If you are struggling with low self-esteem, shame, guilt, perfectionism and worries about what other people think about you, you may be struggling with codependency. Difficulty setting boundaries, obsessions about people you are in a relationship with and staying in relationships, which are disrespectful or devalue you are also signs of codependency.
A term often paired with codependency is overfunctioning. Overfunctioners have difficulty setting boundaries, and have a tendency to take responsibility for other people’s work or problems. Your actions, feelings, and thoughts can become focused on worrying about others. It’s easy to lose track of what is most important: your own self-care.
I have 17+ years of training and experience working with codependency issues. Codependency and overfunctioning are often modeled during childhood and childhood trauma may have affected your difficulty with setting boundaries and “accepting unacceptable behavior” in your current relationships. Using Psychodynamic Techniques, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Mindfulness Self Compassion we will help you heal.
If you feel that you would like to build your self-esteem, set better boundaries, have healthier relationships please contact me today. Feeling as though you have lost your sense of self may be an upsetting realization, and with my help, we will help you find your way back to wholeness.