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11,694 people sought family therapy help in Georgia in the last year

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

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Our therapists in Cumming are booked, but we have 43 other therapists in GA available for an online or in-person session.

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 Cumming, GA 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 Cumming, GA 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 systems—each person is interconnected with all the other members. Everyone contributes and receives in some valuable way… at least, when families are working together harmoniously. But it is common knowledge that life can throw families out of tune. It happens to every family at some point: a crisis or on-going challenge makes working together difficult.

Maybe parenting is more difficult than you expected, and your children are displaying behavioral problems. Maybe one family member is facing anxiety or depression that affects other family members. Maybe lack of communication has led to distant relationships. Maybe a family pattern is playing out again and hurting other members.

Re-establishing healthy ways of relating is hard, but worth the effort. When the family as a whole becomes healthier, often the individuals in the family reap the benefits. Family therapy may be able to help your family work through its challenges and re-establish harmony. Thriveworks Cumming in Forsyth County offers family therapy because we know it is normal for families to face difficult challenges. Unique families have unique problems, but therapy has equipped many people with the tools they need to overcome the problem and grow closer in the process. Call us today to schedule your appointment.

How Could Family Therapy Help?

The foundation of family therapy is the idea that—for better or for worse—families shape people’s beliefs, behaviors, and identities. Understanding an individual means understanding the context of their family. A family’s expectations, roles, and coping mechanisms are important concepts for understanding an individual’s expectations, roles, and coping mechanisms.

Because family members are interdependent, helping the family as a whole often means that individual members are helped. For example, a therapist may explore each individual member’s love language, personality type, and/or birth order so that families can form patterns of behavior that respect each individual’s needs and gifts. As families communicate well as a whole, individuals benefit. Working through problems to strengthen your family will likely be worth your effort. Possible benefits include…

  • Fewer anxiety and depression-related conditions
  • Less instances of abuse and neglect
  • Improved coping skills for managing adversity and stress
  • Greater potential for income as shared earners with a reduced risk of poverty
  • Better relational attachment with the possibility of children learning relational skills

Cause to Start Family Therapy

Think about what your family is going through right now. Are several people affected by a challenge or crisis? If yes, family therapy may be a good option. Clients have chosen family therapy at Thriveworks Cumming, GA in Forsyth County for a variety of reasons, including…

  1. Overly-indulgent parenting style and out-of-control children.
  2. Authoritative parenting style and rebellious children.
  3. A special-needs family member with unequally distributed care/interaction.
  4. Lack of intimacy in the marriage relationship.
  5. Hormonal changes with parents or adolescents that may be causing or making a conflict worse.
  6. A family member (or members) with unmet needs.
  7. Insufficient/no premarital counseling and/or marriage maintenance therapy.
  8. A family member facing a mental illness.
  9. Hostility/tension in relationships.
  10. Crises as a sudden job loss or family death.

Family therapy is not magic or a quick fix. Each family member must contribute and be willing to put in work. But when families work together and find solutions, then they can often break harmful patterns and relate in healthy ways. Thriveworks Cumming therapists are ready and willing to guide families on their journey toward peaceful, loving relationships.

Scheduling Family Therapy at Thriveworks Cumming in Forsyth County

Family therapy through Thriveworks Cumming helps families treat the root cause of their challenge. Our therapists have supported many families as they identify the issue, find feasible solutions, and make appropriate adjustments. Therapists who practice at Thriveworks Cumming, GA know…

  • that the challenge is the problem—not the family or individual seeking help.
  • how empathy, kindness, and listening go a long way to help families work more harmoniously.
  • that each family member needs a voice.
  • how each challenge and problem has the potential to bring families closer together.

Is your family going through a hard time? Has a crisis changed the trajectory of your family? Is an on-going challenge filling your family life with tension? If you are ready for a more balanced, peaceful home, know that family therapy is available through Thriveworks Cumming.

Is it time to make a change in your family? Thriveworks can help. Call today to schedule your session with a family therapist.

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 Cumming therapists and counselors accept 22 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia | BCBS

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Community Health Options

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

  • Humana HMO/POS

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Self-pay costs at Cumming
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 Thriveworks Cumming reviews are collected through Thriveworks.com.
★★★★★
Nicole’s super power is relatability and her ability to empathize while assisting through to healing. She can transform pain into hope and peace.
Read more Nicole’s super power is relatability and her ability to empathize while assisting through to healing. She can transform pain into hope and peace.
Cumming Jul 2020
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★★★★★
Hannah is an incredible therapist. She has a unique ability to cut through the layers quickly and efficiently. She is wise beyond her years for sure!
Read more Hannah is an incredible therapist. She has a unique ability to cut through the layers quickly and efficiently. She is wise beyond her years for sure!
Cumming Jul 2020
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★★★★★
Dr. Cindy Armstrong is an outstanding therapist/counselor with extraordinary skills. She is very professional and highly regarded by patients and her colleagues. She is very knowledgeable in the field of counseling, intelligent, patient centered, smart, dedicated, efficient and one of the most ethical professionals I know. She is a hard worker and never stops until the job is successfully completed. Dr. Armstrong is a stellar performer and an asset to any practice or organization. It is without any reservations that I delightfully complete this statement of recommendation!
Read more Dr. Cindy Armstrong is an outstanding therapist/counselor with extraordinary skills. She is very professional and highly regarded by patients and her colleagues. She is very knowledgeable in the field of counseling, intelligent, patient centered, smart, dedicated, efficient and one of the most ethical professionals I know. She is a hard worker and never stops until the job is successfully completed. Dr. Armstrong is a stellar performer and an asset to any practice or organization. It is without any reservations that I delightfully complete this statement of recommendation!
Cumming Jan 2020
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★★★★★
Mental health is a profession that requires high integrity and strong moral character. Mental health professionals must demonstrate the ability to make sound moral decisions for themselves and for their clients. Having known and work with Cynthia Armstrong for nine years I can unquestionably say that she possess and consistently exercise these qualities. She is an exceptional and loyal team member that is always eager to provide support and share professional knowledge with peers. She is always reliable, responsible and extremely respectable. Ms. Armstrong patient and practitioner relationships are based upon therapeutic alliances. Her professional knowledge, competence and skills as paramount as she is constantly abreast of current treatment modalities through continuing educations and training.
Read more Mental health is a profession that requires high integrity and strong moral character. Mental health professionals must demonstrate the ability to make sound moral decisions for themselves and for their clients. Having known and work with Cynthia Armstrong for nine years I can unquestionably say that she possess and consistently exercise these qualities. She is an exceptional and loyal team member that is always eager to provide support and share professional knowledge with peers. She is always reliable, responsible and extremely respectable. Ms. Armstrong patient and practitioner relationships are based upon therapeutic alliances. Her professional knowledge, competence and skills as paramount as she is constantly abreast of current treatment modalities through continuing educations and training.
Cumming Dec 2019
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★★★★★
Cindy is an amazing therapist among many of her talents. I had the privilege of observing her work and the impact she had on our adolescent population and their families. Thriveworks is truly fortunate to have Cindy as part of their clinical team.
Read more Cindy is an amazing therapist among many of her talents. I had the privilege of observing her work and the impact she had on our adolescent population and their families. Thriveworks is truly fortunate to have Cindy as part of their clinical team.
Cumming Dec 2019
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★★★★★
Nichole is a compassionate therapist that is able to challenge individuals to be the best version of themselves.
Read more Nichole is a compassionate therapist that is able to challenge individuals to be the best version of themselves.
Cumming Dec 2019
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★★★★★
I have worked with Nichole for about two years and experienced the impact she has had on peoples lives. Such a kind person, and really makes you feel comfortable and non-judged. It’s hard to find someone who you are comfortable talking to and just being a co-worker of hers, I found myself looking forward to our talks.
Read more I have worked with Nichole for about two years and experienced the impact she has had on peoples lives. Such a kind person, and really makes you feel comfortable and non-judged. It’s hard to find someone who you are comfortable talking to and just being a co-worker of hers, I found myself looking forward to our talks.
Cumming Dec 2019
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★★★★★
I would like to recommend therapist Jennifer Butzen as an awesome counselor who cares about the well being of her clients passionately. I have known Jennifer for some years and seen her grow as a therapist and simply love her style of counseling and working with her clients. She is goals oriented, frank, and trust able. She does amazing job seeing teenagers and understanding their issues and helping them finding their directions and goals.
Read more I would like to recommend therapist Jennifer Butzen as an awesome counselor who cares about the well being of her clients passionately. I have known Jennifer for some years and seen her grow as a therapist and simply love her style of counseling and working with her clients. She is goals oriented, frank, and trust able. She does amazing job seeing teenagers and understanding their issues and helping them finding their directions and goals.
Cumming May 2019
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Where to find us

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Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Cumming is located on Southard Trace off of Castleberry Rd. We are next door to Skin By Design, and share a building with 400 North Sports Massage, Farmers Insurance, and Krixi Corporation. Caddyshack Golf Carts of Georgia is directly behind us. If you have trouble finding our office or have any questions about how to get here, please don’t hesitate to reach out!

Phone number

(770) 824-3025

Languages spoken by GA providers

  • English
Monday 8:00am - 9:00pm
Tuesday 8:00am - 9:00pm
Wednesday 8:00am - 9:00pm
Thursday 8:00am - 9:00pm
Friday 8:00am - 9:00pm
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Monday 7:00am - 9:30pm
Tuesday 7:00am - 9:30pm
Wednesday 7:00am - 9:30pm
Thursday 7:00am - 9:30pm
Friday 7:00am - 9:30pm
Saturday 7:00am - 6:00pm
Sunday 8:00am - 5:00pm

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