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633 people sought family therapy help in Arkansas in the last year

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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 Fayetteville, AR 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 Fayetteville, AR 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?

Oliver, the eldest son, has been in and out of rehab for the past year as he struggles with a serious case of substance abuse. One twin refuses to come out of her room, while the other one can’t go one week without ditching class. Paul has been coming home late with no explanation for the past few months, and Linda is afraid for both the future of her marriage and what is in store for their children if things continue at this rate.

This household is in shambles, to say the least. But is all hope lost? Of course not.

Family systems are complicated; no family is perfect, and no one person needs to bear the burden of trying to make it perfect. For the licensed family therapists in Fayetteville, AR, this is just another aspect of family life that could benefit from family counseling services.

If you can relate to the above story, you are not alone. Countless families have experienced significant challenges to their happiness and stability and choose to seek out professional help. If you’d like to speak with one of our licensed family counselors, schedule an appointment today at Thriveworks in Fayetteville, AR.

When Is the Right Time To Seek Family Therapy?

There is never truly a wrong time to seek family therapy. No matter what your family is going through, marriage and family therapy can help you open up lines of communication, rebuild family bonds, and resolve disagreements before they turn into major battles.

Most clients seek family counseling or therapy to resolve issues that they can’t manage to work out amongst themselves. These issues can involve the following situations:

  • Communication difficulties
  • Child-rearing challenges
  • Mental health disorders
  • Infertility stresses
  • Abuse
  • Trauma
  • Separation and divorce
  • Death of a loved one
  • Substance abuse
  • Behavioral issues

If you think you could benefit from some professional support and guidance, don’t hesitate to reach out to us at Thriveworks in Fayetteville, AR to schedule an appointment.

How Does Family Therapy Work?

While the name can be a bit misleading, family therapy isn’t just for those who may be biologically connected. This type of therapy can help sort through issues among adopted family members, blended unions, and even close friends as well.

If you have ever attended individual therapy, you will notice that many of the same practices are applied when dealing with family relationships. During therapy sessions, clients are asked to speak freely about what troubles them and the therapist will help guide the conversation to be most fruitful. Our marriage and family therapists provide a safe and confidential environment for tough conversations and uncomfortable emotions to arise.

Our mental health providers in Fayetteville, AR are also equipped to teach you communication skills and techniques to set healthy boundaries and solve issues collaboratively. As each family differs from the next, you can expect your therapist to customize treatment to best fit your needs. For example, the approach for helping a family through the death of a loved one might look quite different from the approach a therapist uses to work through a family member’s abuse or trauma.

No matter what your specific issues may be, you can rest assured that our therapists have helped families work through countless struggles and situations. We help families improve their relationships in both the short and long term, catering specifically to their needs and goals.

However, therapy attendance alone isn’t enough to solve family disputes and work through tough issues. In order to reap the benefits of family therapy, each participant must be open to the experience. This includes heeding the advice of the therapist, speaking truthfully without ill intent, and making the necessary changes to improve the family dynamic.

When everyone is on board, it will be much easier to identify negative patterns, take ownership of individual actions, and improve communication. If you’re ready to see what our solution-focused therapy services can do for your family, reach out to schedule an appointment at Thriveworks in Fayetteville, AR.

Schedule Family Therapy at Thriveworks in Fayetteville, AR

Choosing a licensed clinical therapist might seem overwhelming but Thriveworks in Fayetteville, AR makes it easy. Our mental health professionals have extensive training in family therapy services and offer a number of other benefits as well, including:

  • Remote counseling and therapy sessions via video or phone call
  • Day, evening, or weekend appointments
  • Online forums moderated by licensed professionals
  • An app that makes billing and scheduling fast and easy

If you want to prioritize your family’s health and happiness, consider giving us a call at Thriveworks in Fayetteville, AR. You could meet with a mental health provider in as little as 24 hours.

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 Arkansas therapists and counselors accept 30 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Ambetter by Superior Health Plan

  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield Maine | BCBS Medicare Advantage (HMO | PPO)

  • Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield | BCBS

  • Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield Medicare Advantage

  • Arkansas Blue Cross Blue Shield Federal Employee Program (FEP)

  • Arkansas Health and Wellness - Ambetter

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona | BCBS

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona Medicare Advantage

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

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Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Fayetteville is located at 300 N College Ave Suite 305, Fayetteville, AR 72701, at the intersection of East Dickson Street across from the Washington County Courthouse.

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(501) 381-5392

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