Family counseling is a type of counseling that can help family members improve communication and resolve conflicts. Family counseling can address specific issues such as marital or financial problems, conflict between parents and children, or the impact of substance abuse or mental illness on the family. The main goal is to review generational history and to restore, reconnect, and rekindle issues that might lead to trauma and/or other psychological issues.
Abuse and/or neglect
Working with your therapist, you and your family members can identify patterns that may be problematic by exploring your family’s problem-solving skills, boundaries, authority structures, and communication habits.
Your therapist will then work with you on creating a plan that improves communication and problem-solving skills for your family.
Family therapy won’t necessarily resolve every conflict you and your family encounter, but it may help you develop healthier coping skills and more productive ways of communicating with each other.