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Emotional Abuse

Emotional abuse is a form of psychological trauma that can be equally as damaging as physical abuse. It can be defined as any behavior or action that undermines an individual's sense of selfworth and self-esteem. Emotional abuse can occur in any relationship, including romantic relationships, family relationships, and even professional relationships. If you are someone who has experienced emotional abuse, you are not alone. Clarity Clinic in Chicago is here to provide you with the support and resources you need to begin healing with therapy for emotional abuse.
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Recognizing Emotional Abuse

It can be difficult to recognize emotional abuse, as it can often be subtle and insidious. However, there are some common signs of emotional abuse that you should be aware of. These can include:

  • Constant criticism or belittling
  • Gaslighting or manipulating the individual's perception of reality
  • Isolation from friends and family
  • Withholding affection or emotional support
  • Intimidation or threats
  • Controlling behaviors, such as limiting access to finances or transportation

If you have experienced any of these behaviors in a relationship, it is possible that you have been a victim of emotional abuse. It is important to seek emotional abuse counseling as soon as possible, as emotional abuse can have long-lasting effects on your mental health.

Our Approach to Emotional Abuse Therapy

At Clarity Clinic, we take a holistic approach to treating emotional abuse. We understand that emotional abuse can affect every aspect of a person's life, including their relationships, work, and overall sense of well-being. Therefore, our emotional abuse therapy approach is tailored to the individual needs of each patient, with a focus on healing the whole person.

We begin by providing a safe and supportive environment for therapy for emotional abuse survivors to share their experiences. Our therapists are trained to listen without judgment and to provide validation and empathy. We understand that it can be difficult to talk about experiences of emotional abuse, but we are here to support you every step of the way.

Once we have established a foundation of trust, we work with our patients to develop coping skills and strategies for managing the effects of emotional abuse. This may include cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), which can help patients identify negative thought patterns and replace them with more positive ones. We may also utilize other evidence-based therapies, such as dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) or acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), depending on the individual needs of each patient.

In addition to emotional abuse counseling, we may also recommend medication management for co-occurring mental health conditions, such as depression or anxiety. Our psychiatrists are experts in psychopharmacology and can work with patients to develop a medication regimen that is tailored to their specific needs.

Our goal is to empower our patients to take control of their lives and to move forward in a positive direction. We believe that everyone deserves to live a life free from emotional abuse, and we are committed to helping our patients achieve that goal.

The Benefits of Therapy for Emotional Abuse

Seeking emotional abuse treatment can have a profound impact on a person's life. Some of the benefits of therapy for emotional abuse survivors can include:

  • Increased self-esteem and self-worth
  • Improved relationships with others
  • Better coping skills for managing stress and negative emotions
  • Decreased symptoms of depression and anxiety
  • Greater sense of control over one's life

By seeking treatment from an emotional abuse therapist, you are taking the first step towards healing and reclaiming your life.

Contact Us about Therapy for Emotional Abuse

If you have experienced emotional abuse, we are here to help. Clarity Clinic is dedicated to providing compassionate and evidence-based emotional abuse counseling to those who have been affected by emotional abuse. Contact us today to schedule an appointment with one of our therapists or psychiatrists at our Chicago area clinics. Together, we can begin the journey toward healing and recovery.

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Emotional Abuse Providers

Jade
Jade Austin, MA
Therapy
Ross
Ross Pepper, MD
Psychiatrist
Anish
Anish Desai, MD
Psychiatrist
Sheena
Sheena Patel, PA-C
PA-C
Rebecca
Rebecca Helm, LSW
Therapy
Ryan
Ryan Atkins, PA
Psychiatry
Hannah
Hannah Wychocki, PA-C
PA-C
Lauren
Lauren Isdale, NP
Nurse Practitioner
Gabriella
Gabriella Lerner, PA-C
PA-C
Cyrus
Cyrus Ma, PA-C
PA-C
Zubair
Zubair Khan, PA-C
PA-C
Zachary
Zachary Delgado, LSW
Therapy
Nicholas
Nicholas Zaris, LPC
Therapy
Sarah
Sarah Tarabey, LCPC
Therapist
Kumail
Kumail Hussain, MD
Young Adult and Child/Adolescent Psychiatrist
Michele
Michele Sitorus, PsyD
Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Sloan
Sloan Kodroff, LCPC
Therapist, Clinical Supervisor
Rahael
Rahael Mathew, LCPC
Therapist
Megan
Megan Becker, PA-C
PA-C
Emma
Emma Arsic, PA-C
PA-C
Paul
Paul Bamberger, PA-C
PA-C
Tonie
Tonie White, LCSW
Therapy
Jason
Jason Brescia, LCPC
Therapy
Sankrant
Sankrant Reddy, MD
Psychiatrist
Virginia
Virginia Harren, LCPC
Clinical Supervisor
Stephanie
Stephanie Osborne, PA-C
Psychiatry
Ashley
Ashley Seredynski, PA-C
PA-C
Christine
Christine Lantin, PA-C
PA-C
Callie
Callie Perlman, LPC, NCC
Therapist
Chad
Chad Gaynier, LCPC
Therapist
Victoria
Victoria Nieman, LCPC
Therapist
Sudhakar
Sudhakar Shenoy, MD
Adult and Child/Adolescent Psychiatrist
Sharon
Sharon Koys, PA-C
PA-C
Sara
Sara Fakhri, MA
Therapy
Reggie
Reggie Pacheco, PsyD
Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Sahar
Sahar Eftekhar, DO
General & Addiction Psychiatrist
Rebecca
Rebecca Gilfillan, MD
Psychiatrist
Rebecca
Rebecca Kuhn, PA-C
PA-C
Sonnie
Sonnie Cousins, MA
Therapy
Elana
Elana Horowitz, PA-C
PA-C
Pavan
Pavan Prasad, MD
Psychiatrist
Melissa
Melissa Melzer, LPC
Therapy
Mary
Mary Leighton, LPC
Therapy
Mariyah
Mariyah Hussain, MD
Adult and Child/Adolescent Psychiatrist
Laura
Laura Schroeder, LCPC
Therapist
Kiran Binal
Kiran Binal Maharaja, MD
Psychiatrist
Karen
Karen Richardson, LCSW, ICDVP
Therapy
Lizzie
Lizzie Ausland, LCPC, CADC
Therapist
Kalyan
Kalyan Rao, MD
Psychiatrist
Jonathan
Jonathan Kolakowski, MD
Psychiatrist
Judy
Judy Bitzer, LCPC
Therapist
James
James Histed, Clinical Intern
Therapy Clinical Intern
Keith
Keith Merrifield, LCSW, CCTP, ADHD-CCSP
Therapist
Jessica
Jessica Masbaum, LCSW
Therapist, Clinical Supervisor
Erika
Erika Bielenstein, LCPC
Therapist
Janel
Janel Wenger, AMFT
Therapist
Jeanette
Jeanette Marinier, PA-C
PA-C
Jamie
Jamie Schubert, PA-C
PA-C
Sherita
Sherita Hernton, PA-C
PA-C
Emily
Emily Maurer, LCPC
Therapist
Frank
Frank Sassetti, PsyD
Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Emily
Emily Street, PA-C
PA-C
Thomas
Thomas Thurlow, NP
Psychiatry
Savannah
Savannah Sullivan, PA-C
PA-C
Summer
Summer Slininger, PA-C
PA-C
Ravali
Ravali Poreddy, MD
Psychiatrist
Ariella
Ariella Panos, PA-C
PA-C
James
James Ham, PA-C
Psychiatry
Rayna
Rayna Gorstein, PA-C
PA-C
Daniel
Daniel Shuter, LSW
Therapist
Sierra
Sierra Purcell, PA-C
PA-C
Emily
Emily Hoag, MD
Psychiatrist
Grace
Grace Starrs, PA-C
Psychiatry
Cassie
Cassie Donahue, PA-C
Psychiatry
Gayathri
Gayathri Ganesh, PA-C
PA-C
Samuel
Samuel Eckert, PA-C
PA-C
Cindy
Cindy Meraz, LPC
Therapy
Chloe
Chloe Wesley, Clinical Intern
Therapy
Nayeli
Nayeli Cruz-Castillo, LCPC
Therapy
Rafael
Rafael Lopez, MD
Psychiatrist
Samantha
Samantha Espinosa, MA
Therapy
Kaitlin
Kaitlin Digrispino, LPC
Therapy
Scott
Scott Shadrick, PA-C
PA-C
Mira
Mira Ebalo, PA-C
PA-C
Lauren
Lauren Stanley, LCSW
Therapy
Meredith
Meredith Henry, LSW
Therapy
Miriam
Miriam Mixon, LCSW
Therapist, Clinical Supervisor
Jessica
Jessica Baran, LCPC
Therapy
Justin
Justin Lee, PA-C
PA-C
Jordan
Jordan Valentic-Holden, MA
Therapy
Jerri
Jerri Ganz, LCSW
Therapy
Katherine
Katherine Cunningham, LPC, CADC
Therapy
Elia
Elia Narvaez-Mushtaq, LPC
Therapy
Sam
Sam Donham, LCPC
Therapy
Carol
Carol Briggs, LPC, NCC
Therapy
Emily
Emily Filip, PA-C
PA-C
Autumn
Autumn Holtschlag, ALMFT, LPC
Therapy
Liz
Liz Hand, LCSW
Therapist, Clinical Supervisor
Jenna
Jenna Jacobson, PA-C
PA-C
Dane
Dane Davlantis, LCPC
Therapist, Clinical Supervisor
Caitlin
Caitlin Daughtry, PA-C
PA-C
Camryn
Camryn Schmidt, PA-C
PA-C
Courtney
Courtney Daly, LCPC, CADC
Therapy
Carolyn
Carolyn Klinkert, LCPC
Therapist, Clinical Supervisor
Angelina
Angelina Wheeler, LCPC
Therapist, Clinical Supervisor
Brittany
Brittany Wilson, LPC
Therapy
Brent
Brent Hope, LCSW
Therapy
Alexandra
Alexandra Gregor, PA-C
PA-C
Allegria
Allegria Knouse, PA-C
PA-C
Alyssa
Alyssa Bobak, PA-C
PA-C
Aimee
Aimee Daramus, PsyD
Licensed Clinical Psychologist

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