Domestic Violence Counseling Services

If you think you are a victim of domestic violence or know someone who may be and need counseling, please call our hotline at 631-360-3606. Our hotline operators will be able to schedule you for counseling. VIBS offers free, confidential, individual and group counseling by experienced, Master’s-level social workers or counselors.

Counselors can help reduce emotional trauma, overcome feelings of isolation, and strengthen safety. Group counseling is also offered as support groups around common age groups or issues, including groups for teens, victims over 50, rape survivors, men, Spanish speaking victims, or adult survivors of childhood sex abuse.  Sign language interpreters are provided when needed. LGBTQ survivors are welcome. We offer all services in Spanish and English. We also help victims with disabilities and are wheelchair accessible; and have wheelchair availability on-site.

All counseling services are trauma-informed and evidence based.  Some of the special programs within the counseling department include:

  • A three-week educational series on domestic violence
  • Individual and group counseling for adults and adolescents
  • Specialized adult groups include a dual focus on domestic violence and substance abuse, and on domestic violence and sexual abuse
  • Emergency crisis appointments
  • Spanish-speaking counselors available
  • Elder abuse counseling for those above age 50 who are abused by a spouse, relative or care-taker
  • Sign language interpreters provided when needed
  • 24-hour hotline
    (631) 360-3606
    TDD available for deaf and hearing impaired clients
    Email us at hotline@VIBS.org

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The Staff:

Antonio Walcott, Bilingual Counselor

Cristina Romero, Bilingual Counselor

Evan Haun, Child and Adult Counselor

Katelyn McGowan, Child and Adult Counselor

Maria Aviles, Bilingual Counselor

Maria Garcia, Bilingual Counselor

Natalie, Gmora-Nyman, Child and Adult Counselor