May 16 2009

Psychotherapy Often Deals With Our Family History, But Does History Really Matter?

Now is now and then is then. I hear this often in my work with clients. I understand their concern and try to help them determine the relevancy of their family history to their current life situation. This is called “family of origin” work within the field of family therapy. What does this work look like?

Family of origin work is the process of exploring and understanding the family in which we were raised.

And, if those experiences were negative, to also heal from those experiences.

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