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As a therapist, I believe within you is the very best version of yourself and it will be my great honor to help you find that person and walk with you... As a therapist, I believe within you is the very best version of yourself and it will be my great honor to help you find that person and walk with you through the challenges you face. Read more

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I understand that every person is living their unique experience and I believe that everyone is deserving of support.

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My desire is to offer hope that despite life's difficulties, there is still joy and purpose to be found.

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I understand that every individual is unique with unique mental health needs and I am passionate about working with you to develop a plan of care that... I understand that every individual is unique with unique mental health needs and I am passionate about working with you to develop a plan of care that works for you. Read more

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Starting Codependency therapy

What is Codependency therapy?

Codependency therapy from our Thriveworks Greenville therapists helps people reduce and overcome codependent habits, which involve sacrificing one's own needs to meet the needs of others (usually those closest to them). It helps to improve one's well-being as well as the health of their relationships.

How does Codependency therapy work?

Codependency therapy works by helping the individual recognize, understand, and accept codependent patterns — including why and how they might've developed. In addition, it focuses on helping the individual to kick these tendencies and build more balanced relationships that allow them to support others without neglecting their own needs.

Is Codependency therapy conducted in person or online?

Codependency therapy at Thriveworks is conducted both in person and via Online therapy. We encourage you to choose the option that works best for you.

How long does Codependency therapy last?

Codependent counseling can last for a few weeks, months, or longer. It depends on the exact needs of the client as well as the severity of their codependent challenges and other needs or preferences.

Need more help deciding?

Everyone knows how flight attendants review safety rules in case of an in-flight emergency: what to do in case of a water landing… what to do if the cabin air pressure changes… what to do if the oxygen masks deploy. Before take-off on every flight, attendants make clear—secure your oxygen before helping others put on their masks. You have to be breathing to help other people breathe. These directions are founded upon an important life principle: prioritize your own well-being before offering help to others. But a lot of people have a hard time living this principle, and when people fixate upon other people’s problems instead of addressing their own, they run into trouble. They may be hurting themselves and their loved one, and their behavior may be codependent.

Take Steve, for example. Steve has a 20-something daughter who needs a lot of support but who is also capable. Steve pays his daughter’s utilities, rent, and tuition because he worked his way through school and promised himself that he would provide for his children. Steve is happy to provide opportunities for his daughter that he never had. With every semester where she changes her major or drops a class, Steve feels a little more resentful that she is not capitalizing on this opportunity to advance her education and career. But then Steve remembers that seeing her happy is worth it.

There is little question that Steve loves his daughter, but his actions may be causing serious harm. Steve’s behavior may be fulfilling his own need to be needed, and in the process, he is hurting himself and his daughter. Steve may be codependent.

Steve is not alone. Many others offer help from a place of need instead of strength. Thriveworks Greenville offers counseling for codependency because when people recognize they have a problem, they can overcome codependent behaviors and learn to relate in healthier ways.

Codependency Characteristics

Codependent people usually choose relationships with people who need their help—people with a history of vulnerability, addiction, or reckless behavior. These relationships can form in many different contexts—between parents/children, spouses, friends, co-workers, and more.

People who wrestle with codependency may at first seem unbelievably kind, nice, and giving. However, with time, hurtful behaviors can become apparent. Codependents struggle with deep-seated shame and feelings of inadequacy. Focusing upon other people’s problems and fixing their problems distracts them from their own serious issues. They may tell themselves that helping others is a way to earn love or prove their value.

Distinguishing between hurtful codependent behavior and appropriate support can be difficult. The following are a handful of characterizations that mark codependent behavior:

  • Poor/no boundaries: When codependent people receive a request that is unreasonable, they often still respond with a, “yes.” They may fear that saying, “no” will cost them the relationship, so they may put their financial, emotional, or physical health at risk to help others. \
  • Minimization/denial: Individuals who are codependent are often clueless about their own problems or the harm they may be causing. Admitting their own problems can be excruciatingly painful, and they are often unaware of where they personally need healing.
  • Caretaking: Codependent people have interwoven what they do for people with who they are. If a person refuses their help, codependents take the rejection personally.
  • Obsession: Worry and anxiety often drive people with codependency to fixate upon another person. They may obsess about a particular person as a way of distracting themselves from their own issues.
  • Dependency: Codependent people may appear to help, but often, their help is driven by a sense of need—they need to be needed. They can be very clinging and needy in a relationship.
  • Low self-esteem: Individuals who struggle with codependency have a hard time acknowledging their inherent self-worth and dignity. Their often tie their self-worth with how much they do or achieve.
  • Poor communication skills: If a codependent thinks their own thoughts, feelings, or needs will upset another, they may not communicate these to others. With time, codependent people may even stop admitting to themselves what they really feel, think, or need.
  • Tendencies to people-please: Codependent individuals often take responsibility for how other people feel. They may work hard to ensure everyone in their life is happy. If someone is angry, upset, or disappointment, they may feel like it is their fault.

Counseling for Codependent Behaviors at Thriveworks Greenville, SC

As you read through the list of codependent behaviors, did any stand out to you? If so, you are not the only one. Many people struggle with codependency, but many people have also overcome it. With a skilled therapist, you may learn how to…

  1. Prioritize your own physical, emotional, and financial needs.
  2. Recognize and respect your own feelings and thoughts.
  3. Value who you are above what you do.
  4. Learn new, healthier relational skills.

Are you ready to learn how to put your own oxygen mask on every day before helping others breathe? Thriveworks Greenville has appointments for codependency available, and our therapists are ready to help.

New clients often see their counselor within 48 hours, and we have weekend and evening appointments available. A person answers our phone—no voicemail and no automated directory. We also work with many insurance companies.

Are you ready to make a change? Let’s get started. Call Thriveworks Greenville Today: (864) 952-4048

Pricing & insurance

Our therapists accept most major insurances. We cover 180 million Americans – and offer self-pay options, too.
Learn more about pricing for therapy and counseling services at Thriveworks.

Our Greenville therapists and counselors accept 24 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross and Blue of South Carolina Medicare Advantage

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina | BCBS

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of South Carolina | BCBS

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan | BCBS

  • Carelon

  • Carolina Behavioral Health Alliance (CBHA)

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

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Self-pay costs at Greenville
Talk therapy

Talk therapy

Includes individual, couples, child/ teen, & family therapy

First session

$1

Ongoing sessions

$1

Talk therapy

Psychiatry

Includes reducing symptoms with medication & management

First session

$1

Ongoing sessions

$1

Hear from our clients

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Samer has done a great job getting to know our son and providing best practices to help him. He is personable and professional. We look forward to seeing our son make progress and move in the right direction.
Read more Samer has done a great job getting to know our son and providing best practices to help him. He is personable and professional. We look forward to seeing our son make progress and move in the right direction.
Crystal Feb 2024
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★★★★
I had a good therapist for 3 sessions and unfortunately, she had to leave the area for family reasons. I met for the first time with my new therapist and it went well, so all is good. So far, Thriveworks has been wonderful !
Read more I had a good therapist for 3 sessions and unfortunately, she had to leave the area for family reasons. I met for the first time with my new therapist and it went well, so all is good. So far, Thriveworks has been wonderful !
Roger Feb 2024
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Kathy Hope is certainly committed to following Jesus Christ and is grounded in her beliefs and knowledge of the Bible. She offers wise counsel based on these beliefs, but is nonjudgmental and attentive to listening to others with compassion, understanding and care. She is thoughtful and wise in her counsel. She can be counted on to be trustworthy and ethical.
Read more Kathy Hope is certainly committed to following Jesus Christ and is grounded in her beliefs and knowledge of the Bible. She offers wise counsel based on these beliefs, but is nonjudgmental and attentive to listening to others with compassion, understanding and care. She is thoughtful and wise in her counsel. She can be counted on to be trustworthy and ethical.
Greenville Jul 2022
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★★★★★
Kathleen Horn was so understanding and non-judgmental. She was really nice to work with and had a way of making me look at and think about things differently. She worked with me on coping skills and changing my thoughts so I could change behaviors and feel better. She helped me through a tough time and now I feel a lot less depressed and anxious. I would go to her again. Thank you for all of your help!
Read more Kathleen Horn was so understanding and non-judgmental. She was really nice to work with and had a way of making me look at and think about things differently. She worked with me on coping skills and changing my thoughts so I could change behaviors and feel better. She helped me through a tough time and now I feel a lot less depressed and anxious. I would go to her again. Thank you for all of your help!
Greenville Jan 2022
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★★★★★
LaKimberly Dowdell was an excellent counselor. She was a great listener, while at the same time knowing precisely the right moment to provide her expert knowledge. She is very personable and caring, yet knows what to say to support the change you are seeking. I highly recommend her.
Read more LaKimberly Dowdell was an excellent counselor. She was a great listener, while at the same time knowing precisely the right moment to provide her expert knowledge. She is very personable and caring, yet knows what to say to support the change you are seeking. I highly recommend her.
Greenville Jan 2021
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★★★★★
The only reason why my Family stopped going to see Ms. Dowdell is because I had to change jobs and at the time my schedule would not allow us to continue services. She made sure my Family had a great transition to another Provider and that we had continuity of care. Now that my schedule has a little more flexibility, I am very thankful to be able to continue services with Ms. Dowdell who still remembers my Family’s history like we were just in her office yesterday (over 1 year ago)! She listens intently and never puts you down, and helps you understand your emotions and what issues and problems you may be going through in a way that you can understand but clearly. Personally, I deal with a lot of stress and being pulled in a lot of directions, and would when I felt as though my words did not make sense coming out of my mouth, she would know how to piece together what I was saying and not make me feel bad for being too vulnerable and made my therapy sessions a safe space to learn and grow from them. I am forever grateful for how she is helping my Family accept what we need to accept, change what we need to change, and heal from the root of our wounds; wounds I did not know were there. I highly recommend her.
Read more The only reason why my Family stopped going to see Ms. Dowdell is because I had to change jobs and at the time my schedule would not allow us to continue services. She made sure my Family had a great transition to another Provider and that we had continuity of care. Now that my schedule has a little more flexibility, I am very thankful to be able to continue services with Ms. Dowdell who still remembers my Family’s history like we were just in her office yesterday (over 1 year ago)! She listens intently and never puts you down, and helps you understand your emotions and what issues and problems you may be going through in a way that you can understand but clearly. Personally, I deal with a lot of stress and being pulled in a lot of directions, and would when I felt as though my words did not make sense coming out of my mouth, she would know how to piece together what I was saying and not make me feel bad for being too vulnerable and made my therapy sessions a safe space to learn and grow from them. I am forever grateful for how she is helping my Family accept what we need to accept, change what we need to change, and heal from the root of our wounds; wounds I did not know were there. I highly recommend her.
Greenville Aug 2020
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★★★★★
Emily was the first therapist I had ever gone to after thinking for a long time it would be good for me. I was stuck in a rut and repeating patterns and using coping skills that were no longer helpful to me. She helped me work through many of my personal issues, some which had been stewing since childhood. She always knew when to push and when to back off if a certain issue was too sensitive at that time. She is honest yet kind. I was sad to see her move out of Chicago but I will forever be grateful for the tools she helped me to develop for dealing with the sh**show that life can be sometimes. She helped me get back into alignment with who I really am as a person. I would highly recommend her for anyone who is struggling or even just looking for a little more balance in their lives.
Read more Emily was the first therapist I had ever gone to after thinking for a long time it would be good for me. I was stuck in a rut and repeating patterns and using coping skills that were no longer helpful to me. She helped me work through many of my personal issues, some which had been stewing since childhood. She always knew when to push and when to back off if a certain issue was too sensitive at that time. She is honest yet kind. I was sad to see her move out of Chicago but I will forever be grateful for the tools she helped me to develop for dealing with the sh**show that life can be sometimes. She helped me get back into alignment with who I really am as a person. I would highly recommend her for anyone who is struggling or even just looking for a little more balance in their lives.
Greenville Aug 2019
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★★★★★
Emily has been an amazing help in my life for the past couple of years. She helped me see my worth when I couldn't see it myself. She helped me with my grief after losing my father. She helped me overcome my addictions with drugs and alcohol. She taught me to be kind to myself and that everyday is not gonna be an amazing day and that's okay. She helped me accept that I don't have to know the outcomes to big life changes that it's best to go with the flow, wear life like a loose garment. Emily is such and amazing counselor and I am forever grateful for everything she helped me see. Emily cares tremendously and I know deep in my heart she is gonna continue being the sunshine in many more client lives. Emily has made a huge impact on my life and I don't think I will ever find a counselor as down to earth as she is. Chicago misses you already!!! :) :) :)
Read more Emily has been an amazing help in my life for the past couple of years. She helped me see my worth when I couldn't see it myself. She helped me with my grief after losing my father. She helped me overcome my addictions with drugs and alcohol. She taught me to be kind to myself and that everyday is not gonna be an amazing day and that's okay. She helped me accept that I don't have to know the outcomes to big life changes that it's best to go with the flow, wear life like a loose garment. Emily is such and amazing counselor and I am forever grateful for everything she helped me see. Emily cares tremendously and I know deep in my heart she is gonna continue being the sunshine in many more client lives. Emily has made a huge impact on my life and I don't think I will ever find a counselor as down to earth as she is. Chicago misses you already!!! :) :) :)
Greenville Aug 2019
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Where to find us

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Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Greenville is located on Pointe Circle Circle off Pelham Road, near the La Quinta Inn. We are located in the back corner of the building complex, and currently share the building with Chumney & Associates and STORY Web Design, among other businesses. Next door you will find Tom James Clothing Company.

Phone number

(864) 301-6458

Languages spoken by SC providers

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