Humans learn habits, customs and rituals, vocabulary, perception of the world, how to interact with others, and how to love from their families. The goal of family therapy may widely differ, depending on your family dynamics, and ultimately aims to develop and maintain a functional family unit. By looking at the bigger picture, the family unit as a whole, you will be able to view the system or patterns that need to be adjusted. These benefits include enhanced communication within the family unit, improved problem-solving, increased empathy, reduced conflict, and an increased understanding of healthy boundaries. This is especially beneficial when a member of the family is struggling with a medical or mental health diagnosis or addiction, during a divorce or separation, death, or behavioral issues in children.