Systems Theory

Systems theory takes a holistic approach to counseling by stating that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. The individual is viewed as a functioning ecosystem with multiple parts working together. Individuals are understood in the context of their family of origin. The family is a system and when one piece of the system suffers the whole family struggles to adapt. The family system must undergo changes including creating healthier rules, roles, and boundaries.

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