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500,000 people sought help at Thriveworks in the last year

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

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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 Cedar Rapids, IA 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 Cedar Rapids, IA 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?

Nothing is more important in life than family, and yours has always been your first priority. Even if you have friends and colleagues with their share of family issues, your family relationships have always felt rock solid. You make it a point to devote time for your spouse and children because while work is important, your home life matters more. Open lines of communication have always ensured family members feel like they matter, and you remain one cohesive unit.

But lately, it feels like something in your home has changed. The reason could be that your children are hitting their tumultuous teen years, you’re dealing with too much stress at work, or maybe you’ve just moved into a new home. It seems like you are arguing more often than not, doors are being slammed — maybe you’ve even been sleeping on the couch.

If it feels like your family is slipping away from you, don’t give up hope. It’s normal for families to go through both good times and bad. But if you feel like your problems are bigger than you can handle on your own, marriage and family therapy at Thriveworks in Cedar Rapids, IA can help you to rebuild stronger family relationships.

Reasons People Seek Family Therapy

We’ve all faced times when it feels like we’re at our wits’ end. Talking to your loved ones to find solutions to your family issues doesn’t always help, even if you are trying your best to be patient. If it feels like nothing is working, it may be time to consider a treatment plan created by our mental health professionals.

People seek marital and family therapy for many different reasons, with one common goal. They want to fix what is broken or find their way back to how they were before things took a turn for the worse.

Typical reasons that people seek family counseling include:

  • Major life changes
  • Loss of a loved one
  • Change in career or loss of a job
  • Moving to a new home
  • Substance abuse
  • Divorce or separation
  • Behavior problems in children
  • Depression or anxiety
  • Disagreements that don’t resolve
  • Communication issues

With any group of individuals living together under one roof, family dynamics can get complicated. Even with the common thread of love running between you, individual differences can still cause tension to come up between you. One family member’s problem can quickly become an issue for the entire family.

When times get tough, the marriage and family therapists at Thriveworks in Cedar Rapids, IA can help you find your way back to one another.

What Types of Family Therapy Do You Offer?

Family therapy provides you with beneficial resources you can’t access on your own. It doesn’t matter if you have small issues that are getting on each other’s nerves or there is a major problem that needs to be cut down to a manageable size. Our marriage and family therapists are here to help you work through it.

Your family therapist will sit down with you and each of your family members to implement a variety of therapeutic strategies. Some types of therapy offered at Thriveworks in Cedar Rapids, IA include:

  • Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT)
  • Strategic therapy
  • Systemic therapy
  • Structural therapy
  • Transgenerational therapy
  • Narrative therapy

Your Thriveworks family therapist is a trained professional with an objective, third-party perspective. They listen to what each member of your family has to say, looking for ways to help each of you to express yourselves harmoniously. Every side of the story matters, just as every member of the family matters. Family counseling sessions at Thriveworks in Cedar Rapids can be the first major step toward a happier family.

Schedule Family Therapy at Thriveworks in Cedar Rapids, IA

If miscommunication and disagreements are getting in the way of your family dynamic, now may be the perfect time to seek marital and family counseling at Thriveworks. Our mental health professionals have the experience and background to help you find answers and ease your mind.

New clients enjoy a wide range of benefits, including prompt scheduling. We recognize how important timing is when you reach out for help so we offer availability on weekdays and weekends from early in the morning to late in the evening. In fact, new clients can often be seen by one of our family therapists within 24-48 hours of reaching out.

At Thriveworks in Cedar Rapids, we make every effort to accommodate your family members’ schedules. We offer in-person therapy sessions as well as remote therapy appointments by video or phone call, whichever is more convenient and comfortable for you. You’ll also be able to reach your therapist by email or phone call in between sessions while our discussion group gives you the opportunity to connect with others who have similar problems.

Today could be the day you start to mend old wounds, repair your relationships, and bring your family closer together. When you’re ready, call us at Thriveworks in Cedar Rapids, IA to schedule your first family therapy appointment.

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 Cedar Rapids therapists and counselors accept 5 insurance plans

  • JP Farley Corporation

  • Multi Plan PHCS

  • Six Degrees Health

  • United Healthcare | Optum

  • United Healthcare | Optum EAP

Self-pay costs at Cedar Rapids
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 Learn about verified reviews
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I absolutely love Gina Faulds. She is sweet and patient and has a warm spirit to her. She also is very relatable with me and she listens well. I love Thriveworks because it is free and I can get great therapy.
Read more I absolutely love Gina Faulds. She is sweet and patient and has a warm spirit to her. She also is very relatable with me and she listens well. I love Thriveworks because it is free and I can get great therapy.
Eris Feb 2024
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★★★★★
Susan is a compassionate, inspirational, and insightfull therapist. She helped me through the toughest moments of my life and taught me techniques to enjoy living, rather than just scraping by. It seems like a lot of therapists are leaving this location recently. Susan is the best, my quality of life has dramatically improved with her guidance. I strongly recommend her to anyone in need.
Read more Susan is a compassionate, inspirational, and insightfull therapist. She helped me through the toughest moments of my life and taught me techniques to enjoy living, rather than just scraping by. It seems like a lot of therapists are leaving this location recently. Susan is the best, my quality of life has dramatically improved with her guidance. I strongly recommend her to anyone in need.
Cedar Park Aug 2019
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★★★★★
I had been looking for a wonderful therapist for a long time and then I finally found Susan. She is warm and caring and I look forward to seeing her every week. I have seen many therapists leave this thriveworks practice in the last year, so if you're looking for a long term stable relationship, ask for Susan. shes the BEST
Read more I had been looking for a wonderful therapist for a long time and then I finally found Susan. She is warm and caring and I look forward to seeing her every week. I have seen many therapists leave this thriveworks practice in the last year, so if you're looking for a long term stable relationship, ask for Susan. shes the BEST
Cedar Park Aug 2019
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★★★★★
I work with Susan, who is kind, understanding, and easy to talk to. She's helping me learn techniques to manage my anxiety, and for the first time in my adult life, I feel like I have a sense of control and can handle any curveballs thrown my way. I've only just started seeing her recently but have already seen a huge improvement in my mood and day-to-day life. Susan is awesome to work with and I highly recommend her!
Read more I work with Susan, who is kind, understanding, and easy to talk to. She's helping me learn techniques to manage my anxiety, and for the first time in my adult life, I feel like I have a sense of control and can handle any curveballs thrown my way. I've only just started seeing her recently but have already seen a huge improvement in my mood and day-to-day life. Susan is awesome to work with and I highly recommend her!
Cedar Park Feb 2019
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Susan is easy to talk to and has a warm, inviting demeanor that makes you trust her implicitly.
Read more Susan is easy to talk to and has a warm, inviting demeanor that makes you trust her implicitly.
Cedar Park Feb 2019
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★★★★★
I’ve been seeing Susan Wills for almost a year and she’s by far one of the best therapists I’ve ever found. She makes me feel special. I always look forward to our sessions.
Read more I’ve been seeing Susan Wills for almost a year and she’s by far one of the best therapists I’ve ever found. She makes me feel special. I always look forward to our sessions.
Cedar Park Feb 2019
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★★★★★
I have grown and learned so much about myself since I began seeing Susan Wills for counseling. She has helped me to make life goals and see them to fruition!
Read more I have grown and learned so much about myself since I began seeing Susan Wills for counseling. She has helped me to make life goals and see them to fruition!
Cedar Park Jan 2019
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★★★★★
Susan Wills is amazing 10/10 recommend!!!!
Cedar Park Jan 2019
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Where to find us

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Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling Cedar Rapids is located at 725 Boyson Rd NE Suite 100, Cedar Rapids, IA 52402, near the intersection of C Ave. NE.

Phone number

(319) 220-5493

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