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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 Cheshire, CT 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 Cheshire, CT 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?

Alex and his wife are expecting their first child within the coming months. While they are excitedly anticipating their baby’s arrival, there are some difficult emotions they are trying to work through, too. Alex’s mom just recently passed away from cancer and they’re upset about their daughter growing up without her grandmother around. On top of this, Alex’s dad isn’t speaking to him because of past grievances. Now that his mom passed away, he doesn’t want the turmoil with his dad to cause him to lose his other parent too soon. His wife supports him unconditionally, but he needs extra guidance on how to deal with these difficult emotions.

In Alex’s situation, he and his dad could greatly benefit from speaking to a licensed family therapist. Family therapists are trained mental health professionals who have the knowledge and experience to help people work through their differences and build up a healthier relationship.

Families are like branches on a tree. We grow in different directions yet our roots remain as one.” – Unknown

Family therapy can help you and your loved ones through many different challenges and obstacles, just like Alex and his dad. Whether you’re struggling to communicate or can’t seem to overcome past trauma, a family therapist can be the answer you’re looking for. If you think you and your family would benefit from speaking to a licensed family therapist, consider reaching out to Thriveworks Counseling in Cheshire, CT. Our counselors and therapists would love to work with you and provide you with the guidance you’re looking for. To get started, give us a call or visit our online booking portal.

How Does Family Therapy Work?

Prior to starting any type of therapy, you might have some reservations. Deciding to sit down and open up about the difficulties you’re having isn’t easy, especially when it involves family members. However, family therapy is a smooth and easy process with unconditional support every step of the way.

During your beginning sessions, your family therapist will sit down with everyone in attendance and assess your goals and concerns. A lot of the time, families struggle with issues that stem from one particular member. In some cases, this could be because of a mental illness or behavioral problems. Understanding the challenges on an individual level will allow your therapist to come up with a custom treatment plan for you and your loved ones. Then, using the information they’ve gathered, they will utilize a variety of therapeutic techniques and methods such as cognitive behavioral therapy, child therapy, traditional talk therapy, and management techniques.

The information discussed in each session may vary, as well as the different methods being used. In addition, this type of therapy is often short-term meaning that you could be finished in as little as nine sessions.

What Types of Familial Issues Are Discussed?

Maybe your children constantly bicker with no end in sight. Or perhaps you’re getting married soon and you want to repair broken relationships with your relatives before the big day. Maybe your mom is moving in with you because she was just diagnosed with a physical illness and needs extra help. Regardless of the situation you’re in, the family therapists here at Thriveworks Counseling in Cheshire, CT can support you.

  • Some of the more common reasons why families choose to work with us include:
  • Sibling rivalry
  • Poor communication skills
  • Divorce or separation
  • Financial strain or stress
  • Major life changes such as moving to a new city
  • Behavioral problems in children and teens
  • Parenting disagreements
  • Mental illness such as anxiety and depression
  • Past trauma and grievances

This list does not include all of the areas in which we can assist. It would be virtually impossible to list all of the areas in which our mental health professionals are trained to help you and your loved ones.

Our goal is to provide you and your family members with a safe, open, and honest environment to talk freely about the issues you are having. Sometimes you need an unbiased, outside perspective to help you all meet in the middle. Through therapy, your family can improve your communication, learn how to effectively problem-solve, regain trust, establish familial roles, and more.

Work with a Family Therapist at Thriveworks Counseling in Cheshire

The sooner you and your family get the help you need, the better you can grow together. Don’t wait to receive this help. Let a family therapist at Thriveworks assist you.

When you’re ready to get started, give us a call or visit our online booking system. We have a team of scheduling specialists who will help you find an appointment time that best fits everyone’s schedule. Here at our office, we are dedicated to providing you with comprehensive client care and offer many great benefits.

We look forward to hearing from you. Let’s start this journey together.

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 Cheshire therapists and counselors accept 22 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Connecticut | BCBS

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Connecticut Medicare Advantage

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

  • Humana HMO/POS

  • Humana PPO/EPO/HDHP

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Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Cheshire is near Imperial Pools and Nationwide Air Solutions. Our office is off of W Johnson Avenue.

Phone number

(203) 349-6317

Languages spoken by CT providers

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