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Starting Family therapy

What is family therapy?

Family therapy helps families resolve conflicts and strengthen their relationships. It is led by qualified mental health professionals like psychologists, licensed professional counselors (LPCs), and licensed clinical social workers (LCSWs) who have extensive training in family dynamics and group communication.

How does family therapy work?

Thriveworks family therapists in Albuquerque, NM usually begin by asking what everyone’s goals are for family counseling. Family members may need help with very specific issues or with general relationship functioning. But there are three main purposes in family counseling: to educate, to counsel, and to strengthen. Thriveworks also offers online family therapy and in-person services, so you may all meet in an office together or join a video call from your home depending on everyone’s location and availability.

What is the most effective family therapy?

The most effective form of Family therapy will often depend on the family itself, as there are many types of family therapy for therapists to use as they see fit in order to best meet the needs of their clients. However, one of the most commonly used types of family therapy is structural family therapy (SFT). SFT focuses specifically on family dynamics and interactions, looking at how they shape the relationships and structure present in the family. It can be effectively used to treat a variety of concerns.

How do I know if my family needs therapy?

This answer often looks different to each family that starts family therapy. However, some signs that your family might need to consider family counseling include frequent fights or misunderstandings, constant tension, experiencing loss, behavioral issues, marital issues, divorce, and blended family issues, among others.

What is included in family therapy?

In family therapy, therapists will often start by asking questions and assessing individual and family dynamics. From there, they may employ therapeutic techniques such as structured family therapy, CBT, strategic family therapy, and more depending on the present concerns and conflicts. From there, a therapist will work to open lines of communication between family members and facilitate emotional healing and growth.

What is the success rate of family therapy?

Family therapy can be incredibly successful, with some studies reporting a success rate of almost 90% for improving participants’ emotional and mental health, and around 66% for improving their physical health.

Is family therapy conducted in person or online?

Thriveworks therapists in Albuquerque, NM offer both online family therapy and in-person family therapy. We encourage you to choose the option that works best for you.

How long does family therapy last?

Family therapy is usually short term and solution-focused, with most families accomplishing their goals in 12 sessions or fewer. However, it can also last for longer if the probles at hand are more complex — and that’s okay, too.

Need more help deciding?

Family. They are by your side as soon as you start your journey in this world. They are the ones who know how to push every one of your buttons, make you laugh, know every bit and piece about you. However, sometimes that can hurt you or make you feel alone. No family is perfect, and all families encounter some shape or form of challenges over the years. 

Do you feel like your family is struggling to communicate, get along, or function as a whole? Do you feel like you could benefit from seeking professional help? Consider the following scenarios:

  • You feel anxious when attending family group gatherings because you are fearful of arguing over topics like politics
  • One of your parents is remarried to someone who causes a lot of stress on you and your siblings
  • Holidays are often spent arguing and you never really relax
  • You have not spoken to your family in weeks, even months or years, because they are unaccepting of a decision you have made for your life
  • You wish your family would accept responsibility for the things they say and do

Can you relate to any of these scenarios? Luckily, family therapy can help you and your family overcome past situations and learn the tools you need to move forward in a healthier, more harmonious light. At Thriveworks Counseling in Albuquerque, a team of dedicated family therapists is readily available to help you achieve those things. If you feel like you and your family could greatly benefit from family counseling, call our office to get started.

What Can Family Therapy Help With?

Whether your family is dealing with a major life change or the development of a mental health condition, there are resources to help you work through it. Family counseling is aimed at helping families address specific problems that are affecting the overall wellbeing and harmony of your household.

Here is a list of some challenges that may contribute to your family relationships:

  • Abuse, neglect, and/or an addition to drugs or alcohol
  • Hormonal changes or disruptive behavior in children
  • Financial burdens caused by change or loss in jobs
  • Overbearing or untrustworthy parenting that creates rebellious children
  • Bickering between siblings that seems to have no end
  • Caring for a sick, elderly, or special needs family member
  • Lack of discipline due to a single-parent household
  • The strain of helping a child with a learning disability such as dyslexia
  • Loss of a loved one without having time to heal
  • Presence of mental illness in a family member such as anxiety, depression, or ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder)
  • Substance abuse or addiction problems

These are just some of the challenges a family may face. If you are on the fence about seeking the aid of a family counselor, ask yourself these questions: Have I tried everything to mend the relationships of our family and proven unsuccessful? If you answered yes, Thriveworks in Albuquerque has a dedicated team of marriage and family therapists who are trained in improving family relationships.  After receiving help, our goal is to equip you with the tools necessary to:

  • Improve communication skills
  • Learn how to actively listen
  • Practice compromising
  • Strengthen bonds

Remember, you don’t have to do this alone.

Consult with a Professional Therapist at Thriveworks Counseling in Albuquerque, NM

At Thriveworks Counseling in Albuquerque, our goal is to provide you and your family with a safe space to build your trust and communication. With the help of our support and professional skill set, all members can benefit from the unique assistance that is customized for you. If you feel ready to start opening up, breaking down walls, and getting to a better mental place, schedule an appointment with one of our counselors.

We offer appointments every day of the week, both day and night. One of our scheduling specialists can help you find an appointment time that works best for your schedule. Your first appointment could often be within 24 hours of your initial call. When you feel comfortable and ready, give our office a call to start your journey.

Pricing & insurance

Our therapists accept most major insurances. We cover 180 million Americans – and offer self-pay options, too.
Learn more about pricing for therapy and counseling services at Thriveworks.

Our Albuquerque therapists and counselors accept 18 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

  • Humana HMO/POS

  • Humana PPO/EPO/HDHP

  • Imperial Health Plan Medicare Advantage

  • JP Farley Corporation

  • Medicare NM

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Self-pay costs at Albuquerque
Talk therapy

Talk therapy

Includes individual, couples, child/ teen, & family therapy

First session

$1

Ongoing sessions

$1

Talk therapy

Psychiatry

Includes reducing symptoms with medication & management

First session

$1

Ongoing sessions

$1

Hear from our clients

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Cody's Sessions are always professional & spot on! He is the best!
RICHARD Jan 2024
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Cody is the best! Passionate, professional, with empathy, etc.
RICHARD Dec 2023
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Cody Hedrick is an outlier on the bell-shaped curve of therapist expertise. He is direct, sharp, well-informed and likable. He studiously avoids labeling and jargon, hippie New Age perspectives, and regular old BS. Her has a way of getting to the point with the fewest number of words with great clarity and directness. I highly recommend him to men young and old for one-on-one work on your relationship with yourself.
Read more Cody Hedrick is an outlier on the bell-shaped curve of therapist expertise. He is direct, sharp, well-informed and likable. He studiously avoids labeling and jargon, hippie New Age perspectives, and regular old BS. Her has a way of getting to the point with the fewest number of words with great clarity and directness. I highly recommend him to men young and old for one-on-one work on your relationship with yourself.
Virgil Dec 2023
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★★★★★
Jacqueline provides a non judgemental environment where she provides an open safe space to listen and advise. Highly recommend!
Read more Jacqueline provides a non judgemental environment where she provides an open safe space to listen and advise. Highly recommend!
Albuquerque Aug 2022
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Where to find us

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Getting here

Thriveworks in Albuquerque, NM is located at 2501 San Pedro Dr NE Suite 101C, Albuquerque, NM 87110, at the intersection of Prospect Ave. NE.

Phone number

(505) 596-4314

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