When You've Lost Your Self in Someone Else

Nancy L. Johnston


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  • Provides clear and straightforward yet colorful explanations that educate readers on many challenges inherent in relationships, as well as solutions to surmount those challenges.
  • Anecdotal stories and scenarios tie concepts together and enhance interest in the material, while facilitating reader identification.
  • Disentangle is designed for the reader to digest small pieces of information at a time. This is done through brief chapters and occasional invitations to do specific, introspective work if they wish.
  • Written exercises and self-assessments enhance learning and create an interactive experience, allowing readers to reflect on progress and share their work with support systems and/or appropriate treatment providers.
  • Gleaned from personal first-hand experience, in addition to more than three decades of professional experience providing counseling to people seeking help with relationship challenges.
  • Filled with practical solutions presented in a voice of compassion, empathy, and experience.
  • Easy to read and follow with a visually appealing format.
  • Based on the author’s vast personal experience, as well as her more than three decades of clinical experience assisting both women and men with relationship challenges.
  • Enhanced by her professional background as a Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Substance Abuse Treatment Practitioner, this book approaches the issues of relationship over-involvement and codependency in a unique way—combining contemporary counseling approaches concepts with twelve-step concepts and tools, including spirituality, in a proactive, practical program of awareness and action.

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    Nancy L. Johnston:
    Nancy L. Johnston, MS, LPC, LSATP, MAC, NCC, works in private practice in Lexington, VA. With forty-two years of clinical experience, Johnston is an American Mental Health Counselors Association Diplomate and Clinical Mental Health Specialist in Substance Abuse and Co-Occurring Disorders. Over the past fifteen years Johnston has presented at numerous conferences including the Cape Cod Symposium on Addictive Disorders, the Carolinas Conference for Addiction and Recovery, Addiction: Focus on Women, the Virginia Summer Institute for Addiction Studies, the American Mental Health Counselors Association Annual Conference, and the Virginia Counselors 13 Association Annual Conference. She presented a webinar for the National Association of Alcohol and Drug Counselors (NAADAC) in May of 2016. She offers skills building trainings for recovery from codependent behaviors to the general public at her center in Lexington, VA.