Familial issues are a big trigger for stress, depression, and other mental health conditions, so to address the root cause, it's important to try therapy as a safe space for you and your loved ones. Therapists usually want to talk to the entire family during the first session to hear everyone’s perspectives and see how they interact with each other.
Seeing a therapist can be stressful, especially when you feel rushed to leave for your appointment, so allow enough time for everyone to get prepared. Family therapy usually lasts for 12 hour-long sessions, and don't expect to solve conflicts right away; the first session usually involves filling out paperwork and telling the therapist your concerns.
It is important to include every member of your family, as long as it’s appropriate, so make sure to explain to children the purpose of therapy and that it’s crucial for everyone to be honest about their feelings. It's okay to disagree with each other, but the therapeutic approach should always be “all of us versus the problem,” never “me versus my family.”