Family Therapy in San Francisco, CA

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Ilana Cohen
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
San Francisco, CA 94115
Not accepting new clients
Since every family is unique, the therapy is tailored to each family system.
Hello! I am a psychotherapist in the Bay Area, California, who specializes in working with children, adolescents, and adults. My style of therapy is relational, strength based, evidence based, and integrative. I am warm, authentic, humorous (we have to have humor in the hard times!) and direct. The therapeutic relationship between my clients and me is of the utmost importance. I see it as a collaborative, personal, and ever evolving one.
Since every family is unique, the therapy is tailored to each family system.
Hello! I am a psychotherapist in the Bay Area, California, who specializes in working with children, adolescents, and adults. My style of therapy is relational, strength based, evidence based, and integrative. I am warm, authentic, humorous (we have to have humor in the hard times!) and direct. The therapeutic relationship between my clients and me is of the utmost importance. I see it as a collaborative, personal, and ever evolving one.
(415) 301-7417 View (415) 301-7417
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Carolyn H. Bray, Ph.D.
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94118
This includes both professional and personal relationhsips (boss, co-workers, life partner, family), as well as one's relationship to life and all that entails.
In my 30+ years practicing psychotherapy, I have had extensive experience working with adults who are trying to adjust to the problems that life presents to us---a difficult childhood, trauma, anxiety, depression, postpartum depression, stress, working with a child who has a difficult mental illness, sexual abuse,couples' relationship struggles (heterosexual, gay, and lesbian), and grief from the loss of someone treasured. Always my treatment goal is to facilitate the improvement in the quality of life for each individual and to look for the creative aspect within the destruction. Healing is a natural process, but sometimes it is difficult to remember that fact.
This includes both professional and personal relationhsips (boss, co-workers, life partner, family), as well as one's relationship to life and all that entails.
In my 30+ years practicing psychotherapy, I have had extensive experience working with adults who are trying to adjust to the problems that life presents to us---a difficult childhood, trauma, anxiety, depression, postpartum depression, stress, working with a child who has a difficult mental illness, sexual abuse,couples' relationship struggles (heterosexual, gay, and lesbian), and grief from the loss of someone treasured. Always my treatment goal is to facilitate the improvement in the quality of life for each individual and to look for the creative aspect within the destruction. Healing is a natural process, but sometimes it is difficult to remember that fact.
(415) 689-1012 View (415) 689-1012
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Kavitha Goldowitz
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
San Francisco, CA 94104  (Online Only)
I have over 10 years experience working with individuals and couples. My area of expertise includes working with ethnic and multicultural population and addressing issues related to couples in inter-racial marriages, struggles with cultural assimilation and family relationship dynamics. I speak 5 languages and I am keenly aware of the specific issues faced by Indian-Americans in particular and Asian Americans and Latinos in general, especially with regards to struggles with personal and cultural identity. I offer brief and long term models of therapy. I also provide tele-therapy (online) in addition to face-to-face counseling.
I have over 10 years experience working with individuals and couples. My area of expertise includes working with ethnic and multicultural population and addressing issues related to couples in inter-racial marriages, struggles with cultural assimilation and family relationship dynamics. I speak 5 languages and I am keenly aware of the specific issues faced by Indian-Americans in particular and Asian Americans and Latinos in general, especially with regards to struggles with personal and cultural identity. I offer brief and long term models of therapy. I also provide tele-therapy (online) in addition to face-to-face counseling.
(707) 549-6681 View (707) 549-6681
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Judith Tripp
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Francisco, CA 94114
Thirty-four years of experience have taught me what works in therapy. I utilize techniques from psychodynamic, cognitive, somatic and transpersonal approaches. I have skill and experience working with people who are anxious or depressed. I have worked successfully with people who have experienced childhood sexual abuse and people who have had difficulty in relationships. I will meet you with respect and compassion and work with you to develop a strategy for healing your wounds, disappointments and existential dilemmas. Together we will work to reveal the best of you-freed from debilitating family patterns, constraining belief systems and dysfunctional habits
Thirty-four years of experience have taught me what works in therapy. I utilize techniques from psychodynamic, cognitive, somatic and transpersonal approaches. I have skill and experience working with people who are anxious or depressed. I have worked successfully with people who have experienced childhood sexual abuse and people who have had difficulty in relationships. I will meet you with respect and compassion and work with you to develop a strategy for healing your wounds, disappointments and existential dilemmas. Together we will work to reveal the best of you-freed from debilitating family patterns, constraining belief systems and dysfunctional habits
(650) 385-8345 View (650) 385-8345
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Jiyoung Kim
Associate Clinical Social Worker, ASW, EMDR
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94114
I have expertise in couples and family therapy.
Do you find difficulties with feelings of depression, anxiety, relationship/family problems, and trauma? These emotional disruptions can have a significant impact on our lives. Coping with these events requires various approaches, and I can assist you in recognizing your emotions and identifying possible patterns in your relationships. I can also help you develop resilience and acceptance towards challenging emotions, and support you in setting meaningful goals. I utilize EMDR, CBT, trauma-informed care, mindfulness, & person-centered therapy to reduce anxiety and trauma symptoms, foster resilience, and enhance the quality of life.
I have expertise in couples and family therapy.
Do you find difficulties with feelings of depression, anxiety, relationship/family problems, and trauma? These emotional disruptions can have a significant impact on our lives. Coping with these events requires various approaches, and I can assist you in recognizing your emotions and identifying possible patterns in your relationships. I can also help you develop resilience and acceptance towards challenging emotions, and support you in setting meaningful goals. I utilize EMDR, CBT, trauma-informed care, mindfulness, & person-centered therapy to reduce anxiety and trauma symptoms, foster resilience, and enhance the quality of life.
(415) 870-8256 View (415) 870-8256
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Natashia Gridiron
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94105  (Online Only)
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with an eclectic therapeutic style, however, I find that I often use interventions of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focus Brief Therapy, Transtheoretical Model, as well as Motivational Interviewing.
I believe that no one person or situation is the same and because of that, I believe that flexibility can often help my clients gain the most benefit. As a therapist, I have had experience working with clients dealing with addiction, as well as a diverse range of ethnic groups, cultural backgrounds, and gender. I have helped clients dealing with anxiety, depression, grief issues, interpersonal issues, as well as many other issues. My goal is always to assist my client in gaining the awareness needed to make the changes that they feel will increase the quality of their lives.
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with an eclectic therapeutic style, however, I find that I often use interventions of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focus Brief Therapy, Transtheoretical Model, as well as Motivational Interviewing.
I believe that no one person or situation is the same and because of that, I believe that flexibility can often help my clients gain the most benefit. As a therapist, I have had experience working with clients dealing with addiction, as well as a diverse range of ethnic groups, cultural backgrounds, and gender. I have helped clients dealing with anxiety, depression, grief issues, interpersonal issues, as well as many other issues. My goal is always to assist my client in gaining the awareness needed to make the changes that they feel will increase the quality of their lives.
(415) 868-4763 View (415) 868-4763
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Octave - Downtown SF Clinic
Psychologist, PhD, PsyD, LCSW, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94105  (Online Only)
Octave is a modern practice creating a new standard for mental health care that’s both high-quality and accessible. With in-person and virtual clinics in California, Connecticut, Florida, New Jersey, New York, Texas, and Washington D.C., we partner with you to develop personalized plans that can include individual, couples, and family therapy to best suit your needs. Grounded in science, our approach enables you to experience profound change that is just as measurable as it is meaningful. Learn more at www.findoctave.com
Octave is a modern practice creating a new standard for mental health care that’s both high-quality and accessible. With in-person and virtual clinics in California, Connecticut, Florida, New Jersey, New York, Texas, and Washington D.C., we partner with you to develop personalized plans that can include individual, couples, and family therapy to best suit your needs. Grounded in science, our approach enables you to experience profound change that is just as measurable as it is meaningful. Learn more at www.findoctave.com
(415) 366-2851 View (415) 366-2851
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Taylor Rechtschaffen
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94107
Not accepting new clients
I draw upon Tibetan Buddhism as well as Internal Family Systems and Gestalt therapy.
Experiencing anxiety, fear, anger, and sadness is a natural part of being human. How you respond to these emotions is what makes all the difference and can dictate whether you sink and struggle or thrive and grow. Amazingly, it is by facing and bringing love to what you wish you could 'get rid of' that allows parts of you to transform and metabolize into the power and grace you long to feel. My job is to help you navigate this journey and learn the skills to be your own captain; to help you see how much choice you actually have.
I draw upon Tibetan Buddhism as well as Internal Family Systems and Gestalt therapy.
Experiencing anxiety, fear, anger, and sadness is a natural part of being human. How you respond to these emotions is what makes all the difference and can dictate whether you sink and struggle or thrive and grow. Amazingly, it is by facing and bringing love to what you wish you could 'get rid of' that allows parts of you to transform and metabolize into the power and grace you long to feel. My job is to help you navigate this journey and learn the skills to be your own captain; to help you see how much choice you actually have.
(415) 767-1682 View (415) 767-1682
Gaylesta, Psych Assn for Gender & Sexual Diversity
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, PsyD, LMFT, LCSW, LPCC
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94114
Clients can search for and locate a Nothern California psychiatrist, psychologist, marriage and family therapist or social worker by using our "find a therapist" website at: https://gaylesta.
WELCOME to Gaylesta: The Psychotherapist Association for Gender and Sexual Diversity. Our members provide mental health services including therapist referrals, education, and consultation. We offer a wide range of specializations, allowing us to serve as a unique resource both the LGBTQ communities and to other service providers. Explore our site to find a therapist, learn more about us, or become a valued member.
Clients can search for and locate a Nothern California psychiatrist, psychologist, marriage and family therapist or social worker by using our "find a therapist" website at: https://gaylesta.
WELCOME to Gaylesta: The Psychotherapist Association for Gender and Sexual Diversity. Our members provide mental health services including therapist referrals, education, and consultation. We offer a wide range of specializations, allowing us to serve as a unique resource both the LGBTQ communities and to other service providers. Explore our site to find a therapist, learn more about us, or become a valued member.
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Carmen Regina Martines
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94102
In these uncertain times I am committed to provide warm, strong, calming help. I offer in person session for vaccinated clients as well as telehealth, video or phone. My potential client is looking for support around issues of family neglect in childhood, alcohol or drug abuse, anxiety, depression, communication, and boundary setting in relationships--whether family, romantic, friendships or at work. They may be struggling with accessing or enjoying their creativity and expressions of it. They may also be looking for support around discovering spirituality or a fuller expression of living.
In these uncertain times I am committed to provide warm, strong, calming help. I offer in person session for vaccinated clients as well as telehealth, video or phone. My potential client is looking for support around issues of family neglect in childhood, alcohol or drug abuse, anxiety, depression, communication, and boundary setting in relationships--whether family, romantic, friendships or at work. They may be struggling with accessing or enjoying their creativity and expressions of it. They may also be looking for support around discovering spirituality or a fuller expression of living.
(415) 636-6514 View (415) 636-6514
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Kirsten S Hagen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94117  (Online Only)
Our relationships with the people we care for most impact every moment of our day-to-day lives. The more we know ourselves, the better we can show up in our relationships. I help clients understand their interpersonal relationship dynamics, family systems, attachment styles, and, most importantly, their relationship with themselves. I've worked with clients to build confidence by deepening their understanding of emotions, communication styles, and self-love. I've also supported clients in negotiating how past trauma impacts their present lives and integrating those experiences.
Our relationships with the people we care for most impact every moment of our day-to-day lives. The more we know ourselves, the better we can show up in our relationships. I help clients understand their interpersonal relationship dynamics, family systems, attachment styles, and, most importantly, their relationship with themselves. I've worked with clients to build confidence by deepening their understanding of emotions, communication styles, and self-love. I've also supported clients in negotiating how past trauma impacts their present lives and integrating those experiences.
(415) 534-4394 View (415) 534-4394
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Jennifer Myers
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94107  (Online Only)
Hello, I am a licensed clinical psychologist who provides individual and group therapy to adolescents and adults. I also work with athletes to improve performance skills by helping with their "mental game". Are you or a family member experiencing anxiety, depression, or other mental health challenges that are negatively affecting you? Are you trying to find a better balance that can lead to increased happiness and more success in your relationships, at work, and/or at school? Making the decision to start therapy can be tough but I am here to support you in your journey to a more fulfilled life.
Hello, I am a licensed clinical psychologist who provides individual and group therapy to adolescents and adults. I also work with athletes to improve performance skills by helping with their "mental game". Are you or a family member experiencing anxiety, depression, or other mental health challenges that are negatively affecting you? Are you trying to find a better balance that can lead to increased happiness and more success in your relationships, at work, and/or at school? Making the decision to start therapy can be tough but I am here to support you in your journey to a more fulfilled life.
(415) 941-3064 View (415) 941-3064
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Jane Paul
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94110
Jane Paul (she/her), LMFT 25754. I believe it's a tremendous gift to witness people healing as they implement changes in their lives that bring satisfaction, serenity, and growth. I utilize a recovery model based on spiritual principles integrated with coping skills informed by mindfulness, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), motivational interviewing, and a trauma-informed approach. I specialize in anxiety, ADHD, substance abuse and dependency recovery, family recovery, codependency, and personal transformation.
Jane Paul (she/her), LMFT 25754. I believe it's a tremendous gift to witness people healing as they implement changes in their lives that bring satisfaction, serenity, and growth. I utilize a recovery model based on spiritual principles integrated with coping skills informed by mindfulness, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), motivational interviewing, and a trauma-informed approach. I specialize in anxiety, ADHD, substance abuse and dependency recovery, family recovery, codependency, and personal transformation.
(415) 417-2189 View (415) 417-2189
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Peter Kouzmov
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94134  (Online Only)
I have relational and engaged approach. My goal is to help you become the true you, and make magnificent, albeit often difficult, discoveries along the way. Together, we will explore your life in a variety of contexts - be it personal, family, social, or historical. I specialize in working with: adults; people in various types and stages of relationships; BIPOC; ethnically, racially and culturally diverse populations; LGBTQAI+, inclusive of all gender identities and sexual orientations; immigrant populations and speakers of English as a chosen language; and, people facing acculturation issues.
I have relational and engaged approach. My goal is to help you become the true you, and make magnificent, albeit often difficult, discoveries along the way. Together, we will explore your life in a variety of contexts - be it personal, family, social, or historical. I specialize in working with: adults; people in various types and stages of relationships; BIPOC; ethnically, racially and culturally diverse populations; LGBTQAI+, inclusive of all gender identities and sexual orientations; immigrant populations and speakers of English as a chosen language; and, people facing acculturation issues.
(510) 939-7670 View (510) 939-7670
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Lauren Britt
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Francisco, CA 94118
My subspecialties include reducing anxiety, helping people find their ideal partner, guiding parents in having the family life they want, and navigating separation and illness.
Feel better today. I help people change self-defeating behaviors into life affirming actions using solution focused evidence-based therapies. If you want effective, rapid results and feel ready to get to work, please contact me.
My subspecialties include reducing anxiety, helping people find their ideal partner, guiding parents in having the family life they want, and navigating separation and illness.
Feel better today. I help people change self-defeating behaviors into life affirming actions using solution focused evidence-based therapies. If you want effective, rapid results and feel ready to get to work, please contact me.
(628) 666-0967 View (628) 666-0967
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Brian Thompson
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
San Francisco, CA 94104
I honor the ways that culture, family, and our communities shape us.
Are you ready to up-level your self understanding? Wow, navigating life and relationships can get confusing and overwhelming so quickly! It is my pleasure to help turn the tensions and pain you're experiencing into opportunities for growth and expansion. If you're ready to make changes and welcome in new ways of being, now is the time. I work with individuals, couples, and groups. We will find the nourishment within the pain while not losing track of what feels good...laughter is not uncommon in my office. If you are interested in working in a group, check out IRL Men below.
I honor the ways that culture, family, and our communities shape us.
Are you ready to up-level your self understanding? Wow, navigating life and relationships can get confusing and overwhelming so quickly! It is my pleasure to help turn the tensions and pain you're experiencing into opportunities for growth and expansion. If you're ready to make changes and welcome in new ways of being, now is the time. I work with individuals, couples, and groups. We will find the nourishment within the pain while not losing track of what feels good...laughter is not uncommon in my office. If you are interested in working in a group, check out IRL Men below.
(628) 227-5620 View (628) 227-5620
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Yafah Sophya Franco
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94131
Your beliefs, how you relate to people, your family of origin, your culture and your patterns inform the treatment as much as the theories I studied.
Anxious, depressed, grief of loss of a relationship, close one, job, etc: you have come to the right place. As we all slowly crawl through the adversity presented in our lives, into a world that feels a little less organized and a little more uncertain, we may find what once was no longer is and how do we be with what we have and get to where we want to go. Complex, isn’t it. But historically, humans have recovered from unforeseen crisis, stronger and better than ever. And historically, they have sought the help of others to guide them to see where they really are at and where they can be.
Your beliefs, how you relate to people, your family of origin, your culture and your patterns inform the treatment as much as the theories I studied.
Anxious, depressed, grief of loss of a relationship, close one, job, etc: you have come to the right place. As we all slowly crawl through the adversity presented in our lives, into a world that feels a little less organized and a little more uncertain, we may find what once was no longer is and how do we be with what we have and get to where we want to go. Complex, isn’t it. But historically, humans have recovered from unforeseen crisis, stronger and better than ever. And historically, they have sought the help of others to guide them to see where they really are at and where they can be.
(415) 842-2656 View (415) 842-2656
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Meryl Leavitt
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, MFT
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94122
My passion and specialization is working with children and their families, which I have experience with in both school and private practice settings. Do you have children who are bullied at school or are the bully? Do you have children who are failing their classes or seem uncharacteristically anxious or depressed? Are you going through a separation with your partner and wonder how it is affecting your children? If you are, I can help. Other prevelent issues in my work with both adults and children include: grief and loss, substance abuse, anger management, family reunification, divorce, and romantic relationships.
My passion and specialization is working with children and their families, which I have experience with in both school and private practice settings. Do you have children who are bullied at school or are the bully? Do you have children who are failing their classes or seem uncharacteristically anxious or depressed? Are you going through a separation with your partner and wonder how it is affecting your children? If you are, I can help. Other prevelent issues in my work with both adults and children include: grief and loss, substance abuse, anger management, family reunification, divorce, and romantic relationships.
(415) 868-5901 View (415) 868-5901
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Maeve Odile Jackson-Dufault
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Francisco, CA 94123
My approach to therapy is integral; I work from an attachment and trauma informed lens with a deep grounding in relational psychoanalytic theory. I have experience with treating depression and anxiety, low self-esteem, questions of gender and sexuality, complex family dynamics, relationship issues, chronic pain, and grief work. My wish it to foster a therapeutic space that feels both challenging as well as safe so that we can work together to meet your treatment goals. In our work together I may bring in mindfulness techniques, parts work, attachment theory, dream work, movement, and myth.
My approach to therapy is integral; I work from an attachment and trauma informed lens with a deep grounding in relational psychoanalytic theory. I have experience with treating depression and anxiety, low self-esteem, questions of gender and sexuality, complex family dynamics, relationship issues, chronic pain, and grief work. My wish it to foster a therapeutic space that feels both challenging as well as safe so that we can work together to meet your treatment goals. In our work together I may bring in mindfulness techniques, parts work, attachment theory, dream work, movement, and myth.
(510) 513-4604 View (510) 513-4604
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Dr. Juliana Yam
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Francisco, CA 94115  (Online Only)
Issues couples often seek help with: •Interracial/intercultural relationships •Trauma •Infidelity •Feeling disconnected •Parenting •Birth of a new baby •Conflicts with extended family •Work stress •Financial issues •Addictions.
Couples Therapy: Stress can take a toll on our relationships. By using Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) Techniques, I can help you recognize the negative cycle that you get caught up in. We’ll work together to begin to change that cycle, improve your communication, and strengthen your bond.
Issues couples often seek help with: •Interracial/intercultural relationships •Trauma •Infidelity •Feeling disconnected •Parenting •Birth of a new baby •Conflicts with extended family •Work stress •Financial issues •Addictions.
Couples Therapy: Stress can take a toll on our relationships. By using Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) Techniques, I can help you recognize the negative cycle that you get caught up in. We’ll work together to begin to change that cycle, improve your communication, and strengthen your bond.
(408) 409-8384 View (408) 409-8384
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Family Therapy

What do family therapists do?

A family therapist facilitates the process of understanding and improving how a family functions. The therapist will help family members develop empathy for one another. They’ll seek to understand existing patterns, misunderstandings, and conflicts that arise, in order to help the family arrive at a realistic, unified understanding and develop the coping skills they need to build stronger relationships.

How long does therapy for families take to work?

Therapy manifests differently in every family; a common time frame is 12 weekly sessions, but some families may see improvement after just a few weeks. Families should discuss their goals with the therapist at the beginning of the process and periodically revisit those goals to assess their progress together.

How can you encourage a family member to attend family therapy?

You can encourage family members to attend therapy by expressing with both love and concern the challenges you see and explaining how a therapist could help the family navigate those challenges together. An outside perspective can help everyone feel heard, get on the same page, and develop new skills. If family members are still hesitant, it may be helpful to emphasize that family therapy is short-term—it won’t last forever.

Is therapy for families effective?

Family therapy can significantly improve family dynamics and relationships. Research suggests that family therapy can help individuals understand their role in the family, communicate and solve problems together, reduce conflict and draw boundaries when necessary, and develop coping skills for stressors, major life changes, and mental or physical illnesses within the family.