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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 Greensboro 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 Greensboro, NC 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 Greensboro, NC—Counselors and Therapists

Abuse in all its forms is a hideous crime as any victim or emotional abuse therapy expert will tell you. It is something that shatters the lives of those it inflicts.

People who suffer emotional cruelty become lost and trapped in a never-ending cycle of misery. There is an alarming increase in cases that end in tragedy too.

Dominance over the victim rarely happens overnight. In the majority of cases it develops and escalates over the course of many years.

The end result is that the perpetrator gets complete control over their victim. The two most controlling factors of emotional abuse are:

  • Controlling the victim by persistent threats
  • Restricting the victim’s personal or financial freedom

Emotional bullies often have an entire arsenal of tactics to use against their victims. What they use to control them, and when, depends on the circumstances at the time.

Abuse in All Its Forms

Some states and various countries around the world are now taking emotional abuse very seriously. Others ignore it, putting any complaints down to “domestic issues” that they think should not involve the law.

Just because there are no physical scars for psychological abuse, that doesn’t mean it’s not a criminal act.

Those who endure this kind of abuse are often living in hell. Most abuse victims will admit to the following three points:

  • They can’t think straight
  • They can’t feel or express emotions
  • They are unable to function like “normal” people

Don’t Suffer in Silence—Find Help in Emotional Abuse Therapy at Thriveworks in Greensboro

Please make contact with our Thriveworks emotional abuse therapy team in Greensboro, NC if you or someone you care about is suffering. We have a range of options for treating abuse and associated disorders—simply schedule online or reach out online to begin.

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 Greensboro therapists and counselors accept 26 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama | BCBS

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina | BCBS

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina | BCBS Medicare Advantage

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Carelon

  • Caresource

  • Carolina Behavioral Health Alliance (CBHA)

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

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Self-pay costs at Greensboro
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 am very impressed with Rikki Hester. She is very professional and has a warm caring manner. I look forward to our weekly sessions.
Read more I am very impressed with Rikki Hester. She is very professional and has a warm caring manner. I look forward to our weekly sessions.
Ellen Feb 2024
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I am pleased with my therapist at Thriveworks.
Vicki Feb 2024
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I am very happy with my work with Dr. Yelverton. She understands my cultural background which helps a lot. I can work well with her. I've made significant progress with help.
Read more I am very happy with my work with Dr. Yelverton. She understands my cultural background which helps a lot. I can work well with her. I've made significant progress with help.
Laura Feb 2024
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Therapist listen and don't judge.
jayzabel Jan 2024
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Karen is a very good listener. I feel she has helped with me with problem solving in my life.
Greensboro Aug 2022
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I’ve worked with Travis Bittle and she is an excellent clinician. She is very knowledgeable and has an abundance of experience in the mental health field. Client care and ethics are very important to her. She’s awesome!!
Read more I’ve worked with Travis Bittle and she is an excellent clinician. She is very knowledgeable and has an abundance of experience in the mental health field. Client care and ethics are very important to her. She’s awesome!!
Greensboro Dec 2020
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Travis Bittle is a great clinician, she is caring and understanding. She goes above and beyond to ensure you are comfortable and understand what you are going through.
Read more Travis Bittle is a great clinician, she is caring and understanding. She goes above and beyond to ensure you are comfortable and understand what you are going through.
Greensboro Dec 2020
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The first session seemed kind of unproductive but it's cool.
Greensboro Mar 2017
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Greensboro can be found right before Battleground Ave and Westridge Road meet, immediately west of Country Park. Our office shares a building with Berky Orthodontics and MetLife, and is across the street from McDonalds. The closest bus stops are Battleground/Westridge and Battleground/Southeastern Eye.

Phone number

(336) 891-3857

Languages spoken by NC providers

  • Hindi
  • Urdu
  • English
  • Punjabi
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