How can psychotherapy help a victim of mental abuse?

Psychotherapy helps victims of mental abuse by talking through painful memories and by addressing symptoms of depression and anxiety. The therapy can occur during individual sessions or group therapy. Common psychotherapy methods include cognitive therapy to help the victim learn to change destructive thought patterns. Cognitive behavior therapy helps the victim identify and replace destructive and hurtful habits with positive habits. Play therapy is designed for children to help them express their emotions through play rather than words.

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