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Therapist Tysons Corner VA

Therapist Tysons Corner VA- woman holding pillowtherapist Tysons Corner VA- upset woman sitting on bed hugging pillowAccording to national statistics, every minute in this country, 20 people are abused by an intimate partner. This means that every year, there are approximately 10 million women and men who suffer harm from some harm of domestic abuse. Victims of domestic abuse are often left with deep emotional scars. If you live in Virginia and are a domestic abuse victim, a therapist in Tysons Corner VA can help you with your healing process.

What types of abuse can a therapist help a victim deal with?

There are several different forms of abuse that an abuser can inflict on a victim. Regardless of the type of abuse, a victim can suffer deep psychological issues and pain. Many victims struggle with anxiety, depression, flashbacks, post-traumatic stress syndrome (PTSD), and trust issues. They may have difficulty forming new relationships, fearing the same thing will happen with a new partner.

It is important to remember that although the physical injuries may have healed, the emotional ones will likely be around for a long time, especially if the victim tries to deal with their experiences on their own and without the help of a professional.

Some of the different types of abuse that each Tysons Corner VA therapist at our practice can help a victim deal with includes:

· Physical abuse
· Emotional abuse
· Sexual abuse
· Financial abuse

Can a therapist help with victims of other relationship dynamic abuse?

Although many of our patients who come to our practice for help are victim of domestic abuse, our therapists have also successfully worked with other types of abuse victims. Many of our patients are child abuse victims, at the hands of family members, friends, or trusted professionals. We also work with elder abuse victims and their families.

What are the long-term impacts of abuse?

No matter what form of abuse the victim suffered or who the perpetrator was, victims are often left with serious emotional issues long after the abuse has ended. Some of the more common issues are:

Even when the abuse is long over, the victim can still suffer serious emotional issues because of the abuse. Some of the more common types of mental health issues are:

· Anger – An abuse victim often struggles with intense anger at the person or people who abused them. They may also struggle with anger at people who suspected or knew about the abuse but didn’t intervene. A victim may also be angry at themselves and blame themselves for not stopping the abuse.
· Anxiety – Symptoms of anxiety include panic attacks, fear of strangers, and trouble sleeping.
· Depression – Abuse victims often have a hard time enjoying things they used to enjoy, particularly if the activity reminds them of the person who abused them. They may struggle with feelings of emptiness and sadness.
· Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) – Many abuse victims suffer from PTSD, struggling with flashbacks, nightmares, and hypervigilance.
· Shame – It is far too common for abuse victims to feel guilt or shame about the abuse, often blaming themselves or feeling as if they deserved the abuse that was inflicted on them.

If you have been a victim of abuse, contact Lindsey Hoskins & Associates to meet with a dedicated Tysons Corner VA therapist and begin your journey of taking control of your life back.