Authenticity and Boundaries

It takes courage to be authentic. Encouraging you to be authentic and confident is my job as your therapist. Being ready and committed to change is your job. I truly believe authenticity is the key to happiness.

Hope Recovered

I have been thinking a lot lately about being authentic.

What does it mean to be authentic?

So, I turn to webster (big surprise) to be authentic is to be genuine, or true to origin. I could probably write several blogs about what it means to be authentic, accepting yourself, and embracing your ED. But my thoughts have been more focused on recovery and the aspect of setting boundaries, in order to get the help you need.

“How do boundaries correlate with authenticity”

Boundaries are set in order to 1. protect ourselves 2. guard ourselves 3.keep ourselves healthy 4.get the help we need ext.. (there are a multitude of reasons).  I keep thinking about recovery, and relationships with friends/family that have to have limits set with them, in order for recovery to happen.

In setting a boundary there first has to be the understanding that a boundary is needed. This…

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About Ilissa Banhazl

Ilissa Banhazl is a licensed marriage and family psychotherapist, former grade school teacher and holds a masters degree in reading. She has a private practice in Glendora, CA and lives in the Los Angeles area with her husband and three children. She specializes in adult, adolescent, individual, couple, and family relationship counseling as well as eating disorder treatment and recovery. She facilitates a Women’s Support Group in Glendora as well as a Women’s Disordered Eating & Body Image Group. Ilissa authors 3 therapy blogs, Marriage and Family, Eating Disorders and Group Therapy. You can follow her at FB and Twitter. or
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One Response to Authenticity and Boundaries

  1. melluann says:

    Thank you for reblogging my post! I hope you are doing well and that others can benefit from this information as well. 🙂

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