In many cases, entire families are impacted by tragedies, grief and loss, transitions such as relocation or divorce, mental illness, unmanageable conflict, codependency, or other relationship issues. In these situations, it is often beneficial for the whole family to heal together. One of the common goals in family therapy is to create new patterns of interacting and coping within the family. A family counselor can support each family member’s ability to gain more insight into their own experience and to effectively communicate that experience with other family members. This can serve to deepen mutual understanding, strengthen relationships, and empower each member to provide support, nurturing, encouragement, and healing to the others. In family therapy, there is no one identified individual client; rather, the family as a whole, and all the relationships contained therein, are seen as the client.