Interpersonal Group therapy for parentification: Coping with childhood emotional neglect

Interpersonal group therapy for parentification & childhood emotional neglect

INR 2500* per session for clients based in India

USD 60 per session for clients living outside India

*exclusive of 18%GST. 

**The group will start if we have a minimum of 6 members.

***This group may have people from different countries. A final decision on the day and time will be based on the best possible option that accommodates everyone.

About this group

If as children you were expected to constantly care for the adults around you and had to take on mature roles before you were ready, you might be parentified. As an adult, you might find yourself in caregiving positions that are exhausting and unreciprocated, and in relationships that exploit your caring efforts. You might yourself struggling with anger, guilt and a fear that not caring for the others will mean abandonment.

Why this group

I created this group because we struggle to put time aside to bring focus to ourselves, and there is tremendous power in going through this journey in a supportive environment among those who resonate with similar childhood experiences, along with a therapist.

In our time together, we will learn how to trust our own experiences, understand what happened with us and how it’s impacting us today, and find ways to reparent ourselves with the compassion we always needed. We may go a step further and experiment with taking space in a group situation and containing the anxiety that may come with it, or then try to express anger that previously made us worry.

Who should join

  • If you feel you were a parent to your parents when you were a child
  • If you feel you continue to play this part in your family
  • If you feel you are seeking too much care from your (young) children or placing adult responsibilities on them, despite your best intentions not to (eg. depending on them like you would rely on a partner)
  • You must be above the age of 22.

How to join this group

  • Please click on the button above (Request an Intake Call) and share your contact details so that we may set up a call with you to better understand how this group can help you.
  • We will walk you through the steps after that.

About your facilitator

Dr Nivida Chandra

Nivida is a psychologist and researcher, specializing in parentification and the emotional abuse of children in India. She holds a PhD in psychology from the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi and was awarded the Fulbright fellowship to New York University (NYU). This topic is particularly close to her heart, and she hopes to create spaces where people can work through some of the long-term, debilitating consequences of their early life experiences.

She is also the founder-editor of The Shrinking Couch, which publishes informational and experiential articles for those affected by mental health concerns. 

If you have questions about how groups work, or if this group is right for you, please visit our FAQ page or simply request a callback by clicking the button below. We’ll email / text you to set up a time for a call.