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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 Evanston, IL 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 Evanston, IL 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 is important. At Thriveworks in Evanston, IL we’re well aware—that’s why we have a qualified team of family therapists who are ready to team up with you and your loved ones. Family therapy seeks to bring relatives closer together and can help those who have grown apart to rekindle the bonds they share. Call our office today to find a family therapist that fits your needs.

Do We Need Family Therapy? 

It’s up to you and your family members to decide if you need a mental health professional’s assistance. But at Thriveworks in Evanston, IL, we believe that any family, regardless of their situation, can benefit from talking with one of our therapists. There are common warning signs that indicate that a family’s dynamics have turned negative, including: 

  • Undiagnosed behavioral issues in children
  • Recurring stress from caring for a disabled or elderly member 
  • Untreated or potentially undiagnosed mental illness or disorders that family members are suffering from, like ADHD or depression 
  • Residual anger or resentment between relatives over perceived wrongs or shortcomings
  • Deaths within the family that have occurred without time to process the event 
  • One or more family members struggling with PTSD
  • Addiction to drugs or alcohol in response to stress Communication skills that aren’t fully developed, resulting in constant arguments and bickering

How Can a Family Therapist Help?

Our family therapy team in Evanston, IL is committed to your family’s mental health, and the purpose of family therapy is to reconnect you with your loved ones. Family therapy can be a great way to: 

  • Strengthen your relationship with your loved ones by utilizing a safe space for each of you to speak candidly about your experience
  • Foster compassion and encourage compromise towards one another 
  • Improve your communication skills and become a better listener  
  • Take advantage of a therapist’s presence—a neutral third party that allows for more balanced dialogue and candid discussion 
  • Create stronger boundaries of respect and encourage compromise
  • Get treatment for previously undiagnosed mental health conditions

Plus, you can stay connected virtually with our online family therapy options. You and your relatives can connect with your therapist and attend sessions together, regardless of where you all live. As long as everyone has reliable access to the internet and somewhere private to talk, families can access the tools and resources provided by online counseling anywhere. 

Schedule an Appointment with a Family Therapy at Thriveworks in Evanston, IL 

Don’t hesitate if you’re ready to discover the benefits of counseling for you and your family. Thriveworks is committed to quality mental health care. And we’re excited to be a part of your family’s mental health journey. When you contact our office in Evanston, IL you’ll be assisted by our scheduling team. Our specialists are available seven days a week to help you with every step of the scheduling process including finding the right provider to match your needs. And once you are a Thriveworks client, you’ll have instant access to great benefits, like: 

  • No waitlist—take advantage of same-week appointment times 
  • Flexible cancellations 
  • Weekend and evening session availability

Navigating the challenges of difficult family dynamics can be difficult, but with help from the family therapists at Thriveworks in Evanston, IL, it’s possible for families to find stability again. Reach out to our office; we look forward to connecting with you with a mental health professional—one that can make a difference in you and your loved one’s lives. 

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 Evanston therapists and counselors accept 24 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois BCBS | HMO - Essential Health Partners IPA

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois BCBS | HMO - Essential Health Partners Kane County

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois BCBS | HMO - Essential Health Partners Silver Cross

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois | BCBS Medicare Advantage (HMO | PPO)

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois BCBS | PPO

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Choice Care (Humana)

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

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Self-pay costs at Evanston
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

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Thriveworks helped me realize that I do believe people can change. I’m not the person I was three months ago, broken and fearful. I’m healthy and happy and for the first time being kind to myself. Thank you for giving me my life back.
Read more Thriveworks helped me realize that I do believe people can change. I’m not the person I was three months ago, broken and fearful. I’m healthy and happy and for the first time being kind to myself. Thank you for giving me my life back.
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Evanston is near Oldberge Park and Sharbucks. We have a Winstrust Bank and Crossroads Trading used clothing store near our office.

Phone number

(224) 529-4482

Languages spoken by IL providers

  • English
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