Improve Family Functioning—Family Therapy in Boise, ID

Improve Family Functioning—Family Therapy in Boise, ID

To the outside world, the Mahon family is picture-perfect. Mom and Dad are excelling in their careers, all of their children play competitive sports and get great grades in school, they have a family dog who is also well behaved, and they live in a beautiful home. There couldn’t be anything wrong with them, right?

Actually, behind closed doors, they struggle just like any other family. The children are constantly bickering, Mom and Dad sometimes fail to get along, and they’re struggling to keep up with the household chores because of their lack of time. Just because someone’s family looks perfect from the outside doesn’t mean they are.

Every family is subject to the turmoil that causes rifts in their relationships. If you and your loved ones are going through a tough spot, you’re not alone and help is available. Whether your children are having behavioral problems, your communication skills are off, or if a loved one is struggling with a mental illness, your family system can improve through the help of family counseling.

At Thriveworks Counseling in Boise, ID, our licensed marriage and family therapists have training in family therapy and can offer you and your loved ones an individualized treatment plan. They’ll help you build positive relationships and improve many aspects of your life.

If you think you and your loved ones would be a good fit for family therapy, consider reaching out to our office today.

What Is Family Therapy?

Whether you have gone to therapy before or not, family therapy may seem daunting. Sitting in a room with those closest to you, or who should be closest to you, and talking about your emotions isn’t always a walk in the park. However, family therapy is designed to treat each family member’s needs and goals in order to make the whole family unit stronger.

When you decide to pursue family therapy, your therapist will identify where the cracks are in your relationships. Maybe the issue stems from an individual member. Or maybe it’s been years of poor communication that has led up to this point.

Whatever the reason, your family therapist will find those root issues and develop a custom treatment plan based on your specific needs. In doing so, they will also utilize a variety of different therapeutic methods and techniques such as traditional talk therapy, art therapy, child therapy, and more.

Family therapy is often short-term meaning you could be finished in as little as nine sessions. Although, every family and their needs are different so don’t be discouraged if you need more time. We encourage you to not put pressure on these sessions and go into them with an open mind, ready to make meaningful changes.

Can Therapy Help My Family? Where Do We Get Started? 

Deciding to pursue therapy is often a difficult decision for family members. If you want to start therapy and are having a hard time convincing members of the family that this is a good idea, try explaining to them what it means to you to try. Also, explain to them the many different ways that therapy can help.

Including helping you work through things like…

  • Behavioral problems in children
  • Sibling rivalry
  • Communication issues
  • Grief and loss
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Abandonment
  • Parenting issues
  • Mental illness such as anxiety and depression
  • Financial strain and stress
  • Major life changes
  • Coping with a diagnosis
  • And more

There is help for everyone. To get started, the first thing you need to do is just reach out. Our team of scheduling specialists will be more than happy to help you find a time that best fits the needs of your entire family.

Family Therapy Sessions at Thriveworks Counseling in Boise, ID

Not all problems can be fixed overnight. When it gets too hard to handle, that’s when we can step in to lend a helping hand. You and your loved ones don’t need to live like this forever and you certainly don’t want to lose the relationships you have.

At Thriveworks in Boise, we are dedicated to providing you with client-focused, uplifting mental health care. To achieve this goal, we offer 23.5-hour cancellations, evening and weekend appointments, online counseling options, and more.

If you’re ready to get started to make meaningful changes to your familial bonds, give us a call and one of our scheduling specialists can set you up with an appointment. We have flexible scheduling and can get you in as soon as tomorrow.

We look forward to helping you thrive.

Thriveworks Counseling Boise

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Jared Bryson – Awesome Therapist

★★★★★
I have been working with Jared for over a year now. When I first started with him, I was apprehensive about going to a new therapist. I was with one before and did not have much success. After my first session, I knew he was the right fit for me. My spouse had already been going for a while, so we were able to compare experiences. One thing we noticed was how Jared adapted his therapy style to each of us. We then started couples therapy with him. He has been a God-send for us in helping us work through our issues. We were able to uncover things about us that made us stronger as a team. I cannot recommend Jared enough. He is truly amazing and a master of his craft.
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Jared Bryson, LMFT

★★★★★
I met Jared @ an Out-Patient program back in 2012. I was going going threw so much at work & home and was in much need of guidance! While I HATED being there, I knew something needed to change. Somehow through out the years, I had lost my Voice. I no longer could balance what we call LIFE. Being a Wife, Step-mom, Business Woman, the Pilar to my immediate family & finally having my own child, took a toll on me...I could no longer function! While in this program, Jared asked my permission if he could be my Voice. Confused, I said yes. Then he said I could take it back when I was ready. Again confused, I replied...Okay. Each day with him, I grew stronger & stronger. I looked forward to being in the Program. By the end,I knew what he meant, I had my VOICE back! Jared helped me find myself again! Jared is NOT your typical therapist. He does not sit there with a pen + paper asking the obvious questions! He is a real down to earth person who genuinely cares about you & wants you to succeed. I was so HAPPY to find out he ventured out on his own. He has been my LIFE COACH since leaving the program & now my 13 yr old gets the PRIVILEGE to benefit from his wisdom as well! I will follow him (Virtually) where ever he goes!
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  • 168 N 9th St Suite 3C,
    Boise, ID 83702

  • Mon-Fri:5AM-10PM
    Saturday:5AM-4PM
    Sunday:6AM-3PM

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