In Family Counseling, the family is seen as a whole system, rather than just as the sum of its individual members. Rather than viewing problems as owned and caused by a particular family member, Family Counseling helps to identify ways that relationship and individual problems are caused and maintained by family dynamics. The goal here is to help families to create new strategies to communicate more effectively, establish healthy family dynamics, and nurture harmony in the home. Such an approach may be utilized for couples therapy or to address child behavioral problems.