Family therapy is designed to address specific issues that affect the psychological health of the family, such as major life transitions (e.g., financial hardship, divorce, trauma or death of a loved one etc) or mental health conditions (e.g., depression, substance abuse, chronic illness, food issues, communication problems, interpersonal conflict, or behavioural problems in children and adolescents).
Family therapy is a type of psychotherapy that can help family members improve communication and resolve conflicts. It may include all family members or just those able or willing to participate. The specific treatment plan will depend on the family’s situation. Family therapy sessions can teach skills to deepen family connections and get through stressful times, even after the family has completed therapy sessions.