Establishing Appropriate Boundaries

Have you ever felt like people take advantage of you? If you have ever felt overwhelmed yet heard yourself volunteering to coach your child’s soccer team or if you find yourself trying to “fix” other people in your life, then you may have an issue with setting healthy boundaries. You are encouraged to discuss boundary setting with your FPA therapist.

The ability to establish clear boundaries in your life and feel okay about those boundaries is a skill you can learn in therapy. Learning to set appropriate boundaries assists our patients to recognize it is not their responsibility to make other people happy. Conversely, it is equally important to discover that the only person who can make you happy is yourself. At FPA, clinicians seek to empower our patients to have their voices heard and to maintain their personal value system. There is power in employing the tiny word “no” when you stop fearing what confrontation it may cause and realize you have earned respect from others by saying it.

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