Working & Listening Together
Family systems therapy draws on systems thinking in its view of the family as an emotional unit. When systems thinking—which evaluates the parts of a system in relation to the whole—is applied to families, it suggests behavior is both often informed by and inseparable from the functioning of one’s family of origin.
In short, if one member of the family is suffering it effects the mental and emotional health of the entire family.
How does it work?
Family therapy has the initial intake assessment as in traditional therapy, but does not pin-point a diagnosis for each family member. Instead, the treatment plan focuses on the family members reaching goals together.
Can family therapy sessions include the horses?
Yes, the therapy horses are used to and welcome small group environments such as family therapy. For all the horses know, it’s just more people to give them attention.