Counseling that is designed to reduce distress and conflict by addressing specific issues affecting the health and functioning of the family unit.

A type of psychotherapy that is designed to address specific issues that impact the psychological well-being of the entire family unit. Families may seek therapy when they experience any stressors that may damage relationships within the family. Family therapy can be effective in treating mental health issues that impact the entire family. A variety of therapeutic approaches can be employed by the therapist to teach skills that help families improve communication, problem-solving, and coping skills, and resolve conflicts which enhance their sense of connection to each other. The overall goal is to promote understanding and collaboration among family members so they can handle challenging situations in a more effective manner. Family therapy is also called family counseling.