Family therapy can be an effective form of treatment to improve relationships among family members and enhance overall family dynamics. Through the process, families develop improved communication patterns, build empathy among members, work to identify shared values, and build the family’s overall resiliency in navigating difficult life stressors.
Families often seek family therapy if they have experienced:
- An unexpected death or traumatic event.
- A life transition event such as the birth of a new sibling or the death of a grandparent.
- A difficult medical diagnosis.
- Substance use issues.
- School challenges.
- Behavioral issues.