Hi! My name is Brandy and I’m a licensed professional counselor and certified functional nutritionist in Thornton, CO. I specialize in helping people get to the root cause of their codependency. I received my MA degree from Naropa University in Boulder, CO and have been in the mental health field for over 15 years. I’m passionate about a holistic approach to codependency that includes mind, body and spirit.
Currently, I specialize in working with individuals who struggle with depression, anxiety, trauma and other related issues. I provide a unique approach as a therapist that can go beyond talk therapy and explore the connection between your body and your mind . Contact me to learn more.
Dealing with Codependency
Codependency involves sacrificing one’s personal needs to try to meet the needs of others. Someone who is codependent has an extreme focus outside themselves. Their thoughts and actions revolve around other people, such as spouses or relatives.
Codependency often appears in relationships which are unbalanced and unhealthy. A person with codependency often tries to save others from themselves. They may get hurt trying to “cure” a partner’s addictions or abusive behaviors.
Common symptoms of codependency include:
Low Self-Esteem: Codependency may cause feelings of shame and worthlessness. A person may believe they do not deserve happiness. If a person does not value themselves, they may try to get others to value them. The sense of “being needed” can prompt internal gratification, even if the recipient of care does not show gratitude.
Poor Boundaries: Codependent people often feel responsible for others’ happiness. They can have a hard time saying “no” or putting their own needs first. They may hide their true thoughts and feelings to avoid upsetting others.
A Need to “Save” Others: Codependent people may feel it is their duty to protect their loved ones from all harm. If a loved one does something wrong, they will likely try to fix the situation on loved one’s behalf. Such behavior can prevent others from becoming independent or learning from their mistakes. It may also enable abuse or addiction to persist unchallenged.
Self-Denial: A codependent person often prioritizes others’ well-being over their own. They may deny their own needs for rest, emotional support, and self-care. They may feel guilt or anxiety when asserting their own desires. Codependent people can feel uneasy when others offer support.
Perfectionism: Codependent people often project an image of self-reliance and competence. It is common for people to take on more responsibilities than they can handle. When they make an error or receive criticism, they may grow insecure.
Control Issues: A codependent person may link their own self-worth to others’ well-being. If a loved one fails, a codependent person may feel as if they failed themselves. Their attempts to make others’ lives better may shift into controlling or possessive behavior.
Your body, this sacred shell you live in, that allows you to participate in this life plays a huge part in how happy and vibrant you feel.
Think - gut health, brain health, nutrition, sleep, movement, detox, autonomic nervous system, and much more.
Your mind, the voice inside your head, telling you so much about yourself and this life influences your mood and energy on a daily basis.
Think - mindfulness, limiting beliefs, meditation, mind management, thought work, etc.
Your Soul, the divine being you are. The driver of your intuition is seeking your connection so you can live a life with purpose and meaning.
Think - deep questions, energy practices, intuitive gifts, stillness, and connection to self, other, and the Divine.
Insurances I accept
Mindfulness and Meditation
How to care for our bodies and brains