We’re a resource for people who are part of a step-family or work with step-families, and those who are both!
There are some very important differences between how step-families function and the dynamics involved and how ‘first families’ work. Far too often people in step-families are given advice that might work very well if the advice was for a ‘first family’, but for a step-family that advice can leave them feeling like failures and sometimes make things even worse.
For professionals, like teachers, counselors, health professionals, and even legal professionals, there isn’t a lot of training in how to deal specifically with the step-family dynamic. School systems often aren’t set up to deal with children having multiple homes. Professionals aren’t trained in how to deal
with high conflict situations, or how to recognize when there is attempted parental alienation at play.
Here at the Institute we are experts in Step-Family Dynamics. It’s what we do, it’s what we know, and we are passionate about sharing that expertise with people.
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Having someone who has been through the process, makes it a lot easier when it feels like the world is against you. Reminding you, you can do this and giving you tips and tricks helps get you through.
I cannot recommend Anita enough. She is a rock that can help you through the process. She gets it when so many just don’t. Thank you Anita, you have allowed me to continue to be me. Allowed me to see my strength and be the rock my family needs. Even rocks need someone to talk to
As aspects of our family have changed over the years so too have the strategies Anita has given us to help us continue to grow, learn and strengthen our relationships.
A journey we are grateful to be on with her!
My life is now moving in the direction I want and my relationship with my fiancé is the best it’s ever been.
Anita has helped me where other therapists have not.
Her suggestions are simple and easy to follow when I have family conflict that's really hard.
Her understanding of each of our roles has given us greater insight to each other and our relationships to them be better.