Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) is a specific type of therapy that focuses on the complex relationship dynamics between individual family members, and how each family member’s behaviors affect the entire family unit. Ideally, each family member will receive individual therapy as well. Here is what to expect.
FAMILY OF ORIGIN – Our Family Of Origin Plays A Huge Role In How We Turn Out As Adults.
There’s an old saying that the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree, and in many ways, this observation is true. Our family of origin plays a huge role in how we turn out as adults. Take physical traits, for example. Mom has dark hair and brown eyes; daughter will often have dark hair and brown eyes. But when it comes to the way you interact with and relate to others, the emotional patterns set in place during childhood by your parents or other caregivers doesn’t have to be the patterns you choose as an adult with your own family or relationships, particularly if they were painful, abusive, unresponsive, detached, judgmental, abusive, etc. Read more