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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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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 Fredericksburg 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 Fredericksburg, VA 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 – Counselors in Fredericksburg, VA

While many think of abuse as physical hitting, there is a more subtle and sinister type of ill-treatment that is purely emotional. Emotional abuse may not always be obvious, but it is always hurtful.

This is often a reason individuals seek emotional abuse therapy. If you’ve been affected by emotional abuse, contact Thriveworks Fredericksburg at (540) 413-0358 to start your treatment plan.

Common Tactics of Emotional Abusers

Emotional abusers may use the following tactics to break down their victims:

  • Constant calling or texting
  • Relentless put-downs
  • Domination and controlling behavior
  • Extreme moodiness
  • Guilt trips
  • Humiliation or deliberate embarrassment
  • Ignoring or excluding from conversations and events
  • Isolating from friends and family
  • Blaming for everything
  • Nasty jokes or persistent mocking
  • Conditional expressions of love (e.g., “I love you, but…”)
  • Threats (e.g., “If you don’t ___, I will ___”)
  • Threatening extreme acts if you leave (e.g., suicide, arson)
  • Never-ending sarcasm
  • Using money to control actions and movements
  • Refusal to show any signs of affection

These strategies, when used constantly over a long period, can cause significant psychological damage.

The Impact of Emotional Abuse

Emotional abuse rarely begins overnight. It typically builds up over time, often without the victim’s awareness. Over time, victims struggle to feel and function normally. Many withdraw from life and become distant in their relationships, feeling trapped and alone.

Call us today at (540) 413-0358 to see how our treatments may help get your life back on track. Our licensed therapists provide compassionate and effective support to help you overcome the effects of emotional abuse.

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 Fredericksburg therapists and counselors accept 25 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Virginia Medicare Advantage

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Virginia | BCBS

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • CareFirst Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Virginia | 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 Fredericksburg
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Talk therapy

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Psychiatry

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$1

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Hear from our clients

4.4 Learn about verified reviews
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Ann is a great listener, but she is also helpful with strategies for coping and communicating. She does more than "validate feelings."
Read more Ann is a great listener, but she is also helpful with strategies for coping and communicating. She does more than "validate feelings."
Melissa Jan 2024
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I had the best luck with finding Krista! She helped me through so much. The doctors were quick to put me on several medications which made me feel worse with my anxiety and depression. So she helped me find different natural ways of coping. She had the best advice, it was honestly kind of a sad day when I realized I didn’t need her anymore. But I know who I’m going back to if I ever need someone to talk to again! Krista if you see this please know you helped save my life! Thank you!
Read more I had the best luck with finding Krista! She helped me through so much. The doctors were quick to put me on several medications which made me feel worse with my anxiety and depression. So she helped me find different natural ways of coping. She had the best advice, it was honestly kind of a sad day when I realized I didn’t need her anymore. But I know who I’m going back to if I ever need someone to talk to again! Krista if you see this please know you helped save my life! Thank you!
Fredericksburg Mar 2020
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I called and spoke with the office mgr Sandra on the phone..Man! She kept me laughing as she worked hard to accommodate my request, but due to my work schedule she could not find a good time for me, but she was so professional and pleasant , patient on the phone..i will definitely be calling back to Thriveworks to schedule an appointment as soon as my schedule allows..
Read more I called and spoke with the office mgr Sandra on the phone..Man! She kept me laughing as she worked hard to accommodate my request, but due to my work schedule she could not find a good time for me, but she was so professional and pleasant , patient on the phone..i will definitely be calling back to Thriveworks to schedule an appointment as soon as my schedule allows..
Fredericksburg Nov 2019
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Colette was very easy to talk to and going to her has helped me tremendously. Would highly recommend to anyone else in need of a therapist!
Read more Colette was very easy to talk to and going to her has helped me tremendously. Would highly recommend to anyone else in need of a therapist!
Fredericksburg Oct 2019
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★★★★★
I just want to say that since beginning counseling at Thriveworks that it has been the best choice I could have made for myself. I know everyone goes into counseling with their own ideas of what to expect from their counselors. But Thriveworks Fredericksburg has the most comfortable atmosphere, my counselor is Amazing, and the staff is professional every time I call to schedule my recurring appts! If you need help Thriveworks Fredericksburg is the place to call! All I can say is kudos to Aimee K! Thank you!!
Read more I just want to say that since beginning counseling at Thriveworks that it has been the best choice I could have made for myself. I know everyone goes into counseling with their own ideas of what to expect from their counselors. But Thriveworks Fredericksburg has the most comfortable atmosphere, my counselor is Amazing, and the staff is professional every time I call to schedule my recurring appts! If you need help Thriveworks Fredericksburg is the place to call! All I can say is kudos to Aimee K! Thank you!!
Fredericksburg Oct 2019
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The Thriveworks Team was PHENOMINAL! They were extremely professional and made me feel very comfortable. The counseling services I received was Exceptional!
Read more The Thriveworks Team was PHENOMINAL! They were extremely professional and made me feel very comfortable. The counseling services I received was Exceptional!
Fredericksburg Jan 2019
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Happy with everything except the 48 hr cancellation policy. 24hrs is pretty standard and more feasible when you have children.
Read more Happy with everything except the 48 hr cancellation policy. 24hrs is pretty standard and more feasible when you have children.
Fredericksburg Jul 2018
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I’m very relieved to have finally started therapy sessions with Robert. It’s taken me a while to make this move towards dealing with some outstanding hurts. I’m certain I’ve come to the right place.
Read more I’m very relieved to have finally started therapy sessions with Robert. It’s taken me a while to make this move towards dealing with some outstanding hurts. I’m certain I’ve come to the right place.
Fredericksburg Jun 2018
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Fredericksburg is located in the same building as FireSide Hearth & Home and Simply Home. Across Kenmore Ave and heading towards Charlotte Street is Union Bank Shares. Across the street where it intersects with Jackson Street is Atlantic Union Bank. Nearby is International Parking Institute, and Maury Stadium is also nearby at the intersection of Jackson Street and Hanover Street.

Phone number

(540) 413-0358

Languages spoken by VA providers

  • English
  • Spanish
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