This is where the attorney-client relationship is absolutely critical. I spend as much time as I can with my clients discussing the domestic violence incident itself, but also all of the dynamics surrounding the incident and her relationship with the perpetrator. If a person does not feel entirely comfortable speaking with me initially, that’s okay. It often takes more than one session.
I encourage DV clients to speak with therapists and other trustworthy people. I also provide for them resources to write in a journal or a timeline, or even speak in a digital recorder to convey thoughts and emotions at their leisure when it feels right and comfortable for them. All of my communications with DV clients and prospective clients are confidential.
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