My Approach to Helping
If your relationship with your adult child or children is in trouble, you’re not alone. About one in every five families will experience some kind of estrangement within their ranks.
When your adult son or daughter won’t talk to you, it can be excruciating. Sometimes only one parent is cut off, while the other ends up in the middle, trying to juggle both relationships without feeling disloyal.
Everyone in the family, including grandchildren, suffers when this kind of estrangement happens.
Is this is all your fault, or is it all your child’s fault?
The answer is No. My approach to this painful problem offers compassion to everyone and assigns blame to no one. As long as the focus is on “Who’s to blame?”, the relationship can’t be mended. It’s frozen forever in this sad, intolerable state.
I offer sincere, positive emotional support and practical suggestions for parents who are tired of trying to figure out who’s to blame and are ready for personal healing and growth, no matter what.
If you want to reconcile with your child, or if you need to feel whole again even if the worst happens and they never come back, please contact me today for a free initial consultation in Denver.
To learn more about my approach, and for other resources for estranged parents, please visit reconnectionclub.com, my website for estranged parents.
More Info About My Practice
In addition to providing counseling services for parents, I also speak to organizations and groups about family estrangement.
My Therapy Focus
I founded the Reconnection Club website, an online community and information hub for parents of estranged adult children.
The Club’s focus is on helping parents gain tools and skills so they can reconnect not only with their children, but with themselves.
Learn more at reconnectionclub.com.
My Blog Posts
- How the Challenges of Aging Can Affect Self-Esteem
- Are You Buying a Gym Membership for the Wrong Reasons?
- Does Therapy for Low Self-Esteem Really Work?
- How to Get Back on Track When You’ve Lost Your Motivation
- How to Deal with the Bully Inside Your Head
- ‘I Feel Empty’: How to Overcome Feelings of Emptiness
- Break Bones? No, but Name-Calling Can Injure Self-Esteem
- Confidence, Self-Esteem, and the KLT Factor: Know, Like, Trust
- Self-Esteem Means Esteem for Others, Too
- Why Does Mr. Wrong Feel Like Mr. Right?
- Getting to Know (and Esteem) Yourself
- Self-Esteem in Action
- Can You Take a Compliment?
- Self-Esteem and Being Wrong
- Self-Esteem: It Affects Friendships
- Self-Sabotage in Setting Goals
- Setting Goals for Self Esteem
- Self-Esteem for the Holidays: Part II
- Self-Esteem for the Holidays: Part I
- Part II: Constructive Wallowing and Self-Esteem
- Constructive Wallowing and Self-Esteem
- Parenting for Healthy Self-Esteem
- Self-Esteem vs. Self-Criticism
- Signs of Low Self-Esteem, Part IV: Disregard and Punctuality Problems
- Signs of Low Self-Esteem, Part III: Disinterest in Health and Passivity
- Signs of Low Self-Esteem, Part II: Dishonesty and Poor Boundaries
- Signs of Low Self-Esteem, Part I: Five Signs (and What to Do About Them)
- Getting Your Self-Esteem Back After Divorce
- Healthy Self-Esteem Is Not Arrogant, Self-Centered, or Egotistical
- Self-Esteem Affects Personal Goals and Standards
- Self-Esteem and the Myth of Not Needing Others
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