Codependency Therapists in Portland, OR

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Ajna Rae
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Portland, OR 97218  (Online Only)
We can attend to issues of depression, anxiety, addiction, anger, codependency, and more that can arise from unresolved past experiences and current struggles.
Perhaps you are realizing that compassionate, supportive, non-judgmental support is what will brace you for the next steps in your personal journey. I am here. My collaborative therapeutic approach is rooted in mindful awareness and acceptance, informed by relational and attachment models, and guided by an appreciation of each person’s unique existential search for meaning. I aim to foster a space where you can engage in your present experience, show up as you are, and find awareness, choice, and support in the life that awaits you.
We can attend to issues of depression, anxiety, addiction, anger, codependency, and more that can arise from unresolved past experiences and current struggles.
Perhaps you are realizing that compassionate, supportive, non-judgmental support is what will brace you for the next steps in your personal journey. I am here. My collaborative therapeutic approach is rooted in mindful awareness and acceptance, informed by relational and attachment models, and guided by an appreciation of each person’s unique existential search for meaning. I aim to foster a space where you can engage in your present experience, show up as you are, and find awareness, choice, and support in the life that awaits you.
(503) 461-0842 View (503) 461-0842
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Stephane H. Cohen
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Portland, OR 97205  (Online Only)
Accepting New Clients. Hello, and welcome to my profile! I am looking forward to meeting you! Life can be difficult at times (transitions, separations, parenting, relationships, illness, loss/grief, work issues, addictions, codependency), and sometimes it is hard to handle all of it. I am here to help and support you on your journey.
Accepting New Clients. Hello, and welcome to my profile! I am looking forward to meeting you! Life can be difficult at times (transitions, separations, parenting, relationships, illness, loss/grief, work issues, addictions, codependency), and sometimes it is hard to handle all of it. I am here to help and support you on your journey.
(971) 252-3012 View (971) 252-3012
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Ritual Therapy
Professional Counselor Associate, MA
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97213
I work with individuals to address struggles with communication, anxiety, panic, relationship problems, codependency, trauma, and PTSD.
Do you find yourself simultaneously feeling too much and not enough? Do you feel broken? Stuck? Have you ever asked yourself, “Why can’t I just be normal,” or “What is wrong with me?” Maybe you act in ways that don’t feel true to yourself for fear of rejection or abandonment, and perhaps you even end up in unhealthy or one-sided relationships. I believe that just by coming to this page there is something fundamentally “right,” not “wrong" with you. Being a human is complicated, messy, and can be painful, but I feel honored to have the opportunity to support you through these challenges in a way that fosters healing and growth.
I work with individuals to address struggles with communication, anxiety, panic, relationship problems, codependency, trauma, and PTSD.
Do you find yourself simultaneously feeling too much and not enough? Do you feel broken? Stuck? Have you ever asked yourself, “Why can’t I just be normal,” or “What is wrong with me?” Maybe you act in ways that don’t feel true to yourself for fear of rejection or abandonment, and perhaps you even end up in unhealthy or one-sided relationships. I believe that just by coming to this page there is something fundamentally “right,” not “wrong" with you. Being a human is complicated, messy, and can be painful, but I feel honored to have the opportunity to support you through these challenges in a way that fosters healing and growth.
(503) 461-2628 View (503) 461-2628
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Brittany England
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Portland, OR 97211  (Online Only)
Issues that are commonly addressed are anxiety, depression, grief & loss, relationship & sexuality, spirituality, stress, living with chronic pain & illness, codependency, and general life dissatisfaction.
I will help you get to the heart of the matter, the root of what is causing suffering in your life, and we will work together to create the changes you seek. I work from a mind-body-spirit lens with a focus on nervous system regulation, somatic interventions, NLP, parts work, mindfulness, and EFT meridian tapping (Emotional Freedom Techniques). We work together to help unstick the parts of yourself and your life that are stuck. We will work together to create a different relationship with these parts so you can have the experience of being happy, healthy, well, and fulfilled in you life.
Issues that are commonly addressed are anxiety, depression, grief & loss, relationship & sexuality, spirituality, stress, living with chronic pain & illness, codependency, and general life dissatisfaction.
I will help you get to the heart of the matter, the root of what is causing suffering in your life, and we will work together to create the changes you seek. I work from a mind-body-spirit lens with a focus on nervous system regulation, somatic interventions, NLP, parts work, mindfulness, and EFT meridian tapping (Emotional Freedom Techniques). We work together to help unstick the parts of yourself and your life that are stuck. We will work together to create a different relationship with these parts so you can have the experience of being happy, healthy, well, and fulfilled in you life.
(971) 257-1632 View (971) 257-1632
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Korina Jochim
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97214
Areas of specialty include codependency and recovery from: narcissistic abuse, high-control groups, and undue influence, as well as coaching in and identifying healthy relationship behaviors.
Relationships are the fundamental building blocks of human experience. We are shaped by and devote many resources to them, and they can be sources of inspiration, support, and consistent love. They can also be harmful and even dangerous, especially when an individual's relationship templates have began as dysfunctional in their families of origin. Many of my clients have been or currently are in relationships with narcissistic/disordered partners, family members, or bosses, or were/are members of high-control groups. Healing is possible after these relationships, and there is hope for choosing healthier people to love.
Areas of specialty include codependency and recovery from: narcissistic abuse, high-control groups, and undue influence, as well as coaching in and identifying healthy relationship behaviors.
Relationships are the fundamental building blocks of human experience. We are shaped by and devote many resources to them, and they can be sources of inspiration, support, and consistent love. They can also be harmful and even dangerous, especially when an individual's relationship templates have began as dysfunctional in their families of origin. Many of my clients have been or currently are in relationships with narcissistic/disordered partners, family members, or bosses, or were/are members of high-control groups. Healing is possible after these relationships, and there is hope for choosing healthier people to love.
(503) 212-9888 View (503) 212-9888
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Nicole Falk
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Portland, OR 97214  (Online Only)
I practice with a variety of clients, however I specialize in teens and adults experiencing the effects of life changes and transitions, codependency, relationship issues, and managing work/life balance.
For many of us, the hardest challenge to overcome is to ask for help. If you're reading this, you've already found the courage to start becoming the best version of yourself. While as an individual you are unique, none of us are perfect and we all experience conflict, hardships, and a variety of emotions. I believe our life experiences as well as cultural background influence the way in which we interact with the world. I am a strong proponent of collaboration and I view the therapeutic relationship as a team. I have daytime availability Monday through Thursday.
I practice with a variety of clients, however I specialize in teens and adults experiencing the effects of life changes and transitions, codependency, relationship issues, and managing work/life balance.
For many of us, the hardest challenge to overcome is to ask for help. If you're reading this, you've already found the courage to start becoming the best version of yourself. While as an individual you are unique, none of us are perfect and we all experience conflict, hardships, and a variety of emotions. I believe our life experiences as well as cultural background influence the way in which we interact with the world. I am a strong proponent of collaboration and I view the therapeutic relationship as a team. I have daytime availability Monday through Thursday.
(503) 213-6724 View (503) 213-6724
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Stephanie Bauer
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97219
Waitlist for new clients
Waitlist for JULY 2024: (please note I am only taking commercial Pacific Source (not OHP) and Out of Network/cash pay.) I have a compassion for working with people who are ready to see change in their life. I have a passion for working with therapists and therapists in training. I enjoy working with women and finding boundaries, issues with hormonal imbalances, codependency, confidence, and anxiety to help find your best self. I think it is important to find a trusting connection in therapy that combines new challenges with growth and change.Penelope, my therapy dog, is excited to join our virtual sessions and in person on occasion!
Waitlist for JULY 2024: (please note I am only taking commercial Pacific Source (not OHP) and Out of Network/cash pay.) I have a compassion for working with people who are ready to see change in their life. I have a passion for working with therapists and therapists in training. I enjoy working with women and finding boundaries, issues with hormonal imbalances, codependency, confidence, and anxiety to help find your best self. I think it is important to find a trusting connection in therapy that combines new challenges with growth and change.Penelope, my therapy dog, is excited to join our virtual sessions and in person on occasion!
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Emma Ashley Stern
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MA
Verified Verified
9 Endorsed
Portland, OR 97269  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I offer empowered and embodied therapy for folks seeking to transform challenges and distress into a catalyst for deep healing. My approach is warm, real, relatable, and comes with a sense of humor. I specialize in work with complex trauma, anxiety, grief, codependency, radical self-love, and self-acceptance. I am EMDR trained. Coming from a blended family that is White, Black, Latinx, and Jewish, I am committed to questioning identity dynamics, power, privilege, and positionality. I am dedicated to social justice and will support you in using your personal healing to work towards collective liberation and social change.
I offer empowered and embodied therapy for folks seeking to transform challenges and distress into a catalyst for deep healing. My approach is warm, real, relatable, and comes with a sense of humor. I specialize in work with complex trauma, anxiety, grief, codependency, radical self-love, and self-acceptance. I am EMDR trained. Coming from a blended family that is White, Black, Latinx, and Jewish, I am committed to questioning identity dynamics, power, privilege, and positionality. I am dedicated to social justice and will support you in using your personal healing to work towards collective liberation and social change.
(503) 836-8851 View (503) 836-8851
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Elizabeth Glover
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, NCC, LPC
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97086
I offer talk therapy services to adults (25+) from all cultures, genders, religions, sexual, and economic backgrounds. I am an independent practitioner at the Firefly Institute in Hillsboro, Oregon. Clients experiencing emotional distress due to life transitions, past trauma, codependency and those in helping positions (medical, teaching, mental health, etc) with compassion fatigue/vicarious trauma are who I most often work with.
I offer talk therapy services to adults (25+) from all cultures, genders, religions, sexual, and economic backgrounds. I am an independent practitioner at the Firefly Institute in Hillsboro, Oregon. Clients experiencing emotional distress due to life transitions, past trauma, codependency and those in helping positions (medical, teaching, mental health, etc) with compassion fatigue/vicarious trauma are who I most often work with.
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Shannon Atherton
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Portland, OR 97232  (Online Only)
I specialize in preteens/teens, self-esteem, identity issues, self-harm, social anxiety, confidence building, rebuilding/healing relationships,  divorce, survivors of abuse, codependency, gifted/highly intelligent children, substance abuse, depression, and couples counseling.
I believe counseling is a partnership in which we work together in developing and implementing a plan to reach the clients treatment goals. Each client is unique and different, and I adjust according to the clients needs. I work well with clients who are ready to do the work to heal and grow. The client and I are active throughout the counseling process. I have found that this process is a journey towards healing and thriving in all areas of life.
I specialize in preteens/teens, self-esteem, identity issues, self-harm, social anxiety, confidence building, rebuilding/healing relationships,  divorce, survivors of abuse, codependency, gifted/highly intelligent children, substance abuse, depression, and couples counseling.
I believe counseling is a partnership in which we work together in developing and implementing a plan to reach the clients treatment goals. Each client is unique and different, and I adjust according to the clients needs. I work well with clients who are ready to do the work to heal and grow. The client and I are active throughout the counseling process. I have found that this process is a journey towards healing and thriving in all areas of life.
(971) 265-9325 View (971) 265-9325
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Lynn Talmon
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97204  (Online Only)
Serving ALL of Oregon online therapy. New Client Openings, No Waitlist. Individuals only. If life isn't how it should be, & if it's exhausting always struggling, then therapy can be a powerful way to change things now that you're ready. It is an HONOR to listen & be present as you discover your truth, joy, satisfaction, peace & confidence! I treat individuals only. If you're overwhelmed, anxious, down or stuck, talking to someone helps. Specialties: depression, anxiety, coping w/ climate change & environmental grief, sober/recovery, autistic spectrum, ending a relationship & need support during transition, codependency, LGBTQ2+
Serving ALL of Oregon online therapy. New Client Openings, No Waitlist. Individuals only. If life isn't how it should be, & if it's exhausting always struggling, then therapy can be a powerful way to change things now that you're ready. It is an HONOR to listen & be present as you discover your truth, joy, satisfaction, peace & confidence! I treat individuals only. If you're overwhelmed, anxious, down or stuck, talking to someone helps. Specialties: depression, anxiety, coping w/ climate change & environmental grief, sober/recovery, autistic spectrum, ending a relationship & need support during transition, codependency, LGBTQ2+
(971) 247-1876 View (971) 247-1876
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Catherine Palmer
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Portland, OR 97209  (Online Only)
I can help you rewire your brain and improve your life. Is your life, or your relationship, not quite where you want it to be? Are you feeling stuck or misunderstood? Are you struggling with anxiety, codependency, depression, PTSD, or grief? Do you feel as if your past trauma is negatively impacting your current life? If so, I can help. As an expert in individual and couple counseling, I’m deeply passionate about helping people improve their relationships, enhance their emotional well-being, break free of anxiety and depression, discover their strengths, and re-empower their lives.
I can help you rewire your brain and improve your life. Is your life, or your relationship, not quite where you want it to be? Are you feeling stuck or misunderstood? Are you struggling with anxiety, codependency, depression, PTSD, or grief? Do you feel as if your past trauma is negatively impacting your current life? If so, I can help. As an expert in individual and couple counseling, I’m deeply passionate about helping people improve their relationships, enhance their emotional well-being, break free of anxiety and depression, discover their strengths, and re-empower their lives.
(971) 290-1657 View (971) 290-1657
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Kris Rochelle
Clinical Social Work Associate, CSWA
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97232
I work with a spectrum of presenting concerns: anxiety, depression, grief, loss, self harm, substance use, codependency, and other life situations.
I am committed to helping you discover & embrace your unique sense of self and navigate the spectrum of emotions included in the human experience. Together we can create a brave space to explore difficult conversations and embrace discomfort & growth. Don't worry, laughter and celebration are also key components in my practice. I approach clients with empathy and open-mindedness in an effort to walk with them on the road to embracing who they are and are on the way to becoming.
I work with a spectrum of presenting concerns: anxiety, depression, grief, loss, self harm, substance use, codependency, and other life situations.
I am committed to helping you discover & embrace your unique sense of self and navigate the spectrum of emotions included in the human experience. Together we can create a brave space to explore difficult conversations and embrace discomfort & growth. Don't worry, laughter and celebration are also key components in my practice. I approach clients with empathy and open-mindedness in an effort to walk with them on the road to embracing who they are and are on the way to becoming.
(971) 306-9400 View (971) 306-9400
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Mary J Evrard
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97212  (Online Only)
I have vast experience providing psychotherapy to adolescents, adults, families, and couples dealing with codependency, bereavement, addictions, and trauma .
I am currently accepting new clients : please send me an email telling me a bit about yourself. My background is working with people struggling with substance abuse, trauma survivors, the LGBTQ community, couples and all forms of families and poly people. I have worked with those with traumatic brain injuries, people with autism, grief and loss, crisis pregnancies, adoption issues, children in foster care and people living with HIV and AIDS. I am proud to have worked in a variety of settings and with people who need support, clarity, and space to heal.
I have vast experience providing psychotherapy to adolescents, adults, families, and couples dealing with codependency, bereavement, addictions, and trauma .
I am currently accepting new clients : please send me an email telling me a bit about yourself. My background is working with people struggling with substance abuse, trauma survivors, the LGBTQ community, couples and all forms of families and poly people. I have worked with those with traumatic brain injuries, people with autism, grief and loss, crisis pregnancies, adoption issues, children in foster care and people living with HIV and AIDS. I am proud to have worked in a variety of settings and with people who need support, clarity, and space to heal.
(971) 247-1194 View (971) 247-1194
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Dr. Chandra Mundon
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97232
Everybody deserves a space where they can feel truly seen, heard, and understood without judgment. As a clinical psychologist, I strive to provide therapy that is collaborative, effective, and uniquely tailored to every client. I have extensive training and clinical experience working with clients from all walks of life on a wide range of issues including (but not limited to): depression, anxiety, stress, self-esteem, family-of-origin, cultural identity, codependency, relationships, etc. I also enjoy working with couples (monogamous or non-monogamous) and families.
Everybody deserves a space where they can feel truly seen, heard, and understood without judgment. As a clinical psychologist, I strive to provide therapy that is collaborative, effective, and uniquely tailored to every client. I have extensive training and clinical experience working with clients from all walks of life on a wide range of issues including (but not limited to): depression, anxiety, stress, self-esteem, family-of-origin, cultural identity, codependency, relationships, etc. I also enjoy working with couples (monogamous or non-monogamous) and families.
(503) 343-4306 View (503) 343-4306
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Ally Simone
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, T2066
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Portland, OR 97239  (Online Only)
I work with adult individuals and relationships. Many of my clients are focused on healing from trauma, disrupting harmful patterns like people pleasing and codependency, and creating healthy relationships. I am committed to equity and inclusion, both personally and professionally and my goal is always that my clients feel seen and supported in all aspects of their identity. I am LGBTQIA+, and gender affirming, sex/kink positive and welcome all relationship configurations including CNM/Polyamory. I recognize and value all types of diversity including ethnicity, race, size, gender, sexual orientation, class, religion, and abilities.
I work with adult individuals and relationships. Many of my clients are focused on healing from trauma, disrupting harmful patterns like people pleasing and codependency, and creating healthy relationships. I am committed to equity and inclusion, both personally and professionally and my goal is always that my clients feel seen and supported in all aspects of their identity. I am LGBTQIA+, and gender affirming, sex/kink positive and welcome all relationship configurations including CNM/Polyamory. I recognize and value all types of diversity including ethnicity, race, size, gender, sexual orientation, class, religion, and abilities.
(503) 212-9970 View (503) 212-9970
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Meghan Wright O'Connor
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Portland, OR 97215
Do you have an adept ability to flex and bend to the needs of your environment? Do you struggle to identify and prioritize your own needs? Are your goals and dreams collecting dust while you compulsively tend to those around you? Codependency often develops in the personality structures of people who are raised in environments saturated in trauma and addiction. A finely tuned childhood survival strategy, it leaves many feeling a complex array of emotions in their adulthood: emptiness, resentment, loneliness, and confusion. I help people to break unsatisying relational-patterns and to harness more creative control over their lives.
Do you have an adept ability to flex and bend to the needs of your environment? Do you struggle to identify and prioritize your own needs? Are your goals and dreams collecting dust while you compulsively tend to those around you? Codependency often develops in the personality structures of people who are raised in environments saturated in trauma and addiction. A finely tuned childhood survival strategy, it leaves many feeling a complex array of emotions in their adulthood: emptiness, resentment, loneliness, and confusion. I help people to break unsatisying relational-patterns and to harness more creative control over their lives.
(971) 248-9826 View (971) 248-9826
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Amanda Jean Mondroski
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97202  (Online Only)
I am a licensed therapist who specializes in trauma, anxiety, LGBTQ+ issues, attachment disorders, and codependency. In my work with you, I will meet you you where you are at. Some of you may be coming in for more practical coping skills and problem management. Some of you may want to do some deeper healing by doing trauma work. Maybe you do not feel ready to delve into your trauma. I can help you feel ready and prepared to do deeper work. I provide a safe, nonjudgemental, empathetic environment to explore any struggles you are experiencing.
I am a licensed therapist who specializes in trauma, anxiety, LGBTQ+ issues, attachment disorders, and codependency. In my work with you, I will meet you you where you are at. Some of you may be coming in for more practical coping skills and problem management. Some of you may want to do some deeper healing by doing trauma work. Maybe you do not feel ready to delve into your trauma. I can help you feel ready and prepared to do deeper work. I provide a safe, nonjudgemental, empathetic environment to explore any struggles you are experiencing.
(503) 468-6993 View (503) 468-6993
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Aiyana Lucas
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97214  (Online Only)
I work with adults experiencing anxiety, trauma, life transitions, grief, and codependency.
I support my clients as they navigate through life transitions and uncertainty to reawaken their inner strength, reconnect to what matters most, and journey back to wholeness. I believe that therapy facilitates transformation through relationship, and that people heal with a deep sense of human connection. Through our work together we will create a safe space for you to explore and discover what health and wellness looks like for you. I provide the tools & compassionate presence for you to move through transitions, interrupt negative patterns and beliefs, to realign with your most authentic and empowered selves.
I work with adults experiencing anxiety, trauma, life transitions, grief, and codependency.
I support my clients as they navigate through life transitions and uncertainty to reawaken their inner strength, reconnect to what matters most, and journey back to wholeness. I believe that therapy facilitates transformation through relationship, and that people heal with a deep sense of human connection. Through our work together we will create a safe space for you to explore and discover what health and wellness looks like for you. I provide the tools & compassionate presence for you to move through transitions, interrupt negative patterns and beliefs, to realign with your most authentic and empowered selves.
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Jenna Washburn
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Portland, OR 97225  (Online Only)
I also offer a unique program called Focused Therapy that seeks to address the following issues: 1) Relationship Struggles and / or Codependency, 2) Caretaker Burnout, 3) Chronic Perfectionism, 4) Building Healthy Boundaries, 5) Surviving Narcissistic Abuse, and / or 6) Counseling Services for Empaths.
It goes without saying these past few years have been an uphill battle. With the stress of a pandemic, the economic hardships facing many, and political divides deepening: it's no wonder anxiety is high. Or depression feels magnified. Or you find yourself falling back into bad habits.  But you don't have to struggle through this time alone. Empathic Counseling can help you cope during this difficult time and empower you to thrive. I work closely with clients across Oregon to help them find freedom from Anxiety, Depression, Addiction, Trauma, or that harsh voice inside you that tells you you're not enough.
I also offer a unique program called Focused Therapy that seeks to address the following issues: 1) Relationship Struggles and / or Codependency, 2) Caretaker Burnout, 3) Chronic Perfectionism, 4) Building Healthy Boundaries, 5) Surviving Narcissistic Abuse, and / or 6) Counseling Services for Empaths.
It goes without saying these past few years have been an uphill battle. With the stress of a pandemic, the economic hardships facing many, and political divides deepening: it's no wonder anxiety is high. Or depression feels magnified. Or you find yourself falling back into bad habits.  But you don't have to struggle through this time alone. Empathic Counseling can help you cope during this difficult time and empower you to thrive. I work closely with clients across Oregon to help them find freedom from Anxiety, Depression, Addiction, Trauma, or that harsh voice inside you that tells you you're not enough.
(503) 739-9189 View (503) 739-9189
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.