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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 Columbia 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 Columbia, MD 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 Columbia, MD

Emotional abuse is something that can happen to any person, at any time in their lives. Young children, teenagers and adults of all ages can suffer at the mercy of an emotional abuser. It’s a sad but true fact that so many let the abuse continue for years before they do something about it. There are others who never escape the clutches of their tormentor. Abuse can and often does have devastating consequences. There may not be any physical marks but there are plenty of deep, emotional wounds that cause pain and devastation in the lives of the victims.

If you are a victim of emotional abuse, consider reaching out to Thriveworks in Columbia, MD. We have compassionate counselors who are here to help.

Definitions of Psychological Abuse

The simplest way to define most forms of emotional abuse is any act that includes the following:

  • Confinement
  • Humiliation
  • Infatuation
  • Intimidation
  • Isolation
  • Verbal assault

These are just some or the common tactics used by an emotional abuser. Abuse of this kind includes any other treatment that aims to diminish a victim’s sense of identity, self-respect and self-worth. For many, emotional abuse therapy of some kind is their best hope for a lasting recovery.

The Effects of Long-Term Abuse

Any form of psychological abuse or chronic verbal aggression is going to have consequences. Those who endure emotional abuse almost always end up with low self-esteem. Over time they will show personality changes too and probably withdraw from society. Quite often, three of the biggest long-term outcomes of continual emotional abuse are:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Suicidal tendencies

It is only once a victim has left their abuser that they can begin the recovery process. After admitting to the problem, breaking away from the situation is the last major hurdle. It’s the only thing that blocks the sufferer from their hopes of healing.

Getting Emotional Abuse Help at Thriveworks Columbia

Our Columbia, MD emotional abuse therapy professionals are here to help. We’ve been doing this for a long time now and know a thing or two about how to help patients heal. Call us today and see how a therapist can help to facilitate your emotional recovery. Our doors are always open. Our highly qualified team of professionals are here to help patients jump-start their recovery in any way we can.

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 Columbia therapists and counselors accept 22 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana | BCBS

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield Maryland | BCBS HMO

  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield Maryland | BCBS PPO

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

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Self-pay costs at Columbia
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 been in and out of therapy (with/without meds) for over 30 years. It really made me happy, something I haven't been in a while, to find people who actually listen and ask questions about your past, present, and how you're feeling. I would highly recommend Thriveworks!!
Read more I have been in and out of therapy (with/without meds) for over 30 years. It really made me happy, something I haven't been in a while, to find people who actually listen and ask questions about your past, present, and how you're feeling. I would highly recommend Thriveworks!!
Mary Feb 2024
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Columbia is located inside the The Shoppes at Wilde Lake shopping center, between Twin Rivers Road and Cross Fox Lane. Adjacent to the shopping center, you will find Vista Wilde Lake Apartments. Parking is available in front of the main entrance.

Phone number

(410) 724-1137

Languages spoken by MD providers

  • English
  • French
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