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

Relationships: Adult Child Outcomes Of Mentally Ill Parents

adult children of emotionally unavailable parentsChallenges in living with and growing up under a parents who is psychologically unhealthy can be very difficult.

Life can seem unfair and limiting to the child whose parent isn’t healthy.

The child can grow into an adult with his or her own challenges including relational challenges.

In this article/video, I discuss the negative outcomes for some adult children of parents with a mental illness.

Challenges that tend to occur in the lives of adult children of mentally ill parents often includes depression and anxiety. It also entails relationship challenges, obsessive compulsive disorder, and personality disorders.

Adult children often struggle with adjusting to their own lives and adjusting to relationships. When a parent is emotionally and psychologically unhealthy it can be difficult for a child to understand how relationships work. As a result, the adult child unintentionally may mirror the unstable relationship dynamics of their unstable parent.


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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.

To keep everyone at Anchored Child & Family Counseling safe, I will only be opening the office for in-person sessions 1 day of the week. The other days of the week will consist of teletherapy sessions until the mask wearing restrictions are reduced or eliminated and corona virus cases have gone down.

My office assistant and I will be monitoring insurance policies for any changes to corona-related cost share, copayment, and coinsurance policies. I will be checking and rechecking insurance policies to ensure you will be covered for teletherapy. At this time, all major insurance companies (UPMC, Highmark, Aetna, Optum/United, and Cigna) are continuing to provide coverage for teletherapy into September 2020.

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Támara Hill, MS, NCC, CCTP, LPC

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

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