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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 Evergreen Park, 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 Evergreen Park, 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?

Damian and his older sister haven’t gotten along for several years. They’d been closer when Damian was younger, but have gradually drifted apart, especially now that they have families of their own. As siblings, they’ve had their fair share of fights, but nothing significant. In fact, Damian is realizing that because of their age gap, he and his sister simply don’t know how to talk to one another. 

But Damian wants to move forward: He’s planning to schedule a family therapy session for himself and his sister. Damian hopes that with the guidance and mediation skills of a family counselor, both he and his sister can learn to understand each other and communicate more efficiently. While it could take some time before they’re comfortable opening up once more, Damian hopes that their family counselor will help them re-establish their bond.

Family life isn’t easy—while our family ties are often the first and closest relationships that we share with others, they can be complicated and harmful when dynamics turn negative. If relationships between members of your family have started to become dysfunctional, call Thriveworks in Evergreen Park, IL. We’ll help connect you with a family counselor who’s committed to helping you and your relatives reconnect. 

Does Our Family Need a Family Counselor?

It’s common for families to wonder if they need to see a family counselor to resolve their issues. Deciding to seek out a family counselor is an independent decision that your family will decide on your own, since seeking professional assistance is about wanting the support and guidance of a family counselor. With that in mind though, there are universal indications of negative dynamics in your home and family life to watch out for, including: 

  • Unruly behavioral issues in children or teens 
  • Persistent anxiety over financial issues or relationship difficulties 
  • Physical or verbal abuse 
  • Undiagnosed mental health conditions or disorders 
  • Alcohol or drug addiction
  • Feelings of resentment or hostility 

Your personal situation may vary, but rest assured that our family counselors are committed to helping your family move forward. They’ll partner with you, to help each family member learn to communicate and empathize, while they mediate and guide each session’s dialogue. Our providers are committed to helping you all find common ground through better communication, empathy, and emotional regulation. Call Thriveworks in Evergreen Park, IL to discover the difference that family therapy could make in your life. 

How Can Family Counseling Help Us?

Any family, regardless of their current situation or counseling experience, can benefit from connecting with one of our providers. Our family counselors can help you and your loved ones by: 

  • Creating and promoting newfound respect for personal boundaries and healthy communication
  • Providing assistance as you engage in balanced dialogue and candid discussion
  • Offering encouragement and mediating conversations between relatives, enabling you to empathize and compromise with one another respectfully 
  • Helping you all start to implement coping methods and communication strategies that defuse tense situations
  • Working through mental health conditions with family members to find new emotional balance and well-being 

To offer you added comfort and convenience, you can choose to schedule family counseling virtually with Thriveworks in Evergreen Park, IL. Make prioritizing your family’s needs a little easier: Even if relatives don’t live together or nearby, they can still engage with a family counselor simultaneously. As long as everyone has reliable internet and somewhere private to talk, you’re set. 

Schedule Family Counseling at Thriveworks in Evergreen Park, IL Today

When your family is ready to start moving forward with the help of a family counselor at Thriveworks in Evergreen Park, IL, schedule online or call our office to get started with the assistance of our scheduling specialists. Plus, as a Thriveworks client, you’ll get access to exclusive perks, including: 

  • Our Q&A ask-a-coach chat: for questions that can’t wait till the next session
  • Scheduling assistance from our specialists, 7 days a week 
  • Flexible cancellation policy 
  • Weekend and evening session availability for added flexibility 
  • Email contact with your provider in-between sessions as needed 

Choosing to seek family counseling with Thriveworks in Evergreen Park, IL is a proactive step toward building a better home life and fostering healthier connections between your loved ones. Though it’s never easy to navigate turmoil in our familial relationships, mental health professionals like our family counselors can offer hope and guidance when times are tough. You can turn to Thriveworks for support when it’s needed—any family can benefit from talking to one of our experienced providers. Call our office in Evergreen Park, IL today to see how family counseling could improve your home life. 

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 Evergreen Park therapists and counselors accept 23 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)

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

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Self-pay costs at Evergreen Park
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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My session is wonderful. I feel good about how it's going.
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I just want to thank you for all of your help.
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I feel very comfortable with my Dr. Very easy to talk to.
Patricia Jan 2024
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I would like to say thanks to Stephanie for her great care and counsel. She is patient, kind and professional. She's a great listener and encourages and challenges you to make positive changes in your life. No matter what situation you are facing she reminds you that you can achieve positive change in your life. She helps you not to give up hope. I recommend her to all my friends and family.
Read more I would like to say thanks to Stephanie for her great care and counsel. She is patient, kind and professional. She's a great listener and encourages and challenges you to make positive changes in your life. No matter what situation you are facing she reminds you that you can achieve positive change in your life. She helps you not to give up hope. I recommend her to all my friends and family.
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Evergreen Park is located off of S Western Ave. We share a building with Midwestern Career College and Advocate Children’s Medical Group among other businesses. In addition, the Western Ave and 98th St. Bus Stop is at the corner of our building.

Phone number

(773) 985-4588

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