Family counseling is a form of counseling psychotherapy that is designed to help whole families and or individual members within a family develop the ability to better interact within the family setting. Often a family therapist will want to examine rules and common behaviors among family members as well as family member roles in order to detect the issues that contribute to friction among family members. Additionally, your family counselor may want to help you identify and develop your family’s special strengths while giving your family the power to grow and develop into the support mechanism it was meant to be. Psychotherapists often support families in assessing their capacity for expressing thoughts and feelings as well as overcoming problems together. Skills learned in family counseling are intended to provide healthier means for dealing with and resolving disagreements and conflict.