Peel Psychology & Therapy Centre
Most people seek family therapy when the presenting issue affects the entire family, such as a divorce, death of a family member, or conflict that the family has tried to resolve unsuccessfully. However, family therapy can also be of benefit in situations that may not at first appear to be a family issue. Family members may not be aware of these patterns or may need assistance in changing the way they interact. Through family therapy members can better understand their role in the family, learn to communicate more effectively and learn conflict resolution and problem solving skills.
While family therapy usually involves members of the immediate family, members of the extended family may be included if their involvement could facilitate resolution of the problem or they are being affected by the problem. The composition of therapy sessions can vary from week to week and it is not always necessary to include all members of the family. Where appropriate, children may be included.