It is the joint effort of a therapist and the person in therapy. Therapy is intended to inspire change or to enhance their quality of life. People may seek therapy to cope with problems that are increasingly difficult to handle alone.
Couples counseling is designed to guide couples on how to interact more effectively in their relationship. The goal is to provide a safe environment where couples can identify problems in their relationship and work together to solve them.
Counseling for families is intended to foster understanding and collaboration among family members in order to solve the problems of one or more family members. Families can benefit from therapy when they experience any stressful event that may strain family relationships, such as financial hardship, divorce, or the death of a loved one.