Therapy

The Therapy Department is comprised of two full-time and four part-time Masters level therapists, who are either licensed mental health counselors (LMHC), licensed marriage and family therapists (LMFT), or registered mental health counselor interns in the State of Florida.

There is also a constant presence of Masters-level interns from local universities which helps complement our ability to provide ongoing services to this very diverse population in Spanish, English, Creole and Portuguese.

The goal of the therapy program is to provide professional counseling services to victims of domestic violence. Such counseling will enable them to:

  • Recover from the traumatic effects of victimization
  • Develop an understanding and awareness of the dynamics of domestic violence, including power and control tactics
  • Recognize the effects of domestic violence on the entire family

Those seeking therapy are informed of the availability of individual and group therapy upon registration, and receive up to twelve weekly sessions with a licensed therapist or Masters-level intern. Sessions are based on the empowerment model, which seeks to assist individuals in moving toward self-sufficiency, self-confidence, pride of accomplishment and an increased sense of health and well-being.

Individual therapy is available to all survivors of domestic abuse, and therapy groups include the Moving Beyond and Boundary groups. Other groups that address issues related to crisis, self-esteem, parenting, and anger management, are also offered at the Jim & Jan Moran Family Center.

For more information or to make an appointment, call 954-760-9800.