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

Starting Blended family counseling

What is Blended family counseling?

Blended family counseling from our therapists at Thriveworks in Beverly Hills, MI helps families who have come together through marriage work through changes, accept differences, ease tension, and form bonds. It enables parents to set boundaries and expectations around finances, parenting, and other areas. In addition, it offers all family members a safe space to voice their thoughts and feelings.

How does Blended family counseling work?

Blended family counseling will likely involve attending sessions as a group, but it might also involve individual sessions with each family member. It works by encouraging the group to share any emotions or concerns or challenges they might be experiencing, as relates to the family, and then offering tailored solutions.

Is Blended family counseling conducted in person or online?

Blended family counseling at Thriveworks in Beverly Hills, MI is conducted both in person and online by video. We encourage you to choose the option that works best for you.

How long does Blended family counseling last?

Blended family counseling from one of our providers at Thriveworks in Beverly Hills, MI be short- or long-term, lasting for weeks, months, or years. The length is dependent on the family's areas of concerns, whether they're more immediate or they're more complex. Together with your therapist, you can determine how long you should plan on attending therapy for best results.

Need more help deciding?

Blended Family Therapy in Birmingham, MI

No one has to walk through the challenge of bringing a blended family together alone. Mental health professionals at Thriveworks Birmingham have helped many families overcome these difficulties and come together.

Thriveworks Birmingham offers therapy for blended families. We understand the process of building a family, and we are ready to help.

Call us or book online to get started today.

What Does a Blended Family Look Like?

There is no formula for what a blended or step family can look like. No list could contain the different shapes and sizes families can take, but here are some examples of blended families:

  • Parents who are divorced and living in separate homes but sharing parenting duties of their children. No partners are involved in the children’s lives.
  • A remarried or re-coupled parent whose new partner steps into a parenting role in their child’s life (thus, the term step family) where the new partner does not have their own children.
  • Remarried or re-coupled parents who both have children from a previous relationship and both are stepping into parenting roles.
  • A remarried or re-coupled parent whose new partners does not take on a parenting role the child (children).

Why Thriveworks?

At Thriveworks Birmingham, our therapists can offer assistance with the following issues that blended families often face:

  • Stress and Adjustment: Family therapy provides a supportive environment for children to express their feelings and concerns about the changes in their home life. Therapists help children develop coping strategies and resilience to navigate the challenges they face.
  • Loss and Grief: Therapists help children process their grief and loss related to parental separation or death. Through therapy, children can explore their emotions and learn healthy ways to cope with their feelings of sadness and confusion.
  • Adjusting to New Rules: Family therapy assists in establishing consistent rules and expectations across households, reducing confusion and frustration for children. Therapists work with parents to develop strategies for co-parenting effectively and promoting cooperation between households.
  • Role Confusion: Therapists address issues of role confusion by facilitating open communication and clarifying family roles and expectations. Through therapy, children can gain a better understanding of their place within the blended family structure.
  • Unclear Relationship Dynamics: Family therapy helps clarify relationship dynamics between children, stepparents, and stepsiblings. Therapists guide discussions about boundaries, expectations, and feelings, helping to foster trust and security within the family.
  • Blended Families: Common Challenges for the Adults
  • Establishing Relationships: Family therapy provides a safe space for couples to explore their relationship dynamics and address any challenges they face as they blend families. Therapists offer guidance on communication skills and conflict resolution techniques to strengthen the couple’s bond.
  • Learning Parenting Skills: Therapists support adults in developing effective parenting strategies and navigating the complexities of co-parenting in a blended family. Through education and skill-building exercises, adults learn how to address the unique needs of their children and promote a harmonious family environment.
  • Co-Parenting Decisions: Family therapy facilitates discussions about co-parenting decisions and helps adults find common ground on parenting styles and discipline methods. Therapists assist in negotiating agreements that prioritize the well-being of the children and promote cooperation between co-parents.
  • Managing Multiple Challenges: Therapists provide support and guidance to adults as they navigate the multiple challenges of blending families. Through therapy, adults learn stress management techniques, conflict resolution strategies, and effective communication skills to address the complexities of their family dynamics.

Scheduling Counseling for Blended Families at Thriveworks Birmingham

If you are blending two families together, consider reaching out to help from Thriveworks Birmingham. We accept many different forms of insurance, and we offer weekend evening sessions.

Let’s work together. Call today or book online to get started.

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 Beverly Hills therapists and counselors accept 27 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • ASR

  • Blue Care Network of Michigan

  • Blue Care Network of Michigan Medicare Advantage (HMO | PPO)

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

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

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan | BCBS PPO

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

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Self-pay costs at Beverly Hills
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

4.7 Thriveworks Beverly Hills reviews are collected through Thriveworks.com.
★★★★★
Andrea Golden is easy to talk with and goes or of her way to give a balanced perspective.
Birmingham Aug 2020
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★★★★★
I had the honor of working with Lindsey at a previous job and she is one of the sweetest individuals I have ever met. Lindsey listens intently to everyone and is open to people from all walks of life. Lindsey is knowledgeable and passionate about advocating for mental health. This makes Lindsey a great leader and counselor. I would refer anyone I know to Lindsey!
Read more I had the honor of working with Lindsey at a previous job and she is one of the sweetest individuals I have ever met. Lindsey listens intently to everyone and is open to people from all walks of life. Lindsey is knowledgeable and passionate about advocating for mental health. This makes Lindsey a great leader and counselor. I would refer anyone I know to Lindsey!
Birmingham Nov 2019
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★★★★★
I’ve known Tammy Wagstaff for quite some time. She was very helpful to me for finding my strengths and improving my working and personal relationships. She is a good listener and is able to “see” my point of view . I would highly recommend this counselor
Read more I’ve known Tammy Wagstaff for quite some time. She was very helpful to me for finding my strengths and improving my working and personal relationships. She is a good listener and is able to “see” my point of view . I would highly recommend this counselor
Birmingham Sep 2019
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★★★★★
*****I have been a patient of Sandra's for nearly 2 years now and I really can't say enough good things about her work with me. She is a true Christian counselor and that was exactly the perspective I needed to guide me down the path God was trying to lead me. She definitely strengthened my faith and made many of life's big problems seem like small speed bumps when looking at the big picture!! I highly recommend Sandra Q. if you are looking for the someone who honestly cares about you and the journey you are on. Remember, there’s ultimately only one way to peace in your life, and that’s to walk daily with the Prince of Peace, Christ Jesus!! *****
Read more *****I have been a patient of Sandra's for nearly 2 years now and I really can't say enough good things about her work with me. She is a true Christian counselor and that was exactly the perspective I needed to guide me down the path God was trying to lead me. She definitely strengthened my faith and made many of life's big problems seem like small speed bumps when looking at the big picture!! I highly recommend Sandra Q. if you are looking for the someone who honestly cares about you and the journey you are on. Remember, there’s ultimately only one way to peace in your life, and that’s to walk daily with the Prince of Peace, Christ Jesus!! *****
Birmingham Sep 2018
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★★★★★
I really enjoyed meeting Melissa. It was easy to converse with her. She was very professional but completely relatable too. I would definitely recommend Thriveworks!
Read more I really enjoyed meeting Melissa. It was easy to converse with her. She was very professional but completely relatable too. I would definitely recommend Thriveworks!
Birmingham Jul 2018
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★★★★★
Much Gratitude Christine, You're helping me become the best version of myself. The self I've always pictured the vision is clear and I am ready to LIVE!!
Read more Much Gratitude Christine, You're helping me become the best version of myself. The self I've always pictured the vision is clear and I am ready to LIVE!!
Birmingham Jul 2018
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The doctor (PhD) I saw for therapy decided, on the second session, to pay more attention to doing things on his phone than to listening to me. He thought he was hiding what he was doing behind his portfolio, but he was not. I could see the reflection of what he was doing, and he was looking down more than up. He was pretending to listen but didn't do a very good job of that, because when I stopped talking, he would incorrectly try to restate what I said or, make a comment on what I said which turned out to not be relevant because it was clear he wasn't listening. He did not seem to want to be there. It was a horrible experience. I called the next day to complain to the lady on the phone, and got a sincere "I'm sorry" and that's it. When I got the bill (very expensive, by the way), I have been attempting to call the office to pay it over the phone but I keep getting told that the people that do the billing are currently busy and that I should call back. It should not be that difficult for someone to take a credit card number and apply it to my bill, especially a bill I shouldn't have to pay due to horrible service. I hope the other therapists at Thriveworks are better than the one I selected, and actually have interest in helping their patients.
Read more The doctor (PhD) I saw for therapy decided, on the second session, to pay more attention to doing things on his phone than to listening to me. He thought he was hiding what he was doing behind his portfolio, but he was not. I could see the reflection of what he was doing, and he was looking down more than up. He was pretending to listen but didn't do a very good job of that, because when I stopped talking, he would incorrectly try to restate what I said or, make a comment on what I said which turned out to not be relevant because it was clear he wasn't listening. He did not seem to want to be there. It was a horrible experience. I called the next day to complain to the lady on the phone, and got a sincere "I'm sorry" and that's it. When I got the bill (very expensive, by the way), I have been attempting to call the office to pay it over the phone but I keep getting told that the people that do the billing are currently busy and that I should call back. It should not be that difficult for someone to take a credit card number and apply it to my bill, especially a bill I shouldn't have to pay due to horrible service. I hope the other therapists at Thriveworks are better than the one I selected, and actually have interest in helping their patients.
Birmingham Apr 2018
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★★★★★
We couldn't be happier with the staff and help we have received for our family at the practice. Christine has been particularly helpful in assisting myself and our family get back on track.
Read more We couldn't be happier with the staff and help we have received for our family at the practice. Christine has been particularly helpful in assisting myself and our family get back on track.
Birmingham Apr 2017
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Birmingham is located at the intersection of Lahser Road and 13 Mile Road. We currently share the building with CareFirst and Byram Healthcare, among other businesses. Across Lahser Road, you will find the Detroit County Day School.

Phone number

(248) 422-1479

Languages spoken by MI providers

  • English
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