Family Therapy assists individuals within a family structure to understand and improve the ways in which family members communicate and reslove conﬂict. Families often need assistance to mend relationships, alter negative familial patterns, improve coping strategies and understand appropriate boundaries.
A family participating in therapy should not only expect that their family as a whole will be addressed but that individual family members will also be challenged. This is necessary if the goal is a happier and healthier functioning family.
The following are some common family challenges that may warrant family therapy:
Communication across generations
Re-marriage and blended families
Understanding the importance of boundaries
Maintaining individuality within a family across the life cycle