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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 Bend, OR 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 Bend, OR 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 Ties. Family Matters. Modern Family. There’s a reason so many sitcoms focus on the trials and tribulations of everyday families. No unit is as necessary, influential, and complex as the family system.

We bicker with our siblings, argue with our parents, and struggle to find our place in our family’s dynamic. No matter if we’re the eldest sibling, the aging grandparent, or the worried parent, we all have our unique responses to the inevitable problems that pop up between family members.

Consider the following:

  • A child runs away from home because of a fight with her parents.
  • Siblings argue over everything from gaming devices to personal space.
  • A grandparent is overly invested in their child’s parenting techniques.

When communication between family members breaks down, it’s important to take a moment to stop, assess, and plan for the future. We can do this by seeking the assistance of licensed counselors, therapists, and other providers who can help us make smart decisions about the ways we interact with one another.

Every family has its disagreements. Whether they’re over parenting styles, financial matters, or major life changes, they deserve to be addressed. Family therapy can help foster better communication, open us up to new ways of thinking, and encourage us to find a healthier path forward.

To get started with your therapy sessions, consider booking an appointment with a licensed professional at Thriveweorks in Bend, OR today.

Common Reasons To See a Family Therapist

Family relationships are full of ups and downs; they are brimming with triumphant moments and frustrating challenges. We spend much of our lives with our siblings, parents, cousins, children, and other relatives. Because we see these loved ones so often, conflicts and disagreements are bound to come up.

But when problems arise that can’t be solved on your own, it may be time to contact a professional counselor or therapist for guidance. Some of the reasons clients contact our marriage and family therapists include:

  • Divorce and/or separation
  • Financial disagreements
  • Physical or mental abuse
  • Bullying
  • Parenting issues
  • Sibling rivalries
  • Blended families
  • Identity acceptance
  • Child behavioral problems
  • Trauma
  • Religious or political differences

Your family may be facing these or other problems. As difficult as it may feel to address these concerns, know that it is possible for you and your loved ones to get relief and have open, honest discussions as a family. To get support for your family’s concerns, contact us at Thriveworks in Bend, OR.

Family Therapy: What It Is and How It Works

Like other forms of therapy or counseling, family therapy begins by identifying your specific issue. Your provider will speak to you and your family members to get a better understanding of your family’s dynamic and unique concerns.

Afterward, they’ll devise a plan that incorporates all those different concerns and engages the entire family system. Your plan may include one or more of the following types of therapy:

  • Narrative family therapy
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy
  • Systemic family therapy
  • Dialectical behavior therapy
  • Intergenerational family therapy
  • Structural family therapy
  • Milan systemic family therapy

No matter which therapy is ultimately performed, your family will be empowered to speak openly, honestly, and civilly to one another in a neutral environment. You’ll be able to work through your issues under the guidance of a trained professional who can help you find new, creative solutions to old problems.

To schedule your first session with a mental health professional, please give us a call at Thriveworks in Bend, OR. We can get started as soon as you and your family are ready.

Schedule Family Counseling Appointments at Thriveworks in Bend, OR

Seeking out professional counseling for your family is a sign that you care. It’s a sign that you value maintaining strong relationships and want to build a happier future together.

We know that time constraints are one of the top barriers to seeking help. That’s why at Thriveworks, we offer weekend and evening appointment opportunities with our providers to help you schedule an appointment time that works for everyone. Additionally, our office opens early and closes late. We also provide online counseling services and in-between session access to your provider via email or phone.

For our new clients, we can often accommodate same-day and next-day appointments. Our cancellation policy is flexible, we offer text message support via our Success Navigator, and we accept many different forms of insurance.

Your family shapes who you are and how you respond to the world. Improving your long-term relationship with them is an act of self-love. To begin therapy, call us at Thriveworks in Bend, OR.

Pricing & insurance

Our therapists accept most major insurances. We cover 180 million Americans – and offer self-pay options, too.
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Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling Bend is located off SE Reed Market Road, between SE 3rd St. and SE 4th St. We currently share The Lotus Building with Pack Dynamics and Budget Car Rental, among other businesses. On the other side of the street, across SE Reed Market from the entrance, you will find O’Reilly Auto Parts.

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