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 Cary, NC 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 Cary, NC 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.
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Family Therapy and Counseling in Cary, NC—Family Therapists
Thriveworks Counseling in Cary is proud to offer family therapy and counseling. This form of therapy can prove crucial to the health and happiness of our relationships with family members. If you and your family are going through a tough season and need some help navigating your challenges, consider reaching out to our office. You can easily schedule an appointment by calling our office and speaking to one of our scheduling specialists.
Can My Family Benefit from Working with a Therapist?
Many families can benefit from working with a therapist, including those who are struggling to get along or reconcile their differences, as well as those who simply want to improve the strength of their relationships. Regardless of the specifics, family therapy can help you and your loved ones work through stressful, painful, or otherwise difficult situations. Here is a more comprehensive list of the topics that are commonly discussed in family therapy:
- Grief and loss
- Stress management
- Major life changes/transitions
- Rebellious kids and teens
- Parenting decisions
- Traumatic experiences
- Communication tactics
The above are all common obstacles that can lead to strain in your relationships with your parents, siblings, children, and other family members. Fortunately, the family therapists at Thriveworks Counseling in Cary are fully equipped to help you work through these and other challenges.
What Can I Expect from Family Therapy at Thriveworks Counseling in Cary?
Here at Thriveworks Counseling in Cary, our therapists and counselors provide their clients with personalized care. When it comes to family therapy, your therapist will get to know you and your family; then, they will design a plan that will best help you and your family members resolve your problems and improve your relationships. Often, families can do so in an average of 9 sessions. Sometimes, though it takes a little longer to make this kind of progress, and that’s okay too!
Many families benefit from cognitive behavioral therapy techniques as well as psychodynamic therapy techniques. That said, as we mentioned earlier, your family therapist will get to know you and your family’s needs and then they will determine what therapy techniques will best help you. Know that your family therapist will always have your best interest in mind.
Schedule a Family Therapy Appointment at Thriveworks Counseling in Cary, NC
We know just how stressful and painful it can be to fight with your loved ones. We also know that simply wanting to repair a relationship doesn’t lead to resolution. The good news is that our family therapists can help you navigate these difficult conversations with your family members and, in turn, improve your relationships. They can also equip you with tools for working through future conflicts effectively.
If you think that you and your family could benefit from family therapy services, reach out to us today. We will get you scheduled for an appointment with your family therapist right away. Here are several benefits that you can look forward to at Thriveworks:
- Online counseling opportunities
- Quick scheduling
- Flexible appointment options
- Text support
Do these benefits interest you? Call our office to schedule your first family therapy session and experience them for yourself!