Individual and family issues are oftentimes intertwined. Treatment methods vary and will depend on an individual or family situation. The healing process may focus on improving communication between family members, as well as finding healthy ways of resolving a conflict. Setting clear boundaries and communicating effectively as a parental unit can set a good example for your children.
Many times, the level of tension present in family interactions makes it unproductive to attempt family therapy. Individual therapy as a way to prepare for family can be helpful. There are also cases in which only one member of the family is motivated toward change. Believe it or not, sometimes when one part of the system moves, the rest follow.