Understanding complex family dynamics
Family Systems Therapy views the family as a complex social-emotional structure which influences clients’ relationships and sense of self. This type of therapy examines the influence that a client's family has on a variety of aspects related to mental and emotional health.
When exploring a family system, therapists employ a variety of interventions including mediation and conflict resolution techniques. They also assess and diagnose deeper issues that may be negatively impacting family dynamics. Once these complex systems are identified and understood, therapists facilitate the incorporation of positive patterns of communication and understanding which lead to a healthier state of functionality.