Codependency is a complex pattern of behavior that often emerges within families, characterized by an excessive reliance on others for emotional well-being and a lack of personal boundaries. These dysfunctional dynamics can give rise to a range of problems, including strained relationships, unresolved conflicts, and hindered individual growth. However, family therapy offers a promising approach to address codependent behaviors and cultivate healthier relationships. With the guidance and support of a skilled family therapist, families can delve into the root causes of codependency and work towards developing more balanced and fulfilling relationships.
Join host Dina Sargeant in this episode of All Together as she welcomes Dr. Lauren D. Pitts-Bounds, EdD, LMFT, Life Coach, a passionate Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist and Life Coach. She is also a CEO and founder of Legacy Counseling & Life Coaching, LLC, which was founded for the purpose of helping clients to develop in all areas of their lives: emotionally, physically, mentally, and spiritually, and providing counseling services to individuals, couples, families, and groups including scholar-athletes and professional athletes in the states of Texas and Delaware.
During this episode, Dr. Lauren defines family codependency as a ripple effect, originating from problematic behavior that permeates the entire family system, leading to unhealthy patterns of functioning. She discusses the prevalence of codependent relationships in various contexts, such as parent-child relationships, sibling relationships, and intimate partner relationships. Dr. Lauren emphasizes the significance of addressing and healing from trauma and mental health issues. She encourages everyone to educate themselves about codependency and consider therapy, even if they are not consciously aware of any underlying trauma.
Tune in to this enlightening conversation as Dina Sargeant and Dr. Lauren shed light on the concept of codependency within families and offer valuable insights for healing and growth.
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