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What is Family Therapy?
The aspect of family counseling is to work with the entire family to address specific needs and issues. It focuses on the health of the family, including the psychological health, mental health, and any life transitions that may be affecting the family. Having the family work together collaboratively to solve the problems regarding the family is one focus. Families face many hardships together, including things like financial hardships, death in the family, stressful events going on, divorce, and many other factors that may have a strain on the relationships in the family.
Family counseling is also good for families who are struggling with mental health. It can be challenging for a family to face mental issues that impact the entire family. Many health-related issues can cause harm to a family including substance abuse, chronic illness, depression, and anxiety, as well as issues regarding communication, like interpersonal conflicts and behavioral problems in children and teens. Many families face these issues, but they do not need to face them alone.
Trauma-Informed Counseling and Emotion-Focused Therapy for Couples, Individuals, and Families