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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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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 Dacula, 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 Dacula, 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?

The French writer Victor Hugo once stated, “The greatest happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved; loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves.” During our formative years, families are ideally a place where we can mature without judgment, where we can enjoy unconditional love despite our faults, and where we can feel a sense of true belonging. 

But families don’t always meet that ideal, and many people still carry pain from shortcomings in their childhoods. Then they might import that pain into the families they build as adults, and the cycle continues. But environments don’t need to be hereditary. People can change the way they do things and they don’t have to keep recreating the families in which they were raised. By examining their own families and questioning their own dynamics, people can enhance their family bonds and create lasting love and trust.

Family therapy can help facilitate this process of problem solving and trust building. Family counseling helps people deepen their family relationships by improving communication and navigating conflicts with compassion. The licensed marriage and family therapists (LMFTs) at Thriveworks in Dacula, GA have the experience and insights to excel at this process and truly help families solve problems. 

What Is Family Therapy? 

Marriage and family therapy is group therapy for people with intimate, complex, and sensitive relationships. Family therapy is led by mental health professionals who have training in interpersonal dynamics and family systems. Family therapy is typically very solution-focused and short-term, meaning that it often accomplishes a family’s goals in fewer than 12 sessions. Couples or family counselors at Thriveworks in Dacula, GA usually start therapy by asking everyone what their objectives are. These goals can help guide an effective treatment plan. 

Who Can Benefit from Family Therapy?

Any family can benefit from various family therapy approaches. Family members don’t need to be estranged, in conflict, or even in crisis to reap the rewards of these group mental health services at Thriveworks in Dacula, GA. However, it’s often the case that certain issues bring families to therapy. For example:

  • Postpartum depression and other depression disorders
  • Anxiety 
  • Bereavement
  • Financial stress
  • Marital stress
  • Bedwetting or nightmares
  • Juvenile delinquency or crime
  • Conflict or tension
  • Sibling bullying
  • Emotional or verbal abuse
  • Chronic illness 
  • Caregiver burnout
  • Anorexia or bulimia
  • Behavioral problems 
  • Addiction, substance abuse, or alcohol use disorder (AUD)
  • Codependency
  • Perfectionism
  • Unhealthy parenting styles

What Is the Role of a Counselor in Family Therapy?

A counselor’s role in family therapy is to promote understanding of everyone’s point of view. Therapists aren’t there to assign blame, to tell a family member they’re doing something wrong. Rather, a family therapist at Thriveworks in Dacula, GA helps everyone’s needs get recognized. Through this process, therapy might lead to the following:

  • Reconciliation and healing
  • Improved rapport
  • Reduction in conflict and tension
  • Forgiveness
  • Healthy boundaries
  • Emotional regulation
  • Mutual trust
  • Resolved misunderstandings 
  • Individual support

Can You Do Family Therapy Online?

At Thriveworks in Dacula, GA, clients have the option of choosing online counseling sessions or in-person, traditional counseling sessions when they enroll in family therapy. Sometimes it can be easier to coordinate the schedules of multiple family members with virtual counseling appointments. For these sessions, people don’t have to be in the same room at the same time. As long as they have a good internet connection, they can participate in the online video conferencing sessions from anywhere in the world. 

Reinforce Your Bonds with Family Therapy at Thriveworks in Dacula, GA

Family therapy is a great way to show your family members that your relationships with them are a priority. As they say, a family is only as happy as its least happy member. At Thriveworks family therapy in Dacula, GA, everyone can have a chance to be heard in a safe, secure environment. 

All the mental health providers at Thriveworks are fully licensed, nationwide, thus they accept most major forms of health insurance. If you’re not sure if your health insurance covers therapy, the Thriveworks staff can help you figure it out. Thriveworks also offers affordable self-pay rates for clients who are paying out-of-pocket. 

When you call the Thriveworks office in Dacula, GA during extended business hours, you can reach a human being, not a voicemail. This high-touch staff member can help match you and your family members to an exceptional LMFT. Most Thriveworks clients can schedule a session quickly and meet with their top-rated provider as soon as the day after their call. 

Thriveworks clients also get the benefit of email and phone access to their provider between sessions. This means that your provider is never far away when you need them. 

Families can be complicated, which is why experts exist to facilitate communication and open dialogue. Call Thriveworks today to start meaningful conversations with your family. We look forward to hearing from you.

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 Dacula therapists and counselors accept 21 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

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

  • Humana HMO/POS

  • Humana PPO/EPO/HDHP

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Self-pay costs at Dacula
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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I could not be happier with my psychiatric nurse she’s very thorough, responsible, and caring individual. I appreciate that if I fail to reach out to her on the minute, she takes the time to reach out to me to get our meeting started, and is very attentive to any notice that I give her And I appreciate her recommendations
Read more I could not be happier with my psychiatric nurse she’s very thorough, responsible, and caring individual. I appreciate that if I fail to reach out to her on the minute, she takes the time to reach out to me to get our meeting started, and is very attentive to any notice that I give her And I appreciate her recommendations
Gregory Feb 2024
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My online nurse is a very reliable and knowledgeable practitioner who knows her field. I have had issues with Thriveworks links on occasions and the nurse has personally reached back out to remedy the issue. And always gives me knowledgeable advice regarding my situation which has been rather complex. My nurse is well worth the time and always gives me good advice and truly cares for my wellbeing. Thank you!
Read more My online nurse is a very reliable and knowledgeable practitioner who knows her field. I have had issues with Thriveworks links on occasions and the nurse has personally reached back out to remedy the issue. And always gives me knowledgeable advice regarding my situation which has been rather complex. My nurse is well worth the time and always gives me good advice and truly cares for my wellbeing. Thank you!
Greg Jan 2024
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Where to find us

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Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Dacula is located on Teron Trace Rd, off of Braselton Hwy. We are near other health centers including Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Cardiology, Smiles Forever Orthodontics, and Gwinnett Orthopedics. Across the highway from our building is Duncan Creek Park.

Phone number

(678) 264-3647

Languages spoken by GA providers

  • English
  • Creole
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