Ilissa’s Family Tip #8- Have You Considered Mother-Daughter Counseling?

Mother-daughter ConflictMother- daughter relationships can be extremely loving and yet they can also be very conflictual. Adult daughters as well as younger daughters can suffer in silence because there seems to be a taboo about mothers. You’re supposed to love her no matter what. This kind of thinking makes it difficult for daughters who didn’t have a strong mother daughter bond to find people that they can share these feelings with.

Bring your mom or come yourself and talk about your mother-daughter relationship. Don’t spend the next 40 years struggling with it.

It’s okay to say things about your mom and vise versa that aren’t especially flattering. Learning to talk about these things may enable you to have a better relationship. Accepting reality and limiting expectations may work better in your situation but you’ll never know until you try.

Schedule a consultation and together we’ll figure out what’s going on.


About Ilissa Banhazl

Ilissa Banhazl is a licensed marriage and family psychotherapist, former grade school teacher and holds a masters degree in reading. She has a private practice in Glendora, CA and lives in the Los Angeles area with her husband and three children. She specializes in adult, adolescent, individual, couple, and family relationship counseling as well as eating disorder treatment and recovery. She facilitates a Women’s Support Group in Glendora as well as a Women’s Disordered Eating & Body Image Group. Ilissa authors 3 therapy blogs, Marriage and Family, Eating Disorders and Group Therapy. You can follow her at FB and Twitter. or
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1 Response to Ilissa’s Family Tip #8- Have You Considered Mother-Daughter Counseling?

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