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As an advocate for mental well-being, I understand the importance of patient-centered treatment.

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My primary goal is to serve my patients by providing care that is collaborative, comprehensive, and respectful, giving all patients the voice that the... My primary goal is to serve my patients by providing care that is collaborative, comprehensive, and respectful, giving all patients the voice that they deserve. Read more

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Aetna, Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia | BCBS, Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card), +18 more
Anger, Behavioral Issues, Coping Skills, Self Esteem, Stress, +9 more

As a provider who has close associates with psychiatric issues, I understand what it takes to give care to individuals who present with diverse mental... As a provider who has close associates with psychiatric issues, I understand what it takes to give care to individuals who present with diverse mental health issues. Read more

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Aetna, Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia | BCBS, Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card), +17 more
Anger, Behavioral Issues, Stress, ADHD, Addiction, +8 more

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Aetna, Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia | BCBS, Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card), +18 more
Bipolar Disorder, OCD / Obsessive-Compulsive, Sleep / Insomnia, Anxiety, Depression, +1 more

I understand the obstacles in the way of seeking mental health assistance for minorities and those who have strong religious backgrounds.

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Aetna, Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia | BCBS, Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card), +4 more
Anger, Coping Skills, Stress, Anxiety, Depression, +1 more

As an African American woman, I understand how mental health and family secrets can be subjects to never speak about—only prayed about and ignored.

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 Sandy Springs 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 Sandy Springs, GA can last for a few weeks, months, or longer, depending on the individual's exact needs and preferences.

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It happens all the time, but it shouldn’t. A relationship that should be filled with encouragement, patience, and kindness is filled with put-downs, manipulation, and accusations. Maybe there is no bleeding, bruises, or broken bones, but the harm emotional abuse can cause is just as real.

When a person has been emotionally abused, they may experience…

  • Acute and persistent fear or anxiety.
  • Feelings that everything they do is wrong or never enough.
  • An inability to articulate their own feelings and thoughts.
  • Nervousness about what will set the other off and when the next rage will occur.
  • Low self-worth.
  • Blame for the abusive treatment.
  • Helplessness and/or depression.
  • Feelings of going crazy.

There are many different types of relationships that can become emotionally abusive. A spouse, parent, coworker, friend, religious authority, and more can all seek to gain control over another person through emotional manipulation. If you are in a relationship and you are experiencing some of the dynamics previously listed, then know that love should be kind. Love should never tear down. You may be in an emotionally abusive relationship, and there are resources available for you.

The counselors at Thriveworks Atlanta in Sandy Springs, GA have helped many people rebuild their sense of self-worth after an emotionally abusive relationship. They understand the harm you have suffered and know what it takes to find healing and safety.

Emotional Abuse: A Definition

All relationships have tiffs and disagreements. These are normal, even healthy. Emotional abuse is very different. Emotional abuse is about control: one person tries to gain control over another through manipulative techniques. Emotions becomes weapons.

Other forms of abuse may be more easily defined, but anyone who has experienced emotional abuse knows what it is and how much harm it can cause. A list of emotionally abusive actions illustrates more than a definition could:

  1. Publicly shaming, humiliating, embarrassing, name-calling, mocking, or criticizing (“you are so stupid.”).
  2. Disregarding or belittling another’s opinions and emotions (“you are just sensitive.”).
  3. Objectifying people (“you are being a girl” or “man up”).
  4. Using threats, intimidation, or guilt to get what they want (“you never do what I want.”).
  5. Displaying excessive jealousy or possessiveness (“you are mine.”).
  6. Gaslighting (crazy-making).
  7. Moodiness and bursts of anger (raging over minor infractions).
  8. Harming or disposing of another’s prized possessions (destroyed a favorite picture, a family heirloom, et cetera).
  9. Limiting another’s access to vital resources (denying requests for money, transportation, food, or health care).
  10. Falsely accusing (“You stole [broke, forgot, et cetera]…” when they know you did not).
  11. Withholding love to control another (“If you don’t…I won’t …”)
  12. Isolating another from other loved ones or trying to make them feel guilty for spending time with them (“Are you going to see your mom again?”).
  13. Refusing to accept responsibility for their own actions (“Well, you’re no saint!”).

The common denominator of these examples is control. Healthy relationships are marked by freedom and individuality and disagreement. People are themselves and still loved and accepted within strong relationships. Within emotionally abusive relationships, one person tries to dominate the other.

These behaviors usually begin subtly so that victims become desensitized to their harmful effects. People who perpetrate emotional abuse wear-down their victim’s defense mechanisms so that shaming and crazy-making feel normal when they are anything but normal.

Because these tactics are crafty, anyone can become a victim to emotional abuse. Men and women can suffer, as can children or older adults. The wealthy, the poor, all levels of education and all ethnicities can become entrapped in an emotionally abusive relationship.

The Cost of Emotional Abuse

People need freedom to be themselves, and no one can stifle that individuality without inflicting severe costs. Advocate Aisha Mirza explains, “It is not the bruises on the body that hurt. It is the wounds of the heart and the scars on the mind.” Some of those scars to the mind may include hyper-vigilance, anxiety, depression, fear, psychosomatic pain, suicidal idealization, substance abuse, and more.

Although these wounds are invisible, many people know how deeply they cut. Recovering from an emotionally abusive relationship takes time and intentional effort, just as healing from physical wounds does. As many people need care from a physician when they heal from physical injuries, so many people need the care of a counselor as they heal from emotional wounds.

A skilled therapist can help victims of emotional abuse…

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

Healing from Emotional Abuse with Thriveworks Atlanta in Sandy Springs

If someone in your life does not respect your individuality and freedom, know that you may be in an emotionally abusive relationship. If you need help, we are here. Thriveworks Atlanta offers counseling for emotional abuse recovery.

Being in an abusive relationship is difficult. Scheduling therapy should be easy. If you call Thriveworks Atlanta, you may be able to meet with your counselor the following day. We work with many insurance carriers, and if you need a weekend or evening appointment, we have them.

If you are ready to heal from a toxic relationship, call Thriveworks today. We are ready to help.

Pricing & insurance

Our therapists accept most major insurances. We cover 180 million Americans – and offer self-pay options, too.
Learn more about pricing for therapy and counseling services at Thriveworks.

Our Sandy Springs therapists and counselors accept 21 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia | BCBS

  • 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

  • Humana PPO/EPO/HDHP

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Self-pay costs at Sandy Springs
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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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

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