family estrangement resources

This list is a work in progress. It’s provided as a resource, not necessarily an endorsement of all services or ideas presented by those included. Links to books are affiliate links which means that I may receive a small commission if you make a purchase. There is no additional charge for you. Unless otherwise noted, services and resources are based in the U.S.

Estrangement Support Organizations

Together Estranged (U.S. based)

Stand Alone (U.K. based)

Therapist Directories (U.S.)

Gaylesta (Psychotherapist Association for Gender and Sexual Diversity):

Inclusive Therapists:

Institute for Muslim Mental Health:

Latinx Therapy:

Melanin & Mental Health:

National Queer and Trans Therapists of Color Network:

Neurodivergent Therapists:

Open Path Collective (lower cost counseling):

Psychology Today:

Therapy Den:

Therapy for Black Girls:

Therapy for Latinx:

Therapy in Color:

Trauma Therapist Network:


988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline: call 988 or 1-800-273-8255, or visit

Blackline, support for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color, LGBTQ+ affirming: call 1-800-604-5841 or visit

Crisis Text Line: text HOME to 741741 or visit

Love Is Respect support for intimate partner violence: call 1-866-331-9474, text LOVEIS to 22522, or visit

Trans Lifeline: call 1-877-565-8860 or visit

Trevor Lifeline for LGBTQ+ young people: call 1-866-488-7386 or visit

Warm Lines state-by-state directory:

Your Life Counts, international suicide prevention resources:

12-Step Groups


Adult Children of Alcoholics and Dysfunctional Families

Co-Dependents Anonymous


Sherapy Sessions: Cutting Toxic Family Ties (Sherrie Campbell)

Adult Child Podcast (Andrea Ashely) – focuses on dysfunctional family issues


Adult Survivors of Toxic Family Members by Sherrie Campbell

But It’s Your Family: Cutting Ties with Toxic Family Members and Loving Yourself in the Aftermath by Sherrie Campbell

Rejected, Shamed, and Blamed: Help and Hope for Adults in the Family Scapegoat Role by Rebecca Mandeville

Disentangling from Emotionally Immature People by Lindsay Gibson

Adult Children of Emotionally Immature Parents and Recovering from Emotionally Immature Parents by Lindsay Gibson

Toxic Parents by Susan Forward

If You Had Controlling Parents by Dan Neurharth

Running on Empty: Overcome Your Childhood Emotional Neglect by Jonice Webb

The Emotionally Absent Mother by Jasmin Lee Cori

Adult Daughters of Narcissistic Mothers by Stephanie Kriesberg

Perfect Daughters by Robert Ackerman

Silent Sons by Robert Ackerman

Codependent No More by Melody Beattie

The Disease to Please by Harriet Braiker

Adult Children of Alcoholics by Janet Woititz

The Better Boundaries Workbook by Sharon Martin

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