Julie D. Bruno Psy.D.

Family of Origin

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Family of Origin Therapy

Wherever you go, there you are. Who you are is a reflection of the culture, values and beliefs you learned from your family. Your sense of self, self-concept and self-efficacy develop in relation to or in spite of the interactions you have with your family of origin. If your family of origin was marked by issues such as abuse, addiction or poverty you may experience difficulties in later life when you start your own family. You may feel inadequate about your ability to demonstrate love. You may lack real world skills. You may have issues with trust.