Therapy

Is Counseling For Me?

Freedom House offers counseling services free of charge to adult and child victims of domestic and/or sexual violence, regardless of gender or sexual orientation. We believe that psychotherapy is a way of expressing feelings, exploring relationships and gaining self-fulfillment in a safe environment. Individuals can learn more about themselves and begin to see themselves as people who have value and deserve respect.

Individual Counseling

Individual counseling is available for all ages and is beneficial to primary victims (those that have directly witnessed or experienced the violence) and also to secondary victims (those who have a loved one or a family member who has been abused). Both primary and secondary victims are eligible for our services.

Group Counseling

Support group is open to any woman who has experienced any form of domestic or sexual violence, either as a child or as an adult. Group allows one to address issues relating to relationships, family interactions, self esteem, gender roles, and other topics. Call the Freedom House office for an intake before attending group.

Play Therapy
Expressing what cannot be spoken

Play therapy is provided for children, ages 3 and up, who have experienced, witnessed, or been affected by domestic violence and/or sexual assault, including incest. The child is able to communicate through play about his or her world in a medium that is natural to the child. The adult seeking services for the child must be legally able to do so.

Play is to the child as talking is to an adult.
It is as if toys are children’s words and play
is their language. The vehicle of communication
is different but the expressions of emotions are
similar.
Play Therapy—The Art of the Relationship
Gary Landreth