mental health, therapy, counseling and psychology terms glossary

Boundaries

Healthy boundaries are a set of personal limits separating what we accept from what we don’t accept. Emotional boundaries are a person’s invisible forcefield so setting them correctly is imperative to healthy well-being. It is important to define and hold boundaries so as not to allow others to dictate how we feel and act.

If good boundaries are not properly established and enforced, one may end up doing a lot of things that they don’t really want to do – which can take an excessive amount of energy and time. This can severely impact relationships and sense of self-worth. Unhealthy or missing boundaries can lead to overwhelm, stress, anger, anxiety, depression, and burnout.

At Claibourne Counseling, we offer guidance for individuals seeking a more balanced and empowered life!