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Licensed Professional Counselor in , TX
I am a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor (LCDC) and have worked in the addictions field for many years. I professionally and personally understand the intense struggle with addiction. I am open-minded in regards to solutions. I do not believe "one size fits all" and work collaboratively with my clients to find the best solution for them. Often times chemical dependency is accompanied by other disorders such as anxiety or depression. We can address these together.
I am a trauma informed therapist and am currently training to become EMDR certified. I have several years experience working with sexual abuse survivors and a deep understanding of the profound impact past abuse can have on every area of ones life. I am very familiar with dissociation, nervous system dysregulation, flash backs, flooding and feeling out-of-control. We will work slowly and compassionately toward stabilization first, and then processing when you are ready.
Codependency most often comes from growing up in a dysfunctional environment with underlying trauma at the core. The manifested symptoms are vast and can include; the belief that you need someone or something outside of yourself to feel whole, being so absorbed by other's problems (addiction, illness, etc) that you don't take care of yourself, having the need to control people and events because you feel out of control inside or being unable to set boundaries or say no.