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Stepfamily Central

Rachelle Katz, Ed.D.

Stepfamily Central – Overcoming Anger and Resentment in Your Stepfamily

Many of us spend a good portion of our day feeling anger and resentful as a result of the challenges in our stepfamilies. Even though our feelings may be justified, they aren’t doing us any good. They may be contributing to all kinds of physical problems, such as heart disease and stomach ailments, and harming our relationships. Today on Stepfamily Central, Rachelle talks to psychotherapist and stepfamily coach, Susan Davis Swanson, about how you can overcome anger and resentment.

Susan is the Executive Director and Founder of The StepFamily Center in Beverly Hills, California. She is a licensed psychotherapist working with individual and couples. As an expert on stepfamilies issues, she teaches therapists about how to help stepfamilies, and publishes her own quarterly newsletter. Susan is a frequent contributor to StepMom Magazine and appears quarterly on their “Ask the Experts” forum. In addition to her work with stepfamilies, Susan is a trauma therapist since 1998 and experienced in the use of EMDR and Somatics. You can find out more about Susan by going to her website,