Systemic therapy is a form of therapy that focuses on how families work as a cohesive unit. It looks at how the behavior of one individual affects the dynamic of the whole family and how they affect each other. While other psychotherapy methods like cognitive-behavioral therapy focus on the individual, systemic family therapy deals with the whole system.

A systemic family therapist deals with the quality of family relationships, family members’ interactions, and the family unit development, albeit from a broader perspective. They view an individual’s problem in relation to the different settings in which they live. It could be as a family member or someone with different religious views, all within the wider socio-economic conditions.

Who is it for?

Systemic family therapy is for any family that wants to foster the ability of the members to support each other. Knowing how each of you can use your strengths within the family setup can help the whole unit deal with life-changing events like losing a family member or a severe illness.

Also, if, as an individual, you have a problem that affects your life in relation to how you relate with your family, then systemic therapy with individuals is for you. We’ll incorporate other members of your family as we go on with our sessions to deal with the problem more effectively. Some of the issues that your family can benefit from systemic family therapy include:

  • Adult mental health
  • Health problems, particularly chronic physical illnesses 
  • Psychosomatic problems
  • Psychosexual difficulties
  • School-related issues 
  • Separation, divorce, and other marital problems
  • Foster care and adoption
  • Traumatic experiences, loss, and grief
  • Child and adolescent mental health problems
  • Fostering parenting skills and family functions
  • Work-related problems      
  • Family life interference due to social, political, and religious conflicts

What can you expect?

At Garrett Counseling, we have experienced counselors who will use the following therapy methods to handle your family problem:

  1. Structural family therapy. This focuses on the therapy session’s patterns, habits, and family relationships. The therapist will establish the family structure while examining the parent-child and sibling subsystem.
  2. Strategic family therapy. Here, we will look at how the family functions by assessing them outside the therapy session. This approach seeks to observe communication and problem-solving patterns, and the therapist will suggest some action points to trigger the desired change.
  3. Intergenerational family therapy. With this, the therapist recognizes the influence of generational problems on an individual or family. Establishing multigenerational behavioral patterns helps people acknowledge that some of their problems are entrenched in the previous generations.

Final word

By and large, families are emotional units, and they can be a source of pain but also a great source of support and love. Going for systemic family therapy doesn’t have to be when you have unending conflicts, but when you also want to foster better family ties. We at Garrett Counseling offer quality, affordable systemic family therapy in Jasper, Alabama. Contact us and book a session for you and your family today.