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6,537 people sought family therapy help in Maryland in the last year

Discover how starting family therapy can support your own journey toward a happier, more fulfilling life.

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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 Bethesda, MD 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 Bethesda, MD 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 Bethesda, MD—Montgomery Therapy for Family Problems

When you feel like you can’t even look at your family member or be in the same room as them—and this feeling continues for months or longer—consider working with a family therapist. Family therapists are trained to help people work through familial problems and repair relationships with their family members.

If you are in Montgomery County and there is a big problem in your family, consider scheduling a family therapy appointment at Thriveworks Bethesda, MD. Our family therapists are capable of helping you rebuild these relationships and make them stronger than ever before. We even have same-week appointments, not to mention availability in the evenings and on the weekends. This flexibility is our gift to you, as we know just how important family is and we want to help you experience greater happiness from your relationships with your family members. To schedule, simply call (240) 513-3093.

What Can Family Therapy Help With?

Our family therapists and psychologists help families work through…

  • Financial strain
  • Diagnoses of mental illness
  • Addiction and substance abuse
  • Relationship issues
  • Divorce and separation
  • Parenting challenges

If the issue you are encountering is not on the list above, don’t worry. This is just the short list, as it would be virtually impossible to name every familial issue addressed in family therapy. Whatever it is your family is encountering, Thriveworks Bethesda family therapy and psychologists will use their skills and knowledge to help you resolve the challenge at hand and improve your relationships.

How Does Family Therapy Work?

Your family therapist or psychologist at Thriveworks Bethesda, MD will first get to know your family as well as what exactly has brought you into therapy. This will inform the treatment they design for your family. That’s right, we create an individualized treatment plan for every individual, couple, and family that walks into our office. That being said, your family therapist or psychologist will equip you with helpful tools for working through your current (as well as future) problems.

Family therapy will not make your relationships with your family members perfect because the reality is that there are times when we will disagree with others, especially with those closest to us. However, family therapy at Thriveworks Bethesda will help you work through major issues that are harming your relationships as well as teach you skills for maintaining happy, healthy relationships (even during difficult times) moving forward.

Work with a Family Therapist at Thriveworks Bethesda, MD in Montgomery

The family therapists at Thriveworks Bethesda will not judge you or your family members. So, if you are in the Montgomery area, give us a call at (243) 513-3093. We’ll provide you with individualized care, made to help your family find greater happiness and success. When you call to schedule your appointment, your session might occur within the same week (if you want it to)! We can make that happen, as long as your family is ready to get started. Additionally, we have evening and weekend availability, which will allow your entire family to pick a day and time that works best for their schedules.

If you’re encountering problems in your family, schedule an appointment at Thriveworks Bethesda today.

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 Bethesda therapists and counselors accept 21 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield Maryland | BCBS HMO

  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield Maryland | BCBS PPO

  • 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 Bethesda
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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I couldn't have asked for a better therapist. Nina Zuriff is such a good fit for me. She is very knowledgeable and compassionate. She has really helped me cope with this very hard time I am currently experiencing and makes herself reachable should an emergency arise. I am very happy I selected Nina. I would highly recommend her to anyone.
Read more I couldn't have asked for a better therapist. Nina Zuriff is such a good fit for me. She is very knowledgeable and compassionate. She has really helped me cope with this very hard time I am currently experiencing and makes herself reachable should an emergency arise. I am very happy I selected Nina. I would highly recommend her to anyone.
Roseann Feb 2024
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★★★★★
Carolina, is a caring and empathetic individual. I felt heard and understood since I walked in to see her. She is helping me grow as an individual l, and for that I am forever grateful.
Read more Carolina, is a caring and empathetic individual. I felt heard and understood since I walked in to see her. She is helping me grow as an individual l, and for that I am forever grateful.
Bethesda Mar 2020
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I am glad that I made the decision to work with Stacey Scott. She is an exceptional listener. Ms. Scott is committed to her clients. Stacey is intentional about ensuring her clients are successful and thrive. Stacey takes the the time to listen and helps with developing strategies that are effective. Stacey Scott is a professional. I am so glad I had an opportunity to talk with her and even happier that she listened.
Read more I am glad that I made the decision to work with Stacey Scott. She is an exceptional listener. Ms. Scott is committed to her clients. Stacey is intentional about ensuring her clients are successful and thrive. Stacey takes the the time to listen and helps with developing strategies that are effective. Stacey Scott is a professional. I am so glad I had an opportunity to talk with her and even happier that she listened.
Bethesda Oct 2019
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Bethesda is located at 4401 E W Hwy #504, Bethesda, MD 20814, near Bethesda Chevy Chase High School.

Phone number

(240) 647-5625

Languages spoken by MD providers

  • English
  • Spanish
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