Setting Boundaries With Family

As if boundary setting in general wasn't hard enough, try setting boundaries with family members! As an adult, many conversations with friends reveal dysfunctional family dynamics that lack boundaries altogether or very few in place. This realization then sparks the conversation: how does one go about implementing healthy boundaries when the life span of the relationship has been without them?

Some may be asking - What is a boundary?

Thomas Fischer, M.Div states “Personal boundaries define you as an individual, outlining your likes and dislikes, and setting the distances you allow others to approach. They include physical, mental, psychological and spiritual boundaries, involving beliefs, emotions, intuitions and self-esteem.” SOURCE

In this episode of The Loni Swain Show Podcast, my guest Dr. Pia Holec will help us navigating determining our boundaries and how to approach implementation with family and loved ones.

Dr. Pia Holec is a psychotherapist at Resilience Psychological Services. Here she specializes in working with minority populations in the areas of sex therapy, relationship concerns, family of origin concerns, and trauma. Dr. Holec received her Doctorate of Clinical Psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. She completed her clinical internship at Mount Sinai St. Luke’s and Roosevelt Hospitals in New York, New York. Here she received extensive training at the Addiction Institute of New York and the Center for The Intensive Treatment of Personality Disorders. Prior to this, Dr. Holec trained at Rush University Medical Center, Marital and Sex Therapy Department in Chicago, Illinois where she gained specialized training in working with couples and treating sexual dysfunctions. Dr. Holec has worked with individuals, couples, and families presenting with a variety of clinical concerns including: anxiety, depression, mood disorders, personality disorders, psychosis, PTSD, complex trauma, and addictions. Dr. Holec specializes in the successful treatment of Female Hyposexual Arousal Disorder, Dyspareunia, Vaginismus, Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder, Premature Ejaculation, Erectile Dysfunction, unconsummated marriages, gender dysphoria, and LGBTQ+ concerns.

You can find Dr. Holec on Therapy Road, Therapy for Black Girls as well as:  @sexdrpia

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