This therapy involves only the patient and the therapist.


This type of therapy helps spouses and partners understand why their loved one has an issue, what changes in communication and behaviors can help, and what they can do to cope.


Because family is a key part of the team that helps people with mental, emotional or addiction issues get better, it is sometimes helpful for family members to understand what their loved one is going through, how they themselves can cope, and what they can do to help.