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899 people sought family therapy help at Chesapeake in the last year

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

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As a counselor of many years and experiences, I understand the conflicting emotions of wanting to be more successful in balancing life with work when ... As a counselor of many years and experiences, I understand the conflicting emotions of wanting to be more successful in balancing life with work when it seems that every day brings on another 'thing' we need to handle. Read more

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As an African American woman with a PhD who was raised by two parents in the military, I understand diverse cultures and extreme pressures that indivi... As an African American woman with a PhD who was raised by two parents in the military, I understand diverse cultures and extreme pressures that individuals experience. Read more

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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 Chesapeake, 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 Chesapeake, 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?

In “Finding Nemo,” Marlin, a clownfish, loses all of his family members except for his son Nemo.  One day, when Nemo is at school he swims out to sea and gets scooped up by a scuba diver, which catapults Marlin onto an ocean-wide trek to find Nemo.  He tackles some of his biggest fears, makes friends with fish he’d normally be too scared of, and leaves his home for days on the quest to find his son.  Throughout the movie, you see Marlin tackle each obstacle with determination, knowing that one day he will see Nemo again.  When the day finally comes that they are reunited, it is a beautiful thing.

This movie, though an animated children’s film, depicts just about everything a member of a close-knit family will go through for the wellbeing of their loved ones.  Family is an important piece of a lot of people’s lives.  Within a healthy family, people feel happy, loved, and fulfilled more days than not—however, it is no secret that families aren’t always functioning happily.  Family dysfunction is a common occurrence.  Ongoing challenges or unforeseen crises constantly threaten the stability of a family. And healthy families work to address and manage these challenges well. But sometimes, they need a little professional help.

At Thriveworks Chesapeake, we know that family issues arise, and we want to help restore a happy and healthy home.  If challenges aren’t handled correctly within a family, each member of the family can suffer.  Our counselors and psychologists work to rebuild relationships and open communication lines.

Is Your Family in Need of Restoration?

What is your family going through right now?  Do you feel like you are all working together to maintain a happy and healthy dynamic?  If not, it may be time to rebuild and restore your relationships.  All families experience conflict, but if the conflict is not dealt with in the correct manner, it can be detrimental to your family.  Here are some examples of conflict that can affect a family’s balance:

  • Loss of your home
  • Job loss
  • Death of a family member or friend
  • An accident that injures or disables a family member
  • Financial stress
  • Misbehaved or uncontrollable children
  • A family member suffering from addiction
  • Domestic abuse
  • Infidelity or divorce

All of these are issues that can be tough on a family to overcome.  There is no magic formula that will bring peace and harmony to families, but improved relationships can happen when family members are willing to work together.

Is My Family in Need of Family Therapy?

Families operate under the same patterns and habits without giving it a second thought.  When things start to go south, it can send families into panic mode.  After doing things the same ways for years, how do you change the way you operate as a unit?

Through therapy, families may learn how to relate in new ways that respect each other’s needs and ways of life.  When families put in time and effort to become healthier, their efforts are often rewarded with a restored home.  Through therapy, a family can experience:

  • Secure parent/child attachment with the possibility of children bringing that benefit into their future relationships
  • Improved coping skills for handling stress and adversity
  • Less anxiety and depression-related conditions
  • Reduced risk of financial-based conflict
  • Improved communication lines between family members

Families are systems where what impacts one, impacts the whole.  Family therapy is used to help individual members of the family but helping the family function better as a whole.

Family Therapy at Thriveworks Chesapeake

Has your family hit a rough patch?  If it is time for a more peaceful, balanced home, call Thriveworks Chesapeake today and schedule a family therapy session with one of our counselors or psychologists. We can assist you in overcoming and managing conflict.

At Thriveworks, we know your family is busy.  We offer flexible hours with evening and weekend availability.  We know taking the step to schedule family therapy can be daunting, so we have a “no waiting list” policy to be sure your family gets the help you need.  Our clinicians accept a variety of insurance plans and are ready to step in.,

If you and your family are ready to start family therapy, call Thriveworks Chesapeake today at (757) 414-6427.

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 Chesapeake 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 Chesapeake
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

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Sarah Hawkins is a very compassionate person. She always encouraged me to try my hardest to solved my problems using her advise. I am bless for having her as my therapist.
Read more Sarah Hawkins is a very compassionate person. She always encouraged me to try my hardest to solved my problems using her advise. I am bless for having her as my therapist.
Sarah Feb 2024
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★★★★★
I find the sessions to be quite beneficial. I feel that I am progressing alone nicely.
Eugene Feb 2024
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★★★★★
Andrea Stephen is a kind and compassionate counselor. She listens to her clients intently, because she genuinely cares. Her passion to help those who are hurting is what motivates her. She is an asset to the Mental Health industry.
Read more Andrea Stephen is a kind and compassionate counselor. She listens to her clients intently, because she genuinely cares. Her passion to help those who are hurting is what motivates her. She is an asset to the Mental Health industry.
Chesapeake Oct 2021
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★★★★★
I would like to sing the praises of Andrea Stephen and give her a big shout-out for a job well done!!! I have had the pleasure of studying with her in multiple classes, as a fellow student in the counseling program. Later on, we serendipitously worked alongside each other in the field. Andrea is a genuine listener, faithful encourager, and a beacon of hope. She is a counselor who truly cares about her clients and wants to see them thrive.
Read more I would like to sing the praises of Andrea Stephen and give her a big shout-out for a job well done!!! I have had the pleasure of studying with her in multiple classes, as a fellow student in the counseling program. Later on, we serendipitously worked alongside each other in the field. Andrea is a genuine listener, faithful encourager, and a beacon of hope. She is a counselor who truly cares about her clients and wants to see them thrive.
Chesapeake Oct 2021
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★★★★★
I've had the pleasure of working with Tammy Boone for about 5 months now and it has been a wonderful journey. She has challenged me to do the work and express myself in ways I never thought was possible. She provides ways to cope with difficult situations without being judgmental. I couldn't have asked for a better clinician!
Read more I've had the pleasure of working with Tammy Boone for about 5 months now and it has been a wonderful journey. She has challenged me to do the work and express myself in ways I never thought was possible. She provides ways to cope with difficult situations without being judgmental. I couldn't have asked for a better clinician!
Chesapeake Feb 2021
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★★★★★
Dr. P. Jones, I can only say that she is simply the best!!! I found Dr. Jones in a rush, she had authentic concern for the situation, she went over and WELL ABOVE assisting us with our needs. She was our angel during this process!!!
Read more Dr. P. Jones, I can only say that she is simply the best!!! I found Dr. Jones in a rush, she had authentic concern for the situation, she went over and WELL ABOVE assisting us with our needs. She was our angel during this process!!!
Chesapeake Jan 2021
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I have had the pleasure of working with Dr. Jones for the past 9 months. She is incredibly genuine and easy to confide in, even over our online sessions. She was able to help me through a difficult time and I will truly miss my sessions with her. I highly recommend her services. Thank you Dr. Jones!
Read more I have had the pleasure of working with Dr. Jones for the past 9 months. She is incredibly genuine and easy to confide in, even over our online sessions. She was able to help me through a difficult time and I will truly miss my sessions with her. I highly recommend her services. Thank you Dr. Jones!
Chesapeake Dec 2020
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Close out review with Dr. Patricia Jones. Outstanding service and was extremely helpful in giving me several techniques that I can use. Having video sessions was very convenient and effective. Highly recommend Dr. Jones just for her listening skills and the ability to relate to what you are going through. Very passionate about her job and you will not be disappointed when selecting her as your counselor!
Read more Close out review with Dr. Patricia Jones. Outstanding service and was extremely helpful in giving me several techniques that I can use. Having video sessions was very convenient and effective. Highly recommend Dr. Jones just for her listening skills and the ability to relate to what you are going through. Very passionate about her job and you will not be disappointed when selecting her as your counselor!
Chesapeake Sep 2020
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Chesapeake is near Zero’s Subs, and shares an office building with Pamela Smith MD. We off of Poplar Hill Road, and across from Bedei Compounding Pharmacy Services.

Phone number

(757) 210-9381

Languages spoken by VA providers

  • English
  • Spanish
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