Codependency Therapists in Raleigh, NC

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Jennifer M Hogan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Raleigh, NC 27609  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Do you feel guilty if you say no to someone or ask for help with something? Do you feel like you're too much or too emotional? Do you want to stop dysfunctional family patterns and break generational trauma? Do you want to stop using coping skills that hurt you or your loved ones? If you answered yes to any of these, then you've come to the right spot. Together, we can discover the root causes behind your struggles with anger, anxiety, guilt, shame, depression, codependency, disorganized eating or low-self esteem. It only takes one person to break a cycle and together we can get you to where you want to be in your healing journey.
Do you feel guilty if you say no to someone or ask for help with something? Do you feel like you're too much or too emotional? Do you want to stop dysfunctional family patterns and break generational trauma? Do you want to stop using coping skills that hurt you or your loved ones? If you answered yes to any of these, then you've come to the right spot. Together, we can discover the root causes behind your struggles with anger, anxiety, guilt, shame, depression, codependency, disorganized eating or low-self esteem. It only takes one person to break a cycle and together we can get you to where you want to be in your healing journey.
(910) 335-2469 View (910) 335-2469
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Julie Beth Michaelsen
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, LMHC, LCAS
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Raleigh, NC 27609
I believe that everyone has unlocked potential inside of them. Substance addiction, anxiety, trauma, anger, codependency and fear keep us from achieving our goals and being the best version of ourselves. I strive to help clients see all the amazing qualities they hold within themselves and overcome those obstacles that prevent them from reaching their full potential in all areas of their lives. I am EMDR certified, utilize CBT, ACT, DBT, and Reality therapy.
I believe that everyone has unlocked potential inside of them. Substance addiction, anxiety, trauma, anger, codependency and fear keep us from achieving our goals and being the best version of ourselves. I strive to help clients see all the amazing qualities they hold within themselves and overcome those obstacles that prevent them from reaching their full potential in all areas of their lives. I am EMDR certified, utilize CBT, ACT, DBT, and Reality therapy.
(984) 205-7294 View (984) 205-7294
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Nancy J Smith
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Raleigh, NC 27615  (Online Only)
She works well with clients who struggle with codependency, self esteem issues, experienced trauma, domestic violence and relational issues, pet grief and in the past has practiced equine therapy.
Nancy J. Smith, MSW, LCSW is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker that has been providing mental health services for over 17 years. She earned a Bachelor of Social Work Degree from NC State University in 2000, a Master of Social Work Degree from East Carolina University in 2004 and is a long-standing member of the National Association of Social Workers. Nancy works with clients ages 16 and older. Her approach to counseling is straight forward , meeting clients where they are with no judgment and a goal to collaborate with and support every client.
She works well with clients who struggle with codependency, self esteem issues, experienced trauma, domestic violence and relational issues, pet grief and in the past has practiced equine therapy.
Nancy J. Smith, MSW, LCSW is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker that has been providing mental health services for over 17 years. She earned a Bachelor of Social Work Degree from NC State University in 2000, a Master of Social Work Degree from East Carolina University in 2004 and is a long-standing member of the National Association of Social Workers. Nancy works with clients ages 16 and older. Her approach to counseling is straight forward , meeting clients where they are with no judgment and a goal to collaborate with and support every client.
(984) 224-7271 View (984) 224-7271
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Jennifer Brigman
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS/EdS, BSN, LCMHC, RN
Verified Verified
Raleigh, NC 27615
I am an expert in narcissistic abuse recovery and codependency.
Hello and welcome! I'm a licensed mental health counselor and registered nurse with over 17 years of experience helping people and couples (ages 18-103) navigate the complexities of their lives. I have advanced training in multiple and diverse relationship trauma treatment modalities, including somatic experiencing, polyvagal theory, family systems, CPT, parts and shadow work, and EMDR.
I am an expert in narcissistic abuse recovery and codependency.
Hello and welcome! I'm a licensed mental health counselor and registered nurse with over 17 years of experience helping people and couples (ages 18-103) navigate the complexities of their lives. I have advanced training in multiple and diverse relationship trauma treatment modalities, including somatic experiencing, polyvagal theory, family systems, CPT, parts and shadow work, and EMDR.
(984) 265-8522 View (984) 265-8522
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Donna Bartlett
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCAS
Verified Verified
Raleigh, NC 27606  (Online Only)
Are you sad, worried, feeling overwhelmed, or stuck in your life? If so, I provide caring psychotherapy, counseling, and life coaching for adults who are seeking relief from stress, depression, anxiety, life transitions, grief/loss, trauma, addictive or compulsive behavior, codependency, issues of identity, or readjustment.
Are you sad, worried, feeling overwhelmed, or stuck in your life? If so, I provide caring psychotherapy, counseling, and life coaching for adults who are seeking relief from stress, depression, anxiety, life transitions, grief/loss, trauma, addictive or compulsive behavior, codependency, issues of identity, or readjustment.
(919) 626-8134 View (919) 626-8134
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Betsy Karen Blum
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MA, LCMHC
Verified Verified
Raleigh, NC 27601  (Online Only)
These therapies can be effective in treating anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, codependency and a range of other issues.
Betsy is trained in Internal Family Systems Therapy, and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and Somatic therapies. She enjoys helping clients reduce physical and emotional stress, release old burdens, guilt and shame, improve self-esteem and vitality, and heal from old trauma. She finds these therapies to be transformative, healing, and life changing. With more than thirty years' experience practicing psychotherapy, Betsy holds a master's degree in counseling psychology, Keene, NH and a bachelor's degree in Transpersonal Psychology, Burlington College, Vermont.
These therapies can be effective in treating anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, codependency and a range of other issues.
Betsy is trained in Internal Family Systems Therapy, and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and Somatic therapies. She enjoys helping clients reduce physical and emotional stress, release old burdens, guilt and shame, improve self-esteem and vitality, and heal from old trauma. She finds these therapies to be transformative, healing, and life changing. With more than thirty years' experience practicing psychotherapy, Betsy holds a master's degree in counseling psychology, Keene, NH and a bachelor's degree in Transpersonal Psychology, Burlington College, Vermont.
(252) 888-1610 View (252) 888-1610
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Jaclyn Ditter
Counselor, LCAS, LCMHC, CCS, QS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Raleigh, NC 27609
My specialties include treating depression, anxiety, trauma, co-morbid conditions, substance use, relationship issues, life transitions and codependency.
My name is Jaclyn Ditter and I am Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor and Clinical Addictions Specialist. I am also a Certified Counselor Supervisor for the State of North Carolina and provide supervision to therapists trying to obtain licensure. My counseling background working in mental health and substance use has been fundamental in the development of treating emerging adults and established adult populations, as well as, families in their transition from addiction to recovery.
My specialties include treating depression, anxiety, trauma, co-morbid conditions, substance use, relationship issues, life transitions and codependency.
My name is Jaclyn Ditter and I am Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor and Clinical Addictions Specialist. I am also a Certified Counselor Supervisor for the State of North Carolina and provide supervision to therapists trying to obtain licensure. My counseling background working in mental health and substance use has been fundamental in the development of treating emerging adults and established adult populations, as well as, families in their transition from addiction to recovery.
(919) 583-6235 View (919) 583-6235
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Adrianne Robinson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCAS, RYT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Raleigh, NC 27609
I am a solution-focused therapist, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist and a Registered Yoga Teacher offering therapy and coaching for individuals and families in a warm and welcoming environment. I specialize in anxiety disorders, mindfulness, trauma, PTSD, codependency, adult children of alcoholic issues, life coaching and addiction recovery with clients just like you throughout Raleigh and Wake County.
I am a solution-focused therapist, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist and a Registered Yoga Teacher offering therapy and coaching for individuals and families in a warm and welcoming environment. I specialize in anxiety disorders, mindfulness, trauma, PTSD, codependency, adult children of alcoholic issues, life coaching and addiction recovery with clients just like you throughout Raleigh and Wake County.
(919) 344-0972 View (919) 344-0972
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Susan Lester
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, LCAS
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Raleigh, NC 27609
Waitlist for new clients
I believe that your behaviors, choices, struggles and symptoms make sense within the context of your story and environment and I would be honored to walk with you on your healing journey. I became passionate about offering hope and healing to others through my own story of brokenness. I enjoy working with adults, families, and couples who are struggling with issues related to PTSD/trauma, betrayal trauma, relationship issues, separation/divorce, addiction/codependency, co-occurring disorders, parenting, embodiment, grief/loss, mindfulness, anxiety/depression, attachment, family issues, sexuality, shame and spiritual concerns/abuse.
I believe that your behaviors, choices, struggles and symptoms make sense within the context of your story and environment and I would be honored to walk with you on your healing journey. I became passionate about offering hope and healing to others through my own story of brokenness. I enjoy working with adults, families, and couples who are struggling with issues related to PTSD/trauma, betrayal trauma, relationship issues, separation/divorce, addiction/codependency, co-occurring disorders, parenting, embodiment, grief/loss, mindfulness, anxiety/depression, attachment, family issues, sexuality, shame and spiritual concerns/abuse.
(919) 728-0735 View (919) 728-0735
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Colette Segalla
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, PhD, LCMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Raleigh, NC 27601
Waitlist for new clients
I provide individual and couples counseling for adults. As a couple's counselor, I work with couples to develop effective communication skills, improved emotional connection with one another, and healthy sexual intimacy. I enjoy working with adults on a wide variety of issues, including stress, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, codependency, grief, recovery from trauma, managing intense emotions, and obsessive thoughts or compulsive behaviors.
I provide individual and couples counseling for adults. As a couple's counselor, I work with couples to develop effective communication skills, improved emotional connection with one another, and healthy sexual intimacy. I enjoy working with adults on a wide variety of issues, including stress, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, codependency, grief, recovery from trauma, managing intense emotions, and obsessive thoughts or compulsive behaviors.
(919) 344-0590 View (919) 344-0590
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Elizabeth Marie Detweiler
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, LCAS
Verified Verified
Raleigh, NC 27614
I treat Depression, Anxiety, Codependency, Substance Abuse, Teen problems, Work stress, PTSD, Self-esteem issues, Survivors of abuse, Unresolved Grief, trauma, teach coping skills.
I accept most major health insurance. Are you experiencing Anxiety, Depression, Grief, any emotional issues, addiction? My goal as a therapist is to provide a safe, compassionate & nonjudgmental place where counseling clients from all over The Triangle area and beyond can get encouragement and support as they navigate through the challenges of life. No matter what you're going through, depression, stress, anxiety, loss, grief, single parenting, dealing with narcissistic abuse and/or a addiction there is hope. Please contact me to set up a session today!"
I treat Depression, Anxiety, Codependency, Substance Abuse, Teen problems, Work stress, PTSD, Self-esteem issues, Survivors of abuse, Unresolved Grief, trauma, teach coping skills.
I accept most major health insurance. Are you experiencing Anxiety, Depression, Grief, any emotional issues, addiction? My goal as a therapist is to provide a safe, compassionate & nonjudgmental place where counseling clients from all over The Triangle area and beyond can get encouragement and support as they navigate through the challenges of life. No matter what you're going through, depression, stress, anxiety, loss, grief, single parenting, dealing with narcissistic abuse and/or a addiction there is hope. Please contact me to set up a session today!"
(919) 885-0123 View (919) 885-0123
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Kat Perry
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LCMHC, LCAS, NCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Raleigh, NC 27615
I specialize in alcohol use disorder/dual diagnosis, anxiety, codependency, confidence/self esteem issues, couples counseling, depression, grief and loss, life transitions, mood disorders, relationships issues,PTSD and trauma, Together we can make a difference, and create lasting change, which will organically yield a new and refreshing perspective on life.
I am accepting AETNA & BCBS (not BCBS Home) , and out of network. I am a born and bred New Yorker who migrated to Cary, NC in 2013 with my 2 sons, now college ages. A wealth of life experience provides me with an ability to understand common patterns which chronically affect many. Often, our past interferes with our current relationships. I can help you process your past while learning new coping skills to help you get back to living a life that you want.
I specialize in alcohol use disorder/dual diagnosis, anxiety, codependency, confidence/self esteem issues, couples counseling, depression, grief and loss, life transitions, mood disorders, relationships issues,PTSD and trauma, Together we can make a difference, and create lasting change, which will organically yield a new and refreshing perspective on life.
I am accepting AETNA & BCBS (not BCBS Home) , and out of network. I am a born and bred New Yorker who migrated to Cary, NC in 2013 with my 2 sons, now college ages. A wealth of life experience provides me with an ability to understand common patterns which chronically affect many. Often, our past interferes with our current relationships. I can help you process your past while learning new coping skills to help you get back to living a life that you want.
(919) 736-6612 View (919) 736-6612
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Jackie O'Neil
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Raleigh, NC 27607  (Online Only)
When we've experienced unhealthy relationship dynamics or trauma, it can be hard to know how to trust ourselves and others. This can lead to low self-worth, codependency, repeating unwanted patterns, depression, or relational issues. Safely exploring what is at the core of these issues will allow you to live a more authentic and connected life. I work primarily with women who want to uncover their core beliefs and subconscious patterns in order to consciously create the life they desire. Unburden yourself by learning how to compassionately accept your story, process your emotions, and become the safe, loving place you yearn for.
When we've experienced unhealthy relationship dynamics or trauma, it can be hard to know how to trust ourselves and others. This can lead to low self-worth, codependency, repeating unwanted patterns, depression, or relational issues. Safely exploring what is at the core of these issues will allow you to live a more authentic and connected life. I work primarily with women who want to uncover their core beliefs and subconscious patterns in order to consciously create the life they desire. Unburden yourself by learning how to compassionately accept your story, process your emotions, and become the safe, loving place you yearn for.
(828) 528-6016 View (828) 528-6016
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Daphne Krantz
Counselor, LCMHCA, MA, NCC
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Raleigh, NC 27601  (Online Only)
My passion in life is supporting you to become your most authentic, joyous self. I believe you already have a wellspring of wisdom and clarity within, and I take great pleasure in helping you clear the way to your own inner guidance. As a proud, openly transgender woman, I find fulfillment in working with individuals and couples on transition and identity issues, communication, codependency, relational/cultural/ancestral trauma, gender, sexuality, poly/non-monogamy, depression, addiction, anxiety, psychedelic integration, and spirituality. Perhaps the path isn't quite clear, yet you're ready to take a step towards something better.
My passion in life is supporting you to become your most authentic, joyous self. I believe you already have a wellspring of wisdom and clarity within, and I take great pleasure in helping you clear the way to your own inner guidance. As a proud, openly transgender woman, I find fulfillment in working with individuals and couples on transition and identity issues, communication, codependency, relational/cultural/ancestral trauma, gender, sexuality, poly/non-monogamy, depression, addiction, anxiety, psychedelic integration, and spirituality. Perhaps the path isn't quite clear, yet you're ready to take a step towards something better.
(828) 944-4273 View (828) 944-4273
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Kerrie Byer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Raleigh, NC 27606
I specialize in treating trauma states, including anxiety, depression and codependency.
Many of us experience periods of feeling stuck or overwhelmed in our behaviors, thoughts, emotions or relationships. At the same time, many people have found that in a safe, supportive space, they can move beyond these old patterns and create balance and fulfillment in their lives. If you're looking to reduce anxiety, improve self worth, enter life transitions with increased confidence, gain assertiveness skills and enhance boundary setting in relationships, I'm totally on board. I utilize a variety of trauma informed modalities, including mindfulness and EMDR, to treat the body and mind together.
I specialize in treating trauma states, including anxiety, depression and codependency.
Many of us experience periods of feeling stuck or overwhelmed in our behaviors, thoughts, emotions or relationships. At the same time, many people have found that in a safe, supportive space, they can move beyond these old patterns and create balance and fulfillment in their lives. If you're looking to reduce anxiety, improve self worth, enter life transitions with increased confidence, gain assertiveness skills and enhance boundary setting in relationships, I'm totally on board. I utilize a variety of trauma informed modalities, including mindfulness and EMDR, to treat the body and mind together.
(910) 788-2471 View (910) 788-2471
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Beth Manns
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSWA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Raleigh, NC 27613
As your therapist, I will provide a safe, nonjudgmental, and empathic setting for you to share about your current situation; explore early life experiences; gain a helpful understanding of your emotional world; and why you think and act in particular, problematic patterns. Many, if not all, of our emotional burdens (anxiety, people-pleasing, lying, codependency, lack of coping skills, mistrust of authority, hypersensitivity, defensiveness, an underdeveloped sense of self, parenting struggles, relationship issues) are the result of earlier wounds that infuse within us lasting well into adulthood.
As your therapist, I will provide a safe, nonjudgmental, and empathic setting for you to share about your current situation; explore early life experiences; gain a helpful understanding of your emotional world; and why you think and act in particular, problematic patterns. Many, if not all, of our emotional burdens (anxiety, people-pleasing, lying, codependency, lack of coping skills, mistrust of authority, hypersensitivity, defensiveness, an underdeveloped sense of self, parenting struggles, relationship issues) are the result of earlier wounds that infuse within us lasting well into adulthood.
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Change Factory, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW-CP, LCSW, BCD
Verified Verified
Raleigh, NC 27609  (Online Only)
We empower, motivate, influence, teach, embody, rejuvenate, redefine you for the change you want to be come
We empower, motivate, influence, teach, embody, rejuvenate, redefine you for the change you want to be come
(984) 205-1039 View (984) 205-1039
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The Path 2 Healing, PLLC
Counselor, MA, CMFT, LCMHC
Verified Verified
Raleigh, NC 27608  (Online Only)
Change can be difficult for many people but wanting to feel better is a start. I believe that challenges lead to growth and an opportunity to live a more fulfilling life. Common reasons for seeking therapy include difficulty adjusting to life changes and transitions, dissatisfaction in significant relationships, coping with traumatic life experiences, and difficulty managing feelings. I work with individuals and groups to lessen the impact of trauma; develop healthy boundaries and coping skills; improve relationships and communication skills; and increase self-esteem/self-acceptance.
Change can be difficult for many people but wanting to feel better is a start. I believe that challenges lead to growth and an opportunity to live a more fulfilling life. Common reasons for seeking therapy include difficulty adjusting to life changes and transitions, dissatisfaction in significant relationships, coping with traumatic life experiences, and difficulty managing feelings. I work with individuals and groups to lessen the impact of trauma; develop healthy boundaries and coping skills; improve relationships and communication skills; and increase self-esteem/self-acceptance.
(919) 343-9954 View (919) 343-9954
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Ryan M Graumann
LCMHCS, CCTP, NCC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Raleigh, NC 27605
Waitlist for new clients
My goal is to collaborate with clients through building resources and reaching meaningful insights while getting to know authentic Self. Everybody has the right to feel seen, heard, and validated in their experience(s). It is imperative to understand my clients and develop treatment goals from the context of intersectionality and social justice. I am supportive of all genders & sexual orientations, relationship structures, kinks, STI/STDs statuses, & more.
My goal is to collaborate with clients through building resources and reaching meaningful insights while getting to know authentic Self. Everybody has the right to feel seen, heard, and validated in their experience(s). It is imperative to understand my clients and develop treatment goals from the context of intersectionality and social justice. I am supportive of all genders & sexual orientations, relationship structures, kinks, STI/STDs statuses, & more.
(984) 249-2356 View (984) 249-2356
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Sarinia Bishop
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, LCAS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Raleigh, NC 27615
I believe that the therapeutic relationship is a safe haven for you to explore, discover and heal the authentic you! After a long day of being what the world needs you to be, HERE together is where we unmask and uncover who you truly are -- HERE is where happiness lives. I have a passion for the therapeutic process by deconstructing learned behavior and patterns while bringing blind-spots into awareness so that motivated clients can make conscious changes and show up in the world, life and relationships joyfully engaged as your true self.
I believe that the therapeutic relationship is a safe haven for you to explore, discover and heal the authentic you! After a long day of being what the world needs you to be, HERE together is where we unmask and uncover who you truly are -- HERE is where happiness lives. I have a passion for the therapeutic process by deconstructing learned behavior and patterns while bringing blind-spots into awareness so that motivated clients can make conscious changes and show up in the world, life and relationships joyfully engaged as your true self.
(984) 400-5745 View (984) 400-5745
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.