You know that your primary relationship is important and you want it to be gratifying. But violent and controlling behavior puts everything in jeopardy. Domestic violence impacts everyone in your family — you, your partner, and your children. Take a step today to keep your family safe and sound.
Discover the skills you have to lead a positive relationship and stop the controlling behavior of abuse. Our groups help you use these skills and, more importantly, understand your behaviors and learn new ways to be a partner and parent.
What to expect
We meet weekly in Seattle and Bellevue in small-group settings. There are a variety of times to fit your schedule. Our program provides a safe place for you to make the changes you want in your life. If you have contact with children, we also require you to participate in our DV Dads classes.
Each of our clinicians has worked from 12 – 14 years in the DV Program at Wellspring, helping clients increase their skills and knowledge to become the best intimate partner and parent they can be.
Mark Adams received his Master of Arts in Psychology from Seattle University. He is a licensed mental health counselor and children’s mental health specialist. Mark has extensive experience working with abusers, survivors, and children impacted by domestic violence. He has represented the agency in various community groups, and has been active in providing training both locally and nationally to judges, law enforcement, advocates, child welfare, and other therapists.
Gary Sarozek received his Master's Degree in Psychology from Antioch University, Seattle and is also a licensed mental health counselor in the State of Washington. He has extensive experience in group facilitation with domestic batterers and has been with Wellspring Family Services more than 12 years. Watching men achieve respectful and healthly relationships with their partners has been the most gratifying part of this work for him.
Marilyn Liepelt received her Master’s in Social Work from the University of Washington. In addition to working with clients who have used abusive behaviors, she has also worked with survivors of abuse, and taught anger management and parenting classes. She has provided training to law enforcement, advocates and others in social service settings. Marilyn takes her own personal development seriously and brings her perspective that people have the power to turn tragedy into triumph through taking control of their lives through personal responsibility. She desires to help clients remain safe while assisting in their personal transformation.