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9,545 people sought family therapy help in Florida in the last year

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

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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 Clearwater, FL 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 Clearwater, FL 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?

Jasmine has always had a rough relationship with her older brother, Jason. As adults, they clash over things like politics, where to celebrate the holidays, or how to best care for their aging parents. Though Jasmine doesn’t always like the way that her brother has treated her, she knows that they’re family; and that means that Jasmine ultimately has his back. But she doesn’t feel the same support in return. 

In fact, the last time that they’d met up, Jason had been in a bad mood. After getting into an argument with her, and started swearing loudly in a public restaurant. Jasmine walked out and hasn’t tried to connect since. It’s now been several weeks ago—and sooner or later, she knows that one of them will break the silence, and their vicious cycle will continue. Jasmine would rather resolve the tension first. That’s why she’s scheduling a session with a family therapist to help guide them towards a healthier connection. 

Jasmine and Jason’s situation isn’t unique—for many of us, close relationships with our relatives can be rewarding, yet difficult when family dynamics turn negative. It’s important to stop negative dynamics and actions before they start to damage your meaningful relationships. At Thriveworks in Clearwater, FL, our family therapists can help you and your relatives to enjoy healthier methods of communication and to learn how to compromise successfully. 

Should My Family See a Family Counselor? How Can It Help? 

Positive relationships with family members are typically a source of comfort and respect. But when these connections turn sour, boundaries of respect and healthy communication may be crossed. Each family will have certain negative dynamics and personalities that will clash on occasion, but repeated negative interactions are a sign that deeper issues may be going on. Some common signs of dynamics that can be remedied by a family therapist include: 

  • Residual anger or resentment between relatives over perceived wrongs or shortcomings
  • Stress from caring for a disabled or elderly member
  • Untreated or potentially undiagnosed mental illness or disorders that family members are suffering from, like ADHD or depression  
  • One or more family members struggling with PTSD
  • Undiagnosed behavioral issues in kids, teens, or adults
  • Deaths within the family that haven’t been processed
  • Constant arguments and bickering
  • Addiction to drugs or alcohol in response to stress 

As industry-leading mental health professionals, our family therapists are experts at helping you navigate conflict, ensuring that every family member is heard and respected during sessions. Their sole interests are to bring you and your relatives closer together, by highlighting the positive aspects of your relationships, and by helping you work through negative situations. Teaming up with a family counselor can be a great way to: 

  • Create stronger boundaries of respect and encourage compromise
  • Take advantage of a counselor’s presence—a neutral third party that allows for more balanced dialogue and candid discussion
  • Strengthen your relationship with your loved ones by utilizing a safe space for each of you to speak candidly about your experience 
  • Foster compassion and encourage compromise towards one another 
  • Improve your communication skills and become a better listener 

Benefits of Online Family Therapy 

Online therapy grants more mobility and freedom in your family therapy sessions. You can meet virtually, knowing that your session will be HIPAA-compliant, and any discussion with your family members and therapist will be secure, safe, and private. 

By scheduling an online appointment with your family therapist, you’ll all gain peace of mind knowing that you can: 

  • Meet with your shared therapist anywhere, as long as you have a solid internet connection and a private space to speak during your session
  • Avoid tension between family members who don’t get along
  • Explore the sources and effects of your family’s issues while traveling, taking a break at work, or from home

Schedule a Family Therapy with Thriveworks in Clearwater, FL

When you and your relatives are ready, give us a call to enroll or go online to book your first session at Thriveworks in Clearwater, FL. You’ll be assisted in every step of the process by our scheduling specialists and with their help, you can easily set up your insurance to cover costs, find a provider (even if there’s no one available locally), and find the perfect session time to fit everyone’s schedule. Enrolling also gives you access to: 

  • High-touch support, seven days a week
  • Weekend and evening availability—not typically offered by other providers 
  • Email or call your counselor to stay in touch between appointments as needed
  • No waitlist

If negative dynamics like hostility, resentment, and anxiety in your family life are allowed to continue, the distance between your loved ones and yourself may continue to grow. One of our family therapists at Thriveworks in Clearwater, FL is waiting to help. With their support, your family can start to enjoy healthier relationships and a happier household. 

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 Florida therapists and counselors accept 25 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Care Network of Michigan Medicare Advantage (HMO | PPO)

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Carelon

  • Caresource

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Florida Blue | BCBS | Blue Cross Blue Shield

  • Humana Exchange

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Self-pay costs at Clearwater
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

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Thriveworks helped me realize that I do believe people can change. I’m not the person I was three months ago, broken and fearful. I’m healthy and happy and for the first time being kind to myself. Thank you for giving me my life back.
Read more Thriveworks helped me realize that I do believe people can change. I’m not the person I was three months ago, broken and fearful. I’m healthy and happy and for the first time being kind to myself. Thank you for giving me my life back.
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Where to find us

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Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Clearwater is located on S Lincoln Ave, which is right off of Court St. We share a building with Flamme Medical. Just across S Lincoln Ave are GW Automotive and Amvets Riders Chapter 67. We’re also near Stevenson Creek.

Phone number

(727) 382-3452

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