Narrative Therapy embraces the idea that stories shape our behaviors and lives and that we become the stories we tell about ourselves. There are helpful narratives we can choose to adopt and unhelpful ones. Although it may sound obvious, the power of storytelling is to elevate the client—who is the subject of the narrative—rather than the therapist as an expert. Narrative Therapy uses the client’s storytelling to indicate how they construct meaning in their lives, rather than focusing on how they communicate their problem behaviors.
The team of professionals at Guided Grace, Family and Youth Services offers a wide range of therapeutic services for patients of all ages. We want to help our patients achieve optimal mental health by providing a therapy plan best suited to their needs. Our specialists can determine which method offers you the most benefit and gives you the best chance of success. Speak with a member of our team to take the first step towards better mental health and quality of life!
Narrative Therapy Techniques
Narrative therapy is based on telling one’s story to encourage and build toward change. This process may include:
- Helping people gain objectivity
- Framing problems in a different or larger context
The therapist and patient identify and build out “alternative” or “preferred” storylines, creating a contrast to the problem. These storylines can reflect a person’s true nature and enable someone to rewrite their story.
What Conditions Can This Therapy Help With
Mental health conditions that Narrative Therapy can help include:
- Attachment issues
- Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
- Eating disorders
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Narrative Therapy Services Available in Saginaw Michigan
If you or a loved one are going through difficult times, whether they have been brought on by traumatic life events or mental illness, reach out to the specialists at Guided Grace Family and Youth Services. Our team of industry-leading professional therapists has managed and treated patients with a very diverse range of conditions.
Call our offices to speak with a member of our team or schedule a consultation online today!