The Good Daughter Syndrome
with Katherine Fabrizio, M.A., L.P.C.


When It’s Time To Heal The Mother Wound: This Comes First

From my psychotherapy couch, I see your face fall and an unbearable sadness comes over you. Your heart is breaking in two.

The child in you is facing an unbearable loss. The love you want so very much to feel from your mother just isn't going to be. Wishing it weren't true, you have been hiding this from yourself for so long. You wish you had a mother who would see the best in you.

You don't.  

Instead, you feel...


The Enmeshed/Appropriating Mother: 6 Ways She Takes Over Her Daughter’s Childhood

"Looking back, mom never let me have my own life. She tried to take over every aspect of my all of my life. Although I had no way of understanding why at the time, any independence on my part was taken as a rejection of her. I never wanted to hurt her; I just wanted to live my own life."

Susan, a client on my psychotherapy couch, couldn't understand as a child that her mother was operating...