As a step-child, divorced mother, and step-mother Anita has been part of a step-family for most of her life. This gives her important insight into the varied and complex dynamics at play within step and divorced families. Anita enjoys working with couples, individuals, and children. She brings her personal experience and years of mentoring, along with graduate and post-graduate qualifications in psychology, to her work.
As a survivor of childhood trauma she understands the additional challenges being a trauma survivor adds to the step-family dynamic. Feelings of entitlement, not belonging, and the negativity from other parties within the dynamic can all be triggering for trauma survivors.
Having experienced a very high conflict custody situation and pathogenic parenting, Anita is well versed in how to maintain relationship with children who are experiencing pressure to reject the targeted parent and family.
Anita operates from a narrative therapy perspective, believing that the stories we tell ourselves, the stories that are told about us, and the stories of those we interact with, are all key in determining how happy our relationships are.
Along with her mentoring, as a certified step-family coach, Anita also moderates support groups, is a Master Coach for Stepmomz App, and is a co-founder of Stepfamily Magazine http://stepfamilymagazine.com
To book a session with Anita, to enquire about up-coming courses, or to ask for more information please email her