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How can family therapist help?

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Some of the things that family therapists can help with are:

  • Conflicts between family members
  • Substance abuse or addiction
  • A family member's mental illness
  • Financial problems or disagreements about money
  • Problems in school
  • Difficulties between siblings
  • Children's behavior problems
  • Caring for a family member with special needs
  • Issues with extended family members
  • A family member's illness or a death in the family
  • Infidelity
  • Separation or divorce
  • How to plan for shared custody of children

From: What Is Family Therapy? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic: "Family Therapy," "How Can You Find a Mental Health Provider?"

Cleveland Clinic: "Marital and Family Issues."

American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy: "About Marriage and Family Therapists."

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on January 07, 2018

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic: "Family Therapy," "How Can You Find a Mental Health Provider?"

Cleveland Clinic: "Marital and Family Issues."

American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy: "About Marriage and Family Therapists."

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on January 07, 2018

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