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666 people sought family therapy help at Allentown in the last year

Discover how starting family therapy can support your own journey toward a happier, more fulfilling life.

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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 Allentown, PA 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 Allentown, PA 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?

The family unit is a living, breathing system. That is, each person is interwoven with every other person. What affects one member, affects all to one degree or another—for better or worse. When families are in balance, each individual’s needs, talents, and perspectives are respected. Each receives, and each contributes. But it is common knowledge that families are often knocked off balance.

When one person succeeds, the whole family experiences the benefit. However, the opposite is also true: when one struggles, the family as a whole may experience turmoil. Are any of these challenges affecting your family?

  • Is one person’s frustration, anger, or anxiety affecting other members of the family?
  • Is your family cycling through harmful patterns of behavior, over, and over again?
  • Has poor communication or no communication led to distance and hurt feelings?
  • Is parenting more of a challenge than you anticipated?
  • Are family members cold and distant toward one another?

If you can relate to any of these situations, know that families that are knocked off balance can regain equilibrium. Sometimes, the path forward means seeking an outside perspective. For many families, therapy has given them the guidance and support they need to get back on track.

Thriveworks Allentown offers family therapy because every family needs help from time to time. Our therapists love equipping families with the tools they need to come together and re-establish balance.

The Benefits of Family Therapy


Family therapy rests upon the idea that individuals must be understood within the context of their families. That is, a family’s expectations, coping mechanisms, ethics, and more have great influence in a person’s life. Whether a person intentionally follows the pattern established in their family of origin or whether a person reacts against that pattern, families shape people’s behaviors, identities, and values.

Because the family is a system, when the family as a whole receives help, it benefits each individual member. The two most well-known techniques in family therapy are family systems therapy and family structural therapy. These techniques may explore how individual members can come to understand each other. Therapists may examine love language, birth order, and/or personality types and how these contribute to the family’s dynamic. Families can learn how to communicate well, rely upon each other, and respect each other’s differences.

There are many potential benefits to strengthening your family including but not limited to…

  • Increased coping skills to handle hardship and stress
  • Smaller risk of poverty as the family shares expenses and income potential
  • More secure attachment among family members and the possibility of children learning healthy relational skills
  • Reduced risk of abuse and neglect
  • Fewer cases of depression and anxiety-related conditions

Why Start Family Therapy?


What is happening in your family right now? Take a moment to consider whether more than one person is affected. Take a moment to consider whether more than one person will need to adjust in order for the family to move forward. If so, family therapy may be a good option.
Specifically, here are a few examples of why clients are started family therapy at Thriveworks Allentown:

  1. Tension/hostility among individual family members
  2. An overbearing parenting style that has resulted in rebellious children
  3. Permissive parenting style that has resulted in uncontrollable children
  4. Particular hard times, such as losing a job, home, or family member
  5. Hormonal fluctuations with a parent or teen that may be contributing to conflict
  6. A special-needs family member with unequally distributed care
  7. Inadequate premarital counseling and/or marriage maintenance therapy
  8. Intimacy problems within the marriage relationship
  9. Family member(s) with unmet needs
  10. Neglect, addiction, and/or abuse in the family

There is no magic formula for family peace and harmony. Nothing on this list has a quick-fix, but when family members want to improve their relationships, there is help, support, and guidance.

Help for Families at Thriveworks Allentown, PA


Is your family facing a challenge? Are you ready to tackle it together? Thriveworks Allentown is ready to give your family the support and guidance it needs. We want our clients to receive the first-rate care they deserve.

When you schedule an appointment at Thriveworks Allentown, a person will answer the phone and help you. Do you need an evening or weekend appointment? We have those available. We also work with many insurance companies. Are you ready to get started? So are we—many of our clients see their counselor within 24 hours of their call.

Thriveworks Allentown has appointments available for family therapy. Call today to get started.

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 Allentown therapists and counselors accept 30 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • AmeriHealth

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Capital BlueCross of Pennsylvania | BCBS | Blue Cross Blue Shield

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Geisinger Health Plan

  • Geisinger Health Plan Medicare Advantage (HMO | PPO)

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Self-pay costs at Allentown
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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I looked around for a therapist for a month or so I found this place and I read and reread the reviews and Lauren’s bio a few times When I finally called a few months ago the woman who took my information and answered my questions, I specifically asked if I needed a new letter for my emotional support dog would they be able to help. She assured me absolutely yes. We do it all the time Now a few months into my sessions I asked Lauren for a letter to give my landlord. Lauren informed me over 3 weeks ago she would ask her boss. 2 weeks later she told me no, her boss said no. I had to go online. A year ago my landlord did not like the online one and wanted it from a local Therapist This past week when I had my appointment with Lauren, she said she couldn’t, i asked what kind of therapist she was. Because I was told when I decided to come to your practice that I could get one, I was told I had to have a few sessions with the therapist Now on Tuesday 2/13 I asked, she told me she was meeting with her boss the next day and would tell him what I was told She said she would email me the next day, now it’s Saturday and nothing. I now am so upset that I put all this time into a therapist that isn’t qualified to write a letter, not because of her, but from some rule that I was lied to about on the onset Now I really think I need to go find a true therapist The fact I’m told to go online to get one from a stranger, while I am in therapy Makes me question your practice In sales we call it bait and switch
Read more I looked around for a therapist for a month or so I found this place and I read and reread the reviews and Lauren’s bio a few times When I finally called a few months ago the woman who took my information and answered my questions, I specifically asked if I needed a new letter for my emotional support dog would they be able to help. She assured me absolutely yes. We do it all the time Now a few months into my sessions I asked Lauren for a letter to give my landlord. Lauren informed me over 3 weeks ago she would ask her boss. 2 weeks later she told me no, her boss said no. I had to go online. A year ago my landlord did not like the online one and wanted it from a local Therapist This past week when I had my appointment with Lauren, she said she couldn’t, i asked what kind of therapist she was. Because I was told when I decided to come to your practice that I could get one, I was told I had to have a few sessions with the therapist Now on Tuesday 2/13 I asked, she told me she was meeting with her boss the next day and would tell him what I was told She said she would email me the next day, now it’s Saturday and nothing. I now am so upset that I put all this time into a therapist that isn’t qualified to write a letter, not because of her, but from some rule that I was lied to about on the onset Now I really think I need to go find a true therapist The fact I’m told to go online to get one from a stranger, while I am in therapy Makes me question your practice In sales we call it bait and switch
Donna Feb 2024
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Top notch service! Excellent 1-on-1 counseling. Very pleased with her help so far!
Paul Feb 2024
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★★★★★
Mikayla is by far the most responsive and compassionate therapist I ever had. She listens, and gives advice and truly cares. I am very grateful for her and the convenience of my weekly sessions.
Read more Mikayla is by far the most responsive and compassionate therapist I ever had. She listens, and gives advice and truly cares. I am very grateful for her and the convenience of my weekly sessions.
Kristen Jan 2024
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Where to find us

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Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Allentown is located off of Hausman Rd., in a building with several other businesses. These include Integrity Personnel, Inova Technologies, and GPI/Greenman-Pederson, Inc. There is a small lake behind our building.

Phone number

(484) 246-8451

Languages spoken by PA providers

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