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21,056 people sought family therapy help in Texas in the last year

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

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Our therapists in Amarillo are booked, but we have 36 other therapists in TX available for an online or in-person session.

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 Amarillo, TX 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 Amarillo, TX 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?

Miriam has a secret that she’s too afraid to tell. Last year, her first year in high school, she was bullied by the girls in her class. It started out with small things, like taking her pens and notebooks, but it quickly turned into online harassment, name-calling, and stalking.

She thought of telling her parents when it first happened but they were stressed enough. The grocery store they own isn’t doing so well since a chain store moved in a few blocks down. Her school is expensive, and Miriam believes the time and money it took to get her in would go to waste if she asked to leave.

She stays silent. During the first half of sophomore year, she tries to ignore the constant harassment. She deletes her social media accounts and hides away under the bleachers during lunch. That’s where her teacher finds her. She calls Miriam’s parents and Miriam makes the decision to tell them about her harassers. Her parents are confused and angry but they don’t know what to do. Online harassment wasn’t a thing when they were Miriam’s age.

The teacher suggests they visit a family counselor for guidance. Miriam’s parents make the call and the three of them attend their very first therapy session. Together, they’re ready to do whatever it takes to improve Miriam’s school life and rebuild her self-esteem.

Family systems encounter different challenges, from constant bickering to school bullying. To strengthen your family’s relationship and resolve its problems, set up an appointment with a counselor or therapist at Thriveworks in Amarillo, TX. No matter what issue your family is going through, our family therapists can use their expertise to create long-term solutions that work for everyone involved.

When To Work With a Family Therapist

The families on TV sitcoms often resolve problems in a single episode with lighthearted jabs and quick chats. Real-life families, however, often have to take different, more long-term approaches to resolve behavioral problems, miscommunication, and other concerns that come up from time to time.

Families pursue counseling for different reasons. But some of the most common reasons to seek the help of a mental health professional include:

  • Changes in finances
  • Divorce and/or separation
  • Blended families
  • Bullying
  • Physical and psychological abuse
  • Identity acceptance issues
  • Mental and physical illnesses
  • Substance abuse and addiction
  • Child behavioral problems
  • Differing viewpoints (on politics, child-rearing, and other topics)

Strong family relationships take time, commitment, and hard work. Counselors, therapists, psychologists, and the other licensed professionals at Thriveworks can offer the resources you need to continue to grow together.

Therapeutic Techniques: How Family Therapy Can Help

Managing relationships is tough work but it can be done effectively and purposefully. Family counseling addresses the needs of the individual as well as the needs of the whole family unit. It recognizes that how we feel on an individual level can impact how we engage with others, especially those with whom we share close bonds.

Therapy is designed to help you work through relationship issues in a respectful, civil manner. To help you and your family reach your relationship goals, your provider might try one or more forms of therapy, such as:

  • Structural family therapy, which examines family hierarchies and looks for areas of improvement.
  • Narrative therapy, which uses storytelling techniques to get participants to take ownership of their individual stories (and thus their lives).
  • Milan systemic family therapy, which recognizes hurtful family patterns and designs ways to combat them.

Your therapist may use these and other techniques to address your family’s unique concerns. Regardless of which techniques are used, you and your loved ones will receive expert care in the hands of your provider. To get started, please call us to schedule a session with a therapist or counselor at Thriveworks in Amarillo, TX.

Schedule an Appointment With a Family Therapist at Thriveworks in Amarillo, TX

For most of us, our family members are the first people we see in the morning and the last people we see at night. Because we spend so much time with our caregivers, siblings, and other relatives, our interactions can sometimes become soured by miscommunication or disagreements.

But no matter what challenge you face, a family therapist can help you and your family get back on the right track.

At Thriveworks, our counselors and therapists offer online sessions via phone or video chat and weekend and evening appointment times to accommodate different schedules. We also offer an online message board and online Q&A life coaching services. We offer a generous cancellation policy, accept various insurance policies, and can often accommodate same-day or next-day appointments for new clients.

Family relationships are important. If you and your family are undergoing problems or want to improve your relationship, please contact Thriveworks in Amarillo, TX to get started today.

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 Amarillo therapists and counselors accept 31 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Ambetter by Superior Health Plan

  • APEX Memorial Hermann

  • ARIA | Covenant Management Systems

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas Exchange

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas HMO

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas PPO

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Compsych

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Self-pay costs at Amarillo
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

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Thriveworks helped me realize that I do believe people can change. I’m not the person I was three months ago, broken and fearful. I’m healthy and happy and for the first time being kind to myself. Thank you for giving me my life back.
Read more Thriveworks helped me realize that I do believe people can change. I’m not the person I was three months ago, broken and fearful. I’m healthy and happy and for the first time being kind to myself. Thank you for giving me my life back.
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Where to find us

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Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Amarillo is located right off of W Interstate Hwy 40. We currently share a building with Gresham & Associates, Inc., and Family Support Services is currently in the building just in front of us, closest to W Interstate Hwy. Just across the street, on the opposite side, is Rock Island Rail Trail.

Phone number

(806) 639-4526

Languages spoken by TX providers

  • English
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