Holistic Wellness Consulting, LLC

Dr. Cheryl Burke - Mental Health and Relationship Counselor


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New beginnings are possible

Posted by cabbyme on November 1, 2022 at 3:05 PM Comments comments ()

A loss of an intimate partner or the security of a long term relationship that ends in divorce can be especially traumatic. Please know there is help. Let's start here. Sign up for the NEW BEGINNING virtual group. Sign up here- reach out with questions. Dr Burke

What to do when I have lost my connection with my child?

Posted by cabbyme on November 1, 2022 at 2:15 PM Comments comments ()

Reunification therapy (RT) is a form of intensive family therapy that is frequently court-ordered when a parent-child connection has been somehow disrupted  and has culminated in a child refusing to spend time with one parent during a separation of parents or after a divorce. There are many circumstances that can lead to one parent being a “ preferred parent” and the other being a “rejected parent.” 

Some of the factors that can contribute to one parent being favored and on being rejected include: 

  • Emotionally and or physically traumatic conflict during marriage and after the divorce
  • Mental health issues from one or both parents
  • Substance and alcohol abuse
  • Aggressive and constant litigation
  • Lack of healthy/positive Coparenting
  • A disrespectful abusive parent to the other parent and or children
  • Unhealthy codependency or enmeshment between a parent/child
  • Poor parenting skills-rejected parent
  • Alienation by the favored parent to rejected parent, goal to disconnect the children from the “bad parent”
  • Personality differences between the child and rejected parent
  • Family dynamics 
  • There is much research that suggests that disconnections in parent/child relationships negatively impact children in many ways.

Please reach out here with questions or to schedule a consultation. Dr Burke


Posted by cabbyme on November 1, 2022 at 2:05 PM Comments comments ()

In divorce-Smooth Sailing in rough waters can be especially challenging, especially when there are children involved who need love and support for a healthy transition. I have created a coparenting program - ( Bridges, a positive coparenting program) to assist parents with the many challenges of healthy coparenting during an emotional time. Please reach out with questions or to schedule. 

Dr Burke


Posted by cabbyme on July 24, 2006 at 11:18 PM Comments comments ()

This page was created for you-my guest.

If you have questions that relate to my specialties please post them and I will respond within 7 days. If, however, you do not receive a response within 7 days that means I am away on business and will respond when I return----- please be patient, I will respond.