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25,282 people sought family therapy help in Virginia 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 Charlottesville, VA 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 Charlottesville, VA 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?

Family Therapy in Charlottesville, VA

Family therapy is an effective tool in helping you and your relatives live and love in unison. If your family is experiencing something difficult or just needs help resolving a given conflict, family therapy at Thriveworks Counseling in Charlottesville, VA can help you. 

Consider working with one of our experienced mental health professionals. To get started, all you have to do is call our office at (434) 443-6493.

How Does Family Therapy Work?

Some things you can expect to tackle during your sessions include:

  • Problem-solving skills
  • Effective communication
  • Active listening
  • Anger and stress management
  • Trust building

Can Family Therapy Help Us?

At Thriveworks Counseling in Charlottesville, VA, our family therapists can help you work through:

  • Relationship issues
  • Financial strain and stress
  • Major life changes
  • Divorce and/or separation
  • Mental illnesses such as anxiety and depression
  • Substance abuse
  • Parenting challenges
  • Behavioral problems in children
  • Sibling rivalry
  • Trust issues
  • Inability to see eye to eye
  • Grief and loss
  • Coping with a physical illness

Work with a Family Therapist in Charlottesville, VA

If you need help addressing a family problem, consider working with one of our trusted family therapists. Our goal is to create a safe and open environment that allows everyone to talk freely and openly without fear of repercussions.

Call Thriveworks in Charlottesville, VA today to get started at (434) 443-6493

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 Charlottesville therapists and counselors accept 24 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Virginia | BCBS

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Virginia Medicare Advantage

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

  • Humana HMO/POS

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Self-pay costs at Charlottesville
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

5.0 Learn about verified reviews
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My therapist is absolutely awesome. Doris is thoughtful and caring, and focused on my needs. She remembers practically everything we’ve discussed about my issues, my history, members of my family, and of course the therapeutic issues we have discussed. Her ability to know me and make a meaningful connection is comforting and productive.
Read more My therapist is absolutely awesome. Doris is thoughtful and caring, and focused on my needs. She remembers practically everything we’ve discussed about my issues, my history, members of my family, and of course the therapeutic issues we have discussed. Her ability to know me and make a meaningful connection is comforting and productive.
Robert Feb 2024
Thriveworks.com verified review

Where to find us

Getting here

We share a building with Charlottesville Title Agency, Wilkinson Wealth Management, and the office of Martin Wren, personal injury lawyer. Our building is at the intersection of Locust Ave and E High St. There is also a USPS Collection Box at this location. On either sides of the street is Children Youth and Family Services and CFA Institute.

Phone number

(434) 443-6493

Languages spoken by VA providers

  • English
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