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Robyn Koslowitz Ph.D.


Robyn Koslowitz, Ph.D., understands the desperate struggle of post-traumatic parents, who are trying to break cycles that almost broke us. There aren’t a lot of resources about parenting with PTSD and CPTSD out there, and that’s why Dr. Koslowitz is here, creating the resources she would have needed when she first became a parent.

Dr. Robyn Koslowitz received her Ph.D. in Clinical Child Psychology from New York University in 2009. While at NYU, Robyn served as a research assistant to such prominent professors as Ester Buchholz, Carol Gilligan (author of In a Different Voice, which revolutionized the psychology of women and adolescent girls), and Sandee McClowry, whose research pioneered empirically validated temperament-based parenting programs.

Robyn has been working as a licensed school psychologist since 2002, and as a licensed clinical psychologist since 2017 at the Center for Psychological Growth of New Jersey.

Robyn is a frequent and active media contributor. She is a regular columnist for Binah Magazine and has been interviewed by National Geographic Kids, PBS, Parents Magazine, and Romper, among other publications. She has appeared on Fox, CNN, NewsNation, and other national television shows. Currently, she is the host of the popular Post-Traumatic Parenting podcast.

Parents want to foster relationships with their children that come from a place of joy, connection, and attachment. Yet traumatized parents—those who suffered as children, or who are dealing with more recent traumas—see every relationship from a survival point of view. Instead of behaving like the parents we long to be, we find ourselves engaging in the exact behaviors we want to avoid, frequently snapping and losing it with our kids, or retreating into a paralyzed, distracted, self-involved world. That’s where "Post-Traumatic Parenting" comes in. We can stop our inner child from parenting our actual children. As we parent, we are re-parented, and as we reparent, we heal. Parenting can be both a healthy and healing endeavor.

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