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      When You Need to End an Emotionally Abusive Relationship

      When You Need to End an Emotionally Abusive Relationship

      Even when someone realizes they are being emotionally abused, they aren’t necessarily prepared to end the relationship. This is because most victims suffer from horrible, debilitating shame, shame that robs them of their motivation to take action, shame that prevents them from believing they deserve anything better. But in spite of the fact that you may feel ill-prepared to leave the relationship, there are some circumstances that indicate that you …

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      Recovering from the Lasting Shame of Emotional Abuse

      Recovering from the Lasting Shame of Emotional Abuse

      After escaping an emotionally abusive relationship, shame needs to be healed. For victims of emotional abuse, shame causes damage to their perceptions of themselves, ongoing disgust and humiliation, and self-criticism for putting up with the abuse. Working to reduce...

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      8 Signs A Loved One Might Be In An Emotionally Abusive Relationship

      8 Signs A Loved One Might Be In An Emotionally Abusive Relationship

      Emotional abuse, unlike physical abuse, can be so subtle and insidious that friends, family and even the victims themselves may not recognize the toxic dynamics at play. At first, the emotionally abusive partner may act in ways that appear loving and attentive on the surface — all part of the “grooming process” to win over the victim. But this period doesn’t last long: Soon, the perpetrator …

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