Family therapy is designed to examine the important relationships in our lives. Family Therapy can include one or multiple members of a family or relationship unit. Even if only one person attends therapy sessions, family therapy is focused on how problems occur in and effect the important relationships in our lives. As you may notice, when one member of a family experiences a problem it often impacts other members of the family.
Problems that may be addressed in family therapy can include the following and more:
Coping with mental or physical illness or disability
Managing work/life balance
Divorce or separation
Relationships with extended family
Family Therapy examines the patterns of behavior and interaction that surround a problem. The family therapist works from an understanding that all parts of the family are interrelated and that change in one area affects the overall functioning of the whole. Family therapy is designed to be brief, solution-oriented with specific and achievable goals.