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

Need more help deciding?

Emotional abuse is a kind of maltreatment that is elusive. It’s different to physical abuse insomuch that the abuser and the abused may not even know it’s occurring. Over the long term, in some cases, emotional abuse can be even more destructive than physical violence. It’s something that can destabilize and demoralize the victim. It can reach the point where they view themselves and the world around them differently.

This type of abuse can cripple thoughts and emotions, and the abused one can lose all feelings of self-worth. Emotional abuse has no boundaries. It can happen between a parent and child, partners and relatives. It can even occur between friends or work colleagues.

A typical emotional abuser will project their words, attitudes or actions onto their victim. They often do this with relentless frequency. What’s sad is that the abusers themselves have not dealt with their own childhood wounds. It’s a vicious cycle and one that can only be broken once the individual recognizes they have a problem. After that, they have to reach out to emotional abuse therapy counselors for guidance.

Ongoing Struggles

There are many disruptions in the life of an emotional abuse victim. How much disruption there is depends on many factors. Common everyday struggles a victim face may include:

  • Easily embarrassed and humiliated (overly sensitive)
  • Shy to confront people, especially people in authority
  • Anger and rage (sudden outbursts that they usually regret afterwards)
  • Low self-esteem and confidence levels
  • Unable to form meaningful relationships with others
  • Difficult to get along with others, even on a simple level
  • Lack of self-respect and self-worth
  • Depression or chronic misery
  • Find it difficult to see the good in anything or anyone.

The list is in fact exhaustive. The above points are some of the more typical, everyday challengers that emotionally abused folks face in their lives.

Time for Change

The good news is that no one has to put up with the way they have been suffering. There are three simple steps that could form the beginning of a better and more hopeful life.

  • Recognize your problem for what it is
  • Make a decision to do something about it
  • Call our Salem emotional abuse therapy hotline to schedule an initial appointment.

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 Salem therapists and counselors accept 27 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Massachusetts | BCBS

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

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

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • Fallon Health

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

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Self-pay costs at Salem
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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The therapist at Thriveworks ( Stephen Medina) is absolutely fantastic. He is very well educated and is able to get me to open up.
Read more The therapist at Thriveworks ( Stephen Medina) is absolutely fantastic. He is very well educated and is able to get me to open up.
Sharron Feb 2024
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★★★★★
Outstanding from first call to assigning me a therapist for my particular needs. I would recommend them to anyone. My therapist is top notch!
Read more Outstanding from first call to assigning me a therapist for my particular needs. I would recommend them to anyone. My therapist is top notch!
Sharron Feb 2024
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★★★★★
My therapist, Stephen Medina is professional, caring, smart and is very good at gaining my trust. He is highly skilled in PTSD. I am starting to feel whole again.
Read more My therapist, Stephen Medina is professional, caring, smart and is very good at gaining my trust. He is highly skilled in PTSD. I am starting to feel whole again.
Sharron Feb 2024
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★★★★★
Celine is very compassionate and professional
Debra Dec 2023
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Where to find us

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Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Salem is located in McIntire Historic District on Washington St. where it intersects with Lynde St. We share a building with MassHire North Shore Career Center - Salem, Koto Grill & Sushi, and other businesses.

Phone number

(978) 637-8213

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