Therapy for Codependency in Kansas
Codependency is a pattern of relating that’s characterized by a lack of personal boundaries and over-focusing on the needs, wants, and problems of others, while simultaneously ignoring and suppressing one’s own wants and needs. Therapy for codependency could just as easily be called “therapy for boundaries”—at the core of all codependency is difficulty setting boundaries in relationships. It could also be called “therapy for self-esteem,” because low self-esteem and codependency tend to go hand-in-hand.
Codependency often looks like:
If you're stuck in patterns of codependency, relationships—and often life in general—feel stressful. Whenever anyone close to you has a problem you feel anxious or guilty, like it’s somehow your fault. And even if intellectually you *know* it’s not your fault, the feelings you have when someone else is hurting are so uncomfortable that you feel like you have to help them “fix it,” even if that means giving unwanted advice, or doing things you don’t really want to do.
On top of feeling responsible for others, you’re also hard on yourself, criticizing everything from the way you think and feel, to the way you look and behave. You’re afraid of making mistakes, so you try your best to be perfect, and even though you’re constantly seeking praise and external validation, you have a hard time letting compliments in.
I’m here to tell you, it doesn’t have to be this way.
Life Doesn’t Have to Feel So Stressful
The amount of anxiety, shame, and fear underlying codependency can feel like a nightmare. You may be wondering—why is it so hard for me to be authentic? Will I ever feel comfortable in my own skin? Why can’t I just let go and be myself?
I’ve helped many adults just like you step into their power and start relating to their partners, parents, friends, and other loved ones in a healthier way. In therapy with me you'll have a non-judgmental space to explore who you really are and how you got to where you are today.
Therapy for codependency is for you if:
My main goal is for you to feel so grounded and centered that you never fear losing yourself in a close relationship ever again.
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Other Mental Health Services Offered by Sacred Circle Holistic Healing in Kansas
My Lawrence, Kansas counseling practice also specializes in providing therapy for anxiety, therapy for self-esteem, therapy for Highly Sensitive People, and grief and bereavement counseling. I help people overcome shame and the fear of being their true selves. Breaking the cycles of people-pleasing and self-abandonment is possible, and I'm here to help.
I offer online counseling throughout Kansas. Reach out today to schedule your free 15 minute phone consultation. I'd love to hear from you!