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1,063 people sought family therapy help in Alabama 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 Huntsville, AL 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 Huntsville, AL 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?

Every family has its ups and downs. It’s completely normal, for example, to have the occasional fight or disagreement with a family member. However, what started as an argument can slowly morph into a long-term grudge or deep feelings of resentment. The next thing you know, it’s difficult to even be in the same room as each other.

While dysfunctional families make great entertainment on TV, they can be extremely painful in real life. Left unresolved, the underlying issues may impact other areas of your life, including your other relationships, your career, and your overall happiness.

Unfortunately, it can be very challenging to resolve family disputes on your own. Each family member may be so firmly entrenched in their side of the story that any attempt to discuss the situation just ends in the same heated disagreement.

Sometimes, the best way to resolve a specific issue is to call for an outside, objective perspective. That’s where family therapy comes in. A qualified family therapist can serve as a neutral counselor, guiding the family system back into stability. By identifying difficult emotions and experiences, the family therapist can help each family member express their feelings and learn effective coping skills.

If your family’s issues are wearing you down, you don’t need to go it alone. Schedule an appointment with a qualified family therapist at Thriveworks in Huntsville, AL to get started on a treatment plan today.

When Is the Right Time To Seek Family Therapy?

When family relationships experience a bump in the road, avoidance may seem like the easiest short-term solution. But left to fester, those bumps can turn into mountains and have a detrimental impact on many aspects of your life.

Some of the most common reasons that families reach out for counseling services including:

  • Long-term conflicts
  • Child-rearing and discipline issues
  • Divorce and separation
  • Death or health problems in the family
  • Major life changes, such as moving and changing careers
  • Mental illness in the family
  • Remarriage
  • Blending family units
  • Substance abuse
  • Behavioral problems

If your family is experiencing any of these issues, it may be a good time to speak to a mental health professional at Thriveworks Counseling in Huntsville, AL.

The Benefits of Family Therapy

If you’ve been dealing with conflicts between members of your family, it may be difficult to imagine anything ever changing. However, family counseling has helped countless families get through rough patches and improve the quality of their long-term relationships.

Family systems can be very complex and getting to the heart of an issue can take some time to unravel. Your therapist will spend time getting to understand each family member’s side of the story, encouraging healthy dialogue to solve problems along the way.

Talk therapy, for example, can help families get to the root of many issues. Working through underlying emotions and feelings can feel difficult but it is often the first step of the healing process. By speaking with a trained therapist, your family members can learn to improve their communication, set effective boundaries, and even develop a newfound appreciation for one another.

A marital and family therapist can provide the objective perspective your family needs to move forward. If you are ready to heal your family dynamic and work towards more positive and fulfilling relationships, the family counselors at Thriveworks Counseling in Huntsville, AL are here to help.

Schedule Marriage and Family Therapy at Thriveworks in Huntsville, AL

We know how difficult it can be to work therapy appointments into a busy schedule, especially when family members are involved. That’s why we offer family therapy appointments in-person and online. For those who prefer virtual therapy, our family counseling services are available via phone or video chat. We also offer weekend and evening sessions to help make therapy as accessible as possible.

Individuals with a Thriveworks membership can begin taking advantage of our many exclusive benefits. These include:

  • Counseling via phone and email in between sessions
  • Lively, moderated community discussions
  • Exclusive video content
  • 24-hour response in our “Dear Abby” style Q&A
  • App-based solutions for scheduling and billing

We also accept a variety of major health insurance plans to minimize out-of-pocket expenses. If you’ve been dealing with strained family relationships and are ready for a change, consider reaching out today. Click or call to make an appointment with our Thriveworks marriage and family therapists in Huntsville, AL to help get your family back on track.

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 Huntsville therapists and counselors accept 19 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama | BCBS

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

  • Humana HMO/POS

  • Humana PPO | EPO | HDHP

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Self-pay costs at Huntsville
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 Learn about verified reviews
★★★★★
Keeps me focused on what’s important.
Ethel Jan 2024
Thriveworks.com verified review
★★★★★
I had the pleasure of working with Leslie Grant as her supervisor for several years. Ms. Grant is a very caring and compassionate social worker. You can expect effective coping skills and personalized care.
Read more I had the pleasure of working with Leslie Grant as her supervisor for several years. Ms. Grant is a very caring and compassionate social worker. You can expect effective coping skills and personalized care.
Huntsville Apr 2022
Thriveworks.com verified review
★★★★★
Lasheika Brooks is an excellent clinician. Miss Brooks is also very warm and open. She takes the time to get to know her patients and build a therapeutic rapport in order to help them in the best way possible.
Read more Lasheika Brooks is an excellent clinician. Miss Brooks is also very warm and open. She takes the time to get to know her patients and build a therapeutic rapport in order to help them in the best way possible.
Huntsville Dec 2021
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
I had to stop and leave a review on La-Shieka Brooks! She is such a gifted therapist and a wonderful person. Her diagnostic skills are highly refined, and she is able to put her clients at ease no matter the circumstance. I have worked for her as an intern, and with her as a college, so I can highly recommend her both for her work ethic and her client care.
Read more I had to stop and leave a review on La-Shieka Brooks! She is such a gifted therapist and a wonderful person. Her diagnostic skills are highly refined, and she is able to put her clients at ease no matter the circumstance. I have worked for her as an intern, and with her as a college, so I can highly recommend her both for her work ethic and her client care.
Huntsville Dec 2021
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Therapy Huntsville is located at 1101 McMurtrie Dr NW Suite C3, Huntsville, AL 35806, near Westside Centre.

Phone number

(334) 518-5820

Languages spoken by AL providers

  • English
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