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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 Frederick, MD 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 Frederick, MD 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 popular TV series Dynasty features the Carrington’s, a rich family in Atlanta who built an empire off of oil. Father Blake and his two adult children, Fallon and Steven, have a very unique relationship. There’s drama, fights, lies, stealing, spite, and careless mistakes. While they aren’t a picture-perfect family, they do love each other at the end of the day. They’re strong and have solid familial values. However, that doesn’t mean they necessarily know the importance of talking through their issues in order to have a healthier, stronger relationship. Working with a family therapist could prove to be beneficial for them.

Call it a clan, call it a network, call it a tribe, call it a family: Whatever you call it, whoever you are, you need one.” – Jane Howard

Family therapists can help you and your loved one put the broken pieces back together. Whether you’re going through a loss, are having trouble communicating, or have built walls up around your feelings, we can help. If you think the relationships with your loved ones could be saved, consider working with a family therapist at Thriveworks Counseling in Frederick, MD. We can help you build the relationships you need to start living better together. If you’re ready to get started, reach out to our office today. We can provide you and your loved ones with in-person or online therapy today.

Can Family Therapy Help Me and My Loved Ones?

In short, yes! Our licensed marriage and family therapists are able to help you and your loved ones work through a multitude of challenges that you may be facing. As we briefly mentioned above, the list is extensive. For example, family therapy can help families work through…

  • Behavioral issues in children
  • Financial stressors
  • Grief and loss of a loved one
  • Mental illnesses such as anxiety, depression, and ADHD
  • Adjusting to major life transitions such as moving
  • Divorce
  • Communication issues and conflicts
  • Familial roles
  • Parenting concerns
  • Trust and connection

Here at Thriveworks in Frederick, MD, we can help you and your relatives work through the issues on this list and much more. Our therapists can help you address group issues or individual issues which can cause problems for the whole family unit. No matter if you and your siblings are arguing, you feel like your parents aren’t connecting with you, or your aunt is struggling with addiction, there is help for you and your loved ones. We will do our best to help.

How Does Family Therapy Work?

Deciding to pursue family therapy can be a tough decision. It often takes a lot of convincing to even get your family members to agree and sit down with a counselor. However, when you do decide to get the help you need, you’ll be glad you did. There’s nothing wrong with asking for a little extra help to repair your connections and move forward.

Family therapy is generally short-term, meaning that your family can be done in as little as nine sessions. These sessions typically only last for 50 minutes, but as most things this is determined on a case-by-case basis. Your family therapist at Thriveworks Counseling in Frederick will work with each family member to understand what their unique goals and needs are. In doing so, it gives them the ability to create a custom plan of treatment that addresses all issues at hand.

There are different approaches, methods, and techniques used in family therapy to achieve the goals you set in place. Cognitive behavioral therapy and psychodynamic therapy are just two options that can help you work through your problems. Depending on who is in attendance and the topics being discussed, your mental health professional will cater the sessions and methods based on the discussion at hand. In turn, their goal is to help their clients:

  1. Improve communication
  2. Learn better problem-solving techniques
  3. Work on stress and anger management
  4. Identify stressors and how to work through them
  5. Establish familial roles with clear understanding and respect
  6. Regain trust
  7. And more!

Start a Relationship with a Family Therapist at Thriveworks Counseling in Frederick, MD

If you think that you and your family could benefit from working with a family therapist, you’re in the right place. Thriveworks Counseling in Frederick, MD has a team of highly-skilled, educated, and experienced mental health professionals who are readily available and can start now. When you’re ready to get started, visit our online booking portal or give us a call to be connected with one of our scheduling specialists. We have evening and weekend appointment times in addition to our regular daytime hours. We also offer our clients other added benefits such as online counseling, no waitlist, flexible cancelations, and more.

We can’t wait to work with you and start this journey together!

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 Frederick therapists and counselors accept 20 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield Maryland | BCBS HMO

  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield Maryland | BCBS PPO

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

  • Humana HMO/POS

  • Humana PPO | EPO | HDHP

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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Frederick is located on Buckeystown Pike, just south of the Francis Scott Key Mall, on the west side of the Monocacy River. We currently share a building with Jamie Dunn, Realtor; Wholesale Diamond Consultants; Express Abstracts; and RGS Title; among others. Our neighbors include Hampton Inn Frederick, Cracker Barrel, DARCARS of Frederick, and Clarion Inn Frederick Event Center. The closest bus stop to our building is Holiday Drive @ Holiday Inn.

Phone number

(240) 414-4865

Languages spoken by MD providers

  • English
  • French
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