Parentification and Childhood Trauma with Roxana Karimi, LMFT

Parentification, Trauma, PTSD, and how it Impacts Us as Children and Adults

In today’s podcast we will be discussing what Parentification is, trauma, PTSD, and how it impacts us as children and adults.  


  • -How does Emotional Parentification differ from Instrumental Parentification?
  • -How prevalent would you say Parentification is in the USA?
  • -How can a parent with risk factors beyond their own control, avoid causing parentification on their child or children?
  • -What is Trauma Focused Behavioral Cognitive Therapy? 
  • -and so much more!

Our Guest Roxana Karimi, LMFT

Roxana Karimi, LMFT is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist.  She completed her Masters in Clinical Psychology at Pepperdine University.  She worked as a therapist in community mental health programs, running groups, and doing individual and family therapy at a residential eating disorder facility.  Following her degree, she started working at a non-profit agency specializing in work with children and adolescents struggling with trauma symptoms due to emotional, physical, or sexual abuse. 

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