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8,756 people sought family therapy help in New Jersey 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 Dumont, NJ 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 Dumont, NJ 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?

Family Therapy in Dumont, NJ—Work with a Dedicated Therapist

If you and your family members are struggling through a difficult time, we can help. The licensed marriage and family therapists at Thriveworks counseling in Dumont have extensive training and experience to guide you and your loved ones through counseling.

All you have to do is call us at (201) 801-7038 to get started!

Can Therapy Help My Family? Where Do We Get Started? 

There are many different ways that therapy can help. Including helping you work through things like:

  • Behavioral problems in children
  • Sibling rivalry
  • Communication issues
  • Grief and loss
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Abandonment
  • Parenting issues
  • Mental illness such as anxiety and depression
  • Financial strain and stress
  • Major life changes
  • Coping with a diagnosis
  • And more

Our team of scheduling specialists will be more than happy to help you find a time that best fits the needs of your entire family.

What Should We Expect from Family Therapy?  

Our therapists are dedicated to providing well-rounded, client-focused care. This means that they will assess each family member’s needs, wants, and goals to find where the missing cracks are in your relationships. In doing so, your family therapist will come up with a treatment plan that is centered around your unique situation and challenges.

Using a variety of different methods and techniques such as traditional talk therapy, play therapy, narrative therapy, art therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, and stress and anger management techniques, you can accomplish all of your goals.

In addition, you’ll be equipped with the tools and skills you need to move forward and problem-solve effectively when future conflicts arise. In family therapy, you can expect to:

  1. Talk openly and honestly about the problems you are having.
  2. Address communication issues amongst family members.
  3. Identify where your problems lie and how to overcome them.
  4. Understand the importance of active listening.
  5. Build trust in your relationships.
  6. Set familial roles and boundaries.
  7. Work together to meet on a common ground through compromise.

Start a Relationship with a Family Therapist at Thriveworks Counseling in Dumont, NJ

Ready to start repairing broken relationships? Thriveworks Counseling in Dumont has a team of therapists who are readily available and can help you, often as soon as one week from your first call.

To get started, just give us a call at (201) 801-7038 or visit our online booking portal. We offer both in-person and online counseling and even have evening and weekend appointments in addition to our regular daytime hours.

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 Dumont therapists and counselors accept 25 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • AmeriHealth New Jersey

  • Amerihealth Pennsylvania

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • EmblemHealth

  • First Health Network

  • Horizon Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Jersey | BCBS

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Self-pay costs at Dumont
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 Learn about verified reviews
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Highly recommended.
Cheryl Feb 2024
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I am a recently retired licensed clinical social worker with 45 plus years of experience in that field of practice. I attended undergraduate school with Michael Martin and have continued to maintain contact with him since that time. Michael has consistently impressed me as a caring, knowledgeable and empathic individual who has brought these traits into his practice as a psychotherapist. He speaks very positively about his work and his satisfaction in assisting the individuals he provides services for on their behalf. In conclusion, I strongly recommend considering Michael as ones' psychotherapist.
Read more I am a recently retired licensed clinical social worker with 45 plus years of experience in that field of practice. I attended undergraduate school with Michael Martin and have continued to maintain contact with him since that time. Michael has consistently impressed me as a caring, knowledgeable and empathic individual who has brought these traits into his practice as a psychotherapist. He speaks very positively about his work and his satisfaction in assisting the individuals he provides services for on their behalf. In conclusion, I strongly recommend considering Michael as ones' psychotherapist.
Dumont Jan 2021
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★★★★★
I am a recently retired licensed clinical social worker of 45 + years experience. I have known Michael Martin since we were undergraduate students at the same university and I have followed his career in his practice since its’ beginning. Michael is a caring and sensitive individual. He is knowledgeable about the field of mental health. I can attest to the fact that he will apply his numerous clinical skills along with his empathic self to assist an individual(s) to attain an improved level of functioning on a consistent basis.
Read more I am a recently retired licensed clinical social worker of 45 + years experience. I have known Michael Martin since we were undergraduate students at the same university and I have followed his career in his practice since its’ beginning. Michael is a caring and sensitive individual. He is knowledgeable about the field of mental health. I can attest to the fact that he will apply his numerous clinical skills along with his empathic self to assist an individual(s) to attain an improved level of functioning on a consistent basis.
Dumont Jan 2021
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★★★★★
As a therapist, I have worked with Michael Martin for the past 5 or 6 years and found him very objective and insightful while working with a diverse population with many issues. I have witnessed his clients' trust and respect for him in his kind approach to them and their needs. Michael is a knowledgeable and skillful counselor who treats each patient with care and consideration.
Read more As a therapist, I have worked with Michael Martin for the past 5 or 6 years and found him very objective and insightful while working with a diverse population with many issues. I have witnessed his clients' trust and respect for him in his kind approach to them and their needs. Michael is a knowledgeable and skillful counselor who treats each patient with care and consideration.
Dumont Jan 2021
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Dumont is located off Washington Ave, between New York Ave and E. Madison Ave. In the complex of apartments and offices, we share the building with the Spinal Rehabilitation and Wellness Center, Bergman Dental Group, and other businesses.

Phone number

(201) 801-7038

Languages spoken by NJ providers

  • English
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