Trauma-based & Family Psychotherapy For Angry, Anxious, Depressed, and Frustrated Families

Consequences: Emotionally Detached Parents & Adult Children

Emotionally detached parentsThe consequences of having a parent who is emotionally detached from you can have a major impact on your life for a very long time.

Understanding who you are, what has happened to you, and how to heal is essential to your continual development.

In this article (and video), discuss ways that you can begin to heal from these destructive parents as an adult.



Common traits of emotionally detached parents

Behaviors, emotions, or “symptoms” often representative of adults who are emotionally immature and detached include but are not limited to:

  • rigidity (unwillingness to be flexible when needed),
  • low-stress tolerance (inability to tolerate stress in a mature manner),
  • emotional instability with aggression (anger outbursts characterized by threats of physical aggression, suicidal gesture, cutting behaviors or other acts of self-harm),
  • poor boundaries (desiring to be their child’s friend instead of a parent),
  • unstable relationships (multiple partners or friends who create more trouble than peace),
  • attention-seeking (looking for accolades, recognition, or support at all costs) among many other characteristics.

Tragically, the affected children often develop into teenagers and adults who also struggle with life.


To read my previous blog post on 10 signs of an emotionally detached parent click here.

As always, I wish you well

*CORONA VIRUS UPDATE1050 Lincoln Way, Ste 1 - Pittsburgh PA

As we get closer to the middle of May states across the nation are passing laws, reducing restrictions, and enacting new regulations to help support the transition from stay-at-home orders to the normal flow of life again.

Unfortunately, Gov. Wolf hasn't reduced the mask wearing restrictions in Allegheny County. However, he has announced most of Western PA will be moving to the yellow phase beginning May 15. This means that we can slowly regain some normalcy.

But until the mask wearing restrictions are reduced or eliminated Anchored Child & Family Counseling will remain closed. I will be making small transitions back to the office over the course of summer and seeing some clients in-person based on need.The office will be open starting June 17, 2020 with the goal of remaining open until/if state laws change in response to Corona virus restrictions.

In the meantime, I will be continuing teletherapy sessions until mid-June. My office assistant and I will be monitoring your insurance policy to ensure that you will be covered for teletherapy and that your copayments will be waived. At this time, it appears that all major insurance companies (UPMC, Highmark, Aetna, Optum/United, and Cigna) are continuing to provide coverage for teletherapy.

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Thank you


Támara Hill, MS, NCC, CCTP, LPC

Licensed Child & Family Therapist
National Board Certified Counselor
Internationally Certified Trauma Therapist

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