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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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Our therapists in Georgetown are booked, but we have 53 other therapists in TX 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 Georgetown, 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 Georgetown, 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?

In a family, every individual is interconnected with every other individual, for better or worse. Families pass down from generation to generation patterns of emotional processing, social behavior, and ethical standards. Whether they love their family of origin or whether they are reacting to it, people are often best understood in the context of their family.

Families often flourish when each member contributes and each member has their needs met, but achieving this balance can be harder than anticipated. Life can easily knock families off equilibrium. Here are just a few examples of challenges that families frequently face:

  • One family member is experiencing frustration or anger that affects other family members.
  • You or your spouse cannot agree on parenting styles, and your children are experiencing behavior problems.
  • Family members are cold and apathetic toward one another.
  • A family pattern is hurting a family member over and over again.
  • Hurt feelings have resulted from poor or lack of communication.

When families are knocked off balance, an outside perspective may help re-establish healthy ways of connection. Family therapy attempts to help families understand the challenges that threaten their family’s equilibrium and how to make adjustments that benefit each individual member and the family as a whole.

Thriveworks Georgetown offers family therapy because we know that every family needs support along the way. Our counselors have helped many families work through their challenges and re-establish balance.

Why Pursue Family Therapy?

The central idea of family therapy is that people’s identities, behaviors, and beliefs are formed in their families of origin, and therefore, individuals are most fully known in the context of their family.

Family systems therapy and family structural therapy are the most common methods for family therapy, and they assert that how a family copes with stress, sets expectations, offers comfort, and defines each individual’s role has significant implications in a person’s life. To understand how these play out in a family’s life, therapists may explore each member’s birth order, love language, and/or personality type. Understanding each individual better and understanding how individuals relate to each other may allow the family as a whole to function more harmoniously.

When families communicate well and when they experience interdependence, they often flourish. Strong families bring many benefits to their members and to the community, including:

  • Decreased risk of poverty (when parents share income potential)
  • More secure attachments can be formed between children and parents (and children may carry these healthy relational skills into their adulthood relationships).
  • Increased emotional connection and comfort from family
  • Increased ability to handle stress and hardship
  • Reduced risk of anxiety disorders and depression-related conditions.
  • Reduced instances of abuse, neglect, or problems with the law.

Working It Out Together

What is your family going through right now? Are multiple people adding to the dynamic (either positively or negatively)? Are multiple people affected by the dynamic? If so, then family therapy may be helpful.

Here are a handful of reasons families have chosen to work through their challenge together in therapy:

  • Hormonal changes in a teen or parent that may be leading to conflict
  • Insufficient premarital counseling and/or marriage maintenance counseling
  • A family member with special needs who has an unequally distributed burden of care
  • Abuse, neglect, and/or addiction
  • Overbearing parenting choices that result in rebellious children
  • Lax parenting choices that result in out-of-control children
  • Intimacy difficulties in the marriage relationship
  • An individual family member with unmet needs
  • Tension/strain in spousal, parent/child, or in-law relationships
  • Times of particular stress such as job loss or death of a loved one

The problems that many families face do not have quick fixes or silver bullets, but they do have solutions if each family member is ready to do their part. Family therapy may be the safe place your family needs to acknowledge an unhealthy pattern, listen to one another, and find a more balanced path forward.

Thriveworks Georgetown Offers Family Therapy

The therapist at Thriveworks Georgetown aim to help families find practical solutions to life’s biggest challenges. We understand that staying together as a family is hard and that regaining balance after life throws a curveball is important. We also understand how …

  • The challenge is the challenge—not the family or individuals who seek help for the problem.
  • Empathy, listening, and connecting can ease many family tensions.
  • Each person in a family needs a voice.
  • There are workable compromises to every challenge.

If you are ready work through life’s challenges as a family, then Thriveworks Georgetown is here to help. When you call our office, a person will help schedule your appointment. Many clients see their therapist the next business day, and we offer weekend and evening appointments. We also accept many insurance plans.

Being a family can be challenging, but finding the right balance is worth the effort. Call Thriveworks Georgetown, TX today for family therapy.

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 Texas therapists and counselors accept 42 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Ambetter by Superior Health Plan

  • APEX Memorial Hermann

  • ARIA | Covenant Management Systems

  • 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

  • Cigna | Evernorth

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Self-pay costs at Georgetown
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

5.0 Thriveworks Georgetown reviews are collected through Thriveworks.com.
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I thought our marriage was over. I only gave him one option (counseling) or I was leaving. I wanted him to do it because he realized he had to make some changes in his thinking and his life...for his own happiness. The first counselor he tolerated for 1 session. I told him to do his own homework and he found Ashley on his own. The fact that my husband has been in her counseling for close to 2 years is truly amazing. This was one man who I totally expected to do 3-4 sessions and then decide it wasn't for him and then I would just consider divorce because our life was intolerable for me. He has learned things about himself that now make him very thoughtful about things and about what matters in his life and in our life. I am so appreciative for Ashley.
Read more I thought our marriage was over. I only gave him one option (counseling) or I was leaving. I wanted him to do it because he realized he had to make some changes in his thinking and his life...for his own happiness. The first counselor he tolerated for 1 session. I told him to do his own homework and he found Ashley on his own. The fact that my husband has been in her counseling for close to 2 years is truly amazing. This was one man who I totally expected to do 3-4 sessions and then decide it wasn't for him and then I would just consider divorce because our life was intolerable for me. He has learned things about himself that now make him very thoughtful about things and about what matters in his life and in our life. I am so appreciative for Ashley.
Georgetown Sep 2021
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★★★★★
Absolutely love everything about Lindsey. She is amazing with my son (age 6). It has helped him so so so much and helped me parent the way he needs. I am so glad we were able to start seeing her and continue seeing her. He loves going to therapy and since we started his behavior has become so much better. Being a single mom of two, I'm glad he get specific attention from someone who cares. Thank you! I would give 10 stars if I could.
Read more Absolutely love everything about Lindsey. She is amazing with my son (age 6). It has helped him so so so much and helped me parent the way he needs. I am so glad we were able to start seeing her and continue seeing her. He loves going to therapy and since we started his behavior has become so much better. Being a single mom of two, I'm glad he get specific attention from someone who cares. Thank you! I would give 10 stars if I could.
Georgetown Jan 2020
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★★★★★
When my husband and I went to see Linda we were falling apart. She provided the tools we needed to pick up the pieces and heal our marriage. She is very knowledgeable, kind, compassionate, and tough when she needs to be. She is a blessing from God to us and I would highly recommend her.
Read more When my husband and I went to see Linda we were falling apart. She provided the tools we needed to pick up the pieces and heal our marriage. She is very knowledgeable, kind, compassionate, and tough when she needs to be. She is a blessing from God to us and I would highly recommend her.
Georgetown Jan 2020
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★★★★★
Lindsey was so helpful in helping our child navigate what he was going through.
Georgetown Dec 2019
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I can not say enough about The team at Thriveworks Georgetown. Dr.Vadrine and Mandy have been absolutely amazing.I can not Thank them enough for there help.With their help we have been able to set a plan for my sons education something that has been a struggle for so long.I regret we did not this first. I for the first time have hope and courage. Knowing that I have a compassionate dedicated professional,whos desire to see my child be his best self in my corner gives me strength.Looking forward to the future.
Read more I can not say enough about The team at Thriveworks Georgetown. Dr.Vadrine and Mandy have been absolutely amazing.I can not Thank them enough for there help.With their help we have been able to set a plan for my sons education something that has been a struggle for so long.I regret we did not this first. I for the first time have hope and courage. Knowing that I have a compassionate dedicated professional,whos desire to see my child be his best self in my corner gives me strength.Looking forward to the future.
Georgetown Nov 2019
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★★★★★
I have always thought counseling wasn't for me; however, after being paired with Linda Mekesic, I was proven wrong. I was able to open up and learn from the grief that I didn't realize I was holding on to. It was a blessing and Linda and Thriveworks is a hidden blessing that I am glad I stumbled across.
Read more I have always thought counseling wasn't for me; however, after being paired with Linda Mekesic, I was proven wrong. I was able to open up and learn from the grief that I didn't realize I was holding on to. It was a blessing and Linda and Thriveworks is a hidden blessing that I am glad I stumbled across.
Georgetown Jul 2019
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★★★★★
I was never open to counseling but moving to Texas and having special people enter into my life, well I became open to it but knew I needed a special person and that is when Linda Mikesic came into my life. I thought I was there for letting my son move on and found out that I held onto a lot of grief of losing my husband and Linda had a special way of making me feel safe and that it was ok to feel again. I am so thankful and grateful that she helped me and I continue to use the tools that she taught me.
Read more I was never open to counseling but moving to Texas and having special people enter into my life, well I became open to it but knew I needed a special person and that is when Linda Mikesic came into my life. I thought I was there for letting my son move on and found out that I held onto a lot of grief of losing my husband and Linda had a special way of making me feel safe and that it was ok to feel again. I am so thankful and grateful that she helped me and I continue to use the tools that she taught me.
Georgetown Jun 2019
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★★★★★
Linda Mikesic is a fantastic therapist and person. She has a compassion and love for others that can’t be taught. Being a mental health care provider, I am always looking for therapists to refer patients to. Therapists I can count on to treat my patients with love and respect. I've known Linda and collaborated with her for 3 years and fits that definition every time. I know when I refer my patients to Linda, that they will get individualized compassionate person-centered care.
Read more Linda Mikesic is a fantastic therapist and person. She has a compassion and love for others that can’t be taught. Being a mental health care provider, I am always looking for therapists to refer patients to. Therapists I can count on to treat my patients with love and respect. I've known Linda and collaborated with her for 3 years and fits that definition every time. I know when I refer my patients to Linda, that they will get individualized compassionate person-centered care.
Georgetown Feb 2019
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Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Georgetown is located in the same building as Patriot Driving Academy, Centex Shirt & Embroidery, San Gabriel Animal Hospital, Just a Tease hair salon, Payroll Plus, and Two to Tangie hair salon. We are located at the intersection of N Austin Ave and Parkview Drive.

Phone number

(512) 488-1991

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