The family encounters many difficulties throughout the lifespan. There are often difficulties that arise as a result of divorce and separation or when two families are brought together because of a marriage. Other situations such as parent-teen or sibling problems might present to be a challenge for the family.
Family therapy can be facilitated in order to seek a resolution. A counselor welcomes the entire family, or in some situations, a part of it, and treats the family as the client, not just an individual. This approach to therapy includes multiple members identifying the problem, seeking intervention as a whole, and accomplishing their identified and final goals for therapy.