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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 Carmel, IN 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 Carmel, IN 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?

Ian and his father have had an increasingly rocky relationship over the past several years. It doesn’t help that they have different beliefs about many things, but Ian’s noticed that his dad doesn’t seem to be willing to accept his son’s viewpoints on many things. And after an especially tumultuous holiday season, Ian has been stuck wondering what he can do to get closer to his father. 

After talking with his sister, Ian is considering whether or not he and his father could benefit from family counseling. The two of them haven’t been able to communicate successfully in the past—so Ian is hoping that having a mental health professional to mediate and guide them towards resolutions will be helpful. While he’s not sure whether or not his dad will be resistant, Ian hopes that his father will warm up to the idea of talking to a family counselor. 

Like Ian and his father, many family members struggle to maintain positive connections, despite the love that they share. At Thriveworks in Carmel, IN we’d like to help you maintain that connection. There’s no shame in seeking finance and stability from a mental health professional to assist your family—it’s a great way to preserve the bonds you share. 

Does our Family Need to Talk with a Family Counselor?  

Each family has different needs and dynamics at play, so whether or not you need a counselor depends on your situation. With that in mind, there are several common indications that can serve as warning signs when a family’s dynamics have turned negative, including: 

  • Feelings of resentment or hostility 
  • Unruly behavioral issues in children or teens 
  • Persistent anxiety over financial issues or relationship difficulties 
  • Undiagnosed mental health conditions or disorders 
  • Alcohol or drug addiction

In addition to these signs, sometimes family members may seem unwilling or resistant to attend counseling sessions together, often because they’re not certain how a family counselor will help the situation. They might be worried that a family counselor will judge them, or pick sides between relatives and divide their family. This couldn’t be farther from the truth—if you or your relatives feel hesitant about the motives of a family counselor, rest assured that their only goal is to help you and your loved ones to strengthen the bonds that you share and achieve a healthier relationship. 

How Can Family Counseling Help Us? 

At Thriveworks in Carmel, IN, our family counselors can assist you and your relatives by: 

  • Creating and promoting newfound respect for personal boundaries and healthy communication
  • Offering encouragement, enabling you to empathize and compromise with one another 
  • Working through mental health conditions with family members to find new emotional balance and well-being 
  • Providing assistance as you engage in balanced dialogue and candid discussion

You may find that it feels uncomfortable at first to share details about your family life, especially if you all live together. But by doing so, you’ll be giving your family counselor an in-depth look at what is going on in your family. With your valuable feedback, they can help you and your family to start implementing customized coping methods and communication strategies. 

Plus, there’s no need to feel separated by distance with our online family counseling options. As long as all of your relatives have a reliable internet connection and somewhere private to talk with your shared counselor, you can connect virtually anywhere. Start moving forward with online family counseling with Thriveworks in Carmel, IN. 

Schedule Family Counseling by Calling Thriveworks in Carmel, IN Today

Your family doesn’t need to struggle with your challenges alone. Partnering with a family counselor at Thriveworks in Carmel, IN is a great way to preserve the connections you share. Give us a call when you and your relatives are ready; our scheduling specialists will be standing by to assist you seven days a week. With their help, you can easily find the perfect session time that fits everyone’s schedule, find a provider that fits, and set up insurance to cover any costs. 

Enrolling with Thriveworks also offers you all insider benefits, such as: 

  • Weekend and evening session availability
  • Email contact with your provider in-between session
  • Our Q/A ask a coach option: for questions that can’t wait till the next session
  • Scheduling assistance from our specialists, 7 days a week 

Choosing to seek family counseling is a proactive step towards a better home life and improvised connections between you and your family. While it’s never easy to navigate turmoil in our close relationships, our family counselors can offer you hope and guidance. There’s no shame in turning to the support of a mental health professional for your family’s needs. Call our office in Carmel, IN to team up with a family counselor at Thriveworks.  

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 Carmel therapists and counselors accept 24 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Indiana | BCBS

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • Encore Health Network

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

  • Humana HMO/POS

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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.
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling Carmel is at the corner of City Center Drive and Carmel Drive. Our office building is across the street from First Financial Bank & ATM, and shared with Indy Facets Private Jeweler.

Phone number

(463) 231-3119

Languages spoken by IN providers

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