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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 Arlington, VA 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 Arlington, VA 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?

Some of us have healthy dynamics with our family members; others aren’t so lucky. These individuals might have grown up during a particularly difficult time—for example, their parents struggled to keep a job or decided to separate. Or, they might have experienced something traumatic, disagreed with their family’s religious beliefs or moral code, or simply didn’t get along with their family members. And for those who don’t have a troubled past, these individuals still encounter challenges in their relationships with family.

If you have a shaky foundation with your family, but you’re interested in working it out and improving these relationships, a family therapist can help. Additionally, if you have overall healthy relationships with your family members, but you’ve hit a rough patch, a family therapist can assist you. In summary, family therapy can help you and your loved ones work through the problems at hand to repair any broken or faulty relationships.

Thriveworks Arlington, VA has family therapists and counselors who are ready to help. To schedule your first family therapy session, simply call (703) 775-2939. Our scheduling specialists will assist you in booking your appointment. They will walk you through your many scheduling options including evening and weekend sessions!

What Is Family Therapy?

Family therapy, otherwise known as family counseling, is designed to help family members resolve conflicts. This service is led by a licensed therapist, psychologist, or clinical social worker who has specific skills, training, and experience related to the field.

The exact course of family therapy will depend on the family’s specific situation, needs, and goals for counseling. For example, family therapy is often short-term, but if there is a deep-rooted issue, it might take more than 10-15 sessions to accomplish the desired progress. From a general standpoint, family therapy can help you improve communication skills, deepen connections, and ease any tension.

What Is the Purpose of Family Therapy?

The primary purpose of family therapy is to help the individual improve their relationships with their family member(s), be it their spouse, parents, children, siblings, or other family members. If you decide to work with a Thriveworks Arlington family therapist, they will help you to address specific issues, of which might revolve around…

  • Marital problems
  • Financial issues
  • Mental illness
  • Different values and opinions
  • Parenting styles and concerns

Depending on your exact circumstances, family therapy might be one of several treatment methods you decide to pursue. For example, if you are struggling with a mental illness, which is having a harmful impact on family members, you might attend individual therapy in addition to family therapy.

How Does Family Therapy Work?

Again, your exact experience in family therapy will depend on the individual needs of your family. The therapists and counselors at Thriveworks get to know their clients and then develop a customized treatment plan based on their unique situation. Your Thriveworks Arlington family therapist will do this for you and your family. That said, you can expect your family counselor to…

  1. Assist you and your family in improving your problem-solving skills
  2. Help you and your family members to open up in an honest, supportive environment
  3. Support your family in identifying each other’s strengths and caring for one another in their weaknesses

The family therapists at Thriveworks Arlington will offer the help, guidance, and support that they determine you and your family might need to work through your problems and improve your relationships with one another.

Schedule a Family Therapy Session at Thriveworks Arlington, VA

If you are looking for a skilled, caring mental health professional to help your family through a tough time, you have come to the right place. Thriveworks Arlington, VA has family counselors and therapists on staff who specialize in helping people resolve conflicts and improve relationships with their loved ones. You can schedule an appointment today and expect to meet with your counselor within 24 hours of your call. In addition, you’ll have flexible options to choose from when you call us to schedule your session. This includes evening and weekend availability.

Here at Thriveworks Arlington, our mission is to help people live happier, more successful lives. Maintaining healthy relationships with our loved ones is a huge part of living well. If you think you could improve these relationships, consider calling us today at (703) 775-2939.

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 Arlington therapists and counselors accept 24 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • CareFirst Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Virginia | BCBS HMO

  • CareFirst Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Virginia | BCBS PPO

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

  • Humana HMO/POS

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Erika is a pleasure to work with as she is kind, compassionate and understanding.
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Erika is an amazing therapist!
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Arlington is located right on Lee Hwy. Nearby businesses include Ski Club of Washington and Assisting Hands Home Care of Arlington. If you travel farther on Lee Hwy past Thriveworks, you’ll see a U-shaped area with other businesses located on N Greenbrier Ct.

Phone number

(703) 457-1749

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