It is very difficult to prove emotional abuse. My experience is that DSS generally does little about such allegations.
The best approach is to get the child to a mental health counselor. Since counselors usually rely on what children tell them, the child's statements while normally hearsay would be admissible in court as testimony of the mental health counselor.
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Get the child a mental health counselor. Consult with a local family law attorney who likely will be able to point you in the direction of a reputable counselor for your child.