Why are so many therapists interested in how my Mom or Dad did as a parent? +

Our earliest life experiences help shape us. As children we learn a lot from what we observe; be it good or bad. It’s like building a house with a bad foundation, even if the house is well built and repaired a lot, if that foundation is broken there will be problems later on. I’m not really interested in making you change your mind about your parents or other caregivers; which can include brothers and sisters or even babysitters. I ask about their actions and behaviors because it can tell quite a lot about what’s going on for you and how you see and interact with the world. The goal is to see how things are affecting you now and what we can do about it.