Information for Healthcare Providers
The Athena Project is a research clinic. Our focus is on working with women who have experienced domestic violence. We start off with an assessment that is focused on how the woman is coping emotionally. For many people, the assessment suggests that some form of treatment (counseling) might be helpful. We are in the midst of developing a specialized treatment for women who are having trauma-related problems stemming from their experience of domestic violence. We also have a large referral network and can suggest a care provider who has the skills to help if our program is not appropriate. Typically, we ask that the woman complete the assessment first, in order to personalize the treatment recommendation.
All of our services are offered at no charge. As well, if the woman would like a copy of her assessment report sent to her doctor or lawyer, we are happy to do that with a signed release.