Talking about my issues with the therapist in the beginning was very helpful. I was afraid to talk about certain things that I haven't spoken with anyone but I was able to talk with him and after that I felt better. I felt like a heavy weight was lifted out of my shoulders. In the beginning of the therapy I was not able to sleep with the lights off. I was traumatized. Now I returned to my normal life and I am able to sleep with the lights off.
Victims of domestic violence are at a significantly higher risk of experiencing mental health challenges including depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety, substance abuse, and thoughts of suicide. As part of their unique plans, victims working with MSCFV can choose from a continuum of mental health services, including:
Mental Health Services are provided in English and Spanish.
In Fiscal Year 2020, MSCFV provided 173 one-on-one therapy sessions with a professional counselor to 27 survivors.