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What is family therapy?

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If your family is going through a tough time -- whether it's from stress, anger, or grief -- family therapy can make a difference. It can help couples, children, or members of an extended family learn to communicate better and work through conflicts.

Sessions are led by a specialist called a family therapist. She could be a psychologist, social worker, or therapist who's had extra training in family therapy. She can help you find new ways to manage struggles, conflicts, and challenges.

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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