There are doctors that will heal wounds of domestic violence victims. But who will ease the emotional wounds that left a scar for the rest of their lives? As a destined marriage and family therapist, I will provide the framework for a safer world.
My current internship has trained me to code behaviors of couples who have the potential to perform abuse. My first goal is to apply this knowledge in my future profession by detecting signs of abuse in order to prevent physical or emotional harm.
My next goal is to be a better listener. I need to have extensive knowledge of the situation so I can establish trust so that the victim feels in control. The third goal is education. Once I have obtained all the necessary information, it is my role to advise the victim that it is not their fault. That the victim has more strength than they could ever imagine. My final goal is to be a supporter for the victim. I will be there every step of the way to ease psychological trauma and to provide any medical and legal needs to ensure safety.
Although we may not be able to physically eradicate domestic violence, my goals will help bring us one step closer to educating the idea that love should never be intertwined with violence. I will promote a happier world for both the young and the old, and that being in a relationship should never be scary, but exciting and hopeful.