Family therapy or family counseling is designed to address specific issues that affect the psychological health of the family, such as major life transitions or mental health conditions. It may be used as the primary mode of treatment or as a complementary approach. Often, while working with children and adolescents, it becomes crucial to understand the dynamics of the family to bring about a change in their life.
Family therapy aims to promote understanding and collaboration among family members in order to address the challenges of the individuals. For example, if a child is having challenges in social situations, therapy will also consider the social patterns of the family and then address the concern as a family for long term benefits of therapy.