The Purple Door offers support and empowerment to children, women, and men through our counseling services.
Counseling services are available to people who have EVER been victims of domestic violence or sexual assault, even if you choose not to stay in our shelter.
And our services are always FREE.
We have a team of Master’s level counselors who are available to counsel women, men, and children who have been victims of domestic violence and/or sexual assault. We can also assist their family members. We offer individual and group counseling in our offices or in a safe location within our service area.
Our counseling team can help you address issues such as safety planning, empowerment, the dynamics of family violence and sexual assault, profiles of batterers, the cycle of violence and building healthy relationships. Additional services for child clients include play therapy.
If you are interested in counseling, please call any of our offices to set up an intake appointment and learn more:
The Purple Door also offers a number of group services, some only at the shelter and some at our outreach locations as well. All services are offered to both our residential clients and non-residential clients.
Yield: A 12 hour pre-adjudication program for women which meets for two hours, once a week, for six consecutive weeks focusing on the effects of domestic violence on the family as well as healthy family dynamics and interactive skills.
Tuesdays from 1-3 pm at the Shelter (referral and pre-assessment needed before starting class, closed group)
Turning Points: Women who have engaged in violent behavior with an intimate partner are often victims of abuse and are reacting out of fear, self-protection, and/or self-preservation rather than power and control. These women are able to join our group and learn healthy ways to release their anger, frustration, and fear as well as healthy boundaries, communication, and relationship skills. It is a 12 week closed group. Clients must be have an individual session first with the counselor in charge in order to screen for qualification before joining the group.
Tuesdays from 5-6 pm at the Shelter (referral and pre-assessment needed before starting class, closed group)
Turning Points can be offered at all outreach locations, if requested.
Support Group: This is an open group for all clients who have been impacted by domestic violence or sexual assault and need a safe place to share their struggles and receive support.
Tuesdays from 6-7 pm at the Shelter (open group)
Parenting Classes: A 10 week program that is open to all clients who are mothers or fathers. Healthy families, healthy communication, healthy discipline, and child development are a few of the topics covered in this curriculum. It is an open group.
Wednesdays from 1-2 pm at the Shelter (open group)
Parenting classes can be offered at all outreach locations, if requested.
Call 361-881-8888 for more information or questions related to any and all services.