Reunification Counseling

Reunification Counseling

Parent/child reunification counseling can help to address issues of parental alienation. It aims to reintroduce and reinforce the bonds between a parent and child to create a healthy, lasting relationship.

What is parental alienation?

Parental alienation is any behavior by either parent that creates estrangement in the relationship between the other parent and a child. Parental alienation can happen before, during or after a divorce.

Parental alienation can take the form of:

  • “Brainwashing”
  • Character insults
  • Instilling fear of the other parent
  • Using shame
  • Showing excessive anger towards the other parent in front of the child
  • Loss of control
  • Making alliances with the child against the other parent
  • Deliberate interference of the children’s relationship with the other parent
  • Parents that have been the target of parental alienation often feel:

  • Angry
  • Hurt
  • Frustrated
  • Confused
  • Helpless
  • Hopeless
  • Children that are experiencing Parental Alienation Syndrome (PAS) exhibit:

  • Campaign against target parent
  • Possess weak rationalizations for depreciation of the other parent
  • Believes ill feelings are their own emotions and thoughts
  • Support alienating parent, feel as though they can do no wrong
  • Absence of guilt over cruelty to the alienated parent
  • Use of other people’s experiences or memories in creating hateful thoughts
  • Spread of hatred to extended family and friends of the alienated parent
  • Parent/child Reunification Counseling can help parents and their children improve their relationship.

    Please call Daniele & Associates at 630-718-1570 for a free consultation or to make an appointment.