Compulsive Behavior

Activities in our lives provide relief for stress and everyday challenges. When the use of those activities becomes distorted, in such a way that a particular behavior is needed in order for things to be “normal”, compulsive behaviors may arise.

Compulsive Behavior can come in many forms, including eating disorders, alcohol and drug abuse, cigarette smoking, sex, exercising, television, shoplifting, cutting, worrying and many others. A common thread for those engaging in compulsive behavior is that stopping the activity leads to withdrawal, which can include physical or emotional pain and anxiety.

Covenant Counseling provides individuals a safe environment to explore the personal triggers of their compulsive behavior along with plans and activities that can help reduce the stress and need for the coping escape.

If you would like to make an appointment with one of our counselors, or have any questions, please call 205 879-7500. Click here if you would like to email one of our counselors.