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21,056 people sought family therapy help in Texas 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 Fort Worth, TX 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 Fort Worth, TX 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?

When you think of family, what comes to mind? Do you imagine your own family, or do you think of the white picket fence type of family who never argues and always says ‘I love you’ when they part ways? The family you were born into is most likely not the white picket fence family. You probably argue, bicker, and purposely avoid phone calls from them. In fact, most, if not all, families aren’t picture-perfect. 

Every single family experiences dysfunction—poor communication, lack of trust, fights. But at the same time, every family is capable of repairing broken relationships and regaining harmony. To achieve this, family therapy is the way to go. It is a way to move forward, tackle your issues, and develop a functional family again. 

At Thriveworks Counseling in Fort Worth, TX, our licensed marriage and family therapists are readily available to offer their support and guidance. If you’re interested in repairing your family system, consider working with one of our family therapists. 

We’re happy to help you get to the root of your problems and find the silver lining you’re looking for. To get started on this journey, visit our online booking system or call our office. We can get you scheduled for as soon as tomorrow. 

How Does Family Therapy Work? 

Whether or not you’ve ever gone to therapy before, starting family therapy can seem daunting at first. It can cause stress if one or more family members aren’t 100% on board with starting therapy in the first place. If this is the case for you and your loved ones, consider asking: 

  1. Have we tried everything we can on our own to resolve issues? 
  2. Are there sore spots in our relationships that cause us to be immediately upset? 
  3. Is there trauma from our pasts that is preventing us from moving forward? 

Family therapy is a specific form of treatment aimed at helping families address particular issues that are hurting the overall well-being and functionality of a family. When you begin working with a family therapist at Thriveworks Counseling in Fort Worth, TX, your family therapist will look at the problems at hand in terms of the larger family unit. In some cases, this might involve individual issues, such as behavioral problems or mental illnesses, and identifying how it affects the family as a whole. 

At our office, we believe in taking an individualized approach to therapy. This means that all of our clients will receive a unique plan of care to tackle their issues and move forward. Additionally, your family therapist will most likely utilize a variety of techniques to help you, such as cognitive behavioral therapy, interpersonal therapy, narrative therapy, and traditional talk therapy. 

What Issues Qualify for Family Therapy? 

Maybe you and your siblings struggle to get along and are always competing to be the “favorite child.” Or perhaps you and your husband are planning to get a divorce and want to let your children know in a safe and calm environment. Many families can find family therapy to be extremely valuable. Here at Thriveworks Counseling in Fort Worth, we help families who are experiencing: 

  • Grief and loss
  • Marital conflicts
  • Depression, anxiety, and other mental disorders
  • Behavioral problems in children
  • Poor communication
  • Divorce or separation
  • Sibling rivalry 
  • Financial strain or stress
  • Interpersonal conflicts 
  • Significant life changes such as moving or changing schools 
  • Coping with family in the military 

The list above only touches on some of the areas that family therapy can prove to be beneficial. The goal of treatment is to bring attention to problematic relationships and behaviors and then replace those problem areas with healthier alternatives. Ultimately, we want to help you resolve the conflicts at hand and help you create a healthier, more harmonious dynamic for every family member involved. 

If you believe that you and your family could find value in working with a mental health professional, don’t wait any longer to schedule an appointment to get started. There’s no reason to continue living the way you are now. The family therapists at our office would be happy to work with you on this journey. 

Schedule a Family Therapy Session at Thriveworks in Fort Worth

Are you and your loved ones tired of arguing day in and day out? Are you ready to make a change? Luckily, you’re in the right place to start. Here at Thriveworks Counseling in Fort Worth, we believe in providing accessible, client-focused mental health care services to our community. 

We have quick, flexible scheduling opportunities and can often get you into your first appointment within 24 hours of your call. That’s just part of how we set out to accomplish our mission. We hope to hear from 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 Fort Worth therapists and counselors accept 41 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Ambetter by Superior Health Plan

  • APEX Memorial Hermann

  • ARIA | Covenant Management Systems

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

  • Auto Club Enterprises (Employers Health Network)

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas Exchange

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas HMO

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas PPO

  • Buist Byars and Taylor (Employers Health Network)

  • Carelon

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I love my Dr Odu-Onikosi. But I have had several very bad experiences with the appt makers and supervisors over the appt making ( if there are any supervisors no one has ever called me back ) The mis information they provide is gross and straight up not correct. You are probably losing patients over this as if I didn't like my Dr so much this second instance would have made me stop using Thrive for my needs all together.
Read more I love my Dr Odu-Onikosi. But I have had several very bad experiences with the appt makers and supervisors over the appt making ( if there are any supervisors no one has ever called me back ) The mis information they provide is gross and straight up not correct. You are probably losing patients over this as if I didn't like my Dr so much this second instance would have made me stop using Thrive for my needs all together.
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Always professional and kind
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James seems to have a lot of knowledge in the area I need help in.
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Where to find us

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Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Child Therapy Fort Worth is located at the intersection of W Magnolia Ave and Fairmount Ave. We currently share the building with Envoy Hospice, among other businesses, and are located next door to the restaurant The Usual.

Phone number

(682) 223-4725

Languages spoken by TX providers

  • German
  • English
  • Dutch
  • French
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