Therapy 101: 6 Popular Types Of Psychotherapy
Family Systems Therapy
The Lowdown: Also known as couples therapy or family therapy, this kind of psychotherapy focuses on the dynamics of the family (or couple unit) as a whole, rather than a single person within the family. Regardless of whether one person, or the whole family, manifests the "problem," therapists focus on treatment in the context of the entire family unit.
You might recognize this type of therapy from shows like "Intervention," which focuses on the whole family getting well, rather than just the addict.
You'll like this if: You're a family, family members or couple who all want to work on making things better together.