The experience of growing up with alcoholism creates problems that are often carried into adulthood. These may include low self-esteem, difficulty with trust and intimacy, excessive fears and guilt, anxiety and depression. Many adults from alcoholic/dysfunctional families are successful in their work but find it difficult to experience enduring, satisfying, intimate relationships.
Judy Osborne presents courses at the Brookline Adult and Community Education Program and at The Cambridge Adult Education Center and other institutions. These informational seminars examine the experiences and behaviors common to individuals raised in alcoholic families and look at how functional families work and how alcoholic families vary. The label means many things to many people. These one-time seminars look at various resources available for the recovery process leading to a fuller personal and work life.
A short-term therapy group for adult children of alcoholics - men and women who wish to explore:
Group limited to eight participants. Pre-group interview: $50. Group $35/session.
Consultation Regarding Family Alcoholism
Consultation with individuals who wish to address substance use/abuse and its effect in their lives. Therapists, clergy, educators and physicians often discover individuals revealing questionable drinking patterns and wish to find competent advice and information about possible treatment options.
Understand the connections between the history of family alcoholism and current family and work issues. Enhance the capacity for enduring, satisfying intimate relationships and fuller connection to work and colleagues.