Family therapy involves collaborative sessions with two or more family members to reshape unhealthy communication and interaction patterns. Frequently, the catalyst for seeking family therapy stems from issues concerning a child or teenager within the family, often pinpointed as the perceived main problem. However, the roles assumed by each family member and their communication dynamics play a more pivotal role in the manifestation of symptoms in the identified individual.
Family therapy proves effective in addressing specific family events such as divorce, the birth of a new family member, remarriage, and dealing with challenges like addiction, childhood, and adolescent incompatibilities. Additionally, when individual treatment is either risky or impractical, family therapy frequently emerges as a suitable and beneficial approach.