The family is a core unit and important for the healthy development of all members. When one member is going through a difficult time it can disrupt the whole system. Family counseling can be effective for helping the whole family cope and make changes needed to protect the system from any negative impacts due to external situational issues that may or may not be out of their control.
The goal of family counseling is to create a better functioning home environment. It can be effective for:
The fact that you are researching information is helpful. Most times therapy is viewed as secondary however it is important to have early intervention or prevention especially when children are involved. It is very important that you research the therapist you choose to be in this important position.