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

Starting Blended family counseling

What is blended family counseling?

Blended family counseling from our therapists at Thriveworks in Ashland, VA helps families who have come together through marriage work through changes, accept differences, ease tension, and form bonds. It enables parents to set boundaries and expectations around finances, parenting, and other areas. In addition, it offers all family members a safe space to voice their thoughts and feelings.

How does blended family counseling work?

Blended family counseling will likely involve attending sessions as a group, but it might also involve individual sessions with each family member. It works by encouraging the group to share any emotions, concerns, or challenges they might be experiencing, as it relates to the family, and then offering tailored solutions.

Is blended family counseling conducted in person or online?

Blended family counseling at Thriveworks in Ashland, VA is conducted both in person and online by video. We encourage you to choose the option that works best for you.

How long does blended family counseling last?

Blended family counseling from one of our providers at Thriveworks in Ashland, VA can be short- or long-term, lasting for weeks, months, or years. The length is dependent on the family’s areas of concerns, whether they’re more immediate or they’re more complex. Together with your therapist, you can determine how long you should plan on attending therapy for best results.

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Blended Family Counseling – Therapists and Counselors in Hanover, VA

Blended families can include complex dynamics that would make any new family full of stress and chaos. No family is perfect, but at Thriveworks Hanover, we can help blended family members find a more harmonious balance when they partner with one of our family therapists.

Schedule your session with one of our counselors today—call us or go online to book.

With the guidance of experienced therapists, families can work together to foster cohesion, mutual respect, and understanding among all members.

Approaches Used in Blended Family Therapy

Some of the approaches that a family therapist at Thriveworks Hanover might use include:

  • Family systems therapy (FST): This approach views the family as a dynamic system in which each member plays a unique role. Therapists help families identify patterns of interaction, roles, and dynamics that may contribute to conflict or tension within the blended family. By exploring these dynamics and promoting open communication, families can develop healthier ways of relating to one another and navigate challenges more effectively.
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT): CBT techniques are often used to address specific issues within the blended family, such as managing conflict, addressing behavioral challenges, and promoting positive communication skills. Therapists help family members identify and challenge unhelpful thought patterns and behaviors, develop coping strategies, and enhance problem-solving skills to improve family functioning and relationships.
  • Psychoeducation: Blended family therapy may also include psychoeducational components aimed at providing families with information and skills to better understand and navigate the unique dynamics of blended families. Topics may include effective communication techniques, co-parenting strategies, and ways to promote unity and cohesion within the family unit. Through education and skill-building, families can develop the tools they need to thrive and strengthen their bond as a blended family unit.

Schedule Blended Family Counseling with Thriveworks Hanover

If you’re seeking support for your blended family, look no further than Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry in Hanover. Our team is dedicated to providing comprehensive and compassionate counseling services to help blended families navigate the unique challenges they face. From setting up insurance to scheduling your first session, our support team is here to make the process as seamless as possible.

At Thriveworks, we understand that blended families often require flexible appointment options, which is why we offer evening and weekend sessions to accommodate your busy schedule.

Whether you prefer in-person or online counseling, we provide a wide range of options to suit your needs. Plus, with fast response times and a variety of accepted insurance plans, getting the support you need has never been easier. Don’t let mental health challenges hold your blended family back—call Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Hanover today to schedule your first appointment.

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 Ashland therapists and counselors accept 4 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • United Healthcare | Optum

  • United Healthcare | Optum EAP

Self-pay costs at Ashland
Talk therapy

Talk therapy

Includes individual, couples, child/ teen, & family therapy

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Talk therapy


Includes reducing symptoms with medication & management

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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Ashland is located in the same building as Ashland Internal Medicine, A16 Coding Training Institute, Primis, Edward Jones Financial Advisor, H&R Block, Commonwealth Clinic, and a USPS collection box. Nearby is a Food Lion grocery store, Best Dry Cleaners, Petco, Burkes Outlet, and Virginia ABC Store. A Truist bank is also nearby, as well as Fire & Chicken, El Azteca Ashland, and Starbucks restaurants. Across N Washington Highway is a Hardee’s and Wawa. South of the location is the intersection of N Washington Highway and England Street.

Phone number

(804) 531-3165

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