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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 Atlanta, 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 Atlanta, 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?

They’re the people who know you best: from your deepest passions to your biggest pet peeves. They’ve witnessed your greatest flaws and kept (or spilled) your biggest secrets. And they constantly push your buttons—sometimes intentionally, sometimes not. But at the end of the day, they love and support you. Who could this be? Your family members, of course.

The relationships we have with our family members aren’t always a piece of cake. While we love and care for them, we also fight with them and run into conflicts that can seriously strain these relationships. Now, it’s normal to encounter challenges with our loved ones However, sometimes it takes a little outside help to overcome these challenges and mend these most important relationships.

“The most important thing in the world is family and love.” –John Wooden

If you’re currently in a struggle with one of your family members—your mother, your father, your child, a sibling—consider working with a family therapist at Thriveworks Atlanta, GA. These professionals can help you work through your given familial issues and repair your relationships. They have dedicated their lives to gaining the skills, training, and experience that enables them to do so. If you’re ready for a family therapist’s guidance and support, just call us. You can reach us at (678) 804-7374. We’ll be happy to get you and your family scheduled for an appointment.

What Is Family Therapy?

Family therapy is a specific modality of counseling that focuses on helping families work through their conflicts and improve their overall relationships. It helps individuals to address a variety of issues that may arise, analyze and advance family dynamics, and ultimately benefit the wellbeing of every family member involved. Some common issues that are discussed in family therapy include divorce, addiction, career changes, parenting disagreements, and more.

Families of all backgrounds can benefit from receiving counseling. They might find this service especially valuable, however, if they are experiencing a particularly stressful or strenuous problem. Here is a more comprehensive list of these common stressors:

  • Divorce
  • Addiction
  • Career changes
  • Parental disagreements
  • Mental illness like depression
  • Financial strain
  • Behavioral problems in children

The Thriveworks Atlanta, GA family therapists are happy to help you and your family work through the above as well as other challenges. Whatever it may be, you can trust that you will receive nonjudgmental, individualized care from your Thriveworks counselor.

How Can a Family Therapist Help My Family?

Family therapy at Thriveworks Atlanta is always led by a qualified, licensed, and caring professional. We have high standards for all of our providers, as we want to ensure that they can best help you make progress in life and in your relationships. You can trust that your family therapist will have valuable skills, knowledge, and tools to share with you. On that note, other mental health professionals such as licensed clinical social workers might utilize family therapy techniques in their work if they have completed the necessary training.

In many cases, family therapy is a short-term treatment. You might work with your family members in 9 or 10 sessions to make the necessary progress. In other cases, however, treatment might last a little longer to be sure that your therapist helps you and your family as best as they can! It all depends on your specific needs. Your family therapist will evaluate those needs as well as other factors to inform the treatment plan they design. Rest assured, your Thriveworks Atlanta counselor will help, guide, and support you every step of the way.

Work with a Family Therapist at Thriveworks Atlanta Today

Have you and a family member been in a longstanding argument? Are you struggling to see eye to eye with one of your parents, children or sibling? Do you see the value that you could find in working with a family therapist? You’re in the right place. Thriveworks Atlanta has family counseling appointments available. Our family specialists are eager to help you work through the strain that is preventing you from enjoying happy, healthy relationships with your loved ones.

To schedule family therapy at Thriveworks Atlanta, just call (678) 804-7374. Our team is here and ready to help.

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 Atlanta therapists and counselors accept 22 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia | BCBS

  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia | Medicare Advantage

  • 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

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Self-pay costs at Atlanta
Talk therapy

Talk therapy

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

First session

$1

Ongoing sessions

$1

Talk therapy

Psychiatry

Includes reducing symptoms with medication & management

First session

$1

Ongoing sessions

$1

Hear from our clients

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My experience has been only outstanding. I was reminded routinely of upcoming appointments, my doctor was always punctual, and my session’s always left me feeling better because I was given an expert advice on how to go forward.
Read more My experience has been only outstanding. I was reminded routinely of upcoming appointments, my doctor was always punctual, and my session’s always left me feeling better because I was given an expert advice on how to go forward.
Anne Feb 2024
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★★★★★
I look forward to my times with Dr. Barbara Sims-King, she has been fantastic. She is always punctual, consoling, thought provoking and most of all helpful.
Read more I look forward to my times with Dr. Barbara Sims-King, she has been fantastic. She is always punctual, consoling, thought provoking and most of all helpful.
Anne Feb 2024
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★★★★★
My therapist Sydney Kilpatrick was awesome. She listened intentionally and was great at helping me navigate my feelings/emotions. I looked forward to every session. Highly recommended.
Read more My therapist Sydney Kilpatrick was awesome. She listened intentionally and was great at helping me navigate my feelings/emotions. I looked forward to every session. Highly recommended.
Andrianna Jan 2024
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★★☆☆☆
Overall, the experience has been good but my nurse practitioner forgot to refill my medication prescription before Christmas and now I’m out, waiting for everyone to get back from the holidays. I understand mistakes happen, but it super important to not forget to refill patient medications … that is something I don’t think deserves a lot of wiggle room for mistakes because it so fundamental to this profession.
Read more Overall, the experience has been good but my nurse practitioner forgot to refill my medication prescription before Christmas and now I’m out, waiting for everyone to get back from the holidays. I understand mistakes happen, but it super important to not forget to refill patient medications … that is something I don’t think deserves a lot of wiggle room for mistakes because it so fundamental to this profession.
Chasen Dec 2023
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★★★★★
Ms. Angela Murray helped me w/ the grief of losing my mama (3) yrs. ago. & other issues that no other counselor has ever helped me w/. I want to say thank you. i would refer Ms. Angela Murray to anyone I know. I would rate her (5).
Read more Ms. Angela Murray helped me w/ the grief of losing my mama (3) yrs. ago. & other issues that no other counselor has ever helped me w/. I want to say thank you. i would refer Ms. Angela Murray to anyone I know. I would rate her (5).
Atlanta Aug 2022
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Atlanta is on the corner of Piedmont Road NE and Burke Road NE. Our building is across the street from a Waffle House and BP Gas Station.

Phone number

(678) 679-8404

Languages spoken by GA providers

  • English
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