Family therapy is a type of counseling involving the entire family.
It can help maintain positive relationships within a family dealing with a
stressful situation or a life-changing event, such as having a loved one with a
chronic mood disorder.
In family therapy, each person can express any concerns and fears
about how the problem is affecting their loved one and the family dynamics.
They will also receive support for the frustrations they experience when
helping the person through the challenges of his or her situation.
Family therapy should be conducted by a qualified counselor who has
had specific training in treating families, such as a licensed professional
counselor or psychologist.
Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & W. Stewart Agras, MD, FRCPC - Psychiatry
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