Family Counseling is a form of psychotherapy that seeks to reduce distress and conflict by improving the interactions between family members. While family therapists often seek to have all family members in the room, that is not always possible or necessary.
What distinguishes family therapy from individual counseling is its perspective or framework, not how many people are present at the therapy session.
It is an ideal counseling method for helping family members adjust to an immediate family member struggling with an addiction, medical issue or mental health diagnosis. It is also recommended for improving communication and reducing conflict.
“Men should learn to live with the same seriousness with which children play.” – Nietzsche (philosopher, writer)