Codependency is an emotional and behavioral condition that affects an individual’s abilities to have a healthy, mutually satisfying relationship. Also, people with codependency may form or maintain relationships that are one-sided, emotionally destructive and/or abusive. The disorder was first identified about ten years ago as a result of studying interpersonal relationships in families of alcoholics and can be treated with one of our mental health treatment services.
Codependency often affects a spouse, parent, sibling, friend or co-worker of a person afflicted with alcohol or drug dependence. Originally, codependency was a term used to describe partners in chemical dependency, persons living with, or in a relationship with an addicted person. In addition, similar patterns have been seen in people in relationships with chronically or mentally ill individuals. Codependency can affect one’s self-esteem, and self-sufficiency.
WHAT ARE COMMON SYMPTOMS OF CODEPENDENCY?
There are several indicators that you may be in a codependent relationship, including:
- Strained communication in a relationship
- Difficulties trusting yourself without the other person
- Difficulties identifying or understanding your feelings
- Poor self-esteem or self-worth
- Difficulties making decisions without the other person
If you or a loved one are experiencing any of the above symptoms, you may be struggling with codependency. In addition, codependency can make you feel like living a healthy life is impossible, but you may benefit from a codependency treatment center.
WHAT’S INVOLVED IN CODEPENDENCY THERAPY?
Because codependency is usually rooted in a person’s childhood, treatment often involves exploration into early childhood issues and their relationship to current destructive behavior patterns. Also, treatment includes education, experiential groups, and individual therapy through which those with codependency can rediscover themselves and identify self-defeating behavior patterns.
WHAT ARE MY NEXT STEPS IN GETTING HELP FOR CODEPENDENCY?
When you’re looking for the best codependency treatment New Jersey provides, look no further than Harmony Bay Wellness. Our professionals are dedicated to not only helping all clients live productive lives, but they’re also advocates for reversing the stigma of mental illness in the country. In addition, we are proud to provide a variety of mental health treatment services in South Jersey to give our patients the care and support they need and deserve.
Our diverse mental health treatments include:
- Clinical mental health therapies
- Psychiatric treatment evaluations
- Intensive outpatient programs
- Telehealth treatment services
- Integrative wellness services
Don’t continue to let codependency disrupt you or your loved one’s life. Call Harmony Bay Wellness today at 855.765.6399. We look forward to helping you.