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

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Aetna, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Ohio | BCBS, Carelon, +20 more
Anger, Coping Skills, Stress, Women’s Issues, ADHD, +9 more

I am a present-focused, client centered therapist with experience treating anxiety, trauma, substance use disorders, anxiety, depression, Bipolar, and... I am a present-focused, client centered therapist with experience treating anxiety, trauma, substance use disorders, anxiety, depression, Bipolar, and OCD. Read more

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Aetna, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Ohio | BCBS, Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card), +18 more
Behavioral Issues, Coping Skills, Self Esteem, Stress, Women’s Issues, +7 more

The key to health and happiness is balance: mentally, emotionally, physically, spiritually; trauma makes it hard to know what balance is and how to bu... The key to health and happiness is balance: mentally, emotionally, physically, spiritually; trauma makes it hard to know what balance is and how to build it, and I'm here to help. Read more

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Aetna, First Health Network, Healthsmart, +12 more
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Aetna, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Ohio | BCBS, Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield of Ohio | BCBS Medicare Advantage (HMO | PPO), +21 more
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“Just when the caterpillar thought his life was over...it became a butterfly.” - Proverb

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Aetna, Cigna | Evernorth, United Healthcare | Optum, +2 more
Anger, Coping Skills, Stress, Addiction, Life Transition, +5 more

As an African American cis-gender female who used to be a silent sufferer, I understand the difficulty, fear, and stigma of trusting a stranger to hel... As an African American cis-gender female who used to be a silent sufferer, I understand the difficulty, fear, and stigma of trusting a stranger to help you explore your feelings. Read more

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Aetna, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Ohio | BCBS, Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card), +20 more
Anger, Stress, Anxiety, Depression, Trauma / PTSD

I personally understand the challenges of mental illness, life changes, managing stress, and needing help, especially in therapy.

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Aetna, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Ohio | BCBS, Carelon, +17 more
Coping Skills, Self Esteem, Stress, Women’s Issues, Bipolar Disorder, +3 more

Life can take some unexpected turns and cause some hurt; it is good to talk with someone when feeling ready to heal and finding the root of why we fee... Life can take some unexpected turns and cause some hurt; it is good to talk with someone when feeling ready to heal and finding the root of why we feel hurt and learn to heal from it. Read more

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Aetna, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Ohio | BCBS, Carelon, +17 more
LGBTQIA+, Anger, Behavioral Issues, Coping Skills, Infidelity, +11 more

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Aetna, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Ohio | BCBS, Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card), +20 more
Coping Skills, Self Esteem, Stress, Women’s Issues, OCD / Obsessive-Compulsive, +5 more

We all go through times in life when we struggle with our mental health- You are not alone and I am here to help you reach your mental health goals.

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Aetna, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Ohio | BCBS, Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card), +19 more
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I believe counseling is a collaborative approach to healing the whole person.

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Aetna, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Ohio | BCBS, Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card), +19 more
LGBTQIA+, Anger, Behavioral Issues, Men’s Issues, Self Esteem, +8 more

I am here to meet you where you are, and excited to help you move forward.

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

Need more help deciding?

Emotional abuse and the psychological harm that comes with it are seen too often in the United States, as nearly 50% of people will experience it in some way.

Relationships are crucial to human well-being. But emotional abuse can warp the friendly and loving relationship into something poisonous and completely different in and of itself.

You deserve relationships that will lift you up, encourage you, and support you. Thriveworks Columbus understands that if you’re a survivor of emotional abuse, relationships aren’t as natural as they were before and may even feel impossible. The emotional abuse counselors at Thriveworks Columbus are here to walk with you as you heal and grow, taking back the happy, fulfilling life you deserve. If you are interested in scheduling an appointment or hearing more, you can reach us at (614) 515-6291.

What Is Emotional Abuse?

Emotional abuse leaves scars that aren’t physical: they’re emotional, spiritual, and mental instead. This doesn’t make it any less harmful than more physical types of abuse.

Emotional abuse is also difficult to spot because it is so often a slow decline. A relationship rarely starts out abusive, and if there are signs, they’re easily covered by the newness of the relationship. Then, slowly, things start to go wrong. An abuser starts framing their words as helpful and necessary. They’ll slowly convince you that they are always right. Emotional abuse may start out as passive and subtle, making it easy to brush aside each worsening offense.

Thriveworks Columbus understands the strength and courage it takes to look at a relationship and label it as abusive. It is a question that is plagued with doubts, even in the direst of circumstances. Part of the poison of an emotional abusive relationship is how tangled up our own thoughts and emotions are in it.

There are some solid signs you can look for in your own relationships or the relationships of a loved one. An emotionally abusive person will:

  • Control money and spending
  • Constantly belittle you or point out flaws
  • Accuse you of things you never did
  • Use silent treatment as punishment
  • Control who you see or where you go
  • Make hurtful jokes
  • Objectify you
  • Use guilt as a weapon

Of course, an emotionally abusive person can use a lot more tactics against you. All of them come back to the central idea of control. They will seek increasingly amount of control in all areas of your life.

Emotional abuse isn’t limited to romantic relationships, either. Friends, coworkers, a boss, and family members can all be emotionally abusive. Any relationship that has the potential to uplift also has the potential to push down. This is a scary thought, but there are many ways to defend yourself. And, Thriveworks Columbus wants to remind you that loving, caring relationships are out there. Even if you have gone through emotional abuse, this is not the end for you. You can heal. You can grow stronger. You can take back the life you’ve dreamed of.

How Can Emotional Abuse Affect People Long-Term?

Abuse is never okay. But the effect of abuse can be even more devastating the longer the abuse occurs. Nothing is irreversible, and healing is always possible. If prolonged abuse has occurred, there might be lasting implications such as depression, anxiety, and PTSD. Other symptoms of being in an emotionally abusive relationship include:

  • Constantly putting the blame on yourself
  • Chronic low self-esteem
  • Difficulty voicing personal concerns and feelings
  • Hyper vigilance and anxiety
  • The feeling that nothing you do will ever be enough
  • Distrust in the validity of personal memories and perceptions

Emotional abuse is something no one deserves to go through. The path back to health and well-being can be long and hard, but it is possible. Thriveworks Columbus will be with you every step of the way.

What Does Emotional Abuse Therapy Look Like?

It takes immense courage and strength to reach out and ask for help, especially after going through emotional abuse. It is that strength and courage that will bring you through this storm and into the freedom you deserve. Thriveworks Columbus has seen it time after time.

The first step of healing from emotional abuse is getting out of any emotional abusive relationships you might be in. It is often a terrifying step, but a crucial one. Columbus counselors will be there to support and guide you the whole time.

After that, every counseling session will be individualized to your unique personality, situation, and goals. Every person is unique, and so should their counseling! We might work on coming to terms with what was done to you, discuss coping methods, and talk about tips to building healthy relationships. If you are ready to schedule an appointment, give us a call at (614) 515-6291.

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 Columbus therapists and counselors accept 27 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Ohio | BCBS

  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield of Ohio | BCBS Medicare Advantage (HMO | PPO)

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Healthsmart

  • Humana Exchange

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Self-pay costs at Columbus
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

5.0 Learn about verified reviews
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I enjoy my councilor and she is easy to talk to.
Suzanne Dec 2023
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★★★★★
I am honored to recommend Jerome Rivers as a fellow clinician. He is one of the most diligent and proficient counselors that I know. I admire his ability to meet the client where they are whether it’s being silly or serious. You will be drawn to his genuineness and you should be excited to begin a new therapeutic journey with him, trust the process!
Read more I am honored to recommend Jerome Rivers as a fellow clinician. He is one of the most diligent and proficient counselors that I know. I admire his ability to meet the client where they are whether it’s being silly or serious. You will be drawn to his genuineness and you should be excited to begin a new therapeutic journey with him, trust the process!
Columbus Sep 2022
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
I highly recommend Brianna Sheridan and her expertise as a therapist. I have had the pleasure to know Brianna for several years and have worked with her as a colleague. Brianna is very knowledgable and I have often sought her advice and insight regarding counseling matters and concerns. She is a competent, highly skilled, and a very compassionate therapist.
Read more I highly recommend Brianna Sheridan and her expertise as a therapist. I have had the pleasure to know Brianna for several years and have worked with her as a colleague. Brianna is very knowledgable and I have often sought her advice and insight regarding counseling matters and concerns. She is a competent, highly skilled, and a very compassionate therapist.
Columbus Sep 2019
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
I recently started utilizing Thriveworks and my counselor is amazing! I have seen a few therapists over the years, but she is the first that I feel has real tools that work for me. I am an overly analytical person, and she has introduced me to so many new ways to think about various problems, new and old, that have given me a fresh perspective. Today was the second day in my short time here that I left with that "mind blown" feeling, and today I couldn’t believe the positive feelings I had on these new approaches she provided me. Also, which is the best part of course, the office is so peaceful and calming, the staff are all incredible, and just walking in the door makes me de-stress quite a bit. I definitely recommend giving Thriveworks a shot if you are looking for a welcoming place! Go Buckeyes!
Read more I recently started utilizing Thriveworks and my counselor is amazing! I have seen a few therapists over the years, but she is the first that I feel has real tools that work for me. I am an overly analytical person, and she has introduced me to so many new ways to think about various problems, new and old, that have given me a fresh perspective. Today was the second day in my short time here that I left with that "mind blown" feeling, and today I couldn’t believe the positive feelings I had on these new approaches she provided me. Also, which is the best part of course, the office is so peaceful and calming, the staff are all incredible, and just walking in the door makes me de-stress quite a bit. I definitely recommend giving Thriveworks a shot if you are looking for a welcoming place! Go Buckeyes!
Columbus Sep 2019
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
Thriveworks is a great company that meets the needs of all its clients. Their compassion to help people is unmatched.
Read more Thriveworks is a great company that meets the needs of all its clients. Their compassion to help people is unmatched.
Columbus May 2019
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Where to find us

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Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Child Therapy Columbus is located off of Northwest Blvd, just east of the intersection of Northwest Blvd and N Star Rd. Our building is shared by Schultz CPA, neighbored by Star & Northwest Auto Care, and across the street from Buckeye State Bank. The closest bus stop is Northwest Blvd & Stanford Rd.

Phone number

(614) 739-8926

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