In this episode, Sherry interviews codependency expert Sheila Maitland, LCMHCS, CSAT. Sheila helps the listener gain clarity on exactly what codependency is and how it can be misconstrued for being needy with a partner, when, conversely, it can present itself as quite the opposite.  Sheila explains that, oftentimes, one can be highly successful professionally while being codependent in their relationships. She discusses the root of where this comes from in the family of origin to help the listener identify if they have codependent patterns in their relationships.  Helpful to anyone who wants to show up in a healthier way in all their relationships, not just their primary relationship.

Sheila has been working with individuals, couples,  groups and  families for more than 20 years. With a focus on addiction and co-addiction, Sheila works with her clients to discover the cause of their pain, uncover trauma and heal these wounds. Sheila is a Supervisor and consulting therapist to the nationally recognized Onsite Workshops, and has enjoyed being a part of the organization throughout her career. She is also a Certified Daring Way Facilitator which means she’s certified in Brene Brown’s work and leads groups dealing with shame, resilience and worthiness.

Sheila’s practice is in Matthews, NC. Sheila enjoys a rich marriage and family life with her husband, son and Golden Retriever.