Love Is Kind- Emotional Abuse Therapy in Colorado Springs, CO
Love- between intimate partners, family members, friends, religious leaders, coworkers- should be kind, uplifting, and patient. Yet 48.4% of women and 48.8% of men experience psychological aggression by an intimate partner sometime in their life (National Domestic Violence Hotline). That’s nearly half of the U.S. population who doesn’t have the caring relationship they deserve and instead carry the terrifying scars of an emotional abusive relationships in their hearts and minds. Although no one can change the past, our therapists and counselors at Thriveworks , CO can mend the wounds that are cut deep and get you back on track to a healthy, fulfilling lifestyle full of love and respect for yourself and others.
Emotional Abuse- What Is It and How to Recognize It
All relationships have conflict and arguments; it is normal and healthy. The signs of emotional abuse may appear as typical bumps in the road of any relationship. However, underneath it is a battle to win control, with manipulative tactics that use emotions as arsenary. Red flags that may signify emotional abuse in a relationship include:
- Ridiculing, embarrassing , and condemning in public
- Taking no interest in other’s opinions and emotions
- Objectifying people
- Threatening, intimidating or guilt-tripping others to get what they want
- Coveting the other partner and making them a possession
- Making them think they are crazy (called gaslighting)
- Showing uncontrollable anger at the slightest misstep of partner
- Destroying a prized possession of partner (harming a favorite family picture)
- Denying requests to vital resources such as money, transportation, food, or health care
- Falsely accusing (“You broke…” when they know you did not)
- Withholding love to get what they want
- Guilt tripping them for spending time with loved ones
- Refusing to accept responsibility for their actions
These red flags have one thing in common: control. Emotional abuse happens when one partner tries to dominate another. Often times these behaviors begin very subtle, so you may not realize you are being manipulated until the relationship is already detrimentally abusive. But, there is still hope! Our Thriveworks therapists and counselors know the signs of emotional abuse and how to help you rebuild the amazing empire of your heart, soul and mind.
Healing from Emotional Abuse with Thriveworks
You may be wondering how a bunch of therapists and counselors in nice offices could guide you towards freedom from the chains that have been keeping you down. Or, even if healing for the deep wounds you have is even possible. It is. And, the journey is always easier if you have a companion. Our therapists and counselors can help you:
- Identify and process the trauma.
- Prioritize your safety and well-being.
- Grow your self-esteem and confidence.
- Learn to communicate and love in healthy relationships.
Our therapists are professionally trained to give you back the life you deserve. We use tried and true techniques like helping you process feelings (cognitive behavioral therapy) or using physical sensations to rebuild broken hearts and minds (somatic experiencing). We use methods as simple as journaling to more complex therapies like Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR).
Thriveworks wants you to have the quality of life you deserve: a stunningly amazing one. Life can bring its rough patches, but our counselors will make sure you can fight your next battle with a clear mind, strong heart and free soul.
To begin your path to recovery, schedule an appointment with us now. Working around busy schedules is no problem to us. Because we believe you shouldn’t have to wait another minute to invest in your health, there is never a long wait for appointments. Call us today (781) 318-8080.