Family Therapy

Family therapy  is a branch of psychotherapy  that works with families and couples in intimate relationships to nurture change and growth. It tends to view change in terms of the systems of interaction between family members. It emphasizes family relationships as an important factor in psychological health rather than focusing on the individual. The different schools of family therapy have in common a belief that, regardless of how the problem originated,  involving families in solutions often benefits individual clients. This involvement of families is normally accomplished by their direct participation in the therapy session.  Family therapy normally involves 5-20 sessions, depending on the situation/goals.