What is Systems Theory?

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Systems Theory is about patterns: recognizing them, determining if they are helpful or hurtful, and establishing new ones. Systems Theory states that individuals rely on one another as parts of a family unit and that, when unified, the family unit can more easily strive toward a common goal.

Your therapist will help identify and examine your family members’ emotions to understand the behaviors of the family unit more fully. The family unit’s functioning relies on its patterns of interaction. Once these patterns are more fully understood, your family can understand the unit as a whole.

If your family has a specific goal or wants help in relating to one another, Systems Theory can provide a strong foundation for growth and change. Inquiring into helpful and unhelpful interactions the family is experiencing can be uncomfortable, but Systems Theory’s goal is to identify dynamics that can ultimately lead to change.

Therapists Who Specialize in Using Systems Theory

A Flourishing Community aims to provide mentorship, group therapy, continuing education and community building spaces for underrepresented individuals working towards careers in the mental health field in anti-oppressive ways.

Lauren Wynn

Colorado Springs


Creative Mind Psychotherapy is a small private practice offering telehealth services for individuals and couples in Colorado, Maryland, and Virginia. We practice the Art and Science of Therapy by applying evidence-based practices in creative ways to tailor treatment to each unique client.
I offer counseling and coaching services to adults facing the significant challenges of life, personal distress, relationship issues and trauma. My therapeutic approach involves joining with clients to harness the best in them in an alliance focused on generating long term solutions. We'll work together to expand self-understanding in order to cultivate your strengths and overcome barriers to...