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1,974 people sought family therapy help in Arizona 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 Flagstaff, AZ 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 Flagstaff, AZ 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 relationships we have with our family members have an enormous impact on our lives—this impact can be good or bad. Some days it’s good, and some days it’s bad, depending on the state of these relationships.

For example, when we make new fun memories with our loved ones, we feel happy and fulfilled. On the other hand, when we fight with our family members, we feel sad, angry, or frustrated instead. 

When we do encounter challenges with our loved ones, like disagreements or differences in opinion, it’s important to practice patience, respect, and open communication. Doing so, though, isn’t always easy. 

If you are in a tough spot with a family member or multiple family members, consider going to family therapy. Family therapy is led by counselors who have training in this area of counseling. They are equipped to help you have these patient, respectful, and open conversations. 

To schedule family therapy, call Thriveworks Counseling in Flagstaff, AZ. We can set you up with a family counseling session upon receiving your call. We have both in-person and online therapy appointments available. If you’re ready to get started, call our office and a scheduling specialist will get you all set up!

What Is Family Therapy? Can It Help My Family?

Family therapy, otherwise known as family counseling, is a type of psychotherapy that aims to help families resolve their interpersonal conflicts and better their relationships. 

This form of counseling is led by licensed counselors who have specific training in family therapy, such as Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists (LMFTs). Family therapy is typically short-term, which means as little as 10-12 sessions. That said, families might have more appointments and that’s okay too. 

Either way, therapy sessions will involve all family members involved at one point or another. There might also be instances where only one or several family members will be asked to attend a certain session. 

If your family is facing one of the following challenges, you might be able to find value in working with a family therapist:

  • The loss of a family member or loved one
  • Divorce or separation
  • Trouble resolving a given conflict
  • Behavioral issues in kids or teens
  • Parental disagreements
  • Mental illness or substance abuse

Family therapists can offer unbiased feedback about your problem(s). They can also guide more productive conversations and lead you and family members to an effective resolution.

Goals in Family Therapy

Family therapy can help many different families. Some of the most common reasons are listed above, but there are other reasons to seek counsel from a family therapist, too. Regardless, your family therapist will have a few goals in mind for your family:

  1. Improve communication channels: A huge problem that can contribute or even cause other problems in a family is poor communication. Your family therapist will help you develop effective communication skills, which will help you to resolve and prevent other issues.
  2. Discuss and work through your conflicts: It’s normal to fight with your loved ones, but if these fights become excessive or damaging, it might be time to work with a family therapist. A family therapist can help you finally find resolution.
  3. Improve your overall relationships: The end goal is to help you and your family members foster healthier, happier relationships. As we touched on earlier, happy and healthy relationships support greater individual wellbeing, too.

Do these goals align with the goals you have for your family? If the answer is yes, start a relationship with a family counselor today.

Schedule Family Therapy at Thriveworks in Flagstaff, AZ

Thriveworks Counseling in Flagstaff, AZ wants to help you and your family thrive. If you need a little help or support working through your family problems, please don’t hesitate to contact us. Our family therapists foster a safe, supportive space for working through these issues and finding the right path forward.

To schedule a family therapy appointment at Thriveworks in Flagstaff, AZ, just call our office. We can set you and your family up with an in-person or online appointment at your earliest convenience.

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 Flagstaff therapists and counselors accept 21 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona | BCBS

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

  • Humana HMO/POS

  • Humana PPO/EPO/HDHP

  • Imperial Health Plan

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Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Flagstaff is located at 809 W Riordan Rd Ste 202, Flagstaff, AZ 86001, off Rte 66.

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(928) 955-8534

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