Family Therapy

BMA WindowsIn family therapy, the family is seen as a unit to provide intervention strategies to promote positive changes within the family system and the various relationships. Family therapy focuses on changes within a family and recognizes that changes in one member of the family may be better accomplished by using the power of the family as a whole. Instead of meeting with one individual, all or most family members are included in the therapy process. Family therapy is often the treatment of choice when children or adolescents are having problems. However, family therapy is also utilized when an adult family member has significant psychological problems which impact other family members. For example, a family¬†with a member suffering from depression, chronic pain or substance abuse problems is also experiencing a disturbance in their relationships. They might benefit from family therapy in understanding the impact of the suffering family member’s problem on all family relationships and how the family members can most effectively help the suffering family member.