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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 Bowling Green, KY 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 Bowling Green, KY 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?

What comes to mind when you start thinking about your family? For many of us, we think about the love we share, the close bonds, and the memories that have gradually stuck with us as time moves forward. These close ties that we feel to our relatives can be a great source of support, love, and friendship. However, like any relationship, there can be periods of turmoil and conflict that might cross boundaries for everyone involved. 

Family connections can be difficult to navigate when the atmosphere changes from one of respect and healthy communication to one of resentment and simmering hostility. These changes can happen for a multiplicity of reasons—and it can be difficult to not pass the blame or to remain open to reconciling when harsh words and behaviors cloud our judgment. 

In times when it feels like the separation and differences between you and your loved ones can’t be changed, consider whether you and your family could benefit from the impartiality of a family therapist at Thriveworks in Bowling Green, KY. They’re a specialized type of mental health professional, and their professional insight and guidance could be the answer you and your family have been waiting for. 

What Is Family Therapy? 

For those who aren’t familiar with family therapy, or therapy in general, it might feel a little invasive to think about sharing your private family life with a stranger. That makes sense if you don’t know the role that a family therapist actually plays during your sessions together. But in reality, family therapists aren’t interested in passing judgment or picking sides when it comes to resolving family disputes and boundary issues. Their main concern is keeping the family together as a whole, and highlighting the ways in which your shared bond with one another is so valuable. 

Family therapists can help relatives to: 

  • Learn to communicate healthily and become active listeners 
  • To establish boundaries based on respect and empathy
  • To reinforce the importance of compromise and patience 
  • Understand one another’s perspectives during therapy sessions 

These are just some of the ways that a family therapist might be able to assist you and your household. But still—you might not recognize why your family needs to see a counselor. While it’s important to establish the fact that every family has different dynamics and a different set of challenges, there’s a few warning signs to keep track of if you’re feeling like family therapy could be of use. For example, if you’re frequently encountering the following it might be time to connect with a Thriveworks family therapist in Bowling Green, KY: 

  • Disagreements that escalate into arguments 
  • Passive-aggressive behavior 
  • Child or teen behavioral issues 
  • Relatives that refuse to communicate with each other 
  • Anxiety during family interactions or time spent together 
  • Avoidant behavior, like refusing to apologize for transgressions towards each other 

Our mental health professionals might be able to give your family the stable environment to start healing and closing the distance that’s dividing you. Our priority is improving the lives of our clients—and we do that by remaining committed to their personal progress through better mental health care. 

See a Thriveworks Family Therapist in Bowling Green, KY

While it’s always great when the entire family decides unanimously on something, not everyone may be on the same page about using mental health services to fix any problems arising at home. We understand and want to inform or remind that therapy is actually more about providing yourselves the tools you need to resolve issues together and prevent them from reoccurring. 

What’s more, licensed mental health professionals like our family therapists are able to diagnose and treat undiagnosed mental health conditions or disorders. Undiagnosed mental health conditions can manifest as: 

  • ADHD in adults, teens, or children
  • Substance abuse disorder
  • Depression
  • OCD 
  • And many other conditions

Mental health care is a valuable resource for families to turn to. When you connect with one of our therapists you’ll get the benefit of knowing that you’re receiving individualized, industry-leading assistance. But the benefits don’t just stop with our mental health professionals. By calling our Bowling Green, KY to enroll, you can gain access to our amazing array of client perks, like: 

  • Evening and weekend session times: Family life can be hectic. Make the time for everyone to connect with our flexible scheduling options. 
  • Email access to your provider: Stay in touch in between appointments. It’s another way we’ll add peace of mind to your therapy experience.  
  • A life coach Q/A chat line: Your questions don’t have to wait until the next appointment. Get the expert advice and insight of a Thriveworks life coach.

If it sounds like family therapy could be beneficial for your household, call Thriveworks in Bowling Green, KY. Our scheduling specialists will help your family to find the right therapist to help you create and manage a better home environment. 

Pricing & insurance

Our therapists accept most major insurances. We cover 180 million Americans – and offer self-pay options, too.
Learn more about pricing for therapy and counseling services at Thriveworks.

Our Kentucky therapists and counselors accept 18 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Kentucky | BCBS

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Caresource

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • JP Farley Corporation

  • Medicare KY

  • Multi Plan PHCS

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Self-pay costs at Bowling Green
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

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Thriveworks helped me realize that I do believe people can change. I’m not the person I was three months ago, broken and fearful. I’m healthy and happy and for the first time being kind to myself. Thank you for giving me my life back.
Read more Thriveworks helped me realize that I do believe people can change. I’m not the person I was three months ago, broken and fearful. I’m healthy and happy and for the first time being kind to myself. Thank you for giving me my life back.
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Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling Bowling Green is located at 310 E Main Ave Suite 202, Bowling Green, KY 42101, between Classic Cuts & Shaves and JKStyles Clothing Store.

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(270) 721-4432

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