HEAL THE PAIN OF A GHOST MOTHER
How Schema Therapy Helps
When I discovered schema therapy, it opened up exciting and effective ways to help others heal from the pain of growing up ghost mothered. Developed by Dr. Jeffrey Young, this integrative approach combines theories and strategies from attachment theory, cognitive behavior therapy (CBT), and experiential therapies.
Part of our group training in New Jersey with Dr. Jeffrey Young and Wendy Behary, LCSW.
At its core this is a compassionate, well-defined approach that focuses on identifying the needs that weren’t met growing up in a dysfunctional family, and teaches how to get these needs consistently met as an adult. We can’t know what we never learned; Schema Therapy offers a clear path to understand coping strategies that no longer work and ways to mindfully move forward.
This approach has been wildly popular on the East Coast and in Europe, and is increasingly gaining positive recognition as research studies prove its effectiveness and long-term positive results.
I’m thrilled to announce that I am now officially an Advanced Certified Schema Therapist! Certification is from the ISST, International Society of Schema Therapists and I’m the first therapist to earn this credential in California.