Sometimes families can fall into unhealthy patterns of behavior that can be hard to change. Having a family member with a serious psychological condition can be very upsetting to other family members; discussing concerns together can be helpful to everyone concerned. Some couples or families may be in need of family therapy, marital counseling or couples therapy. In some cases, the family may need to address issues that affect all of them. Such issues could include dealing with a divorce, loss of a family member or another major life disruption.
Often the best approach to address a problem in living involves two or more people working together. Such interventions may be referred to as family therapy, marital counseling or couples therapy and can be conducted in conjunction with therapy designed to help change the behavior of a single individual. At other times the focus is more on the relationship between two or more individuals.
For more information on the services offered at St. Louis Behavioral Medicine Institute, please visit our Child, Adolescent and Family Program information