Bridget Borsdorf

MA, LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor
5 years in practice

About Bridget Borsdorf

Being a parent tests boundaries, limitations, and patience daily, and yet can be one of the most rewarding experiences of our lives. In working with parents over the years one thing has become abundantly clear: we tend to parent as we were parented. While consciously we try to make adjustments and modifications to how we were raised, it is evitable that our own childhood experiences will influence how we communicate, discipline, and connect with our children.

In working with parents I find it necessary to address the integrated behaviors that have manifested from our own childhood experience. By doing so parent’s can begin to see how these experiences shape their approach to parenting and then begin to shift their perception and then parent from a place of their own authentic value and essence. Our own inner child needs to be parented first, in the way we wanted to be parented in order for us to be able to have the patience, resilience, and compassion for our own children.

Answers  (2)

This relationship with your step dad sounds very challenging. It is hard to to be told over and over again how not good enough we are. Let me offer you this, frequently when we say harsh, mean, nasty things to others, we are simply projecting our own thoughts about ourself. I am not advocating that... more

The information above is intended as general information...  (more)The information above is intended as general information based on minimal information, and does not constitute health care advice. This information does not constitute communication with a counselor/therapist nor does it create a therapist-client relationship nor any of the privileges that relationship may provide. If you are currently feeling suicidal or are in crisis, call 911 or proceed to your local emergency room.

It sounds really difficult to know that your daughter may be "choosing" her dad over you, perhaps I can help by saying her intense emotional reactions towards you actually acknowledge how much safer and connected she feels towards you. We tend to have big emotions around those we care for most. I... more

The information above is intended as general information...  (more)The information above is intended as general information based on minimal information, and does not constitute health care advice. This information does not constitute communication with a counselor/therapist nor does it create a therapist-client relationship nor any of the privileges that relationship may provide. If you are currently feeling suicidal or are in crisis, call 911 or proceed to your local emergency room.