Narrative Therapy

Narrative Therapy is a form of psychotherapy that uses narratives to help people separate themselves from their problems. Initially developed during the 1970s and 1980s, narrative therapy believes that the person isn’t the problem; the problem is the problem.

Clients are encouraged to analyze and find meaning in important life events. Through questioning and collaboration, the therapist acts as an “investigative reporter” who helps the client to examine and evaluate the problem. By separating the problem from the person, distance is created, which makes it easier to investigate and assess the impacts the problem has had on a client’s life.

Success with Narrative Therapy

Narrative therapy has been successful in the treatment of:



Narrative therapy is also often used in couple and family therapy sessions. Oftentimes, seeing a problem objectively helps couples and families to reconnect with the heart of their relationship, and sets the stage for positive and open communication.

Learn more about Narrative Therapy

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