I work with all subsets of families, and whatever "family" is defined by to you. A family can be the group of people you were born to, the people you married into, or the people you choose to have beside you.
Often times when one person goes through something, good or bad, it changes the entire family system. These systemic changes can be really hard for families to navigate. The fact is we're creatures of habit, and even when we're the ones asking for change, actually doing it is a whole other story.
Sometimes these changes are very recent, such as a divorce among parents, or it's issues that have been going on for 30 years that are finally being addressed in a real way. Everyone handles that change very differently, and part of my job is to keep a watchful eye on all players to ensure everyone is heard and respected.
Family work is among my favorite because we're all shaped by our families, whether we have a strong bond, or complete dysfunction. So often in order for us to change individually we have to understand certain things about our past, and about our family relationships.