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11,694 people sought family therapy help in Georgia in the last year

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With a background in medical social work, I understand the emotional impact and mental health needs of children, adults, and aging populations managin... With a background in medical social work, I understand the emotional impact and mental health needs of children, adults, and aging populations managing chronic illness as well as conditions that impede daily function, relationships, and quality of life. Read more

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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 Athens, GA 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 Athens, GA 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?

It’s not unusual for families to run into conflicts at times. Although the members most likely share the same blood, each person is still a unique individual. That means they have their own personality traits, behaviors, views, and opinions. It would take a rare family to have harmony in the home 100 percent of the time. Conflicts in most families, though, are usually brief and don’t cause any lasting upsets. 

When you and your loved ones are struggling to see eye to eye or have a challenge preventing you from working together, it might be time to reach out for the help of a trusted family therapists. Luckily, Thriveworks Counseling in Athens, GA has a team of family therapists who can help. Our licensed marriage and family therapists have received extensive training and education in their field to help their clients through a wide range of problems. 

If you think you and your loved ones might greatly benefit from talking to a counselor or therapist, consider giving our office a call. We’d love to hear from you. 

Not All Families Are Equal

There are other families who are not as fortunate. These are the guys who always seem to get into difficulties due to their differences. There are some homes where physical and verbal aggression is the everyday norm. Usually, after an episode, there are lots of meaningful apologies. Alas, it’s never too long before there’s a repeat performance. In chronic situations like this, family therapy can prove to be a huge help. Although most people are reluctant to sit with a family counselor at first, most are happy they made the decision once they do.

Common Issues

Times have changed a lot in the past few generations, far too fast, many would argue. Technology and the stresses of work haven’t helped much either. Now couple the fast pace of change with the physical and psychological conditions that many suffer from. It’s not surprising that so many are seeking family therapy and counseling to help redress their problems.

Family psychotherapy professionals can help to address many of these issues, including:

  • Addictions
  • Anxiety Families and couples going through relationship problems
  • Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  • Mental illness
  • Physical illness
  • Trauma

These are just six of the many issues that can and often do contribute to disharmony in the home.

Thriveworks in Athens family therapy has helped to resolve issues in the home for generations. Qualified therapists work with families to:

  • Form closer relationships with other members
  • Open up and share what’s “really” going on in their lives
  • Improve communication and develop a better understanding
  • Change any warped views and perceptions.

Athens family therapists may be able to help you too. We’re only a phone call away, so call us today and see how we might help to get a little harmony back into your home life.

Schedule a Session at Thriveworks Counseling in Athens, GA

It’s not always easy to admit when things are going haywire. When you’ve kept family problems behind closed doors for so long, there’s going to be a point where you have to open them up and let your issues come to light. When you’re ready to do so, reach out to an unbiased, supportive therapist at Thriveworks Counseling in Athens, GA. 

Here at Thriveworks, we feel that mental health care should be easily accessible and client-focused. That’s why we pride ourselves on our expansive list of competitive benefits. Some of our benefits include: 

  1. No waitlist 
  2. Evening and weekend appointments, in addition to our regular daytime hours 
  3. Affordable self-pay options and many accepted insurance carriers 
  4. Text support via our success navigator 
  5. Email and phone access to your provider between sessions 
  6. Access to exclusive video content 
  7. Free e-books on mental health topics 

When you’re ready to experience the benefits of working with a mental health professional, visit our online booking portal or give our office a call. One of our scheduling specialists can set you up with a counselor or therapist as soon as tomorrow. 

We look forward to working with you and helping you thrive. 

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 Athens therapists and counselors accept 20 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia | BCBS

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Carelon

  • 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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Self-pay costs at Athens
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Jill is very understanding, listens very well and offers reasonable and easy to do exercises and things to try. I feel very comfortable with her.
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Therapist is very good, attentive, and ask the questions to get me thinking clearly. Am very pleased.
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Athens is located at the intersection of North Chase St and Prince Ave. We share an L-shaped building with several other businesses including Ankle & Foot Centers of America. If you kept traveling west on North Chase, you’d pass Piedmont Athens Regional Hospital on your left.

Phone number

(706) 898-3276

Languages spoken by GA providers

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