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Overcoming Abandonment Issues: The Power of Counseling with CBT Methods at Thera-fi in 2023

What is Abandonment Issues?

Sarah Steinbrecher at Thera-fi Explaining Abandonment Issues
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Abandonment issues are a common cause of depression. They can also lead to feelings of worthlessness, self-doubt, and anxiety. If you're struggling with abandonment issues, it's important to get professional help as soon as possible. Abandonment issues are not just about feeling lonely or isolated--they're an intense fear that you will be rejected by someone who is important in your life (such as a spouse or partner). You may believe that if someone leaves you, they will never come back; this belief can make it hard for you to form close relationships with others because it makes them feel unsafe around you.


The Impact of Abandonment Issues

Abandonment issues can have a significant impact on your relationships, mental health, and physical health. In relationships:

  • You may feel like you're always the one who has to end things with your partner because they're not ready to commit.

  • You may have trouble trusting others or letting them get close to you because of past experiences with abandonment. In mental health:

  • If these feelings are left untreated for too long, they can lead to depression and anxiety disorders such as posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Treatment Options for Abandonment Issues

Talk therapy is a great option for those who have abandonment issues. It allows you to talk about your feelings in a safe environment with someone who understands what you are going through and can offer suggestions on how to cope with them. Medication may also be helpful in treating your symptoms, but it should always be used as part of a holistic treatment plan that includes other methods like talk therapy and self-help strategies. Medications can help reduce anxiety and depression, which often accompany abandonment issues; however, they aren't always necessary if other treatments work well enough on their own. Self-help strategies include things like journaling or meditation--activities that allow you some time alone with your thoughts so that they don't overwhelm you as much when they come up during the day (or night). These activities also help build resilience against future stresses by giving yourself time away from others so that when something bad happens again later down the road (and it will), there's less chance of becoming overwhelmed by emotion because those feelings were already expressed earlier through journaling/meditation etcetera."

The Benefits of Counseling for Abandonment Issues

Counseling, specifically Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), can be highly effective in treating abandonment issues. Thera-fi's CBT methods help clients identify and challenge


negative thoughts, behaviors, and beliefs that contribute to their abandonment fears. CBT also teaches clients healthy coping skills and stress management techniques that can help them navigate their relationships with confidence and resilience.

Finding the Right Counselor for Abandonment Issues

When looking for a counselor, there are several factors to consider. These include:

  • Availability of the counselor's schedule. If you have an urgent need and need help immediately, it may be difficult to find someone who can see you within your timeframe.

  • Cost of counseling sessions and payment options (such as insurance). Some counselors charge per session while others offer packages or bulk rates that might be more affordable over time.

  • Whether or not they specialize in abandonment issues specifically; this will depend on what stage of recovery you're currently at and whether or not they've had experience working with people who have suffered from this type of trauma before (or even just general trauma).

Thera-fi's online counseling platform offers convenient and affordable access to license


d therapists who specialize in CBT for abandonment issues. With Thera-fi, clients can receive quality care from the comfort of their own homes, without having to worry about scheduling conflicts or transportation issues.

Preparing for Counseling Sessions

  • Prepare for counseling sessions by making time to prepare. If you're going to be meeting with a therapist or counselor, make sure that you have enough time in your schedule to do so. You don't want to rush through the session because there were other things on your agenda that day--this can lead not only to feeling rushed but also feeling like the therapist isn't taking what you say seriously.

  • Bring any relevant paperwork or documents with you when going into counseling sessions, such as medical records from doctors and therapists who have treated abandonment issues before or court papers related to custody battles (if applicable). These documents will help provide context for what's been happening in your life so far, which can help make sense of why certain behaviors have occurred and how they may affect future relationships as well as treatment options moving forward.

Making the Most of Counseling Sessions



  • Create an open dialogue with your counselor. You should feel comfortable talking about what's going on in your life and how it relates to your abandonment issues. If you don't feel like you can be honest with your counselor, then it may not be the right fit for you.

  • Set goals for counseling sessions. Your goal could be anything from learning how to manage stress better or improving communication skills with others (or even just getting out of bed). Setting goals will help keep the session focused on what matters most to you so that both parties get what they need out of therapy sessions.

  • Be honest and open with them about everything from why this particular issue has been affecting you so much lately, but also things like whether or not there are other issues at play as well (like depression). Being able to talk openly about these things will make it easier for both parties involved in therapy sessions because then there won't be any surprises later down the line when something comes up unexpectedly


during one session--which could lead into another problem altogether!

How Thera-fi Can Help With Abandonment Issues

Thera-fi's online counseling platform offers convenient access to licensed therapists who specialize in CBT for abandonment issues. Thera-fi's CBT methods help individuals recognize negative or unhelpful thought and behavior patterns, and explore the ways in which they impact their life. CBT has been found to be effective in treating abandonment issues by helping individuals manage their emotions and develop coping strategies to deal with the fear of abandonment and rejection. Thera-fi's licensed therapists who specialize in CBT for abandonment issues can help individuals identify and manage their negative thoughts and emotions, build self-esteem, and improve their relationships with others. With Thera-fi's online counseling platform, individuals can have convenient access to licensed therapists, and receive treatment from the comfort of their own home.

As always, you can call and setup an appointment with Sarah at: 833-226-7676.


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