Counseling for Self-Esteem / Self- Esteem

Are you overly responsible for others at the expense of your own life?

Are you tired of giving more than you get?

Do you struggle with difficult and unrewarding, even abusive relationships?  

Are you tired of feeling anxious and sad or depressed?

Do you have goals in your life that are on the back burner?  

Are you sacrificing for others most of the time?

Is it difficult to speak up for yourself and your needs?

Do you feel taken for granted?

Do you feel the need to fix everything for others?

Do you anticipate the needs of others and then try to meet them?

Do you have a history of difficult and damaging relationships in your life?

If you answered “yes” to some, or all, of these questions, you may be suffering from codependency, which is actually a lack of self-value or self-love.  At its essence, it is a disease of relationships, starting with the relationship to the self.  Codependency is very painful and life-altering.  Most who suffer with this are plagued by depression, stress, and anxiety which result from the effects of codependency on their lives.

Most find themselves in relationships with narcissists, alcoholics, addicts or others who are deeply troubled in some way and are unable to be present and giving in in a relationship. These relationships are very draining and further reinforces a sense of lack of self value.

The good news?  This is fixable!  Codependency need NOT be a permanent problem in your life.  Because it was learned, it can be unlearned, and MANY have successfully recovered.  Our brains can rewire new patterns of thinking and new behaviors. With caring help, longstanding patterns can be uprooted and powerful new positive patterns can be established in their place!


I would love to help you move through the steps of recovery.  What are these steps?

Identifying and processing why you are suffering with codependency by helping you to explore how events in your past formed your patterns and behaviors in relationships, and to heal the wounds and process the grief caused by current events and events of your past. This step will help you to break old patterns of programming that happened through no fault of your own.

Develop a loving and supportive relationship WITH YOURSELF, meet your own needs in a healthy way,  protect yourself from over-giving in relationships, from narcissistic abuse, and relationship burnout.  

Process and let go of fear, guilt, sadness, depression, and anxiety.

Become more comfortable setting and keeping boundaries – learn to separate what is your responsibility within a relationship, and what is the other person’s responsibility.  Boundaries allow you to say what you mean, speak your truth, not agree to things that you don’t want to do, and learn to say no when you need to.  

Identify your strengths to enhance your self-esteem, self-image, and your sense of what you are really capable of once your energy is freed from dysfunctional relationship burdens.

Set goals for yourself in life and focus on your own life in a way that will bring you fulfillment, joy, and abundance!

Lastly, celebrate!  And, be amazed at how your life moves in new and pleasantly surprising ways as you continue through recovery, and learn to maintain your recovery.  Exciting!

I so look forward to joining with you in empowering yourself to create the dynamic and rewarding life that you deserve.  You absolutely CAN overcome this and live a healthy, happy, and authentic life!  Take charge of your future and developmental path, and call or text me for an appointment.




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Saint Charles, MO 63301

Phone: (636) 627-7974
Text: (636) 627-7974

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