Have you ever been bullied, or do you know someone who has? For children in America today, bullying takes place on a daily basis. If a child is not currently being bullied, he or she has witnessed it. Studies indicate that approximated 20% of children have experienced the effects of bullying at some point in their lives.
Bullying comes in all forms – and it’s not limited to school-age children. Both children and adults can fall victim to the negative effects of bullying. Sadly, many people do not receive the help they need to overcome the lasting effects of bullying.
Types of Bullying:
There are several forms of bullying. Here are just a few examples:
- Verbal bullying: name-calling, teasing, verbal threats, comments made about one’s appearance, or taunting
- Physical bullying: pushing, tripping, hitting, threatening gestures, and taking one’s personal items
- Social bullying: spreading rumors or telling lies about a person, intentionally leaving someone out of an activity, and publicly embarrassing or shaming another person
- Cyberbullying: posting intimidating messages on social media or in chat rooms, sending harassing text messages, sharing hurtful photos or images of a person, or any use of electronic devices meant to embarrass or humiliate another person
Many schools, businesses, and organizations have instituted anti-bullying and bully prevention programs. Despite these initiatives, bullying continues to be a problem in our culture. If you have been a victim of bullying, or know someone who has, there is help for you. Thriveworks Counseling of Greenville treats victims of bullying. We have experience with helping people who struggle with low self-esteem and social anxiety as a result of past bullying.
Counseling for bullying can improve your life. Don’t let the words or actions of a bully hold you back from being the person you were meant to be – from doing the things you’ve always wanted to do. Call Thriveworks Counseling of Greenville to take the first steps to overcoming your bullying experience today! (864) 952-4048
At Thriveworks Counseling, we understand that the trauma experienced from bullying can be severe and long-lasting. We believe that anyone can benefit from mental health support – you can find healing from the devastating effects of bullying. There’s never been a better time to begin therapy for bullying.
We offer convenient appointment times. We are available for daytime, evening, and weekend appointments. We have affordable session fees and accept many major insurance plans. Call Thriveworks Counseling of Greenville to begin your journey of healing from bullying. Don’t let the bullies take another day. You can thrive, we can help! (864) 952-4048