therapy and counseling
CAN ANYONE USE THIS?
For those with financial barriers, Defy is able to provide mental health counseling to adults, children, and families.
WHO ARE YOUR THERAPISTS AND COUNSELORS?
To provide this, we partner with our fellow Family Services Program: Individual and Family Counseling.
The therapists we work with are highly-experienced in working with trauma and are even certified in play-therapy for young children.
YEAH, BUT WON'T GOING TO THERAPY MEAN I'M REALLY MESSED UP?
But we live in the same place you do, and we feel the stigma around mental healthcare just as much as you. We just defy it.
And we're here to help you defy it too.
If you got in car accident, would you be put down or put yourself down for going to the hospital? the doctor? to physical therapy? or to a chiropractor?
A car accident is terrible, and that terrible event happens in a few seconds and is over. Domestic abuse is never just a few seconds long. It builds up and up and keeps going and going until you defy it.
Imagine getting into a fender bender every single day and then a t-bone and then another t-bone and another and another and another.
Even if you say, "Yeah...but they just say stupid things. They don't like hit me or anything," doesn't mean it's not a terrible event. Doesn't mean you don't deserve help and understanding.
If a friend told you they went to the chiropractor because they got in fender bender, what would you say to them? Would you put them down for that? (Problem not).
So, try to give yourself the same understanding and care.