Family counseling is a type of therapy in which the counselor works with the family as a whole unit. Different family members often have their own unique issues, points of view, and ways of communicating. Sometimes these differences in the face of life's challenges, can cause problems within the family. The aim of working with the whole family in therapy is to help strengthen the family so that its members can learn to work on their problems together.
Family Counseling is beneficial in addressing some of the following issues:
Developing the family's strengths
Identifying areas of conflict and gaining the tools to resolve them
Major life events (divorce, moving, school change, etc)
In truth a family is what you make it. It is made strong, not by number of heads counted at the dinner table, but by the rituals you help family members create, by the memories you share, by the commitment of time, caring, and love you show to one another, and by the hopes for the future you have as individuals and as a unit (Kennedy & Spencer King, 1994).
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