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782 people sought family therapy help in Mississippi in the last year

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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 Biloxi, MS 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 Biloxi, MS 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?

Have you ever seen Cheaper by the Dozen? Steve Martin plays Tom Baker, a father who finally gets his dream job. The only catch is he has to move his family suddenly, uprooting his twelve children. The Baker family tries to adapt to their new home, but tensions reach a peak when their mom embarks on a book tour.

Some of the kids miss old friends. Others are bullied at their new school. Sibling rivalries end in shouting matches. The eldest daughter stresses about juggling her relationship and time with her family. The 2003 comedy is a great, if sometimes exaggerated, example of how a major life transition can affect family members differently. The parents and children react with varying degrees of anger, sadness, confusion, and exasperation.

Significant changes, like a cross-country move, can bring exciting new adventures. They can also prompt challenges that disrupt your happiness. If your family is struggling to adapt to new circumstances, it may be time to consider family therapy or counseling. A compassionate mental health professional can help you navigate change, develop healthier communication skills, and grow closer as a family unit.

At Thriveworks Counseling, mental health professionals in Biloxi, MS, are eager to help families of all shapes and sizes manage their issues and grow closer together. Consider calling our office or using our convenient online scheduling tool to get started.

Why Do People Seek Family and Child Therapy?

A big move isn’t the only cause of distress within family systems. Just as all families are different, the issues affecting them can vary. A single parent may struggle to make ends meet, a same-sex couple might face discrimination during the adoption process, and a teenager may act out because their parents are separating. However, some common themes can drive a family to seek professional care. Consider the following:

  • Unclear or violated boundaries: This includes things like curfews, social media use, or personal space. If a parent and child disagree about expectations, rules, or privacy, it can lead to a rift in their relationship.
  • Lack of familial support: A family member can feel neglected if their concerns are ignored or their victories go unnoticed. The same is true for someone with a mental health concern, chronic pain, or addiction.
  • Loss or tragedy: Death can cause immense grief and leave a family uncertain of how to move on without them. Similarly, events like the incarceration of a parent or a natural disaster can interfere with a family’s harmony.
  • Unhealthy habits: One person’s actions can impact an entire household. The presence of gambling, alcohol, or drug use can negatively affect a family’s relationships.
  • Behavioral problems: Focusing on a child’s actions usually obscures the underlying causes of their behavior. Bullying, underage drinking, and failing classes can be signs of deeper issues.

You may be going through some of these situations. These issues can feel daunting, and reaching out might seem intimidating. It’s important to remember you’re not alone. Countless families encounter similar hurdles, and licensed counselors and therapists can help unravel the issues present in a family system.

Common Benefits of Family Therapy Sessions

The good news is family therapy or counseling are effective methods for resolving specific issues, processing shared trauma, and discovering new ways to support one another. Your first session will mainly focus on getting to know your family. A counselor or therapist might ask questions about your family relationships, a typical day in your life, and what you aim to accomplish during your sessions.

From there, sessions can involve structural, strategic, or systemic therapy processes. Your provider may recommend homework, new activities to do together, or a specific family member accessing long-term mental health services.

However your appointments evolve, frequent takeaways include increased affection, enhanced communication, deeper empathy, and new perspectives on disagreements. Do you think working with a mental health professional could be beneficial for your family? Consider contacting our counseling center at Thriveworks Counseling in Biloxi, MS today.

Family Therapy Available at Thriveworks in Biloxi, MS

If you’re ready to explore therapy options for your family, consider scheduling an appointment with a licensed counselor or therapist at Thriveworks Counseling in Biloxi, MS. We accept many different insurance plans, and new clients often have their first session within 24 to 48 hours of reaching out.

There are several ways to access care at Thriveworks:

  • Through in-person therapy appointments
  • Online sessions via phone calls or video chat
  • Between sessions using text or email

Our providers offer convenient times to meet throughout the week. Beyond regular business hours, there are also opportunities on weekday evenings and weekends. Text-message assistance is available for booking and billing services. If life gets in the way, you can cancel or reschedule your appointments.

Getting started is easy. Simply call or use our online booking tool to connect with one of our team members from Thriveworks Counseling in Biloxi, MS. They can help you schedule your first family therapy or counseling session 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 Mississippi therapists and counselors accept 21 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Mississippi | BCBS

  • 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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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling Biloxi is located off of Popp’s Ferry Rd, south of Interstate 10 and just north of Cedar Lake Mobile Home Village. Our office shares a building with The Blake at Biloxi, and our building between Motsie Rd and Cedar Lake Rd. Our neighbors are Deaconess Hospice of Biloxi, Youth Villages, and Trustmark. If you have trouble finding our office or have any questions about how to get here, please don’t hesitate to reach out!

Phone number

(228) 400-7348

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