Family systems therapy is a form of psychotherapy that helps individuals resolve their problems in the context of their family units, and a philosophy that I truly believe in.
“That which is created in a relationship can be fixed in a relationship.”
- Author Murray Bowen
By understanding how a family system is interdependent and interconnected each family member works together with the others to better understand their family dynamic and how their individual actions affect one another.
Positive family relationships help families resolve conflict, allows individuals to feel safe, protected, accepted and loved despite life’s challenges and obstacles. Children’s development of cognitive, affective, and behavioral capacities is directly affected and shaped by the contexts that surround them.
Unfortunately, family problems can lead to negative emotions like anxiety, sadness and anger and cause feelings of isolation, confusion, stress, and hopelessness.
At STT we work together to address the unique challenges plaguing their family system.
Dysfunctional, unhealthy, and abusive relationships
Communication, conflict resolution, and unhealthy coping issues
Blended families & Coparenting challenges
Post Adoption counseling and support
Substance abuse and addiction – i.e. excessive eating, gambling, sex, and drugs and alcohol that may be damaging the marriage, relationship, and/or family unit
Anger management or an inability to exhibit anger and frustration in a positive way
Infidelity and divorce
No matter what your family looks like, stepfamilies; single-parent families; families headed by two unmarried partners, either of the opposite sex or the same sex; households that include one or more family members from a generation; adoptive families; foster families; and families where children are raised by their grandparents or other relatives, my belief is that if we work together to explore the family dynamics, patterns, and strengths we can facilitate conversations to develop a positive environment and healthy interactions.