Codependency Therapists in Charlotte, NC

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Photo of Annie Leger, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Charlotte, NC
Annie Leger
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW , LCSW, LCAS
Verified
1 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28204
I provide individual therapy for adult women experiencing challenges with anxiety, depression, perfectionism, codependency, life transitions, relationship issues, and self-esteem. I love working with women who are wanting to overcome people pleasing, learn to set boundaries, and gain self-compassion. Additionally, as a Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist, I enjoy working with folks who have a loved one experiencing addiction and need support. We might be a good fit if you often feel responsible for the emotions of others around you, or find yourself in people-pleasing cycles that leave you feeling resentful and drained.
I provide individual therapy for adult women experiencing challenges with anxiety, depression, perfectionism, codependency, life transitions, relationship issues, and self-esteem. I love working with women who are wanting to overcome people pleasing, learn to set boundaries, and gain self-compassion. Additionally, as a Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist, I enjoy working with folks who have a loved one experiencing addiction and need support. We might be a good fit if you often feel responsible for the emotions of others around you, or find yourself in people-pleasing cycles that leave you feeling resentful and drained.
(980) 399-5948 View (980) 399-5948
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Ami Patel
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MS, LCMHC
Verified
Charlotte, NC 28211
Ami specializes in the treatment of depression, anxiety, codependency, trauma, stress, life transitions, women’s issues, grief, conflict resolution, effective communication, and cognitive and behavioral therapy.
Ami Patel is a licensed professional counselor providing individual therapy to adults. She understands the courage it takes to reach out for help and her goal is to help you create a safe space where vulnerability and honesty are valued. Ami provides counseling for those who wish to create long lasting and positive changes in their lives and relationships. She treats mental health through the lens of the whole person: emotional, relational, physical, and spiritual. She believes in promoting healing through positive changes and recognition of one’s strengths.
Ami specializes in the treatment of depression, anxiety, codependency, trauma, stress, life transitions, women’s issues, grief, conflict resolution, effective communication, and cognitive and behavioral therapy.
Ami Patel is a licensed professional counselor providing individual therapy to adults. She understands the courage it takes to reach out for help and her goal is to help you create a safe space where vulnerability and honesty are valued. Ami provides counseling for those who wish to create long lasting and positive changes in their lives and relationships. She treats mental health through the lens of the whole person: emotional, relational, physical, and spiritual. She believes in promoting healing through positive changes and recognition of one’s strengths.
(704) 251-6550 View (704) 251-6550
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Meghan H Blair
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, LCMHC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28203  (Online Only)
Now offering walk-and-talk therapy to self-pay clients! Telehealth offered with self-pay and insurance. Dating platforms, trouble with boundaries, sexual trauma, relationship trauma, codependency, childhood trauma, relationship conflict and more may have led to feeling as though it is difficult to have fulfilling relationships with ourselves and others. Or, maybe you are experiencing a general sense of anxiety, and it feels difficult to live in the moment. My priority is to offer an empowering, trauma-focused safe space where you can heal and cultivate healthy relationships with yourself and others.
Now offering walk-and-talk therapy to self-pay clients! Telehealth offered with self-pay and insurance. Dating platforms, trouble with boundaries, sexual trauma, relationship trauma, codependency, childhood trauma, relationship conflict and more may have led to feeling as though it is difficult to have fulfilling relationships with ourselves and others. Or, maybe you are experiencing a general sense of anxiety, and it feels difficult to live in the moment. My priority is to offer an empowering, trauma-focused safe space where you can heal and cultivate healthy relationships with yourself and others.
(910) 387-4317 View (910) 387-4317
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Jordan Tadlock
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Charlotte, NC 28211  (Online Only)
I work with individuals, couples and families from a holistic and systemic point of view. I specialize in family systems of addiction as well as grief, having worked with families for over ten years dealing with these and other forms of dysfunction. I work with clients in need of support setting clear and consistent boundaries, as well as individuals seeking recovery from codependency. I also have extensive experience in helping individuals ages 6 and older work through grief and loss.
I work with individuals, couples and families from a holistic and systemic point of view. I specialize in family systems of addiction as well as grief, having worked with families for over ten years dealing with these and other forms of dysfunction. I work with clients in need of support setting clear and consistent boundaries, as well as individuals seeking recovery from codependency. I also have extensive experience in helping individuals ages 6 and older work through grief and loss.
(704) 741-5569 View (704) 741-5569
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Alyson Stiles
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, NCC, LPC, LCMHC
Verified
3 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28209
I'm so glad you're here. You must be getting those internal nudges to find some support. I'm grateful to be able to offer a space where people can do that. In therapy, it's my sincere hope I can provide you with a soft space to land where you feel seen, heard, and accepted as we work through what is on your mind. I love working with my clients to help them gain powerful insights about themselves, the brain, and the body that will be transformational for many issues such as anxiety, depression, codependency, and trauma.
I'm so glad you're here. You must be getting those internal nudges to find some support. I'm grateful to be able to offer a space where people can do that. In therapy, it's my sincere hope I can provide you with a soft space to land where you feel seen, heard, and accepted as we work through what is on your mind. I love working with my clients to help them gain powerful insights about themselves, the brain, and the body that will be transformational for many issues such as anxiety, depression, codependency, and trauma.
(980) 414-3221 View (980) 414-3221
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Jessica Evans
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCAS
Verified
2 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28277
I provide individual, couple’s, family, intensive, and group therapy to adults. My clients are seeking relief from their trauma, dysfunctional relationships, shame, addictions, compulsive sexual behavior, disordered eating, grief, and codependency. Typically my clients are over functioning in many areas but cannot pinpoint why they struggle in relationship with others or feel chronically unhappy. Many of my clients identify as Adult Children of Alcoholic and Dysfunctional families or have addiction in their family system.
I provide individual, couple’s, family, intensive, and group therapy to adults. My clients are seeking relief from their trauma, dysfunctional relationships, shame, addictions, compulsive sexual behavior, disordered eating, grief, and codependency. Typically my clients are over functioning in many areas but cannot pinpoint why they struggle in relationship with others or feel chronically unhappy. Many of my clients identify as Adult Children of Alcoholic and Dysfunctional families or have addiction in their family system.
(704) 272-2302 View (704) 272-2302
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Jessie Smith
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Charlotte, NC 28215
My name is Jessie Smith, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of North Carolina. I have experience working with adults, adults with SPMI, adolescents, and families seeking support to overcome trauma, anxiety, depression, life transitions, grief, parenting issues, anger, self-esteem, codependency, and other challenges that arise in life. I earned a Bachelor's and Master of Social Work from The University of North Carolina at Pembroke.
My name is Jessie Smith, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of North Carolina. I have experience working with adults, adults with SPMI, adolescents, and families seeking support to overcome trauma, anxiety, depression, life transitions, grief, parenting issues, anger, self-esteem, codependency, and other challenges that arise in life. I earned a Bachelor's and Master of Social Work from The University of North Carolina at Pembroke.
(980) 332-2508 View (980) 332-2508
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Kristen Feemster
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28278  (Online Only)
I work with clients to address unhealthy habits, addiction, emotional eating, codependency, poor boundaries, and toxic communication cycles.
Sometimes we are so overwhelmed by our circumstances that we can’t see a way out. In an attempt to feel better, we fall into unhealthy patterns and habits that ultimately keep us stuck or make things worse. It can permeate our personal, professional and interpersonal lives but there is still hope. If you desire freedom for yourself and peace in your relationships, you've found a great starting place.
I work with clients to address unhealthy habits, addiction, emotional eating, codependency, poor boundaries, and toxic communication cycles.
Sometimes we are so overwhelmed by our circumstances that we can’t see a way out. In an attempt to feel better, we fall into unhealthy patterns and habits that ultimately keep us stuck or make things worse. It can permeate our personal, professional and interpersonal lives but there is still hope. If you desire freedom for yourself and peace in your relationships, you've found a great starting place.
(833) 444-9147 View (833) 444-9147
Photo of Stephanie Kipp Gooding, Licensed Professional Counselor in Charlotte, NC
Stephanie Kipp Gooding
Licensed Professional Counselor, MBA, MA, LCMHC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28207  (Online Only)
I work with clients who are grappling with anxiety, depression, and stress. Many are dealing with changes in their family, including substance use, codependency, and relationship issues. My clients are diverse but they all want to feel understood and validated. The most important part of therapy is the rapport between the clinician and the client, known as unconditional positive regard. The client needs to feel supported so they can freely discuss the presenting problem. Throughout this process, I strive to be warm, empathetic, and knowledgeable. Previous clients have described me as approachable, patient, and open minded.
I work with clients who are grappling with anxiety, depression, and stress. Many are dealing with changes in their family, including substance use, codependency, and relationship issues. My clients are diverse but they all want to feel understood and validated. The most important part of therapy is the rapport between the clinician and the client, known as unconditional positive regard. The client needs to feel supported so they can freely discuss the presenting problem. Throughout this process, I strive to be warm, empathetic, and knowledgeable. Previous clients have described me as approachable, patient, and open minded.
(704) 270-6690 View (704) 270-6690
Photo of Aghashiyah Wilson, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Charlotte, NC
Aghashiyah Wilson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, CCTP, TLS-CP
Verified
Charlotte, NC 28215  (Online Only)
I am passionate towards working with those who are struggling with women’s issues, anxiety, life transitions, stress, overcoming difficult past experiences and trauma, self-esteem issues, codependency, relationship issues, and mood disorders such as bi-polar and depression.
First, I want to commend you on taking the step towards creating a more meaningful relationship with yourself through therapy. Understanding ourselves more deeply can feel scary but developing the awareness and skills on how to move forward with any of life’s challenges can feel empowering. I pride myself on creating a safe and inviting space to help you explore and make the best decisions for you. I also understand that no two people are the same and for this reason, I tailor my skills to meet your specific needs. As a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, I take a trauma and resilience-informed approach.
I am passionate towards working with those who are struggling with women’s issues, anxiety, life transitions, stress, overcoming difficult past experiences and trauma, self-esteem issues, codependency, relationship issues, and mood disorders such as bi-polar and depression.
First, I want to commend you on taking the step towards creating a more meaningful relationship with yourself through therapy. Understanding ourselves more deeply can feel scary but developing the awareness and skills on how to move forward with any of life’s challenges can feel empowering. I pride myself on creating a safe and inviting space to help you explore and make the best decisions for you. I also understand that no two people are the same and for this reason, I tailor my skills to meet your specific needs. As a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, I take a trauma and resilience-informed approach.
(704) 318-2806 View (704) 318-2806
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Therese Newton
Lic Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate, PhD, LCMHCA, NCC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28278  (Online Only)
I also enjoy working with women who seek support for a variety of life transitions, work/life balance, impostor syndrome, codependency, and individuals who wish to simply enhance their overall state of wellness.
I specialize in supporting women during periods of personal and professional change- with a special focus on new and expecting mothers. The journey into motherhood is a period of profound change. Changes during and following pregnancy are often multi-layered, occur across many areas of daily life, and are accompanied by a range of emotions. From identity transitions, physical and emotional changes, relationships and family dynamics, employment, health and safety, etc. I provide informed care and support that attends to these many areas of change. Know that you are not alone and you do not need to navigate this space by yourself.
I also enjoy working with women who seek support for a variety of life transitions, work/life balance, impostor syndrome, codependency, and individuals who wish to simply enhance their overall state of wellness.
I specialize in supporting women during periods of personal and professional change- with a special focus on new and expecting mothers. The journey into motherhood is a period of profound change. Changes during and following pregnancy are often multi-layered, occur across many areas of daily life, and are accompanied by a range of emotions. From identity transitions, physical and emotional changes, relationships and family dynamics, employment, health and safety, etc. I provide informed care and support that attends to these many areas of change. Know that you are not alone and you do not need to navigate this space by yourself.
(704) 908-6607 View (704) 908-6607
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Kimberly A. (Vogel) Whalen
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Charlotte, NC 28277
I have worked with a variety of populations and culturally diverse ethnic groups managing attachment injuries, anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, high functioning Autism, codependency, grief, marital/family conflict, infidelity, parenting issues, self-esteem concerns, life transitions, women/men’s issues, and day-to-day stressors.
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I obtained my undergraduate degree in Clinical Psychology and graduate degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. My therapy approach is taken from an attachment theory and perspective. I believe humans are wired to feel connected, and that we all greatly benefit from healthy relationships. Without this connectedness, we may experience loneliness or isolation. I provide a safe, accepting space for individuals, couples, and families using a positive Existential Therapy Model to support self-awareness, meaningful relationships, and values of life.
I have worked with a variety of populations and culturally diverse ethnic groups managing attachment injuries, anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, high functioning Autism, codependency, grief, marital/family conflict, infidelity, parenting issues, self-esteem concerns, life transitions, women/men’s issues, and day-to-day stressors.
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I obtained my undergraduate degree in Clinical Psychology and graduate degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. My therapy approach is taken from an attachment theory and perspective. I believe humans are wired to feel connected, and that we all greatly benefit from healthy relationships. Without this connectedness, we may experience loneliness or isolation. I provide a safe, accepting space for individuals, couples, and families using a positive Existential Therapy Model to support self-awareness, meaningful relationships, and values of life.
(704) 909-7018 View (704) 909-7018
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Christine F Simpson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, LISW-CP, PMH-C, CIMHP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28211
I have a strong passion for working women and addressing issues related to anxiety, motherhood, codependency, pregnancy, postpartum and aging.
For over 30 yrs I have worked to bring healing to people of all ages. I provide individual & family therapy for adolescents & adults. My specialties are the treatment of anxiety, depression, life transition issues, relationship issues & parenting challenges. I am a Certified Integrative Mental Health Practitioner & I believe in the importance of the mind/body connection. I especially enjoy working with highly sensitive persons (HSP). You will experience my authentic self in therapy sessions, a warm, nurturing & direct approach as I help you achieve your goals. I am honored to be part of a client's journey to wellness.
I have a strong passion for working women and addressing issues related to anxiety, motherhood, codependency, pregnancy, postpartum and aging.
For over 30 yrs I have worked to bring healing to people of all ages. I provide individual & family therapy for adolescents & adults. My specialties are the treatment of anxiety, depression, life transition issues, relationship issues & parenting challenges. I am a Certified Integrative Mental Health Practitioner & I believe in the importance of the mind/body connection. I especially enjoy working with highly sensitive persons (HSP). You will experience my authentic self in therapy sessions, a warm, nurturing & direct approach as I help you achieve your goals. I am honored to be part of a client's journey to wellness.
(704) 870-0215 View (704) 870-0215
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Carol Sloan Goodall
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, NCC, LCAS, LPC, CCS
Verified
Charlotte, NC 28210
Hello and welcome. Seeking therapy is a brave first step. Let me tell you a little about myself and my practice. I am dually licensed in both addiction and mental health. I have 11 years of experience working with individuals who are experiencing issues in their lives that are a result of: alcohol, drugs, and other compulsive behavior, depression, anxiety, grief and loss, self-esteem and self-worth, trauma and PTSD, abuse and neglect, mood and thought disorders, and codependency. My therapeutic practice is crafted to meet you where you are and to help guide, give a voice to, and empower you to heal yourself.
Hello and welcome. Seeking therapy is a brave first step. Let me tell you a little about myself and my practice. I am dually licensed in both addiction and mental health. I have 11 years of experience working with individuals who are experiencing issues in their lives that are a result of: alcohol, drugs, and other compulsive behavior, depression, anxiety, grief and loss, self-esteem and self-worth, trauma and PTSD, abuse and neglect, mood and thought disorders, and codependency. My therapeutic practice is crafted to meet you where you are and to help guide, give a voice to, and empower you to heal yourself.
(980) 276-2816 View (980) 276-2816
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Connie Mele
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, RN, APRN, CARN-AP, LCAS, FIAAN
Verified
Charlotte, NC 28226
I have over 25 years experience in helping adults/healthcare practitioners with addictions/relapse/feeling "stuck" in their recovery, depression, anxiety, grief, compassion fatigue, shame, trauma, codependency, forgiveness and self acceptance.
We live in stressful, changing, disconnected times. People are feeling exhausted, lonely, powerless and isolated. Many are filled with negative self talk. I help people realize what has kept them stuck and unfulfilled. Together we will develop a plan to remove those barriers so they can become the person they were intended to be; that they WANT to be. If you are tired of promising yourself that tomorrow will be different, let's begin your journey now. As Ernest Hemingway said, " Today is the only day in all the days that will ever be. But what will happen in all the other days that ever come will depend on what you do today."
I have over 25 years experience in helping adults/healthcare practitioners with addictions/relapse/feeling "stuck" in their recovery, depression, anxiety, grief, compassion fatigue, shame, trauma, codependency, forgiveness and self acceptance.
We live in stressful, changing, disconnected times. People are feeling exhausted, lonely, powerless and isolated. Many are filled with negative self talk. I help people realize what has kept them stuck and unfulfilled. Together we will develop a plan to remove those barriers so they can become the person they were intended to be; that they WANT to be. If you are tired of promising yourself that tomorrow will be different, let's begin your journey now. As Ernest Hemingway said, " Today is the only day in all the days that will ever be. But what will happen in all the other days that ever come will depend on what you do today."
(704) 307-2967 View (704) 307-2967
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Chelsey Farmer
Counselor, LCMHCA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28262
I have worked in the behavioral health field for 10 years supporting families, children and adolescents, and adults in various capacities. I work primarily with children and adolescents, adult females, and elders working to address women's issues (self-esteem/self-worth, codependency), racial & historical trauma, behavioral concerns (ODD & antisocial behaviors) amongst children and adolescents, parent-child conflict, anxiety, and depression. I also have interest in providing an avenue for psychoeducation within religious settings.
I have worked in the behavioral health field for 10 years supporting families, children and adolescents, and adults in various capacities. I work primarily with children and adolescents, adult females, and elders working to address women's issues (self-esteem/self-worth, codependency), racial & historical trauma, behavioral concerns (ODD & antisocial behaviors) amongst children and adolescents, parent-child conflict, anxiety, and depression. I also have interest in providing an avenue for psychoeducation within religious settings.
(704) 741-7944 View (704) 741-7944
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Clara Irwin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCAS
Verified
Charlotte, NC 28210
I have worked with individuals, couples, and families for over 25 years as they seek help for challenges that bring them to therapy. I have trained extensively in the treatment of anxiety, depression, grief, addiction, codependency, relationship issues, and trauma. Mindfulness is an integral part of my personal life and therapy practice. My intention is to be a compassionate and wise guide as my clients engage in the work needed to heal.
I have worked with individuals, couples, and families for over 25 years as they seek help for challenges that bring them to therapy. I have trained extensively in the treatment of anxiety, depression, grief, addiction, codependency, relationship issues, and trauma. Mindfulness is an integral part of my personal life and therapy practice. My intention is to be a compassionate and wise guide as my clients engage in the work needed to heal.
(704) 326-9013 View (704) 326-9013
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Margaret E Wyche
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LCMHC, LCAS, CCS
Verified
1 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28210
I specialize in working with adults around a wide assortment of issues and concerns including grief and loss, codependency, self-esteem, depression, anxiety, trauma, addiction and other life challenges.
I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, a Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist and a Certified Clinical Supervisor. I have also completed three years of training in Somatic Experiencing (SE) which is a body-awareness approach to trauma. Dr. Peter Levine realized that human beings have an innate ability to overcome the effects of trauma. SE supports our bodies to access our body's innate wisdom and apply it to healing and resolving the effects of trauma. What I love most about my work is being allowed on the journey with individuals and families as they grow and heal emotionally and spiritually.
I specialize in working with adults around a wide assortment of issues and concerns including grief and loss, codependency, self-esteem, depression, anxiety, trauma, addiction and other life challenges.
I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, a Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist and a Certified Clinical Supervisor. I have also completed three years of training in Somatic Experiencing (SE) which is a body-awareness approach to trauma. Dr. Peter Levine realized that human beings have an innate ability to overcome the effects of trauma. SE supports our bodies to access our body's innate wisdom and apply it to healing and resolving the effects of trauma. What I love most about my work is being allowed on the journey with individuals and families as they grow and heal emotionally and spiritually.
(704) 807-3635 View (704) 807-3635
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Adrianne R Pinkney
PhD, MEd
Charlotte, NC 28208
My personal experience and professional training has prepared me to coach on variety of issues: Integrative Wellness, Mindfulness, Career coaching, Codependency, Adult Children of Alcoholics, Narcissistic Abuse, Family and Relationship Issues, Leadership Coaching, Childhood trauma, Men and Women of Color, Bullying, Difficult Teens, LGBTQ challenges, and Body Image and Health.
Life doesn't get better by chance, it get's better by CHOICE and CHANGE! As an Integrative Wellness & Life Coach, I believe you have the power to change your life! I partner with you as a guide and accountability partner as you do the work to heal yourself. I support clients in healing core issues and negative patterns while empowering them to change their life with effective tools, techniques, and specific action plans. Successful clients gain freedom from the past and overcome habits and patterns that block fulfillment in all areas of their lives. Let's get to work!
My personal experience and professional training has prepared me to coach on variety of issues: Integrative Wellness, Mindfulness, Career coaching, Codependency, Adult Children of Alcoholics, Narcissistic Abuse, Family and Relationship Issues, Leadership Coaching, Childhood trauma, Men and Women of Color, Bullying, Difficult Teens, LGBTQ challenges, and Body Image and Health.
Life doesn't get better by chance, it get's better by CHOICE and CHANGE! As an Integrative Wellness & Life Coach, I believe you have the power to change your life! I partner with you as a guide and accountability partner as you do the work to heal yourself. I support clients in healing core issues and negative patterns while empowering them to change their life with effective tools, techniques, and specific action plans. Successful clients gain freedom from the past and overcome habits and patterns that block fulfillment in all areas of their lives. Let's get to work!
(704) 727-2902 View (704) 727-2902
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Zoë Gray Abernethy
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LCAS
Verified
Charlotte, NC 28210
I have trained extensively as a relational and systemic therapist. I use evidence-based techniques to help clients heal from grief/loss, trauma, anxiety, depression, addiction and codependency.
I have trained extensively as a relational and systemic therapist. I use evidence-based techniques to help clients heal from grief/loss, trauma, anxiety, depression, addiction and codependency.
(704) 703-3513 View (704) 703-3513

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Codependency Therapists

What therapy types help with codependency problems?

Both couples and family therapy and cognitive and behavioral therapy (CBT) can help with the relationship difficulties referred to as codependency. Such problems typically include inappropriate feelings of responsibility for a loved one’s destructive behavior, irrational patterns of thinking about such behavior, and family interaction patterns in which the needs of one troubled member override the needs of others in a household.

What happens in therapy for codependency?

Spouses and family members learn and practice how to interact and support each other in a healthy way without sacrificing their own needs or well-being. They learn the limits of their responsibility for their loved ones and correct faulty patterns of thinking and feeling that underlie codependent behavior. Individuals may be encouraged to nurture an array of social relationships and to cultivate their own talents and interests so that they develop a healthy sense of self outside the family.

How does therapy help a person or couple overcome codependency?

Therapy helps people establish healthy ways of being in a relationship. Spouses and family members learn how to nurture and support one another without sacrificing their own needs or allowing the needs of one person to dominate the dynamic. Individuals learn how to say no and set boundaries, and how to maintain their own identity and self-esteem. Therapy helps people understand that they are not responsible for the feelings and actions of others. It also helps individuals deal with the turbulence that can come from living with a person suffering from such conditions as substance abuse and mental illness.

What is the goal of therapy for codependency?

One goal of therapy for codependency is to alleviate feelings of responsibility for and correct irrational patterns of thinking about loved ones whose behavioral problems override the needs of others in a household. Therapy helps people establish healthy boundaries of behavior and speak up for their own needs in a relationship. In addition, people learn how to maintain a healthy relationship, one in which both parties give and receive equally and are able to retain their own identity.