Who we consider family is unique to each of us an who would be coming in for family therapy can look very different, it can be a single mother and her child, siblings, a ‘sister’ not blood related but nonetheless a sister, extended family, and various other combinations. Issues among family members are normal, we all heard the jokes and dreaded holiday gatherings many families survive every year.
Family therapy is important because it takes the problem/s and doesn’t blame an individual but makes it a group (a family) problem to work on and improve.
Common Family issues not an all-encompassing list
- Child and adolescent behavioral problems
- LGBTQ acceptance
- Depression among family member
- Parental separation/divorce