Family therapy, also known as family counseling, is a type of group psychotherapy that aims to improve relationships and behaviors within a family unit. It can involve various combinations of family members and is conducted by a trained, licensed mental health professional, often a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT). This form of therapy can help with a variety of situations such as adjusting to a new life change, dealing with death and grief, resolving relationship conflicts, and treating specific mental health or behavioral conditions. There are several types of family therapy, including Functional Family Therapy, Marriage Counseling/Couples Therapy, Strategic Family Therapy, Structural Family Therapy, and Systemic Family Therapy. The choice of therapy type depends on the family's specific needs and circumstances.