Raleigh, NC Emotional Abuse Counseling – Therapy, Victims of Abuse

Emotional abuse can devastate the life of the victim when allowed to go on for too long. Some emotional abuse therapy experts say it can even be more damaging than physical abuse in a lot of cases. Psychological violence is a type of abuse that can negatively affect the way a person thinks, feels and functions. The emotional pain the sufferer experiences can often be unbearable to the point where they lose all hope. Here are just some of the destructive patterns of this cruel infliction:

  • Feelings of constant humiliation and degradation
  • Codependency
  • Emotionally distant or detached from other people
  • Simple everyday tasks become huge ordeals
  • Feeling of shame and lack of self-worth
  • And a lack of socialization skills

Any of the above distractions can alter the way a person gets to live their lives. The longer the emotional abuse goes on for, the more intense and embedded these defects become.

Lost Relationships

It’s hard to like or love someone who dislikes or loathes themselves. Such people are not easy to be around, and that’s the problem. It’s a sad fact that many victims of emotional abuse struggle with relationships at all levels, for example:

  • Personal relationships (family, partners and friends)
  • Work relationships (falling out with co-workers, gossiping)
  • People in authority (resents anything anyone in authority asks them to do).

Anyone who struggles to get along with other people struggles to get on with life. No one wants to be like this, but they don’t always know what to do to change. The deep scars of child emotional abuse can also carry over into adulthood when left undiagnosed and untreated.

Physical Problems of Abused Victims

A psychologically abusive relationship can also contribute toward physical problems. Some of these may include such things as:

  • Migraines and splitting headaches
  • Arthritis
  • Body aches and pains.

The body and brain is closely connected and when one is not doing too well it can have a negative knock-on effect to the other.

Raleigh, NC Emotional Abuse Therapists

If, after reading this, you can identify with any of the symptoms, please don’t hesitate to contact our Raleigh, NC emotional abuse therapists. Schedule an appointment today and get a professional prognosis on your condition. If we can help, we will help.

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hat seemed more uncomfortable than I was after I shared. The next was an awesome therapist that passed away. Before he died he introduced our group to someone new. We were all very reluctant to have to share with someone new, after taking years to disclose out abuse to anyone. Kim is amazing. She allows us to share when we feel comfortable, and seems to know when to just listen and when a reply is needed. It’s very hard to share, to open up and expose ourselves to anyone. I trust and recommend Kim. When I have a rough day or a bad memory, I don’t have to hold on to it. I take it to my safe place, the room where a victim without a voice transforms into a person that matters. It is a safe place where I don’t have to take the burdens I walk in with back out with me.

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