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4,039 people sought family therapy help in California in the last year

Discover how starting family therapy can support your own journey toward a happier, more fulfilling life.

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Our therapists in Fremont are booked, but we have 11 other therapists in CA available for an online or in-person session.

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 Fremont, CA 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 Fremont, CA 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?

Families come in all different shapes and sizes. They can be made up of adopted and biological children, married couples, extended relatives, and even friends that have become so close that they’re considered family. What makes a family so special is that it can be a source of joy and a place to turn to when you need support, inspiration, and guidance.

But living and growing beside your loved ones can also lead to tense disagreements, overwhelming emotions, and a number of other issues. Conditions entirely outside of your control may affect how you interact with one another on a daily basis and can impact not only your mental health, but the entire family dynamic as well.

For example, a family’s ties can be strained by income loss, a big move, or differing political opinions. One person’s experiences at work or school may follow them home, influencing how they treat others and react to stressful events.

The good news is that licensed therapists and counselors are trained to address the issues that commonly impact families from various social, economic, and cultural backgrounds. They can suggest new communication strategies, recommend relationship-mending techniques, and get to the root of complicated circumstances.

If you think your family could benefit from therapy, consider calling our office at Thriveworks Counseling in Fremont, CA. Our providers are eager to lend a helping hand.

Why Do Families Seek Therapy?

Therapy is not only for mental disorders or extreme conflict. The reality is that many people attend therapy, either as an individual or part of a group, in order to overcome temporary roadblocks to their happiness and nurture already meaningful relationships. Common reasons to pursue family counseling include:

  • Incongruous parenting styles
  • Prolonged conflict
  • Mental illness
  • Major life transitions
  • Trouble establishing boundaries
  • Sibling rivalries
  • Substance abuse or addiction
  • Behavioral problems
  • Divorce or separation
  • Shared custody decisions
  • Financial difficulties
  • Coping with grief or loss

If you’re dealing with any of the above scenarios, your family may need the assistance of a trained and compassionate therapist. Asking for help is not a sign of weakness or reason to feel ashamed. Taking steps to ensure your family relationships are healthy and strong can be empowering. If you’re ready to take the first step, our family therapists and counselors at Thriveworks are here to support you.

How Can a Licensed Counselor Help My Family?

Family counseling typically occurs in a short-term format. You may attend approximately 10 to 12 therapy sessions, which last around an hour each. But it all depends on your particular situation. At Thriveworks in Fremont, CA, our therapists and counselors work closely with families to determine a reasonable timeline for implementing therapeutic techniques and altering unproductive behavior patterns.

The benefits of group sessions can include:

  • Assessing your family’s methods for problem-solving and de-escalating conflict
  • Identifying important roles within family systems to set sensible boundaries
  • Welcoming new perspectives on complex and long-term disputes
  • Making room for new shared experiences
  • Discovering new ways to support and encourage one another

You or a family member may already visit a licensed mental health professional to help treat other disorders like depression or anxiety. Group sessions are great because they can be carried out alongside individual counseling. Nobody has to choose between one or the other.

Overall, the plan to meet your family’s goals may incorporate multiple techniques, such as narrative, structural, and systemic therapy. These are all evidence-based programs that have helped countless families regain control over their family systems.

Remember, the strategies that work best for one family may not be the best fit for the next. A positive attitude and willingness to try new things will go a long way towards making improvements during counseling.

Thriveworks’ Family Therapy Appointments in Fremont, CA

When it comes to family, there’s no need to find solutions on your own. Licensed family therapists at Thriveworks Counseling in Fremont, CA will help you navigate the ups and downs of your family’s dynamics.

We offer appointments at convenient times throughout the week and weekend, including morning, afternoon, and evening sessions. If you have family members who live far away or traveling to and from a therapist’s office doesn’t fit your schedule, there are online options available as well through phone calls or video chats. Additionally, you can message your provider between sessions using text or email.

We accept many major insurance plans and new clients can often receive their first appointment within 24-48 hours of reaching out. Thriveworks’ clients also get access to:

  • Exclusive video chat
  • A free e-copy of the book “Leaving Depression Behind”
  • A 24-hour Q+A service with a life coach

If you’ve been thinking about therapy, consider working with a licensed counselor at Thriveworks in Fremont, CA. You can get in touch by calling or using our online booking tool today.

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 Fremont therapists and counselors accept 24 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Shield of California | BCBS

  • Blue Shield of California Medicare Advantage (HMO | PPO)

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

  • Humana HMO/POS

  • Humana PPO/EPO/HDHP

  • Imperial Health Plan

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Self-pay costs at Fremont
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My therapist is great! She's professional, personable, and on time. She goes the extra mile to be helpful. I don't like the Zoom format; I prefer in person sessions but she does her best to make it feel like we are in the same room. Very happy.
Read more My therapist is great! She's professional, personable, and on time. She goes the extra mile to be helpful. I don't like the Zoom format; I prefer in person sessions but she does her best to make it feel like we are in the same room. Very happy.
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Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Fremont is located in the Central District on Liberty St. where it intersects with Walnut Ave. We share a building with Chicago Title Fremont, Tera CloudX, and Teamsters Benefit Trust.

Phone number

(408) 351-7686

Languages spoken by CA providers

  • Hindi
  • Hebrew
  • Urdu
  • English
  • Punjabi
  • Tagalog
  • Filipino
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Thursday 8:00am - 9:00pm
Friday 8:00am - 9:00pm
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Sunday 8:00am - 9:00pm
Monday 8:00am - 9:00pm

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Tuesday 7:00am - 9:30pm
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Friday 7:00am - 9:30pm
Saturday 7:00am - 6:00pm
Sunday 8:00am - 5:00pm
Monday 7:00am - 9:30pm

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