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Individual Therapy for Adult Children of Emotionally Immature Parents

It isn’t selfish to set limits on people who keep on taking but don’t know how to give.

Do you tend to internalize or hold in your feelings? Experience anxiety when you state an opinion or speak up for yourself? Perhaps you have become really good at taking care of others at the expensive of learning how to meet your own needs. Maybe you’ve been leaning into people-pleasing tendencies for so long, it feels impossible to do anything else. Perhaps you’re beginning to resent others for all the ways you’ve helped them, but they don’t seem to return the favor. If some of these experiences above resonate with you, you might be the adult child of an emotionally immature parent.

Imagine being able to raise your voice and speak your mind without fear that others may dislike you. Taking care of yourself just as much if not more than the energy and care you invest in others in your life.

adult children of emotionally immature parents

Hi, I'm Dr. Amanda Mead,
licensed clinical psychologist

You have already taken the first step in seeking help - Congratulations! Let me help you the rest of the way.

I know personally how vulnerable it can feel. That’s why I bring optimism, hope, perseverance, and compassion to my clinical work and will walk alongside you in your journey to greater insight, self-awareness, and growth.

I am currently accepting new clients, so when you are ready, request a free 15-minute consultation to see if we would be a good fit to work together!

How to get started

Step 1:

Request an Appointment

In order for us to get a greater sense of what you are looking for in treatment, what treatment might be best, and whether there might be a good therapeutic fit between your unique needs and the services our practice provides, we need you to complete an intake questionnaire. You can request an appointment here.

Step 2:

15 Minute Free Consultation

Sometimes it is useful for us to talk on the phone to discuss therapeutic fit, to better understand specific clinical needs, and to help with the intake process. Other times, this is not required and we can skip right to step three.

Step 3:

Intake Paperwork

In order to accept any new clients, a series of paperwork must be completed, including things like a: consent form, emergency contacts, a financial agreement, etc.

Step 4:

Clinical Intake

A comprehensive clinical intake session is where a thorough history and background is collected about the person being evaluated and the various factors that may contribute to their presenting problem/reason for the assessment. 

Things can get better.

“Emotional loneliness is so distressing that a child who experiences it will do whatever is necessary to make some kind of connection with the parent. These children may learn to put other people’s needs first as the price of admission to a relationship.

Instead of expecting others to provide support or show interest in them, they may take on the role of helping others, convincing everyone that they have few emotional needs of their own. Unfortunately, this tends to create even more loneliness, since covering up your deepest needs prevents genuine connection with others.”

Lindsay C. Gibson, Adult Children of Emotionally Immature Parents

Some things you may want to understand

We are not currently accepting insurance as it is our preference to invest our time and attention to clients, as opposed to negotiating with insurance companies. This provides far greater flexibility in care and allows clinicians to meet clients’ needs first rather than the rigid, impersonal, and often arbitrary expectations set by insurance companies.

Depending on your personal preferences and insurance plan, you may still be able to use your insurance provider to pursue full or partial reimbursement for our services as an “out-of-network provider”. ‍

If you have a PPO plan, you may be eligible to get 60-80% of each session reimbursed after you meet your deductible.

We are a self-pay practice and the rate for psychotherapy is $238 per session, billed to the client at the time of service. We accept most debit and credit cards, as well as flexible spending account (FSA) and health savings account (HSA) cards.

The benefits of modern technology allow for individual therapy to be administered over encrypted video conferencing, providing added convenience and security, all from the comfort of home. We are currently offering 100% telepsychology services.

We are currently accepting new clients for 100% online telehealth appointments from anywhere in the following states: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Delaware, Georgia, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia, Washington DC, and Wisconsin

If you are ready to request an appointment, please fill out our intake request form. We assess straightforward factors like your demographic preferences and logistics such as scheduling. We also evaluate mental health history, prior experience in therapy, goals for treatment, and more.

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Are you ready to take the next step on the path of healing?

Reach out today to see if we would be a good fit so we can work together to get you on the road to feeling better.