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People-Pleasing & Codependency Therapy in Toronto

May 2, 2023

Emma Clark

Pattern in sand. People pleasing Therapy in Toronto
Pattern in sand. People pleasing Therapy in Toronto
Pattern in sand. People pleasing Therapy in Toronto
Do you find yourself constantly saying yes when you really want to say no?

Are your days filled with doing things just to make others happy, at the expense of your own well-being? This cycle of people-pleasing and codependency, typically rooted in a fear of rejection or conflict, can cause you to neglect your own needs, desires, and identity. It's a trap that makes your self-esteem hinge entirely on others' approval.

Envision a life where your choices are influenced by your own wants and needs, not merely by a desire to satisfy others. Therapy can be your guide to rediscovering your own voice and learning to set healthy boundaries. Together, we will explore the origins of your people-pleasing behaviours, develop strategies for asserting your needs, and work towards building a sense of self that is not reliant on others' validation.

Steps we may take include:

  • Understanding the Root Causes: We'll dig into the underlying fears and beliefs that may be fueling your people-pleasing habits.

  • Building Self-Esteem: We aim to nurture a robust sense of self-worth that stands independent of external validation.

  • Practicing Assertiveness: You'll learn to articulate your needs and desires with clarity and confidence.

  • Setting Boundaries: We'll work on developing the ability to set healthy limits and comfortably say no when necessary.

  • Cultivating Self-Reliance: Fostering self-reliance to diminish the dependency on others' approval.

Ultimately, what will change? My goal is to help you live more authentically, creating a life where your decisions mirror your true self. You'll cultivate relationships that honor mutual respect and understanding, recognizing your needs as valid and important.

You are entitled to a life that's genuinely yours, free from the constraints of others' expectations. Together, we can navigate the path from people-pleasing and codependency to autonomy and self-respect.
I provide individual, virtual psychotherapy in Ontario and I offer a free 20 minute consultation. Feel free to book a consultation here if you'd like to explore working together.
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Begin Your Path to Self-Discovery and Empowerment

I like to have a meet & greet with all potential clients prior to beginning our work together

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In: Toronto / Ontario

©2024, Emma Clark

I write regularly about things I'm learning about, different approaches to therapy, & tools you can use to stay balanced.

In: Toronto / Ontario

©2024, Emma Clark

I write regularly about things I'm learning about, different approaches to therapy, & tools you can use to stay balanced.

In: Toronto / Ontario

©2024, Emma Clark

I write regularly about things I'm learning about, different approaches to therapy, & tools you can use to stay balanced.