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623 people sought family therapy help at Dallas 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 Dallas, 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 Dallas, 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?

When you think of family, what comes to mind? Some people remember a white picket fence, family camping trips, dinners at the table together every night, and days full of “I love you.” Others wish that’s what came to mind.

When you think of family, maybe arguments, hurt feelings, neglect, or loss come to mind instead. Are you close with your parents, your siblings, your children, or are you currently in a rough spot?

Families go through challenges, and it’s normal. However, there’s a difference between bickering and making up within the hour and fighting and not speaking for weeks, months, even years at a time. When arguments get out of hand, communication drops off, or you just can’t seem to connect with your kids on a deeper level, it might be time to seek out a little extra help from a trusted family therapist.

Fortunately, when times get tough, family therapists can help you put the pieces back together. You might feel tempted to walk away and leave your family relationships behind. But just because it’s easy doesn’t mean it’s the right thing to do. If you think the relationships with your family members could use some work, consider family therapy at Thriveworks Counseling in Dallas, TX

Our counselors can help you and your loved ones live happy, healthy lives with stronger bonds and better communication. If you’re ready to get started, give us a call. We can provide you and your relatives with in-person or online therapy as soon as today. We look forward to hearing from you. 

What Is Family Therapy?

Family therapy, also known as family counseling, helps families to work through conflicts and repair broken relationships. It is led by psychologists, licensed therapists, counselors, or another mental health professional with relevant skills, training, and experience. 

The specific course of treatment in family therapy varies on a family to family basis. This is because the counselor considers each family’s specific needs, goals, and other unique factors when designing treatment. For example: Oftentimes, family counseling is short-term, averaging 10-12 sessions. However, a family might spend more time in counseling if they have deep-rooted issues or if it takes longer to make the progress they’re looking for. 

Family therapy utilizes therapeutic techniques such as traditional talk therapy, narrative therapy, art therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, and more. Depending on who is attending a particular session and the topics being discussed, your Thriveworks counselor might shuffle through various methods. 

That being said, family therapy helps families to improve their communication skills, deepen connections with one another, and reach a healthier place in their relationships. If this sounds like something that you might benefit from, Thriveworks in Dallas is here to help. 

Problems Addressed in Family Therapy

As briefly mentioned before, we understand that your family issues are unique to you. Maybe your kids won’t stop fighting over little things. Or perhaps your parents have poor communication skills and they struggle to connect with you on a deeper level. Regardless of what you’re going through, you can find great reward in working with a family therapist. 

Common family problems that we see clients for at Thriveworks in Dallas are:

  • Mental illness, like depression or anxiety
  • Divorce or separation
  • Loss of a loved one
  • Addiction or substance abuse
  • Behavioral problems
  • Parenting issues
  • Financial stress or strain
  • Major life changes like moving to a new city
  • Poor communication and understanding
  • Lack of trust
  • Neglect

Although some of the concerns on the list above seem like individual problems, they do affect the family unit as a whole. For example, if your sister struggles with anxiety, it could put a strain on the whole family every time you try to plan a vacation, go out to dinner, or even have company over to the house. 

As soon as a problem comes up that might be hard for you to handle on your own, it’s probably time to reach out for help. Letting these issues go on only makes matters worse. There’s no shame in needing a little extra push in the right direction. 

Work With a Skilled Family Therapist at Thriveworks Counseling in Dallas, TX

When we’re born into this world, we don’t have much say in who our family is. But one thing is for certain: We try our hardest to love them for who they are. When loving  your family starts to become a chore or might feel too difficult, it’s probably time for you to get the help of an unbiased, understanding opinion.

Thriveworks in Dallas, TX believes that everyone should have access to mental health care when and where they need it. That’s why we are proud to offer benefits like: 

  1. Online counseling options 
  2. Same- and next-day appointments
  3. No waitlist 
  4. Support of scheduling specialists 
  5. Evening and weekend appointments 

And much more. To get started with one of our mental health professionals, give our office a call. We are ready to help you as soon as you reach out. 

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 Dallas therapists and counselors accept 41 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Ambetter by Superior Health Plan

  • APEX Memorial Hermann

  • ARIA | Covenant Management Systems

  • Auto Club Enterprises (Employers Health Network)

  • 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

  • Buist Byars and Taylor (Employers Health Network)

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

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Self-pay costs at Dallas
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

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First, I would love to thank Jacqueline Shair for all she has help me with. With out her I don’t know where I would be now. Just by talking to her made me realize that I still had a life to live. Not dwelling on the past to look forward for the new adventures. Now I’m a happy person love myself doing things that I thought I would never be doing working on buying a new house being more social just enjoying life like I should’ve been doing for the past 30 years thank you Jacqueline and Thriveworks for everything Sincerely, Sammy
Read more First, I would love to thank Jacqueline Shair for all she has help me with. With out her I don’t know where I would be now. Just by talking to her made me realize that I still had a life to live. Not dwelling on the past to look forward for the new adventures. Now I’m a happy person love myself doing things that I thought I would never be doing working on buying a new house being more social just enjoying life like I should’ve been doing for the past 30 years thank you Jacqueline and Thriveworks for everything Sincerely, Sammy
Sammy Feb 2024
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★★★★★
Worked with Francis Segovia and was friendly and empathetic. She helped me get on a solid plan to meet my medication needs. She also sent a referral for an LPC in network.
Read more Worked with Francis Segovia and was friendly and empathetic. She helped me get on a solid plan to meet my medication needs. She also sent a referral for an LPC in network.
Celso Dec 2023
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I must take a moment to submit a review for Dr. Geraldine Hickerson! Dr. Hickerson not only has significant experience as a therapist, she also is compassionate about the care provided. Compassion guides the therapist to treat the person as an individual- fully listening and creating a safe space for therapeutic healing. Dr. Hickerson is phenomenal at creating that safe space. I highly recommend her as a trusted therapist.
Read more I must take a moment to submit a review for Dr. Geraldine Hickerson! Dr. Hickerson not only has significant experience as a therapist, she also is compassionate about the care provided. Compassion guides the therapist to treat the person as an individual- fully listening and creating a safe space for therapeutic healing. Dr. Hickerson is phenomenal at creating that safe space. I highly recommend her as a trusted therapist.
Dallas Sep 2022
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Dr. Hickerson is a wonderful therapist and really shows she cares about you as a whole person! She is a great listener and her wise counsel and direction really helps you navigate challenges in life. She's a true gem!
Read more Dr. Hickerson is a wonderful therapist and really shows she cares about you as a whole person! She is a great listener and her wise counsel and direction really helps you navigate challenges in life. She's a true gem!
Dallas Sep 2022
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★★★★★
Dr. Hickerson is an excellent therapist who focuses on you as a whole person. She is a great listener and easy to talk to. She gives sound and wise direction to help navigate through challenges and overcome difficult times. She's truly a gem!
Read more Dr. Hickerson is an excellent therapist who focuses on you as a whole person. She is a great listener and easy to talk to. She gives sound and wise direction to help navigate through challenges and overcome difficult times. She's truly a gem!
Dallas Sep 2022
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Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Dallas is located at 2821 McKinney Ave Suite 9, Dallas, TX 75204, near Greenwood Cemetery.

Phone number

(469) 778-3990

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