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Bernie’s Story

After years of supporting other women who struggle with co-dependency, Bernie suddenly recognized the pattern in her own life. Bernie reached out to her congregation for help, and they recommended Insight Counseling Centers.

Bernie’s Story Transcript

I’ve worked with women in 12-step programs, but this relationship was never hit upon.  

My name is Bernie, and this is my story.  

I have had a long-standing, very difficult relationship with my daughter. Being codependent, you sort of divide yourself, and I really began to see that I was dividing myself, my time, my thoughts between my daughter and my husband. You sort of start to say to yourself, “What am I doing? What could I do to make this better?” And now, I know what I know. I can’t make it better, but I can make myself better. 

I really felt inside of me it was time to do something about this relationship, to really look at it. So, I called the church that my husband and I go to, and the receptionist there said, “Well, you know, we don’t really have a psychologist on our staff, but let me tell you, we recommend Insight Counseling Centers.” 

When my therapist, Amanda, said, “So, let’s talk about why you’re here,” we did a genogram. It’s a record of the family, their role in the family. Never before have I ever realized that there is more to me than what I thought. There’s so much more, and that is what Amanda’s technique through Insight Counseling Centers has helped me to gradually see through a lot of tears, a lot of down times, a lot of loss. You’ve got to find out who you really are and who you’re really meant to be. 

I want to thank Insight Counseling for giving me the opportunity to grow, for showing me how I could continue to be more of what God wants me to be. 

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