Dr. Sarah Simms Rosenthal, a therapist in private practice in New York City, uses inspiring stories to outline her seven proven strategies for healing these long-standing relational wounds. Combining insights gleaned from her private practice and her interviews with women from a wide range of economic, ethnic, educational, and geographic backgrounds, she shows how, despite a lack of fatherly recognition, women can become successful and at ease in their personal and professional lives.

In The Unavailable Father: Seven Ways Women Can Understand, Heal, and Cope with a Broken Father/Daughter Relationship, Dr. Rosenthal helps women understand and move forward from difficult relationships with fathers. “Unavailable fathers come in many forms, but they all have a common characteristic: they fail to provide their daughters with the unconditional love and the feeling of security that a child requires to become a woman,” writes Dr. Rosenthal, “but these women can recover and find fulfillment.”