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2,715 people sought family therapy help in Ohio 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 Dayton are booked, but we have 25 other therapists in OH 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 Dayton, OH 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 Dayton, OH 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?

You’ve likely heard the saying that there’s nothing more important in life than family. But just because you love your family more than life itself doesn’t mean that it’s always going to be a bed of roses.

Every family faces challenges. Sometimes your relationships will feel easy while other times it may feel like you’ll never get over the disagreement you’re having. As a family system, you may spend more time with each other than you do with anyone else you know, so issues and complications are bound to show up from time to time.

Those complications may make it feel impossible to open up to each other about the problems you’re experiencing. You may feel tempted to keep your emotions bottled up inside of you because you don’t want to rock the boat. Chances are if you feel this way, so do the other members of your family.

Getting help from a licensed mental health professional can help strengthen your family relationships in ways you may have never thought possible. Your family can begin to mend wounds that have grown worse over time so you can build a new and better future together.

If you’re ready to see what marriage and family therapy services can do for you, reach out to schedule an appointment at Thriveworks Counseling in Dayton, OH.

When Is the Right Time To Seek Family Therapy?

You may have a picture in your mind of the kinds of families that need therapy. Maybe you think things haven’t gotten that bad for your family that you would require those same services. Maybe you imagine that only the families who are publicly and irrevocably out of control are the ones that would benefit from seeing trained mental health professionals. But this couldn’t be farther from the truth.

Family counseling can help you address many of the concerns that are affecting your relationships. Did you just have a baby and you’re noticing that your other children are acting out more than ever? Did you recently move and notice your teenager rarely talks to you or leaves their room anymore? Have you noticed it’s been a few months or years since you and your significant other have actually had a heart-to-heart conversation?

These may not seem like intense conflicts but these situations are known to cause strife in even the most stable of family systems.

Here are some of the most common concerns that can impact family relationships:

  • Financial strain
  • Divorce or separation
  • Physical illness
  • Death of a loved one
  • Substance abuse
  • Mental health issues
  • Major life changes
  • Behavioral issues

Life is unpredictable. Even though your family may have an incredible bond as a cohesive unit, unexpected events can weaken those relationships.

You can choose to start with just you and your spouse and eventually work up to the whole family unit, or you can schedule therapy sessions for everyone early on. Our licensed family therapists at Thriveworks in Dayton, OH will help you walk through the best option for you and your family.

Would I Benefit From Family Therapy at Thriveworks?

No matter what you are going through, there is always a solution. It may be too hard to see the way out of a problem on your own because you’re too close to it, but a family counselor can act as an objective force to help mend your issues so you can begin to strengthen your relationships once again.

Our Dayton mental health professionals take a variety of approaches to get to the heart of any concerns you may have. Therapy strategies include but are not limited to:

  • Structural family therapy
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)
  • Systemic therapy
  • Transgenerational therapy
  • Narrative family therapy

Your therapist will work with you during sessions to get to the root of your family problems. The compassionate team at Thriveworks in Dayton, OH is dedicated to finding the right fit for you.

Schedule Family Therapy at Thriveworks in Dayton, OH Today

At Thriveworks, we understand that you have many obligations. That’s why we offer weekday, evening, and weekend appointments that can either be conducted in our Dayton office or online. We accept most major insurance plans and have an array of exclusive benefits as well, like an app that makes it easy to communicate with us and free resources that could be helpful on your road to recovery.

Are you ready to improve communication, mend old wounds, solve problems, and become closer as a family unit? When you are ready to commit to family counseling, we are ready to be your support system to walk you through the healing process.

To find your way to a stronger and happier family, start by scheduling an appointment with our marriage and family therapists at Thriveworks in Dayton, OH.

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 Ohio therapists and counselors accept 28 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Ohio | BCBS

  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield of Ohio | BCBS Medicare Advantage (HMO | PPO)

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Healthsmart

  • Humana Exchange

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Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Dayton is across the street from KFC and Burger King, and right next to Bob Evans. Drive down Linden Avenue, and you will see that we share an office with WIngs of Love Services, among other businesses.

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(614) 963-3259

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