Co-Dependency

Dallas Counseling for Co-Dependency

Defining co-dependency is a difficult undertaking. Originally the term was used to describe a person who was in a relationship with some type of addict. However, over the years the term has  broadened to a description something like this -- a co-dependent is a person who is psychologically dependent on another person to meet their own psychological needs. These are needs that should be met on their own, from within. The following are some signs and symptoms of do-dependent behavior.

•    distrust
•    perfectionism
•    avoidance of feelings
•    intimacy problems
•    caretaking behavior
•    hypervigilance (a heightened awareness for potential threat/danger)
•    denial
•    low self-esteem
•    compliance
•    avoidance of confrontation  

For a complete list of Patterns and Characteristics of Codependence, click here.
 

The Insights therapist who specializes in working with co-dependency is Mary Sanger. Call Insights Therapy today at 214.706.0508, click here to email us, or click here to schedule an appointment. Insights offers flexible scheduling with daytime, evening and weekend appointments.