Ideally, families represent a supportive structure from which we draw strength and feedback, individuals whom we care for, and with whom we feel close and comfortable. A favourable family environment allows us to openly share thoughts and feelings. But in reality, few families meet this expectation, and in some cases, families are far from ideal, associated instead with- stress, misunderstanding, anger, disconnection, and unmet needs.
Family problems often result in challenging, frustrating, and painful interactions. Family therapy provides members with appropriate tools to improve communication and resolve conflicts. Families can expect to learn to understand and accept one another better and to work proactively towards breaking unhealthy patterns.