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21,056 people sought family therapy help in Texas 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 College Station, TX 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 College Station, TX 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?

Families are great sources of connection, love, and lasting bonds. They’re some of the first and most important relationships that we have with other people; the experiences we have with our relatives often shape our life outlooks and perspectives. These things are all beneficial for us, but when family relationships and dynamics begin to sour, it’s often difficult to protect our boundaries of respect and empathy. 

Because of how close we often are to our family, it can be hard to see your differences in an objective light. That’s why connecting with a mental health professional can be useful. If you’re experiencing family issues right now, imagine how beneficial it would be to have an impartial mediator to help guide your family through communication issues. 

While we can’t immediately resolve any issues you and your loved ones are facing, connecting with one of our providers is a great way to ensure that your relationships will be prioritized. If you’re interested in the ways that family therapy can benefit your household, contact Thriveworks in College Station, TX to get started. 

Does Our Family Need Therapy? How Can it Help? 

Every family has a unique dynamic that sets it apart from others, so there’s no universal way to decide whether you and your family need to connect with a counselor or therapist. However, at Thriveworks in College Station, TX, our team of mental health professionals believes that anyone, no matter their age or walk of life, can benefit from connecting with a provider. With that in mind, your family might need the assistance of a professional if you’re experiencing: 

  • Feelings of resentment or hostility 
  • Reluctance to meet each other or schedule sessions together
  • Unruly behavioral issues in children or teens 
  • Anxiety over financial issues or relationship difficulties 
  • Undiagnosed mental health conditions or disorders 
  • Alcohol or drug addiction

These are just some of the common issues that families encounter when they’re out of balance; your situation might differ. It’s important to know that while you might be open to connecting with a mental health professional about the negative dynamics that are occurring in your household, not everyone may be as open as you to the idea. While it’s always beneficial for family members to be in agreement, it’s helpful to remember that a provider won’t judge them or choose sides. 

Their only job is to steer your family towards resolutions by: 

  • Helping to treat relatives with previously undiagnosed mental health conditions 
  • Acting as a neutral third party during therapy sessions, allowing for more balanced dialogue and candid discussion. 
  • Helping you create and respect boundaries for healthy communication
  • Encouraging you all to empathize and compromise with one another 

In addition, if you and your relatives don’t live with each other, or if you’d rather not meet in person, online therapy can be a great way to get the healing and communication that you all need. As long as everyone has reliable internet and somewhere private to talk with your therapist or counselor, you’ll be set. 

Schedule a Session to Connect with A Family Therapist at Thriveworks in College Station, TX

It’s understandable if you or the ones you love are still on the fence about whether or not a family therapist can help you. The reality is that any relationship can benefit from the stability and support that a mental health professional can provide. Chastising and reprimanding for shortcomings aren’t part of a mental health professional’s job—so don’t worry about being perfect, just be open with them. 

When you decide that you’re ready to partner with one of our providers, call our office in College Station, TX to get started working towards better mental health. When you contact us, you’ll be assisted by one of our scheduling specialists. Our scheduling team is available seven days a week. They are a great resource, and can help you with everything from setting up your insurance to finding the right provider, even if there’s no one in your area. The perks don’t stop there, though—those who enroll with us get industry-leading benefits at their fingertips, like: 

  • Weekend and evening session availability
  • Email contact with your provider in-between session
  • Our Q/A ask a coach option: for questions that can’t wait till the next session

While family troubles are never easy, the fact is that any relationship is going to experience ups and downs. But when life’s turbulence is dealt with together, as a team, your family dynamics might start to improve. Connecting together to talk with a therapist or counselor at Thriveworks in College Station, TX might feel like a big step. But the reality is that it’s a step in the right direction—towards better emotional wellbeing for you and your loved ones.

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 College Station therapists and counselors accept 33 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Ambetter by Superior Health Plan

  • APEX Memorial Hermann

  • ARIA | Covenant Management Systems

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas Exchange

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas HMO

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas PPO

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

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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.
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Getting here

We are in the same building as Schulte Roofing, Bank of America, Marine Corps Officer Selection Office, Core Construction, and Northwestern Mutual, as well as many other businesses. Next door is an Exxon gas station on one side, and on the other is Embassy Suites by Hilton, as well as The Saber Bar & Grill and Burger Mojo. Across the street is Brake Check and U-Haul Moving and Storage. We are close to the intersection of Texas Ave South and University Drive.

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(979) 977-1517

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