Family Therapy is a type of therapy that focuses on the family as the "patient". Usually the whole family comes to each appointment. Each family member works on their contribution to the problems that the family is working on. The theory behind this approach considers each member of the family to have a role in the functioning of the family whether healthy or not, therefore when there are problems in the family, each member is considered to have contributed in some way. A good family therapist helps each member of the family to focus on their own contribution.