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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 Gilbert, AZ 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 Gilbert, AZ 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?

Rainy and her family love to get together during the holidays. It’s a tradition—and a way for everyone to mingle, catch up, and get closer, especially as she and her siblings have gotten older. But unfortunately, the holiday season always brings with it a lot of tension. Rainy does her best to get along with everyone, but she can’t help but notice the snide comments and passive-aggressive behavior that seems to run rampant among herself, her siblings, and her parents. 

This year, Rainy wants to change that dynamic but hasn’t been sure how. But after some reading online, Rainy is considering whether she and her family members could benefit from attending family counseling. She’s hopeful that a mental health professional could help to mediate their discussion. And with online counseling as an option, they could all find time to connect, too. 

Maybe you’re in Rainy’s position and you’re unsure of how to resolve the family issues that are preventing you and your relatives from being able to connect with each other. At Thriveworks in Gilbert, AZ, our family counselors can help. With expert guidance and insight, getting closer to one another has never been easier. 

Does Our Family Need Family Counseling? 

There’s no universal rule that dictates if a family needs to seek counseling services. And at Thriveworks in Gilbert, AZ we believe that any family, regardless of their situation, can benefit from talking with one of our counselors. With that in mind, there are common indications of negative dynamics and toxicity between family members, such as: 

  • Persistent anxiety over financial issues or relationship difficulties 
  • Undiagnosed mental health conditions or disorders 
  • Alcohol or drug addiction
  • Feelings of resentment or hostility 
  • Unruly behavioral issues in children or teens 

Additionally, it’s common for some family members to feel hesitant or hostile towards the idea of seeking family counseling services. This is normal, and it’s often due to them not understanding how a family counselor will benefit them and their relatives. If you or another family member feels closed off to counseling services, we understand. But remember—our providers aren’t going to choose sides, chastise, or berate anyone for the issues you need help with. Our family counselor’s sole focus is on helping you all to reconnect and to strengthen your shared relationships. 

How Can a Family Counselor Help Us?

It’s understandable if you or other family members are feeling uncertain about sharing the details of your relationships with a mental health professional. But by doing, you’ll gain the opportunity to start healing, and to close the distance that divides you. Our family counselors are committed to assisting relatives with the process of working through tough issues and buried emotional pain; while it can be hard, the rewards can be tremendous. Family counselors can assist you and your relatives by: 

  • Creating and promoting newfound respect for personal boundaries and healthy communication
  • Offering encouragement, enabling you to empathize and compromise with one another 
  • Working through mental health conditions with family members to find new emotional balance and well-being 
  • Having balanced dialogue and candid discussion

Our family counselors are committed to assisting relatives with the process of working through tough issues and buried emotional pain; while it can be hard, the rewards can be tremendous. And if your family is separated by physical distance, you may find online counseling to be an appealing choice. All you need is a reliable internet connection and somewhere private to talk. With online family counseling at Thriveworks in Gilbert, AZ, finding and connecting with the right provider has never been easier. 

Schedule Family Counseling Today at Thriveworks in Gilbert, AZ

If your family has been suffering from negative dynamics that limit communication and cross personal boundaries, then consider if it’s time to confide in a family counselor at Thriveworks in Gilbert, AZ. Call us when you’re ready, and one of our scheduling specialists will assist you with the scheduling process. With their help, you can easily set up your insurance, find the right session time, and choose the perfect provider for your needs. And after you’ve become a client, you’ll get access to exclusive benefits, including: 

  • Weekend and evening session availability
  • Email contact with your provider in-between session
  • Our Q/A ask a coach option: for questions that can’t wait till the next session
  • Scheduling assistance from our specialists, 7 days a week 
  • Flexible cancellations

Family counseling might be able to offer you and your loved ones the stability and tools necessary to address the issues that have divided you. Our qualified team of mental health professionals at Thriveworks in Gilbert, AZ can provide you with what your family needs to reconnect and grow together. While family counseling isn’t a reset button, it can help you and your family find solid ground once again. 

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 Gilbert therapists and counselors accept 23 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona | BCBS

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona Medicare Advantage

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

  • Humana HMO/POS

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Self-pay costs at Gilbert
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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I could not be more pleased with my sessions. Been helping me tremendously
Glenn Feb 2024
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Luanne is an amazing Therapist. She did more than just listen and give feedback.she was able to give perspective.she was able to read my body language,facial expressions and the tone of my voice all over a zoom call. She was very easy to talk with, I felt very comfortable talking to her.
Read more Luanne is an amazing Therapist. She did more than just listen and give feedback.she was able to give perspective.she was able to read my body language,facial expressions and the tone of my voice all over a zoom call. She was very easy to talk with, I felt very comfortable talking to her.
Gilbert May 2022
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Where to find us

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Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Gilbert is off of Pecos Road. Across the street from ALDI, we share a building with Phoenix Spine & Joint and Canyon Home Care & Hospice, among other businesses.

Phone number

(480) 613-3817

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