Family psychotherapy helps to understand how the behavior of one family member affects the others and vice versa, to activate family resources and, based on them, seek solutions to crises.
Together with the family, psychotherapists look for mechanisms that sustain difficulties so that the family can influence them and can introduce changes in family relationships. The most important benefit of family psychotherapy is that the functioning of the entire family system changes.
It is most often used in the parent-child relationship. The reasons for undertaking this type of therapy are usually eating disorders, addictions, but also behavioral and emotional disorders of the child that may result from crises or changing phases of family life. The decision to take up the work of the whole family is made together with the therapist during consultation meetings.