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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Trying to understand all of the chaos associated with the #coronavirus can feel very overwhelming.

I want to let ALL of my clients/patients who come to Anchored Child & Family Counseling or who see me for consultations know that I am taking the necessary steps to ensure that all of the families and individuals who come to the office are safe and healthy.

Please know that, in the event Anchored Child & Family Counseling is asked to alter its hours or close for the safety of all clients/patients, I will be offering tele-health (online, computer, or phone) services. Although I do not anticipate this happening any time soon, this is important to be prepared for.

I also want to assure you that if I receive any information regarding the corona virus that involves your insurance and/or your care I will let you know as soon as possible.

Although many of the new reports may appear to be or feel exaggerated, as you know keeping our eyes open and making smart decisions is essential.

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