Foundations Counseling in Fort Collins, Loveland, and Windsor offers parental alienation therapy and counseling (sometimes referred to as therapy for parental alienation syndrome) to help children and parents establish, or reestablish, relationships with each other.
When an alienated parent tries to re-enter their child’s life, conflict can easily arise. Regardless of the reason for the alienation or the incentive for returning, the goal of parental alienation therapy is to bring people together in a healthy way. Many children, especially younger children, simply can’t comprehend why their parent is coming back into the picture. Likewise, parents often have a difficult time understanding this complex struggle.
Our counselors are familiar with the complications that can manifest when an alienated parent attempts to reach out. These caring therapists understand how parental alienation therapy and counseling can help the entire family develop mutually fulfilling and healthy relationships.
What you can expect with Parental Alienation Therapy
Foundations Counseling offers parental alienation therapy in Fort Collins, Loveland, and Windsor.
The exact methods used will vary based on your circumstances, and our counselors always choose a customized approach that meets the family’s needs, often integrating various models of therapy.
Parental alienation therapy can take on a variety of shapes. In certain cases the entire family comes to therapy together. Other times the alienated parent will attend with their child or children. Many parents also attend the initial session alone to gain a better understanding of parental alienation therapy and what it looks like.
When to Ask for Help
If you have a court mandate to seek therapy the decision is an easy one to make. Other times therapy will be recommended to you by a Child Family Investigator (CFI) or a Parental Rights Evaluator (PRE).
Many parents don’t realize that this type of counseling exists until it’s ordered by a judge, however, you can also seek help for you and your child on your own. Whether you left your child’s life due to drugs, depression, or any other reason, it is possible to carefully and thoughtfully come back into their life to reconnect.
Some parents also choose to seek therapy after noticing troubling behaviors in their children, including:
- Changes in behavior, like sudden “acting out”
- Panic attacks
- Changing sleep patterns
- Any form of self harm, which could include cutting
- The development of an eating disorder
- Declining performance in school
- Changes in relationships with friends, including different peer groups or isolation
- Drug or alcohol use
If you aren’t sure whether you could benefit from parental alienation therapy, our experienced and caring counselors can help you make the best decision for you and your family.
Set up a Free Consultation
If you or someone you know would benefit from parental alienation therapy, please contact Foundations Counseling in Fort Collins, Loveland, and Windsor to arrange a free consultation.