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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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Aetna, AmeriHealth, Amerihealth Medicare Advantage, +21 more
LGBTQIA+, Coping Skills, Self Esteem, Stress, Life Transition, +4 more

As a clinical social worker, my therapeutic style incorporates behavioral adjustment, life satisfaction, and mindfulness.

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Aetna, AmeriHealth, Amerihealth Medicare Advantage, +21 more
Anger, Behavioral Issues, Coping Skills, Self Esteem, Stress, +9 more

As an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) and a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), I am determined to be there with you, regardless how bad the da... As an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) and a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), I am determined to be there with you, regardless how bad the day is. Read more

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, AmeriHealth, Amerihealth Medicare Advantage, +22 more
Chronic Illness, Medical / Health Issues, Coping Skills, Addiction, Borderline Personality, +6 more

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Aetna, AmeriHealth, Carelon, +18 more
Anger, Behavioral Issues, Coping Skills, Self Esteem, Stress, +4 more

As a youthful clinician, I bring a fresh and modern perspective to the counseling experience.

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 Edison, 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 Edison, 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?

The funny thing is that often, the people we fight with the most are also the people we care for the most. Why? For one, we love and trust these people; we also feel empowered to dive into difficult subject matters with them. And we think it’s important to challenge them when we don’t see eye-to-eye. While this openness is often vital to a happy and successful relationship, sometimes these difficult conversations and other tough situations we find ourselves in wind up hurting our relationships. And we don’t always know how to repair them.

All families struggle every now and then to maintain the health, the happiness, or the harmony in their relationships. The good news is that there are mental health professionals who devote their work to helping families work their conflicts. The family therapists at Thriveworks Edison Therapy possess the skills, knowledge, and tools to do so. They also have years of training to back up their skills. And, perhaps most importantly, they approach their work with a level of care that you can’t find elsewhere.

Not everything that is faced can be changed. But nothing can be changed until it is faced. –James Baldwin

Thriveworks Edison Therapy is happy to offer family therapy and help the families of New Jersey restore harmony in their day to day lives. We can help you in both an onsite and online setting. If you and your family members are struggling to get along, consider working with one of our family therapists to resolve your challenges. Our professionals can also help you strengthen the core of your family so that you are better able to navigate future conflicts. To schedule your first session, simply give our office a call.

Should My Family and I Work with a Family Therapist?

Many, if not all, families can find value in working with a family therapist or counselor. This includes families who are struggling to work through their differences or patch up their relationships after an argument, as well as those who are looking to strengthen the foundation of their family so that they are better connected or prepared for future storms. In summary, family therapy can help any and all families work through painful or stressful times, whether they are occurring now or are yet to come. Here is a list of the topics that are often discussed in family therapy:

  • Parenting challenges or disagreements
  • Behavioral issues in children or teens
  • Major life transitions or changes, such as a big move
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Poor communication
  • Stress and anger management
  • Mental illness, such as addiction or depression

These are all common challenges that can cause an individual harm as well as the entire family unit harm. Fortunately, the family therapists and counselors at Thriveworks Edison Therapy are able to help you work through these challenges that you might run into with your siblings, parents, children, or other family members.

How Does Family Therapy Work at Thriveworks Edison Therapy?

The therapists at Thriveworks Edison Therapy will work to provide the families they see with a personalized approach to treatment. When we say treatment, we mean the course of therapy. To be more specific, if you choose to work with one of our family therapists, they will first get to know you and your family members as individuals and as a group. Then, they will determine what therapy techniques and approaches might best help you accomplish your goals for your family.

That said, many families benefit from a combination of psychodynamic therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) techniques. Again, your family therapist will determine what’s best for your unique needs and goals! Know and remember that your Thriveworks Edison Therapy will be there for you every step of the way, as you navigate tough conversations and look for resolution for your family.

Schedule a Session for Your Family at Thriveworks Edison Therapy

We understand how much stress and pain can come with familial conflicts. We also know that simply wishing these problems away or hoping they resolve themselves does not work. Fortunately, there is something that does work: family therapy. There is no shame in seeking therapy. Therapy can help you to repair and improve your most important relationships; and seeking therapy is just a testament to your love for these people!

If you believe that you and your family could benefit from working with a therapist, reach out to Thriveworks Edison Therapy. We’ll get you scheduled for your first session as quickly as possible. New clients often meet with their counselor within 24-48 hours of their call. What are you waiting for? Give our office a call if you are ready to get to work.

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 Edison therapists and counselors accept 28 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • AmeriHealth

  • Amerihealth Medicare Advantage

  • 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 Edison
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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Talisha Harrison helped me by giving me the tools to help me navigate some difficult relationships. I also appreciate how kind, sensitive, and empathetic she was as I have been grieving a recent loss of a parent. I have also been recovering from a serious medical condition. Should I feel the need to seek counseling in the future, I would not hesitate to return to counseling with Talisha.
Read more Talisha Harrison helped me by giving me the tools to help me navigate some difficult relationships. I also appreciate how kind, sensitive, and empathetic she was as I have been grieving a recent loss of a parent. I have also been recovering from a serious medical condition. Should I feel the need to seek counseling in the future, I would not hesitate to return to counseling with Talisha.
Mary Feb 2024
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awesome, talisah is awesome and great.
Sandeep Feb 2024
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AMAZING , TRULY THE BEST!
ISHONDA Jan 2024
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I’ve known Dr Peniston for many years. She is very caring and compassionate. She is very thorough. I would highly recommend her
Read more I’ve known Dr Peniston for many years. She is very caring and compassionate. She is very thorough. I would highly recommend her
Edison Sep 2020
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★★★★★
I find Nancy to be a deeply compassionate, caring, mental health professional who takes a strength based approach in her practice. Her heightened mindfulness creates an environment where meaning can be cultivated. Her divergent perspectives and holistic approach transcend the work she does.
Read more I find Nancy to be a deeply compassionate, caring, mental health professional who takes a strength based approach in her practice. Her heightened mindfulness creates an environment where meaning can be cultivated. Her divergent perspectives and holistic approach transcend the work she does.
Edison Sep 2020
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I found Latoya to be extremely helpful in my recovery. Her professionalism and common courtesy made me feel comfortable. She listened to my needs and helped me achieve my goal.
Read more I found Latoya to be extremely helpful in my recovery. Her professionalism and common courtesy made me feel comfortable. She listened to my needs and helped me achieve my goal.
Edison Aug 2020
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★★★★★
Great service, love my therapist and the extended hours available
Edison Nov 2018
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Where to find us

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Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Edison is located at 7 Lincoln Hwy Suite 224, Edison, NJ 08820, near the shopping center with LouCas Italian Restaurant and Frappe Joe Coffee.

Phone number

(732) 561-5230

Languages spoken by NJ providers

  • Hindi
  • Urdu
  • English
  • Punjabi
  • Spanish
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