Others are their priority, and most of the time, they neglect themselves. This is a learned behavior; you probably learned to put others first from your parents as it tends to go from one generation to another until someone in the family breaks this unhealthy pattern.
Love is not all you need in a relationship; engaging in healthy ways to relate to each other is very important. Learning healthy ways to connect with your loved ones is very important, especially in a relationship. Being the rescuer can deteriorate the relationship in the long term. If you are currently with a partner, you and your partner can work through it, but remember, a relationship is of two, so you need both to be willing to work on the relationship.
When you are heading to new behaviors or ways to relate to others, you need some guidance, as you may not have a great example of what it looks like to be in a healthy relationship. Sometimes when you are not the rescuer anymore can make you feel uncomfortable and mistakenly think you are in an unhealthy relationship.
When you come to therapy, you will identify new ways to relate to others. Learn about the difference between healthy and unhealthy relationships.
You will learn for the first time to listen to your needs and wants. Sometimes this is not easy, as feelings of guilt can stop you from finally being in touch with yourself and being congruent with yourself.
In this journey, I will provide you with the necessary tools to set boundaries, manage conflict and cope with uncomfortable emotions as you learn new healthy ways to relate to others.
I am very passionate about working with people suffering from codependency as I have seen many of my clients become empowered and live a life where they truly are themselves.
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*NOTE: All counseling clients must be physically located in Florida.