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9,545 people sought family therapy help in Florida in the last year

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

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Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card), Carelon, +16 more
Narcissism, Behavioral Issues, Coping Skills, Men’s Issues, Self Esteem, +10 more

As a board-certified clinician (BCC), I understand the importance of self-care and maintaining a balance in your life.


Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card), Carelon, +17 more
Military / Veteran, Chronic Illness, Medical / Health Issues, Anger, Behavioral Issues, +19 more

As a highly skilled and compassionate mental health professional, I am deeply commitment to helping individuals, couples, or families overcome their c... As a highly skilled and compassionate mental health professional, I am deeply commitment to helping individuals, couples, or families overcome their challenges and achieve optimal well-being. Read more


Aetna, Cigna | Evernorth, Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage, +16 more
Anger, Behavioral Issues, Coping Skills, Self Esteem, Stress, +8 more

As a woman who has worked with many clients of all types of backgrounds, I look forward to learning more about your journey and ways I can help you.


Aetna, Carelon, Cigna | Evernorth, +16 more
Military / Veteran, Self Harm, Domestic Abuse, Narcissism, LGBTQIA+, +21 more

Hello and good day, I appreciate your time and attention as you begin this journey.


Cigna | Evernorth, Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage, Compsych, +11 more
Domestic Abuse, Narcissism, Anger, Behavioral Issues, Coping Skills, +15 more

As a culturally sensitive therapist, I understand the complexity of cultural backgrounds in families, mental health conditions and couple dynamics.

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 Davie, FL 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 Davie, FL 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 psychiatrist David Viscott once stated, “To love and be loved is to feel the sun from both sides.” That is the ideal equilibrium of a household. Family members are communicating, everyone feels loved, and everyone feels safe expressing their own feelings. But unfortunately, this ideal dynamic can sometimes break down. And some families even need help learning to establish that harmony to begin with. Family relationships can be difficult, and they’re loaded with all the baggage from all the families through all the generations that preceded them. But great families can break from negative historic cycles and forge new, healthy ways of being together. And marriage and family therapists can help. 

At Thriveworks in Davie, FL, licensed marriage and family therapists (LMFTs) and other mental health professionals with training in family therapy can help couples or family members enhance their bonds and reinforce their strengths. Marriage and family therapy isn’t about telling someone they’re doing something wrong. Sometimes it’s about finding things that are being done right. And it’s about everyone learning to see issues from each other’s perspectives. This is a process that family counseling providers at Thriveworks can help facilitate with their insights, compassion, and expertise.

Who Needs Family Therapy? 

All kinds of families can benefit from family therapy. Family members don’t need to be in crisis to seek counseling, though sometimes big life transitions or distressing conflicts can be what gets them in the clinic door. Thriveworks family therapists in Davie, FL treat families for a wide variety of issues that can interfere with household harmony, including the following:

  • Mood disorders like major depression and postpartum depression
  • Anxiety 
  • Grief
  • Financial stress
  • Marital conflict
  • Rebellion
  • Juvenile delinquency or crime
  • Estrangements
  • Conflicts and tension
  • Emotional or verbal abuse
  • Chronic illness 
  • Caregiver burnout
  • Eating disorders
  • Behavioral problems 
  • Neurodiverse children issues
  • Substance abuse and addiction
  • Codependency
  • Perfectionism
  • Unhealthy parenting styles

Family therapy can also help improve communication, solve problems, and teach family members how to see each other’s points of view. Family therapy can help maintain healthy relationships, not just repair those that feel broken. 

What Is the Best Way to Conduct a Family Therapy Session?

The best way to conduct a family therapy session is to talk first about objectives. What are everyone’s specific goals for therapy? At Thriveworks in Davie, FL, clients come to family therapy with a variety of goals in mind, including the following:

  • To heal or reconcile
  • To improve rapport
  • To reduce conflict and tension
  • To forgive, or ask for forgiveness
  • To establish healthy boundaries
  • To get through a hurdle
  • To manage anger
  • To build mutual trust 
  • To explore misunderstandings 
  • To prevent future conflict
  • To find individual support 

Treatment plans don’t need to be long-term. In fact, most families are able to find resolution for their problems in 12 sessions or fewer. This is because family therapy is often short term and solution focused. 

How Does Family Therapy Work?

After exploring everyone’s goals for therapy, a family therapist will use games, exercises, and honest discussion in a safe space to facilitate the advancement of those specific goals. A therapist may use the sessions to uncover interesting dynamics in the family such as the following:

  • Individual roles that everyone plays 
  • Implicit strengths and weaknesses
  • Unspoken rules and codes of behavior 
  • Communication patterns
  • Emotional triggers
  • Historical context
  • Individual perspectives

A family therapist doesn’t assign blame to anyone, though they may identify areas where someone could benefit from individual therapy. For example, a parent with depression may need to seek treatment if it becomes obvious that their mood disorder is affecting everyone. 

What Are the Benefits of Family Therapy at Thriveworks?

Family therapy at Thriveworks in Davie, FL confers multiple benefits. Thriveworks mental health providers accept most major forms of health insurance. They’re all fully licensed. And they can meet with family members in-person at the modern office, or virtually anywhere through online counseling sessions. For extended families, families that are estranged, or families that have grown children, online counseling can be a convenient way to get everyone together in one place without having to travel to the same physical location. 

The family therapists at Thriveworks are recruited from the top 4% of providers in the Miami area, making them abundantly qualified to help Davie families. They are skilled in a wide variety of evidence-based therapeutic approaches including strength-based and family systems. They also have a passion for helping people connect. 

Strengthen Your Bonds with Family Therapy at Thriveworks in Davie, FL

The fully licensed, highly qualified family therapists at Thriveworks in Davie, FL are ready to meet with families as early as tomorrow. They can often hold initial sessions with new clients within 24-48 hours of booking. And when you enroll in Thriveworks, you can also access your provider by phone or email between sessions. Call the office today to schedule your first appointment. We look forward to hearing from you and your loved ones.

Pricing & insurance

Our therapists accept most major insurances. We accept 585+ insurance plans, and offer self-pay options, too.
Learn more about pricing for therapy and counseling services at Thriveworks.

Our Davie therapists and counselors accept 22 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Carelon

  • Caresource

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Florida Blue | BCBS | Blue Cross Blue Shield

  • Florida Blue | Medicare Advantage

  • Humana Exchange

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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Davie is located on Davie Rd. right next to CVS Pharmacy. Nearby landmarks include Florida Atlantic University – Davie Campus, as well as Everglades Lakes.

Phone number

(786) 755-0746

Languages spoken by FL providers

  • English
  • Spanish
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