Family therapy can be helpful with any situation that causes stress, grief, anger or conflict. Some common reasons include sibling conflict, blended families, parent separation, parenting challenges, and mental illness. It can include all family members or some members. Family therapy sheds light on how roles, experiences, and patterns create common, normal challenges in the family unit. It can help you and your family learn skills, tools, and have a better understanding of each other. At times, a family member may also have individual counseling.