Relationships are challenging. But what you might not realize is that relationships are a skill that can be learned and practiced.
Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Los Angeles, CA
Anxiety is something I've seen daily in my work with clients recovering from alcohol and drug addiction. It's something that can take hold of your mind as well as your body and can be really hard to shake. (This last part I know from personal experience.) In my work to constantly improve my ability to treat individuals with traumatic events in their past, I've embraced a dual mind-body approach to treating anxiety. I've seen it work countless times. I believe it can work for you.
Codependency is an issue near and dear to my heart because it's something I've worked through personally. If you come from a home where there was any sort of addictive behavior- workaholism, compulsive gambling or shopping, etc- the odds are good there was also codependency. Many of us can function with our codependency- but our lives can be SO MUCH better once it's managed.
As I've said before- Relationships are challenging. It's possible, though, to learn skills to help you get MUCH better at being in relationships. I've done it. If you feel like you never had a role model for being in relationships, or if you feel like you spin emotionally out of control when you get close to people or there's a disagreement- I can help. Let's explore your past so you know why you do what you do, and teach you the skills to do things differently.