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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 Cincinnati, OH 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 Cincinnati, OH 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?

From the moment you are born, you start to build relationships with your family that can affect you for the rest of your life.

You spend years with your family, up close and personal. While some have fond memories of their childhood and growing up, others have a more difficult time. While your best friend’s parents were married, going on family vacations together, and prioritizing family game nights, your family might have been a little rockier. Instead, maybe your parents divorced, your mom struggled financially, and your dad wasn’t absent, but wasn’t in the picture either.

Our actions and attitudes can have a negative effect on our families, just as theirs can affect us too. When there are messy and complicated feelings associated with those who are supposed to be closest to us, it can feel impossible to come back from. Luckily, family counseling can help you solve problems, resolve specific issues, and restore a healthy balance in your family system.

At Thriveworks Counseling in Cincinnati, our marriage and family therapists are highly trained in family issues and are ready to help you and your loved ones take a step in the right direction. If you think your family could be a good fit for therapy, consider giving us a call.

What Is Family Therapy?

Family therapy helps family members resolve conflicts and deepen connections. It’s usually short-term, meaning that you and your loved ones can be finished in as little as nine therapy sessions. We do understand that every situation is unique, as is every family, so if you need more than nine sessions, that is completely fine. There is no rush or deadline for how quickly you resolve the challenges at hand.

Your family therapist will sit down with each family member in attendance to better understand their unique problems and goals. Doing so allows the mental health professional to better identify where the cracks are in your relationships in order to come up with a treatment plan based on your specific needs and goals.

What Can Family Therapy Help Us Work Through?

Like we have briefly touched on, family therapy is for any and every type of family and its unique challenges. At Thriveworks Counseling in Cincinnati, we’ve helped families work through all different types of challenges, and are ready to help yours, too. Some common reasons why families seek out help are:

  • Poor communication
  • Behavioral problems in children and teens
  • Everyday friction, such as household responsibilities
  • Grief after the loss of a loved one
  • Financial loss and strain
  • Major life changes like moving to a new area or starting a new job
  • Effects of mental illness, such as depression, anxiety, and substance abuse
  • Disagreeing parenting styles
  • Learning disabilities
  • Lack of trust

These different problems can be extremely challenging for each member of the family. Even if your concern isn’t on the list above, we can help you here at Thriveworks. Our goal is to help you efficiently navigate all of life’s challenges and get to a healthier state of being.

What Can We Expect from Family Therapy?

Not only will your family counselor help mend the problems you are currently facing, but they will also equip each of you with coping mechanisms and tools to use when future conflicts arise. Some of the services provided by family therapists include:

  1. Explore ways to move forward that work for every family member
  2. Diagnose and treat mental and emotional disorders
  3. Heal trauma and facilitate building new bonds
  4. Encourage all family members to share and understand experiences
  5. Promote healthy communication techniques

Family therapy sessions will always focus on rebuilding and strengthening relationships. You are proving just how strong you are by deciding to take that next step forward and mend your relationship. Thriveworks in Cincinnati is dedicated to being the guidance and support you need.

Schedule a Family Therapy Session at Thriveworks Counseling in Cincinnati, OH

Are you ready to get your family back on track? We offer a safe space for families to work together and communicate openly to reach a common goal. At Thriveworks Counseling in Cincinnati, we can get you started as soon as tomorrow. When you’re ready, give us a call.

One of our scheduling specialists can set you up with a trusted counselor at a time that fits your schedule. In addition to our regular daytime hours, we offer our clients evening and weekend sessions. No matter how busy your schedule is, we have something that works.

Let us help you and your family members resolve conflict and feel better again. We’re here and ready when you are.

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 Cincinnati therapists and counselors accept 23 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Ohio | BCBS

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • HealthSmart

  • Humana Exchange

  • Humana HMO/POS

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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Cincinnati is located at 2300 Montana Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45211, near the Montana Ave exit off Interstate 74.

Phone number

(513) 657-1981

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