Family therapy supports family members to understand each other and work through difficult feelings in a safe space. This frequently involves addressing communication issues and interactions between participants. Family therapy may involve a parent and children (adult or minor), grandparents, aunts/uncles, siblings, blended families, friends, caregivers, and others.
When each person feels supported and works within their strengths, positive changes in relationships and in people's lives will hopefully result. Family therapy can benefit patients of every age and those experiencing a variety of challenges.
Family therapy frequently focuses on the following:
seeking a closer relationship, communication issues, fostering and adoption,
boundary issues, parent-child relationship, concerns, grief and loss, trust issues,
family secrecy issues, parenting issues or concerns about a child's behavior.