What is Family Therapy?
Family therapy is a type of psychotherapy that focuses on improving the functioning and communication within a family. It is based on the understanding that families operate as a whole, and problems within the family can often be best addressed by working with the whole family, rather than just one individual.
During family therapy sessions, a therapist works with family members to identify patterns of behavior, communication styles, and other factors that may be contributing to the issues within the family. They then work with the family to develop strategies and techniques to improve communication, reduce conflict, and enhance the overall well-being of each member.
Family therapy can be used to address a wide range of issues, including relationship difficulties, behavioral problems in children, parenting challenges, mental health conditions, and more. The specific approach taken in family therapy can vary depending on the therapist’s training and the unique needs of the family.