Restoring hope with dignity

Adult Survivors of Domestic Violence (18+)

Adult survivors of domestic violence and other forms of interpersonal violence can have difficulty moving on from the trauma they have experienced.

At the Joseph J. Peters Institute, we recognize the barriers keeping individuals from moving forward and help break down those barriers through clinically tested evidence-based practices used by a multi-disciplinary team of skilled doctors and therapists.

The Institute provides trauma treatment and services including Prolonged Exposure Prolonged Exposure
Prolonged exposure (PE) therapy is an evidence-based practice used with adult survivors of trauma. This treatment has been studied and found to be effective in reducing suffering caused by trauma, and allowing individuals to obtain relief. PE is possible through the trusting relationship between those suffering from trauma and their clinicians. The treatment is designed to help those suffering from Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) revisit the traumatic event(s) at their own pace and facilitate a process of memories, thoughts and beliefs. As our doctors and therapists work closely with those they are treating, suffering is eliminated and individuals are able to rebuild their lives.
and Cognitive Behavioral and Supportive InterventionsCognitive Behavior Therapy
Cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) is an evidence-based practice that helps address distortions in thinking to alleviate depression and anxiety. The treatment takes a hands-on, practical approach to problem solving. Its goal is to change patterns of thinking or behavior that are at the root of a person’s difficulties, ultimately changing the way he or she feels and experiences the world.
for battered women and men, group services for survivors of these forms of violence, as well as psychiatric services.