Family Therapy

Family therapy is defined as a type of psychotherapy that aims to help family members improve communication and resolve conflict within the family milieu. Although there are several schools of thought and approaches to family therapy, the general goal is to identify maladaptive patterns in the family members’ relationships with one another, and facilitate change towards healthier and more attuned relationships. This could involve mother-child, father-child, parents versus children, grandparents’ relationships with the parents or the children, or sibling relationships. Participation of all or most family members is instrumental for the success of this type of therapy.