While individual therapy focuses on one person and his or her needs, family counseling focuses on the needs of the entire family. In family therapy, I’m interested in everyone in the room, and their interactions with each other. I’m even interested in those not present in the room with us. They could be siblings not present, or extended family members such as Grandparents, Aunts, Uncles, and Great-Grand parents. Close family friends can also play a important role in family therapy.
Since your relationships are such an important component of your emotional health, involving families in solutions will often help you and those important to you. Your family’s participation in counseling will lead to a stronger understanding of who you are, and will make a great impact on many other relationships in your lives.