Each family is a unique and dynamic group created by the values, beliefs, and personality of each of the members. Family counseling helps members understand difficulties within the family and how to successfully resolve them. Family therapy is very effective in helping to identify conflict and anxiety and helps everyone to learn new strategies to resolve these issues. Family therapy is also beneficial when there are major changes such as moving, changing schools, to help all members work through issues associated with separation or divorce, the introduction of a new family member or child, blending families, when a child is experiencing behavioral school problems, or developmental stages associated with transitions from childhood to adolescence or adolescence to adulthood.

Family therapy is typically very active and many times involves giving assignments to implement at home outside of therapy sessions. As with all forms of therapy, each member must be willing to participate in therapy and try out new ways of relating to support the best outcomes.