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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 Baton Rouge, LA 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 Baton Rouge, LA 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?

The secret to a long and happy life may seem elusive. However, research shows that one of the most important factors is a healthy relationship with one’s family. Strong family bonds have been linked to higher levels of health and well-being, and can even lead to greater feelings of happiness and life satisfaction.

However, maintaining meaningful and healthy relationships with one’s family is not always the easiest task. Families often exhibit frustrations, disagreements, and ineffective patterns of behavior that may make life difficult for everyone involved. Family systems can be extremely complicated and external pressures can cause conflict in even the most stable environments.

Perhaps you resent your parents for the way you were raised or are jealous of a sibling you always felt got more attention. Maybe you are unhappy with the way certain family members abuse substances or are deeply impacted by a death in the family.

While many people choose to avoid their family when issues arise, this can be detrimental to the future of those relationships. Dealing with issues directly may seem challenging but countless families have improved their communication and relationships with each other thanks to the help of family counseling.

You don’t have to simply accept strained relationships between family members, especially if your mental and emotional health is suffering as a result. If you think your family can benefit from family counseling, consider speaking with the mental health professionals at Thriveworks Counseling in Baton Rouge, LA.

When Is the Right Time to Seek Family Therapy?

Regardless of the strength of your family bonds, major life transitions like moving, divorce, or illness can get in the way. As you grow older, you may even realize that issues you’re experiencing today can be traced back to childhood. Discussing these concerns may be difficult, which is why the guidance and insight offered by a family counselor can be so helpful.

Marriage and family therapists can help when it comes to a wide range of issues, such as:

  • Divorce or separation
  • Remarriage and blended families
  • Discipline and child-rearing issues
  • Substance abuse
  • Mental illness in the family
  • Physical illness in the family
  • Death in the family
  • Long-term conflict

If something is standing in the way of a healthier family dynamic, you don’t need to go it alone. Consider reaching out to the marital and family therapists at Thriveworks Counseling in Baton Rouge, LA.

How Does Family Therapy Work?

Even if you’ve dealt with dysfunctional family relationships your entire life, you can take heart in knowing that it doesn’t have to be that way forever. Family therapy can help open up the lines of communication between family members in a constructive way. A marriage and family therapist can even teach you techniques and skills to tolerate distress, communicate effectively, and cope with triggering thoughts and behaviors.

Since no two families are exactly alike, your family therapist will work with you to determine the best treatment plan to address your specific issues

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is an essential tool when it comes to marriage and family therapy. Many issues with emotion and behavior have their roots in deep-rooted ways of thinking and feeling. For example, it’s easy for people to underestimate the long-term impact of events in their childhood.

Talk therapy between family members can encourage discussion of difficult or even forgotten issues so they can be acknowledged and dealt with. The problem-solving skills learned in therapy sessions can help you proactively recognize potential conflicts so you can de-escalate those situations before they become crises. It’s hard to understate the importance of improved communication and its impact on happy, healthy family relationships.

External issues can also cause a major strain on even the strongest relationships. Finances, death in the family, and geographical moves are all major life events that may put family members on edge. Even a family member’s mental illness or substance abuse can significantly affect everyone else in unpredictable ways. Family therapy is a great place to bring these issues so a trained therapist can help diagnose and treat whatever mental, emotional, and behavioral problems may be present.

Have you been thinking about visiting a family therapist to improve communication and relationships in your family? Experienced mental health professionals are standing by at Thriveworks Counseling in Baton Rouge, LA.

Schedule Family Therapy at Thriveworks in Baton Rouge, LA

At Thriveworks Counseling, we offer a great deal of flexibility to our clients. In addition to evening and weekend sessions, you can also take advantage of online counseling. Available by phone or video chat, these sessions are easy to work into your family’s schedule without the hassle of figuring out an office visit. Plus, most clients find online therapy to be just as effective as traditional therapy.

Thriveworks takes most major insurance plans but also offers many benefits to clients beyond what insurance will provide. We offer mobile apps that streamline the billing and scheduling experience. Clients can take part in conversations on our moderated community discussion boards. We also provide access to exclusive video content and the Therapy Buddy app to help supplement your therapy appointments.

If you want to work towards healthier family relationships, there’s no need to wait. Schedule an appointment with Thriveworks Counseling in Baton Rouge, LA.

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 Baton Rouge therapists and counselors accept 20 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana | 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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I believe that Stephanie Dean is an amazing individual and counselor. Not only does she care about her consumers, she also cares about other counselors that are new to the way things happen. I noticed that it was easy to speak openly because I feel that she truly empathizes when I express my issues and frustrations. She is always a joy to speak with and to. She will be an amazing asset wherever she goes.
Read more I believe that Stephanie Dean is an amazing individual and counselor. Not only does she care about her consumers, she also cares about other counselors that are new to the way things happen. I noticed that it was easy to speak openly because I feel that she truly empathizes when I express my issues and frustrations. She is always a joy to speak with and to. She will be an amazing asset wherever she goes.
Baton Rouge Mar 2021
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling Baton Rouge is located off Interstate 12 at the intersection of Drusilla Drive and Route 73. The closest bus stop is the Jefferson-Drusilla E stop on Line 12. We share this building with Bill Barkas- State Farm Insurance. Behind this building block runs Ward Creek.

Phone number

(318) 242-8051

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