Family Therapy is a form of psychotherapy that involves some or all members of a nuclear or extended family. A clinician conducts multiple sessions to help families deal with important issues that may interfere with the functioning of the family and the home environment.
Family therapy sessions vary in length up to 60 minutes.
The goals of family therapy are unique to each family and circumstance, and are often designed to help family members improve connection and communication, solve family problems, understand and handle special family circumstances (for example, death, serious physical or mental illness, or child and adolescent issues), and create a better functioning home environment.
For families with one member who has a serious physical or mental illness, family therapy can educate families about the illness and work out problems associated with the care of the family member.