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

Discover how starting therapy with a family 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 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?

Family Therapy in Fremont, CA

Family therapy can help navigate challenges and improve the dynamics within families of all shapes and sizes. At Thriveworks Fremont, our licensed therapists are ready to support your family through therapy. Call us at (408) 351-7686 to schedule an appointment.

Why Do Families Seek Therapy?

Family therapy can address a variety of issues, not just extreme conflicts or mental disorders. Many families seek therapy to overcome temporary roadblocks and nurture meaningful relationships. Common reasons for 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

Seeking help from a trained therapist can be empowering and can strengthen your family relationships.

How Can a Licensed Counselor Help My Family?

Family counseling is typically short-term, lasting about 10 to 12 sessions. Our therapists in Fremont work closely with families to set a reasonable timeline for therapy. Benefits of family therapy include:

  • Assessing problem-solving and conflict de-escalation methods
  • Setting sensible boundaries within family roles
  • Gaining new perspectives on disputes
  • Creating new shared experiences
  • Discovering ways to support each other

Family therapy can be conducted alongside individual counseling if needed. Techniques such as narrative, structural, and systemic therapy are used to help families regain control over their dynamics.

Thriveworks’ Family Therapy Appointments in Fremont, CA

Licensed family therapists at Thriveworks Fremont are here to help you navigate your family’s dynamics. We offer convenient appointment times throughout the week and weekend, including online options via phone or video chat. You can also message your provider between sessions.

We accept many major insurance plans, and new clients often receive their first appointment within 7 business days. Thriveworks clients also get access to exclusive video chat, a free e-copy of the book “Leaving Depression Behind,” and a 24-hour Q+A service with a life coach.

Consider working with a licensed counselor at Thriveworks Fremont. Get in touch by calling (408) 351-7686 or using our online booking tool today.

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 Fremont therapists and counselors accept 24 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Shield of California | BCBS

  • 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 Medicare Advantage

  • JP Farley Corporation

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Self-pay costs at Fremont
Talk therapy

Talk therapy

Includes individual, couples, child/ teen, & family therapy

First session

$1

Ongoing sessions

$1

Talk therapy

Psychiatry

Includes reducing symptoms with medication & management

First session

$1

Ongoing sessions

$1

Hear from our clients

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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.
Jeannie Feb 2024
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Where to find us

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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