What is Co-dependency
“Codependency” is a term we hear thrown around a lot these days, though many of us aren’t sure exactly what it means. On the face of it, it can actually sound like a good thing. “I depend on you, you depend on me. What’s wrong with that?” However, if you focus on the “dependency,” the potential problems become more apparent.
How Can Nancy Travers help you with co-dependency issues?
Nancy Travers specializes in Co-dependency Counseling along with many other related professional counseling services. With over 25 years of experience, Nancy has helped people identify the pitfalls and consequences of this type of behavior that takes place in certain relationships. If you and your spouse think this may be one of your issues, don’t hesitate to inquire with Nancy for a consultation to gain clarity on your relationship.
Co-dependency Therapy not equal to mutual support
Therapists and other mental health professionals who treat codependency see many cases where people depend on each other in unhealthy ways. Codependency can happen between a romantic couple, a parent and child, or anyone else with a close relationship.
For instance: one person may be someone suffering from problems of addiction, mental health, selfish or antisocial behaviors, and other destructive habits. They might regularly depend on the other to be their savior when their own destructive habits get them into trouble.
Are You An Enabler?
Their codependent partner in the relationship, on the other hand, may become their habitual enabler: the one who covers for them if they miss work or treat others poorly (“She didn’t mean it, it’s just been a hard week”). An enabler works hard to help keep the other person out of trouble. This codependent “savior” in the relationship might do it out of desperation to keep the other person in their lives no matter how little they get in return, or how little they’re helping the other person in the long-term. Or perhaps their desire to feel needed gives them a sense of importance they might otherwise lack through healthier means.
These are classic cases of codependency in relationships, and they can become extremely unhealthy by preventing individuals from learning to develop and grow and individuals, much less as equals in a relationship.
If you recognize yourself in any of these patterns, I can help you break the cycle with codependency therapy and learn more about how to create and function in a healthier relationship.
You do not have to battle codependency in relationships alone. Contact me today at Nancy’s Counseling Corner in Orange County, California to schedule your appointment for effective codependency therapy in Orange County.
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IT IS NOT ONLY MY PRIORITY TO BE YOUR CO-DEPENDENCY COUNSELING SPECIALIST, BUT I WANT TO PROVIDE THE MOST SIMPLIFIED PROCESS TO ACHIEVE AN UNDERSTANDING OF THE PROBLEMS ASSOCIATED WITH IT.
THE FOLLOWING IS A 3 PART OUTLINE OF HOW YOU CAN GET STARTED IN PARTICIPATING THROUGH IN-PERSON OR ONLINE COUNSELING FOR CO-DEPENDENCY ISSUES WITHIN YOUR RELATIONSHIP.
SIMPLE CLIENT ON-BOARDING AND ONLINE SCHEDULING THAT FITS YOUR SCHEDULE
Congratulations on making the effort to find a solution to co-dependency issues in your relationship! Let’s take the next steps in completing a few forms so I can better assist you. Schedule an appointment time that works for you.
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES OF CO-DEPENDENCY COUNSELING WITH NANCY'S COUNSELING CORNER
Our goal is to help you understand and overcome the negative pitfalls of your co-dependency issues. By participating in counseling sessions, you will begin creating clarity and reducing the enablement. Before you know it, you will begin to make progress and sustain your relationship.
IDENTIFY THE CAUSE AND EFFECT OF YOUR CO-DEPENDENCY ISSUES THEN IDENTIFY SOLUTIONS THAT HELP.
Co-Dependency can have a mind of it’s own and can be caused by a number of reasons. Together we will identify not only the cause, but work together towards a solution that will eliminate the unhealthy part of your relationship and make both partners stronger in the end.
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Co-dependency Counseling FAQ | FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
|What is co-dependency counseling, and how can it help me?||Co-dependency counseling is a therapeutic process designed to help individuals address and overcome co-dependent behaviors and relationships. It involves working with a trained therapist to develop healthier boundaries, self-esteem, and coping strategies to break free from co-dependent patterns.|
|Do I need co-dependency counseling?||If you find yourself in relationships marked by excessive caretaking, enabling, or dependency, and it’s negatively affecting your well-being, co-dependency counseling can be beneficial. It’s a valuable resource for individuals seeking to foster healthier relationships and self-empowerment.|
|How long does co-dependency counseling typically last?||The duration of co-dependency counseling varies from person to person. It may range from a few weeks to several months, depending on the severity of co-dependency and individual progress.|
|What can I expect during a co-dependency counseling session?||In a co-dependency counseling session, you can expect to discuss your patterns of behavior, relationships, and emotional challenges related to co-dependency. Your therapist will provide guidance, support, and strategies to help you build healthier relationships and reduce co-dependent behaviors.|
|Is co-dependency counseling effective, and does it work for everyone?||Co-dependency counseling can be effective for many individuals, but results vary. Success depends on factors like the individual’s commitment, the extent of co-dependency, and the therapeutic relationship. It may not work for everyone, but it offers valuable tools for personal growth and healthier relationships.|
|Can I combine co-dependency counseling with other therapies or approaches?||Yes, co-dependency counseling can be integrated with other therapeutic approaches and self-help strategies. Combining it with other therapies, such as individual counseling, group therapy, or support groups, can enhance the overall treatment plan.|
|Is what I share in co-dependency counseling sessions confidential?||Information shared in co-dependency counseling sessions is typically confidential, and therapists adhere to ethical and legal standards to protect your privacy. Exceptions may occur if there is a risk of harm to yourself or others.|
|How do I find the right co-dependency counselor for me?||To find the right co-dependency counselor, you can seek recommendations from mental health professionals, use online directories, or contact your insurance provider. It’s important to find a therapist with experience in co-dependency and with whom you feel comfortable.|
|What if I can’t afford co-dependency counseling?||If cost is a concern, explore affordable or free mental health resources, community clinics, or support groups focused on co-dependency. Additionally, check if your insurance plan covers mental health services or inquire about sliding scale fees from therapists.|
|What if I feel resistant or uncomfortable with co-dependency counseling?||It’s not uncommon to feel resistant or uncomfortable when addressing co-dependency issues. It’s important to communicate these feelings with your therapist, who can work with you to create a supportive and non-judgmental environment for your growth and recovery.|