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?
Your relationships within your family are the most important that you build in your lifetime. You spend the most time with the members of your family, and every action or attitude you do or portray is being watched and analyzed by those closest to you. It sounds a bit nerve racking when you stop to think about it; but in reality, this presents you with a very big opportunity! Each interaction within your family is an opportunity to set a positive example or to nurture a good behavior pattern. However, given that there is such a large potential to build strong, positive relationships; there also exists an equally large potential do just the opposite. Our actions and attitudes can have a negative effect on those in your family as well. In addition, the behaviors of your family members are having either a positive or negative effect on you right now. I know, the intricacies of our family relationships are a lot to think about, and this can be a very complicated web to untangle and manage effectively. Fortunately, that’s why we at Thriveworks Charlottesville Counseling exist – to help you navigate and improve your closest relationships – those within your family.
At Thriveworks Charlottesville Family Counseling, we believe that the best approach to building stronger relationships with your family is to partner with a counselor or therapist who is experienced and has been highly trained to help with the issues and challenges that arise through this process. Sure, it’s possible to figure it all out on your own, but is it worth the risk? Our team of passionate licensed Charlottesville counselors, therapists, and psychologists are ready to help you develop strategies that really work for building the kinds of family relationships that you’ve always wanted.
The interactions with your family and the relationships you build with each member couldn’t be more important; in fact, the relationship model you learn from your family, or your family learns from you, actually extends outward into each members sphere of influence. The success or failure of relationships outside of your family can be linked, at least in part, to the model of behavior you’ve shown or have been shown within your family unit.
Today is the day to start down the path of improving your family relationships, and Thriveworks Family Counseling and Therapy is the place to begin. We do our best to make your experience with us as seamless and productive as possible – we accept most major insurance plans, and we are able to help most new clients schedule a session within 24 hours of the time they reach out to us.
Please don’t wait! Call Thriveworks Charlottesville Counseling today at 434-812-4009. We’re excited to help!