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

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As a therapist who has worked with a diverse population of children, adolescents, and adults, I understand the numerous challenges impacting both indi... As a therapist who has worked with a diverse population of children, adolescents, and adults, I understand the numerous challenges impacting both individuals and families on a daily basis. Read more

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Starting Emotional abuse counseling

What is emotional abuse counseling?

Emotional abuse counseling helps victims heal from abusive relationships. 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 Atlanta 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 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 Atlanta, 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 in Atlanta, GA (Sandy Springs)

Relationships should be filled with encouragement, patience, and kindness. However, some relationships are marred by put-downs, manipulation, and accusations. Emotional abuse, though not always visible, can cause significant harm.

At Thriveworks in Sandy Springs, GA, we offer professional counseling to help you heal and regain your sense of self-worth. Call us at (404) 737-2670 to schedule your appointment today.

Recognizing Emotional Abuse

Emotional abuse can manifest in various ways. Common experiences of those who have been emotionally abused include:

  • Acute and persistent fear or anxiety
  • Feelings of inadequacy
  • Difficulty articulating feelings and thoughts
  • Nervousness about triggering the abuser’s anger
  • Low self-worth
  • Blame for the abuse
  • Helplessness and depression
  • Feelings of going crazy

Emotional abuse can occur in various relationships, including those with a spouse, parent, coworker, friend, or religious authority. If you recognize these dynamics in your relationship, know that love should be kind and supportive. Our counselors at Thriveworks Atlanta in Sandy Springs, GA can help you rebuild your self-worth and find healing.

What Is Emotional Abuse?

Emotional abuse is about control—one person tries to dominate another through manipulative techniques, turning emotions into weapons. Common examples of emotionally abusive actions include:

  • Publicly shaming, humiliating, or criticizing
  • Disregarding or belittling opinions and emotions
  • Using threats, intimidation, or guilt
  • Displaying excessive jealousy or possessiveness
  • Gaslighting and mood swings
  • Destroying prized possessions
  • Limiting access to vital resources
  • Withholding love to control behavior
  • Isolating from loved ones
  • Refusing to accept responsibility for actions

These behaviors usually begin subtly, wearing down the victim’s defenses until the abuse feels normal. Emotional abuse can happen to anyone, regardless of gender, age, ethnicity, or socioeconomic status.

The Cost of Emotional Abuse

Emotional abuse inflicts severe costs on individuals, affecting their mental health and well-being. Victims may experience hyper-vigilance, anxiety, depression, fear, psychosomatic pain, suicidal ideation, substance abuse, and more. Healing from emotional abuse requires time and intentional effort, similar to recovering from physical wounds.

Healing from Emotional Abuse with Thriveworks Atlanta in Sandy Springs

A skilled therapist can help victims of emotional abuse:

  • Identify the harm caused
  • Find treatment for the trauma
  • Understand that the perpetrator chose to harm
  • Recognize they did not deserve the abuse
  • Prioritize their safety and well-being
  • Regain their self-worth and voice
  • Learn to love again

If you feel that your individuality and freedom are not respected, you may be in an emotionally abusive relationship. At Thriveworks Atlanta, we offer counseling to help you recover and heal from emotional abuse.

Call Thriveworks today at (404) 737-2670. We are here to help.

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 Atlanta therapists and counselors accept 21 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia | BCBS - PPO

  • 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 Atlanta
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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I have had a wonderful experience He is kind and listens.
Heather Feb 2024
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I look forward to my sessions with Ashley!
Emi Jan 2024
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My therapist, Ashley, is amazing and very genuine. She makes me feel like I can be open and more comfortable with expressing myself. She really feels passionate about helping me. The process to start therapy is quick and easy with a lot of available times and therapists to choose from.
Read more My therapist, Ashley, is amazing and very genuine. She makes me feel like I can be open and more comfortable with expressing myself. She really feels passionate about helping me. The process to start therapy is quick and easy with a lot of available times and therapists to choose from.
Atlanta Jun 2021
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My therapist Claudia is wonderful! I’m incredibly grateful for the tools that I have learned to use in my life.
Read more My therapist Claudia is wonderful! I’m incredibly grateful for the tools that I have learned to use in my life.
Atlanta Jun 2021
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Aria is an exceptional therapist! I have seen first hand how much she cares about her clients and helps them through difficult times in their lives. Aria provides each of her clients with a safe space to express themselves and is always willing to go the extra mile. Not only is Aria an exceptional therapist she is also an amazing person.
Read more Aria is an exceptional therapist! I have seen first hand how much she cares about her clients and helps them through difficult times in their lives. Aria provides each of her clients with a safe space to express themselves and is always willing to go the extra mile. Not only is Aria an exceptional therapist she is also an amazing person.
Atlanta Sep 2020
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Ingrid is an exceptional social worker. She is understanding, compassionate, flexible and an excellent listener.
Read more Ingrid is an exceptional social worker. She is understanding, compassionate, flexible and an excellent listener.
Atlanta Jun 2020
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I am leaving this review on the behalf of Latoya Skinner. She is a very exceptional therapist with a heart of gold and deep compassion. I have had the pleasure of working with her as a co-worker and she has been very instrumental in providing feedback, Consulting with me on cases and having deep insight into working with me on some of the hardest cases and complicated clients. Latoya is one that will give her all and will go above and beyond to assist anyone. I highly recommend Latoya's to be a part of your team. She would be be a tremendous asset.
Read more I am leaving this review on the behalf of Latoya Skinner. She is a very exceptional therapist with a heart of gold and deep compassion. I have had the pleasure of working with her as a co-worker and she has been very instrumental in providing feedback, Consulting with me on cases and having deep insight into working with me on some of the hardest cases and complicated clients. Latoya is one that will give her all and will go above and beyond to assist anyone. I highly recommend Latoya's to be a part of your team. She would be be a tremendous asset.
Atlanta Mar 2020
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I have personally known Nichola Daley for over 15 years and can honestly say that she is one of the most genuine, intelligent, and compassionate people i have met. As a current behavioral health program director and employee of over 10 years, i can honestly say that Nichola develops a great rapport with every individual she encounters and performs well in problem solving and attending to their needs. Optimism and transparency are a few of her strong holds in which is why I strongly recommend her as a great therapist to consult.
Read more I have personally known Nichola Daley for over 15 years and can honestly say that she is one of the most genuine, intelligent, and compassionate people i have met. As a current behavioral health program director and employee of over 10 years, i can honestly say that Nichola develops a great rapport with every individual she encounters and performs well in problem solving and attending to their needs. Optimism and transparency are a few of her strong holds in which is why I strongly recommend her as a great therapist to consult.
Atlanta Feb 2020
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling Atlanta is located at 8800 Roswell Road a135, A-245, Atlanta, GA 30350, across from the North River Village Shopping Center.

Phone number

(404) 737-2670

Languages spoken by GA providers

  • English
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