Domestic Violence Counselling and Therapy

Domestic violence can happen to anyone, yet it is often overlooked, excused, or denied. This is especially true when the abuse is psychological, rather than physical. If you recognize yourself or someone you know in the warning signs listed below, reach out.

Recognizing the abuse is the first step to getting help. Here at Catholic Family Services of Simcoe County we offer safe access to non-judgmental ongoing individual counselling support to help you work through the impact of your experiences. Our services include, but are not limited to, creating safety in your life, helping build self-esteem, managing anxiety and/or depression, overcoming feelings of helplessness and/or loneliness, and reaching out for community support. There is help available.

Warning signs: Do you feel afraid of your partner much of the time? Avoid certain topics out of fear of angering your partner? Believe that you deserve to be hurt or mistreated? Wonder if you’re the one who is crazy? Feel emotionally numb or helpless?

Does your partner humiliate or yell at you? Criticize you and put you down? Treat you so badly that you’re embarrassed for your friends or family to see? Ignore or put down your opinions or accomplishments? Blame you for their own abusive behavior? See you as property or a sex object, rather than as a person?

If you are currently experiencing these warnings signs, please let us help you. You can complete a Safety Plan for yourself at: http://www.thewomenscentre.org/docs/SafetyPlanVictimsDomesticViolence.pdf

Recognizing the abuse is the first step to getting help…Our services include, but are not limited to, creating safety in your life, helping build self-esteem, managing anxiety and/or depression, overcoming feelings of helplessness and/or loneliness, and reaching out for community support. There is help available.

If you are interested in our counselling programs please contact us at (705) 726.2503, or toll free at (888) 726.2503, or by clicking here.
To find out how to prepare for your first visit, click here.

ORILLIA

9:30am – 3:30pm

169 Front Street South

BRADFORD

11:00 am to 5:30 pm

118 Barrie Street

MIDLAND

10:30am – 4:30pm

845 King Street Unit 4

BARRIE

12:00pm – 7:00pm (Office is closed between 4:30pm - 5:30pm)

20 Anne Street South

BRACEBRIDGE

12:30pm – 6:30pm

173 Manitoba Street, Suite 202

BARRIE

12:00pm – 7:00pm (Office is closed between 4:30pm - 5:30pm)

20 Anne Street South

HUNTSVILLE

10:30am - 4:30pm

10 Main Street East

COLLINGWOOD

9:00am - 2:30pm (Summer Hours - until Aug. 30)

199 Campbell Street