"Adult Children of Emotionally Immature Parents" by Lindsay C. Gibson is a self-help book that aims to help adult children who have grown up with emotionally immature parents. The book explains that emotionally immature parents often struggle with intimacy, empathy, and communication, which can have a profound impact on their children. Gibson provides readers with practical advice and exercises to help them understand their own experiences and begin the healing process. The book also explores the characteristics of emotionally mature parenting, offering guidance on how readers can develop these qualities in their own lives. Through case studies and personal anecdotes, the book provides a compassionate and insightful approach to healing from the effects of emotionally immature parenting.
“Adult Children of Emotionally Immature Parents is written with the wisdom and heart of a seasoned therapist and the mind of a scholar who’s spent decades poring over psychological research and theory. In this book, Lindsay C. Gibson seamlessly blends this impressive body of knowledge with the real-life experiences of her clients to create a user-friendly and highly readable book. … This book is not about blame but rather about understanding oneself on a deep level and learning to heal.”
—Esther Lerman Freeman, PsyD, clinical associate professor at the Oregon Health and Science University School of Medicine
About the Author
Lindsay C. Gibson is a licensed clinical psychologist in private practice in Virginia, USA. She has over 30 years of experience working with individuals, couples, and families. Her areas of expertise include relationships, self-esteem, anxiety, depression, and trauma.
Dr. Gibson earned her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology in Berkeley, California. She also holds a Master's degree in Clinical Psychology from San Francisco State University, and a Bachelor's degree in Psychology from the University of California, Santa Barbara.
In addition to her private practice, Dr. Gibson has been a clinical supervisor, trainer, and consultant for mental health professionals. She has also taught courses at various universities and has presented workshops and seminars for mental health professionals, as well as for the general public.
Dr. Gibson is the author of several books, including Adult Children of Emotionally Immature Parents, Who You Were Meant to Be, and Recovering from Emotionally Immature Parents. She is a regular contributor to Psychology Today and has been interviewed for various media outlets, including NPR, The New York Times, and The Washington Post.
Dr. Gibson is passionate about helping individuals heal from emotional wounds and build fulfilling relationships. She believes in the power of therapy to facilitate growth and change, and she is committed to providing compassionate and effective treatment to those in need.