One of the most important
things I do in individual
and group therapy with
Motherless Daughters, is
help them to feel
“normal”. When you
grow up without your
Mom, that is not a normal
experience. As a result,
we tend to develop
differently than women
and girls who have their
mothers. What is normal
for us isn’t for them. I
invite you to spend some
time on this site, read the
reflections, and this piece I
wrote for The Huffington
You are not alone.
If you experienced early mother loss,
and you were 23 years old or younger, we are here for you.
Hope Edelman wrote the first book to address what it’s like to grow up
motherless. That book, Motherless Daughters, The Legacy of Loss, came out in
1994. Before that, there was nothing written that tied it all that together for us. Finally we
had a name, “Motherless Daughters”, and a framework in which to understand ourselves.
As a motherless daughter myself, and already a licensed psychotherapist, I saw the need to have
a group for motherless women in Los Angeles. Since 1996 I have been providing specialized
individual psychotherapy, support groups and events for motherless daughters in the Los
Angeles area. If you, or someone you know, is in Los Angeles and would like more information
about Motherless Daughters, please feel free to make contact with me. While there is
nothing that can heal this type of a loss, I want you to know that you are not alone.
We understand and perhaps we can ease the pain just a little.
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