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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 Annapolis, MD 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 Annapolis, MD 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.

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Family Therapy in Annapolis, MD—Here’s How It Can Help Your Family

The word “family” can have a lot of meanings, but its official definition is a group of people related by blood or ancestry. Now, some of us are closer with our family members than others. But there’s no denying the profound effect one’s family can have on their livelihood—whether the relationships with their loved ones are tight-knit or not.

In a nutshell, family therapy helps families make reparations and improve their relationships with one another. If this sounds like something your family could benefit from, consider reaching out to Thriveworks Counseling in Annapolis, MD.

What Is Family Therapy? Who Is It For?

As we just described, family therapy is designed to help families work through their issues and build up their relationships. This type of therapy can help virtually any and every family, as there are often things to improve upon in our closest relationships. However, it can prove especially beneficial to families that are going through a particularly challenging time. These challenges include:

  • Divorce
  • A move or another major transition
  • Mental illness, such as addiction
  • Interpersonal conflicts
  • Behavior issues in kids

Family therapy is designed with each family’s specific challenges and needs in mind. However, it works by promoting collaboration among the family. Family members will work together to understand each other’s needs, concerns, and issues. Their therapist will encourage them to support each other through these tough conversations and periods of rebuilding.

The Foundation of Family Therapy: How Does It Work?

Again, family therapy is designed on an individual basis—it can look different from one family to the next because every family is different! That said, there are a few common approaches to family therapy, of which your own family therapist might utilize:

  1. Structural therapy: This approach is focused on helping families strengthen the family unit. This style checks that parents are in control, and both parents and adults set appropriate boundaries. If your therapist employs this method, they will observe familial interactions and then works to enhance these relationships.
  2. Systemic therapy: This type of therapy is focused on the meanings behind each family members’ behaviors. Therapists empower their clients to take a deep dive into their interpersonal challenges.
  3. Strategic therapy: This approach is focused on empowering members to communicate more effectively. Therapists will assign homework, which is designed to help the family better assess their family dynamics and how they could be improved.

If you decide to meet with a family therapist at Thriveworks Counseling in Annapolis, they’ll get to know your family and then employ the method that they think will best help you. This plan will be based on your needs and goals, of which you can communicate to your counselor and also allow them to observe themselves.

Schedule a Family Therapy Session at Thriveworks Counseling in Annapolis, MD

Thriveworks Counseling is honored to help the people of Annapolis, MD (and beyond)! If you think that your family could use a little help or guidance from a therapist, consider trying family therapy. If you’re interested in this pursuit, call Thriveworks. We can set you up with a family therapist in Annapolis, MD, right away, and you could meet with them as soon as this week.

Pricing & insurance

Our therapists accept most major insurances. We accept 585+ insurance plans, and offer self-pay options, too.
Learn more about pricing for therapy and counseling services at Thriveworks.

Our Annapolis therapists and counselors accept 20 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield Maryland | BCBS HMO

  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield Maryland | BCBS PPO

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

  • Humana HMO/POS

  • Humana PPO | EPO | HDHP

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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Annapolis is near General Highway and Housley Road. We share a building with The Councourse Group, and are near a Trusit Bank and Fedex Drop Off.

Phone number

(410) 498-6595

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