“Your best teacher is your last mistake”
“ Raise your words, not your voice. It is rain that grows flowers, not thunder.” - Rumi
Busey Counseling “For Women Only” Voluntary and Involuntary Domestic Abuse Program was the first woman’s program in the State of Colorado. We have been in existence since 1986 and since that time, we have expanded the program to address the individual, unique needs of each client. We enjoy thinking “outside the box” in our work and will work with each client to enhance your personal growth.
Mission Statement for Womens’ Domestic Violence Voluntary and Involuntary Program
The court and voluntary womens’ program is designed to meet the specific therapeutic needs of women who have perpetrated abusive behaviors in an attempt to control their partner and for women who feel angry about current or prior victimization and are fighting back to increase feelings of empowerment.
The program educates women about domestic violence and assists them with specific problems related to female socialization, dysfunctional cognitions or thinking patterns, victimization, communication, boundary setting and anger issues. We evaluate all underlying past and present issues as may be related to angry outbursts and aggressive behaviors, including identification with the aggressive parent, childhood sex abuse/incest or physical abuse as an adult or child. We also look at possible victimization in prior or current adult relationships. We teach appropriate ways to channel, manage, control and alleviate anger.
In addition, we educate clients about the dynamics of healthy versus unhealthy relationships and teach skills which will maximize empowerment and minimize aggressive and self-destructive behaviors that may lead to further violence or arrests. Our goal is to understand your situation and, look at the complexity of the relationship in order to provide the most beneficial treatment to alleviate dysfunctional behaviors and to enhance personal growth.
Busey Counseling Womens Program is Approved by the Colorado Domestic Violence Offender Management Board. (CDVOMB) in the State of Colorado.