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9,385 people sought family therapy help in Massachusetts in the last year

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What is your go-to approach for family therapy?

Family therapy varies significantly from one family to another, reflecting the unique style of each clinician. Many clinicians employ strategies from narrative therapy, strategic family therapy, and cognitive behavioral therapy, tailoring their approach to meet the specific needs of the family.

What tools do you teach in family therapy?

Family therapy offers numerous benefits, including improved communication, assistance through challenging life events, learning mutual support techniques, or simply providing a space for regular check-ins. This therapy form is adaptable to the diverse goals and situations of different families.

How do you know when a client is making meaningful progress in family therapy?

Meaningful progress in family therapy is marked by an enhanced ability to communicate, the application of coping skills by the family unit, and overall movement towards their set goals. These indicators help families and therapists gauge the effectiveness of the therapy process.

What can clients do in their personal time to supplement family therapy?

Families can enhance their therapy experience by engaging in weekly check-ins, dedicating time for family activities, and pursuing individual therapy when necessary. These actions complement the therapy process, fostering closer family bonds and individual growth.

What should someone do to prepare for starting family therapy?

To prepare for their first family therapy session, families should familiarize themselves with their insurance coverage to understand the costs involved and have a clear idea of their objectives for seeking therapy. This preparation helps ensure that the therapy process is aligned with their expectations and financial capabilities.

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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 Attleboro, MA 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 Attleboro, MA 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 Therapy in Attleboro, MA—Family Therapists and Psychologists

Every single family experiences dysfunction. We might struggle to get along, to connect, to compromise. But every family is capable of repairing relationships and regaining its wholeness. Family therapy offers a way forward, as a family therapist can help you find resolve and develop a functional family again.

Thriveworks Counseling in Attleboro has family therapy and counseling available. If you’re interested in mending ties with your family members and improving the overall health of your family unit, consider giving us a call. We’re happy to help you get to the root of your problem(s) and find the resolve you’re looking for. We can also equip you with tools for working through conflicts in the future. We can get you scheduled for your first appointment as soon as you call our office.

What Is Family Therapy? How Can It Help?

Family therapy is a specific form of treatment that is aimed at helping families address specific issues that are hurting the overall functionality of a family. Those who are going through a particularly stressful or strenuous time can find value in therapy, as can those who are simply looking to improve or deepen their relationships.

If you decide to work with a family therapist at Thriveworks in Attleboro, your family therapist will look at the problem(s) at hand in terms of the larger family unit. This might involve dissecting individual issues, such as a behavioral problem or mental illness, and identifying how it affects the family as a whole. Family therapy works by taking this approach in addressing problems as individuals and for the group. Additionally, your family therapist will likely utilize multiple techniques to help you, such as techniques rooted in cognitive behavioral therapy and interpersonal therapy.

Can My Family Benefit from Working with a Family Therapist?

As we touched on briefly above, many families can find family therapy valuable. This includes those who are merely looking to improve their relationships, as well as those going through a particularly difficult time. That said, often, the family therapists at Thriveworks in Attleboro help families experiencing…

  • Behavioral problems in kids
  • Grief and loss
  • Depression, anxiety, and other mental illnesses
  • Domestic violence
  • Marital conflicts
  • Addiction and/or substance abuse
  • Divorce or separation
  • Unemployment
  • Interpersonal conflicts

If you believe that your family could find value in working with a professional family therapist or psychologist, that is grounds to schedule an appointment. The family therapists at our office would be happy to hear from you and help you, as soon as you are ready to embark on this journey.

Schedule Family Therapy at Thriveworks Counseling in Attleboro, MA

Our families have a profound impact on our lives—from the moment we are born to the very end. If you feel like your family is experiencing dysfunction and you’re interested in restoring these relationships, consider reaching out to Thriveworks Counseling in Attleboro, MA. We have family therapists and counselors who are more than happy to step in and help.

We have quick, flexible scheduling opportunities. In fact, if you call today, we can likely get you in to meet your provider within the same week. We hope to hear from you soon.

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 Attleboro therapists and counselors accept 28 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Massachusetts | BCBS

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts | BCBS Medicare Advantage (HMO | PPO)

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • Fallon Health

  • First Health Network

  • Harvard Pilgrim

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Dave Feb 2024 verified review
It is a very calming and soothing experience, just being able to talk, being able to notice what causes a lot of my emotions. Its been 2 sessions. I feel good! I feel optimistic about my therapy! :) Thank you for your work! :D
Read more It is a very calming and soothing experience, just being able to talk, being able to notice what causes a lot of my emotions. Its been 2 sessions. I feel good! I feel optimistic about my therapy! :) Thank you for your work! :D
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Attleboro is located just off of N Main St. where it intersects with Park St. We currently share a building with Attleboro Friends of Cats among other businesses. Across N Main St. is a larger building where Spooky Games, T & T Nail Salon, and others are located.

Phone number

(508) 406-9434

Languages spoken by MA providers

  • Portuguese
  • English
  • Spanish
  • Korean
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