Family therapy is a type of mental health counseling that helps to improve relationship dynamics between family members through dialogue, support and education with a mental health professional. A family may seek family therapy during times of transition, loss, relationship discord, communication barriers, behavioral concerns or mental illness in a family member. The goals of family therapy are tailored to fit each families desired needs and outcomes. Overall family therapy can help foster a deeper intimacy between family members, increase healthy communication patterns within the relationships, decrease times of conflict and increase overall satisfaction and wellness in the family system. For more information regarding what family counseling can provide for you and your family please visit http://www.mayoclinic.org/tests-procedures/family-therapy/basics/definition/PRC-20014423.