Abandonment issues arise when an individual has a strong fear of losing loved ones. A fear of abandonment is a form of anxiety. It often begins in childhood when a child experiences a traumatic loss. Growing up, those with abandonment issues often feel undesired, left behind, insecure, or discarded. Abandonment fears can impair a person’s ability to trust others. This may make it harder for a person to feel worthy or be intimate. These fears could make a person prone to anxiety, depression, codependence, or other issues. Abandonment issues are also linked to borderline personality (BPD) and attachment anxiety. Attachment issues cause people to have a hard time connecting and forming meaningful relationships with others. Those suffering from attachment issues may either too easily attach to others and be co-dependent, or find that they are unable to attach to anyone. Abandonment and attachment issues can leave one feeling alone, unloved, undesired, and unworthy.
Our therapists are trained to treat children, teens and adults who are experiencing abandonment and/or attachment issues.
You may have lost a parent at a young age, or perhaps an important relative walked out when you needed them the most, at one time or another. We will help you recover from any past abandonment and attachment issues that are impacting your life, as well as gain a better sense of how your actions and thoughts are creating situations abandonment and attachment concerns arise.