At EXIS, we realize that interpersonal relationships, partnerships and family dynamics are all a critical component of an individuals
recovery and well-being. Family systems therapy is a way to look at these influences and gain insight into each members role as it relates
to the healthy functionality of the whole. Since the way we perceive of ourselves in relation to the rest of the world influence how we
behave and formulate our fundamental beliefs,we can use our social interactions as clues to help understand how attitudes have been
formed and more importantly how to change them.We strongly believe that family consists of anyone that the client has chosen as a part
of his or her innermost network of support.Providing a safe environment we give each and every participant the space to explore their
current system and any relationship of their choosing. It is just as important to give both the client and their family the space to voice all
concerns, fear, and resentment so that they may work through their angerand despair together. While clients themselves continuously heal
and let go of their addictive behaviors, their environment ( friends, family and partners),have not always had the opportunity to heal from
their own resulting wounds. Pain, guilt, and a lack of trust are a few of the common feelingswe encounter in a system where addiction issues
have persistently eaten away at the foundations of the relationship. Our family sessions provide an honest forum where long-standing
communicationbarriers can be removed, and our clients and their loved-ones can truly understand each others experiences and expectations.
In pairing our client with a systems therapist for weekly visits we ensure that motivational, affective, cognitive and group behavioral patterns
are explored while taking time to truly understand the client's idea of family as an emotional unit.Sometimes an individual cannot truly
understand what precedes and causes certain behaviors when singularly looking at themselves in isolation.Since kinship and other social
relations assist in the formulation of identity, we work hard at integrating community and social support within the individual's program.
We are interested in all aspects of our clients interpersonal relationships because we want to improve those interactions and the identity that
is the cultivated result. By understanding how and why clients respond to those around them, they ultimately learn to transform their
patterns into more adaptive and productive behaviors. In the long run, not only does recovery at EXIS equate individual growth, but growth
as a familial unit, with improved methods of communication,increased intimacy, and healthier ways of expression that help all parties
move forward in a positive direction.
*Family sessions are conducted on site, online or by phone.
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