one’s safety.

Financial Abuse

Manipulating or controlling a partner’s financial resources.

The Silent Scream: Struggles that Signal the Need for Counseling

The scars of dating violence are deep-rooted and multifaceted. Recognizing these struggles is the first step towards healing:

Constant Fear

The perpetual feeling of walking on eggshells, anticipating the next episode of violence.


A withdrawal from friends, family, and social circles, often enforced by the abusive partner.

Depression & Anxiety

Lingering feelings of sadness, hopelessness, or constant dread.

Low Self-Worth

Believing that one deserves the abuse or that it’s somehow their fault.

Substance Abuse

Resorting to alcohol or drugs as a coping mechanism.

Traumatic Symptoms

Flashbacks, nightmares, or severe anxiety triggered by memories of abuse.

The Beacon of Hope: How Shield Bearer Counseling Can Help

Recovery from dating violence is not only about healing old wounds; it’s about building a future where you’re empowered, where love means respect, care, and mutual growth. Recovery from dating violence requires understanding, patience, and professional guidance. Here’s our promise to you:

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Trained Counselors

Our team specializes in trauma and abuse, ensuring that you get the care tailored to your specific needs.

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Holistic Healing

Beyond traditional counseling, we utilize a range of techniques, from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), to help you process and heal.

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Supportive Atmosphere

Our environment is designed to make you feel valued, heard, and understood from the moment you walk in.

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Safety Planning

Helping you design a personalized, practical plan ensuring your safety from further abuse.

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