Sexual Orientation Counseling in Salem and surrounding area

As a woman, you have the right to dignity, autonomy, and security. Unfortunately, many men who suffer from their own insecurities and misguided beliefs resort to abusing women to assert their dominance. Moreover, abuse is not limited to sexual or physical abuse. Verbal insults, such as constant yelling and badgering, constitute a subtle and powerful form of emotional abuse that can be far more damaging than physical or sexual abuse because it beats down a woman’s morale and self-confidence. I have helped women overcome their problems by providing one-to-one, compassionate, and nonjudgmental counseling as well as safety planning and service referrals. Below are just some of the issues I have dealt with that pertain to empowering women in a competitive world:

Co-Dependent Relationships

A co-dependent relationship is a bond between people that involves obsessive, altruistic, or narcissistic attachment. Though well-intentioned, this arrangement can hinder one’s well-being and conventional way of life. Co-dependency can exist between partners, a parent and child, and even friendships. Because it enables the other to prolong destructive patterns, the result becomes damaging. I can help you replace negative behaviors with an increasing awareness of setting boundaries so both parties regain self-confidence, self-esteem, and independence.