Codependency therapy from our Thriveworks Manassas 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.
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.
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.
Codependency: When Helping Causes Harm—Counselors and Therapists in Manassas, VA
Thriveworks Manassas offers counseling for people who struggle with codependency. Our professionals know that codependent behavior can cause a lot of harm, but we also know that people can change, learning healthier ways to relate.
Call or go online to schedule a session with one of our experienced codependency counselors today.
Codependency: What Is It?
The following characterize unhealthy, codependent behaviors.
- Poor/no boundaries: Codependent people have a hard time saying, “no” or setting a limit on their loved ones.
- Caretaking: What codependents do and who they are often interwoven. Refusing their help is often seen as a person’s rejection.
- Minimization/denial: Serious mental and physical health problems may plague codependents, but they are often minimized or denied. They focus on other people as a distraction.
- Obsession: Codependent people may fixate upon a particular person and worry obsessively about that person’s problems.
- Low self-esteem: Acknowledging and living from their inherent self-worth is difficult for codependent people.
- Dependency: Codependent people can be very needy in a relationship, and they often confuse being needed with being loved.
- Poor communication skills: If they think their needs, thoughts, or feelings will upset someone they love, then a codependent may have difficulty communicating.
- Tendencies to people-please: Codependent individuals usually want everyone to be happy, all the time. They take responsibility for their loved one’s feelings. They may blame themselves if their loved ones are upset, whether they are involved in the situation or not.
Therapy at Thriveworks Manassas for Codependent Behaviors
Did you recognize any of the characterizing behaviors of codependents? If you struggle, you are in good company. Many people wrestle with when, where, and how to help without harming, and skilled therapists have helped them learn healthy relationship skills. Recovering from codependency may involve…
- Acknowledging and honoring your real thoughts, feelings, and needs.
- Taking responsibility for your emotional, physical, emotional, and financial needs, and allowing others to do the same.
- Living from your inherent worth.
When you call our office, know that new clients can often meet their therapist within a week of their first call. We accept many forms of insurance.
Weekend and evening appointments are also available.
Let’s get started. Thriveworks Manassas is ready to help.