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4,039 people sought family therapy help in California 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 El Dorado Hills, CA 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 El Dorado Hills, CA 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 relationships can be fun, uplifting, and meaningful. Your family can offer you support in times of pain or struggle, and unconditional love and friendship when you may otherwise feel lonely. There are few bonds stronger than those of family, hence the old adage “blood is thicker than water.”

But sometimes it feels like your household is on the verge of bloodshed. Relationships between family members can be strained, distant, or full of conflict. Siblings fight, adults disagree or go separate ways, and children rebel and become alienated from their parents. All of these things are normal and even common in families, both the good and the bad.

Fortunately, repairing your family harmony can be easier than you think, thanks to family counseling at Thriveworks in El Dorado Hills, CA. You don’t have to accept the bickering or the feeling that you live in a house full of strangers. Family therapy can help you rebuild the trust, communication, and connection that makes family relationships so special.

Is it Time for Us To Consider Family Therapy?

Families begin counseling together for all sorts of reasons, in various stages of life. Family therapy is not just helpful for resolving problems; it can also help strengthen family systems and the bonds between family members who are growing apart.

Some common reasons to seek family counseling include:

  • Sibling rivalry
  • Child behavioral issues
  • Separation or divorce
  • Significant life changes (moving or career changes)
  • Parenting disagreements
  • Financial strain
  • Adding a member to the family (marriage, childbirth, or adoption)
  • Illness or addiction
  • Strained relationships or alienation
  • Grief and loss

Because families are all so diverse and unique, the specific issues your family is facing may not be on this list. They may even seem embarrassing or shameful. But rest assured, the mental health professionals at Thriveworks in El Dorado Hills, CA are equipped with the skills and training to help you manage whatever life has thrown your way.

How Can Therapy Help My Family?

Strained relationships within a family can be painful and difficult to work through on your own. Whether the issues your family is facing are caused by a sudden change or a gradual shift, a family counselor can help you make sense of your changing dynamic. Change is not always a bad thing — sometimes you may just need some help learning how to grow alongside one another.

Therapy may look a little different from one family to another. A licensed family therapist will work with your family members to create a unique treatment plan that helps bring you together as a stronger unit. Your family’s therapy will be specifically tailored to the problems you are facing and the unique personalities within your family unit.

Through family therapy, you can expect to learn strategies to help your family improve communication and cope with change and disagreement. These tools will help strengthen your relationship now and in the long term so you can become a cohesive unit once again.

Your therapist may recommend a variety of counseling techniques including:

  • Structural family therapy
  • Strategic family therapy
  • Narrative therapy
  • Communication therapy
  • Transgenerational therapy

You don’t have to endure another weekend of slamming doors or silent treatments. If you are ready to repair the bonds between you and the people you love the most, a family therapist at Thriveworks in El Dorado Hills, CA is here to help.

Schedule Family Therapy at Thriveworks in El Dorado Hills, CA

Family relationships may be complicated but they don’t have to be difficult. If your family is growing apart or experiencing a communication breakdown, a family therapist at Thriveworks in El Dorado Hills, CA can help bring you back together.

We know your family’s schedule is hectic, with lots of moving parts and responsibilities. It’s hard to get everyone together at once, especially if you’re at odds with one another. Thriveworks helps you make it a little easier by offering family therapy appointments on weekends and in the evening.

If physical distance is an obstacle, or illness is keeping you apart, family counseling can be conducted online. Virtual appointments can take place by phone or via video chat, helping you connect even from afar.

Your family means the world to you, and you’d go to the ends of the earth to protect them and keep them close. Fortunately, you don’t have to go quite that far. Thriveworks in El Dorado Hills, CA is accepting new clients and may be able to accommodate your family within 24 to 48 hours.

A stronger, healthier family dynamic is possible, and you can start rebuilding yours today. The therapists and counselors at Thriveworks in El Dorado Hills, CA can show you how to get there with communication and respect. You already have love on your side — let us provide a helping hand. We look forward to seeing you soon.

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 California therapists and counselors accept 25 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Shield of California | BCBS

  • Blue Shield of California Medicare Advantage (HMO | PPO)

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

  • Humana HMO/POS

  • Humana PPO/EPO/HDHP

  • Imperial Health Plan

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Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry El Dorado Hills is off the corner of Golden Foothill Parkway, and Latrobe Road. We are near Busy Bee Preschool and Life Storage.

Phone number

(916) 536-7207

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