Are you currently in an abusive relationship that has gotten out of control? Intimate partner violence (IPV) is an issue in the United States that does not seem to be slowing down. In fact, research has shown that 20 people were affected by IPV every minute in 2014. This amounts to nearly 12 million Americans that are struggling with this issue. Bottom line is that you are not alone and there is help available, so don’t give up! If you live in Minnesota, consider teaming up with The International Center for the Attainment of Love and Joy. Serving as a Coon Rapids therapist, our team specializes in helping individuals that are in an abusive relationship through our supportive therapy services.
Common Types of IPV
- Physical – A habit that may start very small can quickly turn into a bad situation. If you have received bodily injury from your partner, contact our staff today.
- Emotional – The saying “Sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me,” does not ring true when it comes to IPV. Verbal abuse causes individuals to lose confidence and feel helpless. Our team has resources to build your self esteem back up!
- Sexual – Sex is supposed to be a very intimate time in a relationship. If your partner is forcing you into having unwanted sexual activity, sexual abuse may be occurring. Rape can occur in any type of relationship, including marriage.
- Financial – If your partner has total control of the money in your relationship, financial abuse may be occurring. Overtime, this can become a very unhealthy situation if your partner does not allow you to provide any financial input into the relationship.
- Religious – Freedom of religion doesn’t always happen in relationships. Spiritual abuse commonly occurs when your partner deny’s your religious beliefs or when your partner uses religion as an excuse for abusive behavior.
- Stalking – We all love to be pursued by our partner to a certain extent. However, if the partner’s habits go overboard and stalking occurs, it is important to contact our staff quickly.
How We Can Help
As a Minnesota licensed psychologist, Laurie Grengs has seen it all when it comes to abusive relationships during her 35 year career. Laurie and her team provide support services for individuals dealing with varying forms of IPV through individual counseling. Helping build yourself back up so that you can experience love and joy again is why we are so passionate as a staff.
If you live in Minnesota and feel like there is no way out of your abusive relationship, give The International Center for the Attainment of Love and Joy a call today at (763) 572-2326. Laurie Grengs and her staff is ready to help you through this difficult time in your life starting today!