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14,458 people sought family therapy help in North Carolina in the last year

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

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Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina | BCBS, Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card), Carelon, +15 more
Stress, Addiction, Anxiety, Depression

As a young woman, I understand the daily battle of trying to be the best I can while living in a world with many twists and turns.

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 Cornelius, NC 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 Cornelius, NC 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?

Every family goes through good times and bad times. We celebrate victories and grieve losses together. We laugh, cry, yell, and encourage each other.

But sometimes, the bad times can overwhelm the good and leave families struggling. When it feels like issues within your family are too big to handle by yourself, it might be time to see a family therapist. Family therapy or counseling can help resolve challenges, conflicts, and struggles between family members.

Even the closest families go through difficult times. Working with a family therapist or counselor can help you find ways to navigate challenges and grow closer together. You might learn communication techniques and conflict resolution skills that can help your family charter difficult territory together.

Do you want to prioritize your family relationships? If so, consider contacting us today at Thriveworks Counseling in Cornelius, NC to get started with a family therapist or counselor. One of our scheduling specialists will help you find a time that works for you.

Family Therapy: Is It Right for Me?

For some people, the thought of family counseling or therapy fills them with fear and anxiety. You might think that having to see a professional means there’s something wrong with your family –– but this couldn’t be further from the truth. Taking the time to see a professional as a family shows that each member of the family values one another and is willing to put in the effort to build a better future.

Families go through a lot together, and people come to family therapy for many different reasons. Some common reasons to start family therapy include:

  • Divorce or separation
  • Financial strain
  • Life changes
  • Blending families
  • Substance abuse
  • Mental illness
  • Strained relationships
  • Grief or loss
  • Behavioral problems in children

Family therapy or counseling can help your family grow closer, solve your problems, and build stronger relationships. If you want to work with a mental health professional, call our office at Thriveworks counseling in Cornelius, NC today.

What To Expect During Family Therapy

Your therapist or counselor will work with your family to pinpoint your issues and find ways to work through them. There are many different types of therapy that can be used during your sessions, including:

  • Family systems therapy: This type of therapy treats the family as an emotional unit. It suggests that anything impacting an individual impacts the entire family. Furthermore, all members of the family contribute to a shared family dynamic. Understanding this dynamic can help resolve conflicts or disconnect between members.
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT): This is a type of therapy that’s used in many different therapeutic contexts. Many mental health issues stem from learned behaviors and harmful patterns of thought. These can be difficult to unravel on your own, but CBT can help you identify and change these thought patterns to make for more pleasant and effective interactions.

Your counselor or therapist might meet with each family member individually before bringing everyone together for group sessions. This allows them to understand how everyone is feeling and mediate arguments as needed.

Many of our clients start to see improvement after just a few therapy sessions. Family therapy or counseling is often a short-term form of therapy, but it can be long-term when needed. Your provider will work with you on your family’s specific issues and create a treatment plan that takes all of your needs into consideration.

Our team of dedicated mental health professionals can help your family get through difficult times together. Call our office at Thriveworks Counseling in Cornelius, NC to get started.

Schedule a Family Therapy Session at Thriveworks in Cornelius, NC

Consulting a professional from Thriveworks Counseling in Cornelius, NC can help your family work through issues and grow closer together. Our mental health professionals can provide an experienced and neutral perspective to facilitate a calm family discussion without judgment or retribution.

Scheduling an appointment can be challenging when having to work with multiple people. That’s why we offer evening and weekend sessions to help your family find a time that fits everyone’s schedule. We also offer convenient online appointments via phone or video chat if your family can’t all meet at the same place.

We offer flexible cancellation and rescheduling to accommodate your schedule. We also accept many health insurance plans and offer a number of additional resources to help supplement your appointments. You’ll have access to the Thriveworks community discussion forum, 24-hour “Dear Abby” style question support, and educational videos about mental health topics. You’ll also have access to providers between sessions via phone and email to answer any questions that come up.

Family relationships can be challenging but our family therapists and counselors are here to help. Call us today at Thriveworks Counseling in Cornelius, NC to get started.

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 Cornelius therapists and counselors accept 26 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina | BCBS

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Carelon

  • Caresource

  • Carolina Behavioral Health Alliance (CBHA)

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

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Self-pay costs at Cornelius
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

Hear from our clients

5.0 Learn about verified reviews
★★★★★
Krystal made my first session very comfortable and welcoming. Her goal is to get the best version of yourself she can. I can’t thank her enough for saving my life when I didn’t even know how desperate I was to be saved. HIGHLY recommend her services.
Read more Krystal made my first session very comfortable and welcoming. Her goal is to get the best version of yourself she can. I can’t thank her enough for saving my life when I didn’t even know how desperate I was to be saved. HIGHLY recommend her services.
Belinda Feb 2024
Thriveworks.com verified review
★★★★★
I personally didn’t think therapy would work for me but I gave thriveworks a shot and do not regret it! They truly know how to figure out the problem and will work with you to find multiple solutions. Everyone that works there is so nice, from the phone operators to the actual therapists. Don’t sit on the fence about your mental health!
Read more I personally didn’t think therapy would work for me but I gave thriveworks a shot and do not regret it! They truly know how to figure out the problem and will work with you to find multiple solutions. Everyone that works there is so nice, from the phone operators to the actual therapists. Don’t sit on the fence about your mental health!
Parker Jan 2024
Thriveworks.com verified review
★★★★★
Kathy Pendlay is a compassionate, knowledgeable counselor. She is a great listener and understands how complicated life can be. She provides helpful, practical insights for dealing with difficult people and situations.
Read more Kathy Pendlay is a compassionate, knowledgeable counselor. She is a great listener and understands how complicated life can be. She provides helpful, practical insights for dealing with difficult people and situations.
Cornelius Apr 2022
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
Clair Crow is warm and caring. She is exactly the therapist that makes you feel comfortable from the start.
Read more Clair Crow is warm and caring. She is exactly the therapist that makes you feel comfortable from the start.
Cornelius Oct 2021
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Where to find us

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Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Cornelius is located off of W Catawba Ava in Johnsbury Square. We are in the same building as Jo Anne Barron, Southern Homes of the Carolinas. Nearby businesses include Artistic Interior Design and Goodwill.

Phone number

(980) 217-8678

Languages spoken by NC providers

  • English
  • Spanish
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