Codependency therapists in Danville, Kentucky KY
Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor
Codependency is a well worn "buzz word" meaning when one person takes on some of the unhealthy characteristics of the unhealthy person they are in relationship with. One may have a sense of over-responsibility and the other person's problems become your problem. Self worth becomes dependent on the actions and attitudes of others and based on the approval of others. There's often a sense of needing to solve the other persons problems, to give more in order to be loved. Symptoms of codependency may include: an intense fear of rejection, the need to control or the perception of being controlled. Boundaries are designed to, define one self in, and live out healthier relationship. It is difficult to commit to what you will accept and what you will not accept when in a codependent relationship. You may waver on what you will do and not do, say and not say. Responsibility is one of the most freeing concepts in relationship and also can be one of the most distorted and confusing aspects between two people. Responsibility is a reciprocating aspect of boundaries and among other concepts allows for a healthy interdependence between two people (not independence nor dependence). Codependency can stem from early experiences learned in relationship. Sometimes this learning is ingrained and requires some deeper healing work. It is possible to move past the pain, heal and design life around healthy boundaries.
26 Years Experience
Psychologist, PsyD, ABPP, CFT-I
In our work together, I help you explore the underlying causes of your codependency, develop healthier coping skills, boundaries, and communication strategies, so you can create more fulfilling relationships and lead a more balanced life.
10 Years Experience
Psychologist, Licensed Psychologist
Codependency is a popular term these days. It can be subtle or much more overt. Frequently seen with other problematic relationship problems, substance abuse, depression and anxiety. Many times this is seen passed through families. We are not sure if it is a nature or nurture thing. Therapy can be a helpful part of the puzzle. Treatment tends to take longer with this stuff.
18 Years Experience
My approach teaches you to depend on yourself and to be self-directed. You can learn to help yourself if you improve your discomfort tolerance for doing things for yourself, taking calculated risks, and accept yourself even when you fail.
33 Years Experience
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPCC, CCATP
Kudos to you for seeing out help and for making the effort to improve your life! If you're suffering with codependency, it's likely that relationship issues, insecurity, anxiety, depression, or even past trauma are also a concern for you. Because I have extensive experience with all of these issues, I'm likely a good fit to support and guide you towards gaining more insight and making some needed shifts in some of your patterns. I support those who are trying to take a natural, medication-free approach, as well as those who are considering or already utilizing mediation as an additional aid. I love what I do because I love getting to see my clients' lives improve. If you'd like to determine if I could be a good fit for you, please schedule a free 15 minute consult with me (via my website). I do also provide therapy in Spanish.
19 Years Experience