Family therapy involves the members of the family unit. This could be one parent and one child, both parents and one child, or everyone in the family — parents, aunts, uncles, stepparents, siblings, grandparents, and so forth.

Family counseling targets problems that affect the mental health and the functioning of a family. It can help you build stronger connections with other family members, improve the way you communicate, and help you manage conflicts within your family unit.

Some of the most common issues resolved through family therapy include creating a better home environment, understanding the unique problems a family might face in the future, solving specific family problems, and decreasing conflict.