Growing up in America, we’ve learned that we are all individuals; we’re unique; we’re special. Right? As a child, were you ever told you could be whatever you wanted to be and to just dream big? Your parents likely raised you to be independent. They tried to raise you for the best possible future…at least a future that was bigger and brighter than their own.

You have become their dream. If they couldn’t make it, you surely could. If they did succeed, you can surely do even better, go even further. In all of this, has what you actually want ever entered the equation? Are we just an extension of our parents? We all want to make some kind of mark in the world whether big or small, on our own terms. Through therapy we can gain insight. We can start to begin to distinguish our own dreams from those our parents have for us.