Codependency and setting boundaries
When you are experiencing issues with your boundaries or codependency in your relationships, you might become so invested in getting validation from others that you are unable to function as an independent person. You may only have an identity in another person and feel as if you can’t be happy unless they are happy. You also may have an intense need for external approval, so much so that you struggle to make decisions without other people’s input because you’re afraid that they may leave you.
“In a codependent relationship, there is usually one person who is more passive and can’t make decisions for themselves and a more dominant personality who gets some reward and satisfaction from controlling the other person and making decisions about how they will live.” -Dr. Becker
Symptoms of codependency:
- Difficulty identifying your feelings
- Difficulty making decisions in relationships
- Difficulty communicating in a relationship
- Valuing the approval of others more than valuing yourself
- Lacking trust in yourself and having poor self-esteem
- Having an obsessive need for approval
- Having an unhealthy dependence on relationships
- Having an exaggerated sense of responsibility for the actions of others
Counseling can help heal Codependency
Learning how to set boundaries is an important part of creating and establishing your own identity and it’s incredibly important for your mental well-being. With therapy, you will learn what healthy boundaries are and how to appropriately set them so you can show more compassion and kindness to yourself.
Integrative Counsel’s approach to healing Codependency
Integrative Counsel uses art therapy, yoga-informed therapy, DBT, and mindfulness techniques to help you work through the muck in your mind that causes you to feel out of touch with your true, joyful self. We believe in using a holistic approach and that the mind and body are connected and should both be healed. We draw from many schools of learning, including psychology, neuroscience, creative and expressive arts therapies, Buddhism, and Shamanism. These are some of our favorite thinkers.
Begin Counseling in St. Petersburg, FL
You don’t have to live with low self-esteem, an obsessive need for external validation, and a lack of self-trust. Integrative Counsel has caring therapists who specialize in Codependency and boundary setting. To start your counseling journey, follow these simple steps:
Other counseling services at Integrative Counsel
Counseling for codependency isn’t the only service we provide at Integrative Counsel in St. Petersburg, FL. Other mental health services Integrative Counsel provides are art therapy, depression and anxiety treatment, improving codependency and boundaries, grief and life transition, accessing your body informed wisdom, and increasing mindfulness and awareness.
When you book a consultation with one of our therapists, we guarantee you will have a genuine connection with your therapist, a tailored plan, and the time taken to deeply understand the current and historical nature of your concerns. We also guarantee that you will receive a robust toolbox of support with expertise in mindful, creative, and yoga-informed care. New tools will lead you to a new mindset.