Family therapy is a process wherein two or more members of a family tackle the issues that are affecting the family as a whole. Most families who enter family therapy have issues to resolve but it is not only for familes who have problems. Family therapy can help families create more open communication and learn how to support each other so that they can have a stronger family bond.
Benefits of Family Therapy
- Everyone in the family gets their needs heard and learn more effective ways to interact with each other.
- The 'identified patient' learns to better understand the family system, and the manner in which the problems are closely connected with the way the family system operates.
- Family therapist can guide family through the conflict using the structural way to get through the conflict.
- Resolving family issues will make the family more functional.
- The family will find it easier to communicate which can improve their overall relationship that they have with each other.
Family Therapy may address issues such as:
- Marital conflicts.
- Conflict between parents and children.
- Issues in blended families.
- Effects of mental health and/or substance abuse on the family.
- Grief and loss.
- Involvement in treatment program(s).