P.O. Box 154
Cathlamet, WA 98612
Counseling With Leigh
Domestic Violence Resources
The Charlotte House
I have worked in the field of domestic violence for the past 20 years with both victims and perpetrators. I know that each relationship is unique and vital to the individuals involved - that relationship expectations vary widely. This subject ignites strong emotional reactions from all quarters whenever it is discussed, and with good reason. But, I have too often heard, if you heard the whole story you would understand why
. It is my belief, there is no rational no formula that can justify abuse in a family. The one place in this world that should be, and should feel, without reservation: safe, nurturing, supportive, where we are heard, where we feel cared for, respected, and valued is our family home.
I work with couples that are sincere and open in addressing conflict: partners who are willing to accept responsibility for behaviors in the relationship. Participants should not be court mandated: or must have completed any court requirements.
I no longer work with court involved relationship issues. The legal system is needed as a last resort. It should not be the first effort at maintaining peace in the home. If you have questions about mutual respect in your home then act.
If you think you may be involved in a domestically abusive relationship, please use the resources identified on this page.
If you are now in a crisis, call 911 for immediate assistance.