It is a fact that families of all kinds and calibers in societal stratification have those points in time when they are faced with a lot of issues and troubles that at least only will cause the members some kind of untold suffering and turmoil leaving through them. You as well need to note the fact that there are some time when these issues can actually prove to be so complex in nature and as such necessitate the need to start out on the therapies sooner and not later. The ideal therapy to be sought at such times to address the issues is marriage or family counseling and the sad bit is that many often delay the start for the search of the therapies and as such make the efforts for improvements all the more difficult. Some of the causes of strains in a family, more so affecting the couple are such as medical or psychological problems that affect either of the couple or a child. There are as well those that are purely between the parent and the child and these will as well lead to turmoil in the whole family. The creation of step families and cases of dealing with the reality of a divorce are as well a very sure source and cause of conflict and problems of many kinds to the family members affected by such changes and restructuring in the family unit. In other cases you will have these issues arising out of communication issues and fights amongst siblings and the parents really serve to aggravate the situation even further. Mind the fact that there are as well cases of issues in the unit where the cause squarely lies with the couples such as the cases of sexual problems, in-laws issues, alienation and the cases of strained or poor communication.
Where such reign, the fact is that they are going to lead to adjustments in the family as a matter of fact. Given the fact that the family unit is forming part of the issues, to solve them you will need to consider looking at the very structure and change this very structure. By having the services of the marriage counselors and family therapists, you will be able to have some counseling that will go a long way in addressing these issues tearing your family in strains and as well boost your skills in parenting.
Psychologists who practice family therapy or marriage counseling are in most cases people who have received training in the theory of family systems and family and marriage therapy skills and as a rule of thumb when you contact a counselor in this line make sure that you first seek to know about their training in this particular profession.