Welcome to Counseling by Dr. D

“I don't know what to do, where to go or how to change."

If you have said this to yourself or if you or a family member are feeling depressed, overwhelmed or struggling, I can help.

My passion is to help people find that true inner person that has become lost.

In a caring and nonjudgement environment I help build a counseling relationship to facilitate change and allow individuals the opportunity to express feelings, resolve conflicts, develop self-esteem, and make decisions. I utilize a humanistic approach along with combining other techniques as part of my counseling process.

Are you in a Co-dependent relationship?

The first step in understanding if you are in a healthy relationship is to understand the meaning of a codependent relationship.

Experts say it's a pattern of behavior in which you find yourself dependent on approval from someone else for your self-worth and identity.

One key sign is when your sense of purpose in life wraps around making extreme sacrifices to satisfy your partner's or friends needs.

Giving up your own needs and identity to meet the needs of a partner has unhealthy short-term and long-term consequences.

  • - Are you unable to find satisfaction in your life outside of a specific person?
  • - Do you recognize unhealthy behaviors in your partner but stay with him or her in spite of them?
  • - Are you giving support to your partner at the cost of your own mental, emotional, and physical health?

"Codependent relationships signify a degree of unhealthy clinginess, where one person doesn't have self-sufficiency or autonomy," says Scott Wetzler, PhD. "One or both parties depend on their loved ones for fulfillment."

Breaking up isn't necessarily the best or only solution. Learn how to have a healthy relationship, call for an appointment today and get on the right path to your own fulfillment in life in an equal relationship.