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532 people sought family therapy help at Chesterfield in the last year

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As a psychotherapist, pastor, mother and wife, I have a wide breadth of experience and knowledge that helps me identify and relate to clients on multi... As a psychotherapist, pastor, mother and wife, I have a wide breadth of experience and knowledge that helps me identify and relate to clients on multiple levels. Read more

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By providing a person-centered, strengths-based, holistic therapeutic experience, I hope to help you make positive, long-lasting changes for a happy a... By providing a person-centered, strengths-based, holistic therapeutic experience, I hope to help you make positive, long-lasting changes for a happy and fulfilling life. Read more

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What is your go-to approach for family therapy?

In family therapy, my priority is to establish a comfortable and supportive environment that fosters a strong clinical relationship. I believe this partnership enables clients to leverage their individual strengths and capabilities effectively.

What tools do you teach in family therapy?

A range of tools, techniques, and resources is utilized during family therapy to support families. For example, I often share strategies for fostering healthy communication patterns among family members.

How do you know when a client is making meaningful progress in family therapy?

I recognize meaningful progress in therapy when families report improvements in issues identified during their initial intake. This demonstrates their successful application of therapeutic strategies to their daily lives.

What can clients do in their personal time to supplement family therapy?

To enhance the therapy experience, family members are encouraged to complete therapeutic homework and hold each other accountable for commitments made during sessions. This approach reinforces learning and fosters collective progress.

What should someone do to prepare for starting family therapy?

Before the intake session, I advise checking with your insurance company to understand your mental health benefits fully. The intake process includes discussing a variety of questions to understand your biological, psychological, and social factors, your reasons for seeking therapy, and your mental health goals. This helps determine if I am the right fit for your needs or if a referral to another professional is necessary.

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 Chesterfield, 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 Chesterfield, 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?

Amy is twelve years old. Amy’s mother remarried several months ago, giving Amy both a stepfather and a stepsister. Though during courtship the group got along well, living together full time altered the dynamic. Amy, accustomed to having her mother to herself much of the time, began to act out in order to get attention. Amy and her stepsister, previously content as weekend playmates, began bickering more than usual. And neither parent was sure exactly how to discipline their stepchild without crossing boundaries.

This family decided to go to family therapy. Though it did not result in a “perfect” family dynamic, it did result in a happier, more stable one. The children learned coping mechanisms for having another child around full time, and the adults were able to communicate with each other about their expectations in regard to the children’s discipline. All members of the family learned to communicate their needs more effectively.

What Is Family Therapy?

Family therapy is simply counseling for the whole family. Instead of a single family member experiencing a problem and seeking individual therapy, the family as a whole may be in distress, as in the example above. Or if one member is facing a problem, such as alcoholism, the entire family may seek counseling to learn how to best help that family member.

During family therapy, the participating members of the family come together with a counselor to discuss whatever difficulties they are facing. The therapist will help the family strengthen communication skills and identify barriers to good communication, including any underlying issues that have not been addressed (Mayo Clinic). Most of the time all of the family members will attend, though there may be instances in which only certain members come to a session.

Every family wants to be well-adjusted so they may enjoy the time they spend together and bank plenty of happy memories. While many families are close and loving, there comes a time in almost all relationships where things fall apart, at least to some degree. The reasons for this are as varied as the number of families.

Most of the time, unpleasant episodes pass by and life returns to normal. For others, life as they once knew it spirals downward, causing situations and relationships to deteriorate still further. When life becomes intolerable, someone in the family might reach out and seek help from a counselor in Chesterfield. They may pursue the services of a family counseling service or a qualified family therapist. Quite often other family members are reluctant to join in, though most tend to partake eventually. When this happens, the disquiet has the potential to recede and the family can again embrace life together.

Thriveworks Chesterfield family therapy has a simple goal: to help family members improve communication and resolve conflicts. If your family is struggling, or just needs a little help coping with a particular situation, give us a call. We’ve worked with quite a few families in distress. They got back on track and so can your family.

Who Needs Family Counseling?

The typical benchmark for determining when to seek counseling is true also in family counseling. If disruption is occurring regularly or is particularly traumatic, it is appropriate to seek professional help. Whether the impact is currently felt by the entire family or just a single member, family counseling can help.

For example, if one member of the family is alcoholic, the entire family may seek counseling to learn skills for helping the family member without enabling them. Or, a family member diagnosed with ADHD may result in the entire family attending counseling for a period of time. Family members may need help understanding the diagnosis and how it will impact their relationships, but they may also need help in learning how to support the family member. Or, as in the first example, perhaps a change in relationships, a new family member, or a major move have impacted the health of the entire family’s relationships.

Whether you are seeking Chesterfield family therapy to create a supportive and understanding environment while one family member addresses an issue, or you are getting therapy to help the entire family cope with a systemic issue, give Thriveworks Chesterfield family therapy a call. We offer supportive, judgment-free counseling from therapists who have substantial experience in working with all kinds of family dynamics. We know how important family life is to overall mental health and happiness, so give us the opportunity to help you deepen and strengthen those relationships.

What Issues Can Be Addressed in Chesterfield Family Counseling?

Life is fluid insomuch as it’s always changing and presenting us with new challenges. For the most part, we adapt to whatever life throws our way and move ahead with the times. Unfortunately, changes and challenges can sometimes be too much to handle. This is especially so when negative changes materialize in us or our loved ones. Challenges that can prove disruptive to family life can include some of the following:

  • Academic underachievement
  • Alzheimer’s
  • Behavioral disorders in children ADD/ADHD
  • Codependency
  • Domestic abuse
  • Emotional disturbance
  • Family conflicts
  • Peer relationships

Whether or not you see your family’s specific situation on the list above, if you sense your family would benefit from seeing a therapist, give us a call. We can help your family define the problems it is facing and develop the skills to move through them.

Counselors in Chesterfield

Perhaps you and your family are at a place where there’s more disharmony in the home than harmony. If so, our therapists may be able to help reset your lives so that you can move back toward the light. Give us a call today, explore your options, and see how we may be able to assist.

Further Reading
Mayo Clinic. “Family Therapy.” November 2014. Mayoclinic.org.

Pricing & insurance

Our therapists accept most major insurances. We accept 585+ insurance plans, and offer self-pay options, too.
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Our Chesterfield therapists and counselors accept 25 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)

  • CareFirst Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Virginia | BCBS PPO

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

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Self-pay costs at Chesterfield
Talk therapy

Talk therapy

Includes individual, couples, child/ teen, & family therapy

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$1

Ongoing sessions

$1

Talk therapy

Psychiatry

Includes reducing symptoms with medication & management

First session

$1

Ongoing sessions

$1

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I have not felt great after two days on the medication prescribed for me on Saturday. But, my psychologist is amazing she listens and is friendly. Had amazing experience and advice to give out to me.
Read more I have not felt great after two days on the medication prescribed for me on Saturday. But, my psychologist is amazing she listens and is friendly. Had amazing experience and advice to give out to me.
Hannah Jan 2024
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I was so nervous about going to therapy being that I’ve never foresaw a reason or need to go… I had encountered a very traumatic accident at work and it left me confused and depressed about my career path! I can honestly say if it weren’t for Ariane I’d still be left battling confusion and and depression from my accident. I’ve suffered anxiety and panic attacks from the incident but Ari has given me helpful tips to get through my tough times when I’m experiencing those attacks. I’m just so grateful to have encountered a very experienced and understanding counselor who genuinely has my best interest at a full recovery at heart!
Read more I was so nervous about going to therapy being that I’ve never foresaw a reason or need to go… I had encountered a very traumatic accident at work and it left me confused and depressed about my career path! I can honestly say if it weren’t for Ariane I’d still be left battling confusion and and depression from my accident. I’ve suffered anxiety and panic attacks from the incident but Ari has given me helpful tips to get through my tough times when I’m experiencing those attacks. I’m just so grateful to have encountered a very experienced and understanding counselor who genuinely has my best interest at a full recovery at heart!
Chesterfield Nov 2021
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★★★★★
This was my first therapy experience. I was in desperate need for help. Jenee was my therapist for a year and I can’t overstate how incredibly helpful she has been. She met me where I was mentally and helped me to find myself and healthy/productive ways of dealing with my everyday struggles. I’m a completely different and happier person thanks to her hard work.
Read more This was my first therapy experience. I was in desperate need for help. Jenee was my therapist for a year and I can’t overstate how incredibly helpful she has been. She met me where I was mentally and helped me to find myself and healthy/productive ways of dealing with my everyday struggles. I’m a completely different and happier person thanks to her hard work.
Chesterfield Feb 2021
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★★★★★
Ramona Peters at Thriveworks is the most empathetic person and amazing social worker. She is prompt, considerate, compassionate and so insightful. Her love for people and her ability to connect truly shine through in my encounters with her. She has real life experience and such a truthful yet kind and humanitarian way of helping people look at and solve dilemas and overcome day to day obstacles in life. Would highly recommend!
Read more Ramona Peters at Thriveworks is the most empathetic person and amazing social worker. She is prompt, considerate, compassionate and so insightful. Her love for people and her ability to connect truly shine through in my encounters with her. She has real life experience and such a truthful yet kind and humanitarian way of helping people look at and solve dilemas and overcome day to day obstacles in life. Would highly recommend!
Chesterfield Oct 2020
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Dr. Lottie Ampy is an excellent therapist and psychologist, who has served in the counseling and psychology field for many years. I have had the opportunity to work with her in the community and have seen her skills in action first hand, whether for crisis situations or generalized therapy for individuals or families. She has many talents and skills, but especially excels helping others to reach their personalized goals when in midst of going through difficult times. She is an excellent clinician and is also aware of local and regional resources. She delivers caring, compassionate services and is a clinician/psychologist who can work with you, right where you are. She is an asset to the Thriveworks team. Dr. Ampy renders 5*+ services to all she encounters.
Read more Dr. Lottie Ampy is an excellent therapist and psychologist, who has served in the counseling and psychology field for many years. I have had the opportunity to work with her in the community and have seen her skills in action first hand, whether for crisis situations or generalized therapy for individuals or families. She has many talents and skills, but especially excels helping others to reach their personalized goals when in midst of going through difficult times. She is an excellent clinician and is also aware of local and regional resources. She delivers caring, compassionate services and is a clinician/psychologist who can work with you, right where you are. She is an asset to the Thriveworks team. Dr. Ampy renders 5*+ services to all she encounters.
Chesterfield Sep 2020
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★★★★★
Ramona is a wonderful social worker with a calming presence. She makes you feel heard and respected, while also helping you reflect and move forward.
Read more Ramona is a wonderful social worker with a calming presence. She makes you feel heard and respected, while also helping you reflect and move forward.
Chesterfield Sep 2020
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★★★★★
Ms. Stefanie is an absolute therapy guru! She helped me tremendously with communicating more effectively in my relationships. She is unbiased, a great listener, and was very thorough in explaining the different techniques that I could use to maximize my efforts in communicating better. The guidance I received from Ms. Stefanie truly influenced a major part of my personal growth.
Read more Ms. Stefanie is an absolute therapy guru! She helped me tremendously with communicating more effectively in my relationships. She is unbiased, a great listener, and was very thorough in explaining the different techniques that I could use to maximize my efforts in communicating better. The guidance I received from Ms. Stefanie truly influenced a major part of my personal growth.
Chesterfield Jun 2020
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★★★★★
Dr. Allison Jackson is a compassionate and highly-skilled professional. Her education and vast experience allow her to meet the needs of her clients in a cooperative and dynamic manner. Specializing in trauma and in transforming lives, Dr. Jackson listens to your needs and supports you in finding a better future. Couples and families will find she listens to all perspectives in reaching healthy, unified goals. When engaging with her for therapy, you will receive outstanding service.
Read more Dr. Allison Jackson is a compassionate and highly-skilled professional. Her education and vast experience allow her to meet the needs of her clients in a cooperative and dynamic manner. Specializing in trauma and in transforming lives, Dr. Jackson listens to your needs and supports you in finding a better future. Couples and families will find she listens to all perspectives in reaching healthy, unified goals. When engaging with her for therapy, you will receive outstanding service.
Chesterfield Jun 2020
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(804) 375-5195

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