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FAMILY THERAPY

Each family is made up of a number of members, typically parents, children, extended family, and other kinship. Each individual has an effect on the larger family unit. There are common stress points for families, such as having a baby, adolescence seeking more independence, a parent losing a job, marital problems, separation and divorce, physical or mental health disabilities, school problems, substance abuse or domestic violence. Often individuals will be challenged to make successful healthy changes without the support of family members. Sometimes individuals are overwhelmed by their role in the family. Family therapy can help a family to work together and share the benefits of a mutually supportive and caring family life.