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Discover how starting emotional abuse counseling can support your own journey toward a happier, more fulfilling life.

Starting Emotional abuse counseling

What is Emotional abuse counseling?

Emotional abuse counseling helps victims heal from abusive relationships. Emotional abuse includes Examples of emotional abuse may include:

  • Blaming others for their own behavior.
  • Publicly mocking, humiliating, name-calling, embarrassing, criticizing.
  • Separating someone from their family and friends.
  • Withholding affection or love.
  • Downplaying another person’s experiences, perspectives, emotions, or thoughts.
  • Using or objectifying people.
  • Denying access to money, medical care, food, transportation, or other crucial resources.
  • Using guilt, threats, or intimidation.

How does Emotional abuse counseling work?

Emotional abuse counseling with our Thriveworks therapists in Athens gives people the safe space they need to identify and understand the harm they've experienced and move forward. Through therapy, many victims have rebuilt their self-esteem and self-worth; recognized that they did not cause the abuse, but their perpetrator is responsible for the choice to harm; identified their wounds and found the treatment they need; healed from the trauma; re-established their personal safety; grieved their losses; formed new, loving relationships; and learned to trust their experiences and emotions.

Is Emotional abuse counseling conducted in person or online?

Emotional abuse counseling at Thriveworks is conducted both in person and online by video. We encourage you to choose the option that works best for you.

How long does Emotional abuse counseling last?

Emotional abuse counseling with one of our Thriveworks therapists in Athens, GA can last for a few weeks, months, or longer, depending on the individual's exact needs and preferences.

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Emotional Abuse Counseling – Therapists and Counselors in Athens

Emotional abuse is a kind of psychological cruelty that occurs over an unrelenting period of time. Emotionally abusive relationships can be between partners, family members and even friends or co-workers. It’s an ugly pattern in a relationship where one party controls and the other obeys, albeit reluctantly. If you believe you are being emotionally abused or are reeling from past emotional abuse, please consider reaching out to Thriveworks in Athens. We’re here to help you.

What Does Emotional Abuse Look Like?

Emotional abuse can often destroy the victim’s quality of life. An abuser may abuse by using any of the following methods:

  • Shouting violently, sometimes at very close quarters
  • Mocking the victim all the time, both in private or in front of other people
  • Name calling, shaming, making the victim feel worthless
  • Complaining about everything, the food, the state of the home, etc.
  • Ignoring or not making eye contact with the victim
  • Waving the victim away with the hand when they try to talk

These are just a few of the many tactics used by the abuser to intimidate and control their victims. Such behavior can become so commonplace that no conscious thought goes into it. In other words, it’s normal behavior, to them at least.

If you can identify with any of this, you might want to consider talking with an emotional abuse therapy expert. Situations like these rarely go away, which is why positive action by the sufferer is often the only way out.

Remaining in an Emotionally Abusive Relationship

Whenever someone displays abusive behavior, they then often pretend it never happened. Some psychological abusers will even switch the blame over to the victim. Over time, the abused one can get confused and they start to doubt themselves. Life becomes difficult, not only around the abuser but in general. Psychological maltreatment over prolonged periods affects the sufferer in the following ways:

  • Lost self-esteem, self-confidence, self-worth
  • Inability to work
  • Inability to socialize
  • Inability to carry out small, everyday tasks with any efficiency

Scheduling Emotional Abuse Counseling at Thriveworks Athens

Are you at a place where there’s more disharmony than harmony in your life? If yes, then call our Athens emotional abuse therapy center to schedule an appointment. Our therapists can suggest ways to help you cope with feelings and symptoms. We can also discuss how to change behavioral patterns so that you can move on with your life.

Pricing & insurance

Our therapists accept most major insurances. We accept 585+ insurance plans, and offer self-pay options, too.
Learn more about pricing for therapy and counseling services at Thriveworks.

Our Athens therapists and counselors accept 21 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia | BCBS

  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia | Medicare Advantage

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

  • Humana HMO/POS

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Self-pay costs at Athens
Talk therapy

Talk therapy

Includes individual, couples, child/ teen, & family therapy

First session

$1

Ongoing sessions

$1

Talk therapy

Psychiatry

Includes reducing symptoms with medication & management

First session

$1

Ongoing sessions

$1

Hear from our clients

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Jill is very understanding, listens very well and offers reasonable and easy to do exercises and things to try. I feel very comfortable with her.
Read more Jill is very understanding, listens very well and offers reasonable and easy to do exercises and things to try. I feel very comfortable with her.
Eileen Feb 2024
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Therapist is very good, attentive, and ask the questions to get me thinking clearly. Am very pleased.
Read more Therapist is very good, attentive, and ask the questions to get me thinking clearly. Am very pleased.
Eileen Jan 2024
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Athens is located at the intersection of North Chase St and Prince Ave. We share an L-shaped building with several other businesses including Ankle & Foot Centers of America. If you kept traveling west on North Chase, you’d pass Piedmont Athens Regional Hospital on your left.

Phone number

(706) 898-3276

Languages spoken by GA providers

  • English
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