Family counseling, also referred to as couple and family therapy, marriage and family therapy, family systems therapy, and family therapy, is a branch of psychological counseling (psychotherapy) that works to nurture change and growth within families. Family counseling is typically short-term and may include all family members or just those ready and willing to participate.
Specific treatment plans are dependent on your family’s situation. Family counseling sessions can teach you skills to deepen family connections, get you through stressful times, and nurture relationships. You may discuss specific problems such as marital or financial, conflicts between partners and children, or the effect of substance abuse or a mental illness on the family.
Typical reasons to being a family intervention, include:
Experiencing infidelity, divorce/break-up, loss, or communication issues can significantly impact your every-day life. Our approach combines counseling, emotion management, and practical solutions.
During family therapy, you can expect to1:
- National Institute of Health