THERAPY FOR CODEPENDENCY IN NEW YORK CITY
Healthy relationships nurture the soul.
what is codependency?
Is your sense of self dependent on approval from someone else?
Do you constantly exert yourself to meet your partner’s needs without getting much in return? Do you feel like you’re suffocating in your relationship? Does it seem like your needs and desires shouldn’t take priority?
Codependency is characterized by preoccupation or dependence on another person. This can manifest in ways that are emotional, social, and sometimes physical. Individuals who display codependent behaviors are so busy taking care of others that they forget to take care of themselves. One key sign of codependency is when your sense of self and purpose is dependent upon the approval of someone else.
Codependency was a term originally developed to identify and describe families with substance abuse issues, however it has since evolved to include other types of relationships.
common signs of codependency
- Intense fear of rejection or abandonment
- Feeling depressed or lonely when you’re by yourself for too long
- Poor boundaries
- Difficulty communicating openly and honestly
- Confusing love and pity
- Feeling compelled to take care of people
- Emotional reactivity
- Need for control over others
- Fixating on mistakes
- Needing to be liked by everyone
- Feeling a need to always be in a relationship
- Difficulty finding satisfaction outside of a specific person
- Lack of true personal identity, interests, or values outside of the relationship
- Providing support to a specific person at the cost of your own emotional wellbeing or even physical health
- Difficulty recognizing your own needs or desires, or feeling like they aren’t important
THERAPISTS WHO CAN HELP
NYC Therapists Who Specialize in Therapy for Codependency
Connecting with the right therapist is the most important factor in your search. We’re here to help you find a great match.
How Therapy Can Help
There are a variety of different therapeutic approaches to treating codependency
Our therapists help clients learn to identify and break free from unhealthy behaviors that are causing distress. We can also help you learn how to implement the foundations essential to emotional wellbeing including learning how to honor your own needs, set effective boundaries, cultivate healthy relationships, and learn how to trust your own intuition. There are many psychotherapeutic approaches to helping individuals with codependency issues, including:
Insight-oriented therapy is based on the belief that through increased consciousness we can create new life experiences. This therapeutic process involves the therapist and client exploring and gaining a better understanding of how feelings, beliefs, actions, and events from the past may be influencing our current mindset and circumstances. The goal of insight-oriented therapy is to empower you with a sense of clarity so that you have the freedom to make new, adaptive, and healthier choices that support your continuing growth.
This process is focused on addressing thought patterns, physical symptoms, and behaviors. Research shows that CBT is a very effective form of treating a variety of issues. Through compassionate and supportive care, we hope to create a safe space for you to feel comfortable in starting the process toward growth and reducing the feelings of depression and anxiety you may be feeling.
Through consistent practice, like meditation, we become more focused on the present and understand our experience in the here-and-now. Mindfulness teaches us to shift our attention away from negative thought patterns that lead to the unsatisfactory and problematic thoughts and behaviors and move toward positive and meaningful growth. Mindfulness can be used alone or combined with insight-oriented therapy and CBT.
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