Therapy Services & (Telehealth Visits Only) in Scarsdale, NY

Abuse services offered in Scarsdale, NY

Abuse can occur in any relationship — romantic, familial, or friendly — and can leave emotional scars. JoAnne Singh, LMHC, and the team at Fully Integrated Psychotherapy & Consultation help clients process past abuse to find compassion for themselves, so they’re able to move forward in their lives. Call the office in Scarsdale, New York, or use the online booking feature to set up an online appointment with a qualified therapist who can help you. 

What is abuse?

It’s relatively simple to identify physical abuse — choking, slapping, hitting, and throwing objects at someone are just a few examples. If a person intentionally causes bodily harm to another in an effort to establish dominance over them, it’s abuse. 

Emotional abuse is more subtle. A person may manipulate your emotions or use bullying words or behaviors. Humiliation and punishment are examples of emotional abuse. 

Emotional abuse may show up as: 

  • Withholding affection
  • Routinely making threats
  • Gaslighting
  • Cruel name-calling
  • Intimidation
  • Threatening to harm a partner
  • Isolating the victim from friends and family

Emotional and physical abuse can seriously impact your mental health and self-esteem. 

What are the effects of abuse?

Abuse can cause serious mental health problems, including post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, and eating disorders. You might experience disrupted sleep and restlessness. Abuse can cause you to lose a sense of reality and personal value. 

Other effects of abuse include:

  • Anger
  • Depression
  • Dissociation
  • Mood issues
  • Shame
  • Self-destructive behaviors
  • Trust issues

If you’re in an abusive relationship, or have gotten out of one but have lingering emotional issues, contact Fully Integrated Psychotherapy & Consultation for an appointment. 

What therapies can help overcome the effects of abuse?

The telemedicine therapy available at Fully Integrated Psychotherapy & Consultation can help you heal from the effects of abuse. 

Using techniques like eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) and family internal systems therapy, your provider helps you come to terms with your emotions and experiences. 

You learn to deal with the pain in ways that help you heal rather than dwell on or hide the pain. 

Your therapist gives you the tools to reframe your thinking to overcome the effects of emotional and physical abuse. The process takes time, but you can heal and feel whole again. 

If you’re still in a relationship characterized by abuse, you can set up an appointment to deal with your relationship issues and develop healthier ways to communicate. 

Call the Fully Integrated Psychotherapy & Consultation office to set up a private and discreet telemedicine appointment to acknowledge and work through the effects of abuse. You can also schedule using the online booking tool.