Family therapy is a positive way to increase bonding between family members that have found their family system to be in distress. By observing dynamics between individuals, the family therapist is able to identify patterns and concerns, and work with the family to identify emotions and needs, while family members also learn how to better communicate with each other. The therapist will be able to support family members in discovering deeper feelings, and removing obstacles that prevent vulnerability.
The family therapist will work to first deescalate the negative cycle of interaction in the family. They then focus on how the family can work to restructure this cycle to create more positive interactions. Finally, together the family and therapist consolidate this process by understanding how the family got into this cycle to begin with, and how they were then able to change these patterns to create a deeper level of connectedness.