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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 Helotes are booked, but we have 45 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 Helotes, 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 Helotes, 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?

Joanna used to watch sitcoms and reality shows on television and shake her head in disbelief. Each episode was filled with so much drama and chaos that it all felt unreal. With the strong bonds her family members shared, she could never imagine that her family would ever look or act like the families on these programs.

And yet, something lately has gone off course. Joanna has been arguing with her spouse all the time about the smallest things and it’s been having an impact on their children. The kids have started acting out — one is getting in trouble in school and the other is being uncharacteristically rude at home. Things feel so chaotic at home that the only chance Joanna has for some peace and quiet is when she steps outside to walk the dog.

If you feel at all like Joanna, you’re not alone. Countless families have sought out professional guidance from licensed family therapists to help get their family life back on course. The experts at Thriveworks in Helotes, TX are here to help you critically assess your situation and chart a path toward rebuilding your family relationships.

When Is the Right Time To Seek Family Therapy?

All sorts of issues can crop up and tear apart the fabric of our family systems. You may have gone through a traumatic event recently that suddenly turned your lives upside down. There may have been a series of small problems that built up and snowballed over time. You may not even be able to pinpoint exactly what happened, only that things have gotten worse and it’s time for a change.

Some common reasons people seek family counseling include:

  • Substance abuse
  • Moving to a new area
  • Changes in employment status
  • Death in the family
  • Coping with a physical or mental illness
  • Financial stress
  • Behavioral problems
  • Abuse or trauma
  • Blending families
  • Trouble establishing boundaries

Your troubles may be caused by extended family members who put pressure on you or try to run your lives. Your children may have behavioral or emotional problems that need to be addressed. You and your partner may need to improve your style of communication.

Whatever your situation may be, our mental health professionals can work with all the members of your family to seal the cracks in your relationships. Marriage and family therapists at Thriveworks in Helotes, TX are here to help you build a happier future together.

The Benefits of Family Therapy in Helotes

You don’t need to stand by and watch as your family’s bonds suffer unnecessary wear and tear. For many people, therapy is the first step to overcoming difficulties and reconnecting as a family once again.

Our mental health experts will begin by sitting down with each of you to hear about your concerns. Family therapy sessions are confidential, safe spaces where you can open up to a trained professional with a neutral, third-party perspective. Your family therapist will be able to assess your issues and devise a course of action that makes the most sense for you.

Family counselors use various therapeutic approaches and strategies, depending on the situation. Some of them include:

  • Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT)
  • Systemic therapy
  • Strategic therapy
  • Narrative family therapy
  • Transgenerational therapy

Therapy is not a one-size-fits-all solution. What works for your family could be completely different from the type of therapy used by your friends or neighbors. Our team is trained to assess your situation and identify the right form of treatment to help your family live happy and successful lives.

When you’re ready to give family therapy a try, give us a call at Thriveworks in Helotes, TX to schedule your first appointment.

Schedule Family Therapy at Thriveworks in Helotes, TX

If you are worried about the path your family is on, consider making an appointment with a Thriveworks family counselor. We are here to make the journey easier for you and can accommodate your schedule with weekday, evening, and weekend availability. If traditional, in-person appointments are tough to schedule, we also offer remote therapy sessions over the phone or via live video chats.

As a Thriveworks client, you’ll have access to our online community, exclusive resources, and our Therapy Buddy app. You’ll also get billing and scheduling support via text message and can reach out to your licensed therapist or counselor in between sessions by phone or email.

When you’re ready to experience the positive effects of family therapy, consider making an appointment with us at Thriveworks in Helotes, TX. With just a few clicks or a quick call to our scheduling team, you could be well on your way to a brighter future. We hope to see you soon.

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 Helotes therapists and counselors accept 37 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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Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Helotes is located off of Bandera Rd. We currently share a building with Jalapenos Mexican, Club KO Boxing & Personal Training 2, Northwest Real Estate and Property Management, among other businesses. When you turn off of Bandera Rd. to get to our office, you’ll pass Falcon International Bank on the right.

Phone number

(682) 228-6406

Languages spoken by TX providers

  • English
  • Spanish
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