A codependent person is one who has let another person’s behavior affect him or her, and who is obsessed with controlling that person’s behavior; Melody Beattie, Codependent No More.
Loving is mutuality; loving is synchronous attunement and modulation … Loving derives from intimacy … Lewis, Amini, and Lannon, A General Theory of Love.
Help is available — for recovery, growth and change.
The professional counselors and therapists at our Center have the training and experience to guide individuals, couples and families through the complexities and painful feelings that result from codependent relationships. We know that close, “dependent” relationships are actually essential to health and well-being. And we have all experienced the trap of codependent patterns in our relationships. Our approach to codependency begins with a deep understanding of, and sensitivity to, the feelings and experiences that are so common, so “normal,” in these important relationships.
The focus and goals in codependency counseling include:
It’s never too late to create positive change in your life. You can be free to love and to be loved by others, and to grow as a strong, empowered, and independent person. The relationship experts at our Center understand the differences between healthy dependency and love, and an unhealthy codependence on others.