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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 Arlington, 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 Arlington, 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?

Family systems are dynamic and incredibly complicated. Each person has different needs, different opinions, and different goals. You may love your family members dearly but things aren’t always going to be perfect. Fights happen, parents make decisions that hurt their children, and external stressors can shake even most stable family foundations.

Sometimes the adage, “time heals all wounds,” rings true. But what happens when it doesn’t? What happens when circumstances worsen and patience doesn’t get you anywhere? What happens when you feel more like strangers than family in your own home?

If family issues have you feeling overwhelmed, our family therapists at Thriveworks in Arlington, TX are here to help. We offer family counseling services in-person and online to help your family unit overcome differences and chart a healthier, happier future together.

Is There a Right Time To Seek Family Counseling?

Every family has its share of disagreements. But there are some signs that could be telling you it’s time to take action and seek professional counsel for what you’re going through.

Here are just a few examples:

  • Someone’s addiction or substance abuse is impacting the family
  • Someone’s mental health disorder or physical illness is taking a toll on the family
  • A lack of communication means disagreements never seem to resolve
  • Parents disagree on how to raise the children
  • Family members are having trouble dealing with the death of a loved one
  • Family members are struggling with a major life transition (such as a move to a new city)
  • Financial difficulties are causing the family new stress
  • Divorce or remarriage is causing conflict within the family
  • Children are exhibiting behavioral problems

These, and many other reasons, are signs that a marriage and family therapist could be beneficial in your life. Our licensed mental health professionals at Thriveworks in Arlington, TX will work to identify your underlying issues and then establish a treatment plan that is right for your family’s unique needs.

How Does Family Therapy Work?

Getting help from a family therapist can feel intimidating but we’re here to make the process as seamless as possible. Your therapist will start by talking to your family to find out about your issues and conflicts and determine what’s causing them.

Everyone will get a chance to share their concerns and their side of the story. The goal is not for the therapist to pick who is “right” but rather to get a better understanding of where each person is coming from so they can help mediate effectively.

Your therapist will then decide what course of action would be best suited for your situation. They may help you resolve specific issues during the course of your sessions or they may ask you to practice communication techniques at home so you can get on the same page.

They may teach you validation techniques, coping mechanisms, or distress tolerance skills so you can interact in a more harmonious and resilient way with your family members. If one member is dealing with addiction or a mental disorder, your therapist may also recommend an individual treatment plan to help that person get their own mental health back on track.

Your counselor can help your family members work through trauma, abuse, or any situations that may have been bottled up for years. No matter how big or small your issues may be, we’re here to help you open up the lines of communication, work through conflict, and rebuild stronger bonds to last a lifetime.

When you feel ready, reach out to us at Thriveworks in Arlington, TX to schedule an appointment with one of our licensed counselors or therapists.

Schedule Family Therapy at Thriveworks in Arlington, TX

It can be hard for you to find time in your schedule for counseling, especially for your entire family. At Thriveworks in Arlington, TX, we make it as easy with remote therapy appointments accessible via video chats and phone calls.

We also offer morning, evening, and weekend appointments to help you find a time that’s convenient for the whole family. And if something comes up unexpectedly, you can take advantage of our flexible cancellation policy.

We accept insurance and offer our clients a number of convenient benefits, including counselor access between sessions via phone calls or email, exclusive video content, and our online discussion forum.

At Thriveworks in Arlington, TX, we are ready to help you and your family members get your lives back on track. Click or call to schedule an appointment today with one of our mental health professionals and take the first step toward a brighter tomorrow

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 41 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Ambetter by Superior Health Plan

  • APEX Memorial Hermann

  • ARIA | Covenant Management Systems

  • Auto Club Enterprises (Employers Health Network)

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas HMO

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas PPO

  • Buist Byars and Taylor (Employers Health Network)

  • Carelon

  • Christus Health Plan Exchange

  • Christus Health Plan Medicare Advantage

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Hear from our clients

5.0 Learn about verified reviews
Easy and convenient to book according to my schedule. I feel like I'm learning and making progress with Mrs. Antoine. She is extremely kind and empathetic. I would recommend a friend to Thriveworks because of my experience with her.
Read more Easy and convenient to book according to my schedule. I feel like I'm learning and making progress with Mrs. Antoine. She is extremely kind and empathetic. I would recommend a friend to Thriveworks because of my experience with her.
Aryanna Feb 2024 verified review

Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Arlington is off of W Interstate 20, and near Hooters. You will see Black Rock Coffee Bar and the UPS Store near the office as well.

Phone number

(972) 779-6436

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