Codependency has many variations. Typically, it shows up through our relationships with other people. People who are codependent may have traits like low-self esteem, emotional reactivity, difficulty saying no, poor boundaries, people pleasing, a need to be liked, perfectionism, fixation on mistakes, fear of abandonment or intimacy issues. While codependents usually have good and thoughtful intentions, they can take on unhealthy roles that negatively impact their personal and relational lives. Although codependency does not qualify as a mental health diagnosis, therapy is often recommended to help a person reduce codependent behaviors and develop healthier relationships.

Local Experts in Codependency

Brittni Fudge

Couples Therapy, Individual Therapy, Adolescent/Teen Therapy

Codependency is a misguided coping skill. When we engage in codependent behaviors, we believe we are helping ourselves to feel accepted, less anxious (even if only temporarily), and in control. In hindsight, we realize this coping skill is actually making things harder and more painful in our lives and relationships. Using Post Induction Therapy & EMDR, Brittni heals codependency issues.

Brian Klink

Individual Therapy, Family Therapy, Couples Therapy, Group Therapy

Codependence is insidious and often difficult to identify, yet it can be a debilitating condition. It can be defined as seeking identity and worth in anyone or anything other than oneself. I have extensive experience as a recovering codependent myself, and would welcome the opportunity to join you on your journey to learning to love the self.

Nancy Bortz

Adolescent/Teen Therapy, Couples Therapy, Family Therapy, Individual Therapy

This is my specialty. Teaching people how to have boundaries, to take risks, to trust oneself, and to become your greatest ally in life. We have spent a lifetime giving ourselves away believing we can fix the other person and how our happiness is based on monitoring how others treat us. We need to learn how to create healthy loving relationships by taking better care of ourselves.

Melissa Barbash

Individual Therapy, Group Therapy

I\'ve been working in the field of substance abuse and relationships/connection for the majority of my career. I have helped many people move out of codependent patterns. I have seen so many people compromise who they are in an effort to hold on to relationships, There is a way for you to be okay without losing yourself.

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