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1,571 people sought family therapy help in Indiana 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 Indianapolis are booked, but we have 4 other therapists in IN 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 Indianapolis, IN 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 Indianapolis, IN 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?

They are the people who know exactly how to push your buttons. Arguments with them may hurt the most. You can’t choose them, but you wouldn’t want to live without them: family.

Most families go through trials and tribulations. It’s not uncommon for you to get upset with your brother or feel instantly stressed when you see that you are getting a call from your mom. These things happen. However, when it gets to the point where you can’t communicate anymore or your relationships are at their breaking point, it’s crucial to start turning things around.

Fortunately, certified family therapists have the tools necessary to help you and your loved ones work through the challenges you face. These mental health professionals help families communicate better, heal past traumas, cope with mental disorders, and more. If there’s a challenge you’re facing, there’s a good chance we can help.

Thriveworks Counseling in Indianapolis, IN has a team of dedicated, client-focused family counselors who are trained in family conflicts. Regardless of what you’re going through, our team will work hard to assess, treat, and support you and your loved ones through this journey.

If you’re ready to get started, call (317) 616-0062 and one of our scheduling specialists will help you find the best appointment time. Plus, we offer both video chat counseling and telephone counseling options.

Can Therapy Help My Family? How Do We Get Started?

Deciding to pursue family counseling is often a difficult decision for family members. If you want to start therapy sessions and are having a hard time convincing your relatives that this is a good idea, try explaining to them what it means to you to try. Also, explain to them the many different ways that therapy can help.

Our family counselors can help you work through things such as:

  • Behavioral problems in children
  • Sibling rivalry
  • Communication issues
  • Grief and loss
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Substance abuse
  • Blended family challenges
  • Abandonment
  • Parenting issues
  • Mental illness such as anxiety and depression
  • Financial strain and stress
  • Major life changes
  • Coping with a diagnosis
  • And more

There is help for everyone involved. To get started, the first thing you need to do is just reach out. We want your family system to improve because you and your loved ones deserve to be happy and healthy.

After receiving help, our goal is to equip you with the tools necessary to:

  • Improve communication: Better communication is essential to tearing down the walls and getting to the root of an issue before it gets out of hand
  • Actively listen: It can be hard sometimes to sit down and really hear what the other person is saying. Putting aside biases and showing support by actively listening can be a great way to mend relationships
  • Compromise effectively: Relationships require compromise – it allows us to come to a mutual agreement that will ensure both sides are happy with the decision or conversation in focus

Thriveworks Counseling in Indianapolis has licensed marriage and family therapists that can help you tackle these issues and more through our various forms of family therapy.

Start a Relationship with a Family Therapist at Thriveworks Counseling in Indianapolis, IN

If you think that you and your family could benefit from working with a family therapist, you’re in the right place. Thriveworks Counseling in Indianapolis has a team of highly-skilled, educated, and experienced mental health professionals who are readily available and can start now.

Have you also been looking for accessible and uplifting mental health care? Thriveworks can check those boxes. To achieve our goal of being accessible to our community, we offer evening and weekend sessions, same- and next-day sessions, online counseling options, text support via our success navigator, access to your counselor between sessions as needed, and more.

You can experience not only the benefits at Thriveworks but the benefits of improving your most important relationships when you choose to work with one of our therapists. When you’re ready to make your appointment, visit our booking portal or call our office.

We can’t wait to work with you and start this journey together.

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 Indianapolis therapists and counselors accept 26 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Indiana | BCBS

  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield Maine | BCBS Medicare Advantage (HMO | PPO)

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • Encore Health Network

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

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Self-pay costs at Indianapolis
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

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★★★★★
Thriveworks helped me realize that I do believe people can change. I’m not the person I was three months ago, broken and fearful. I’m healthy and happy and for the first time being kind to myself. Thank you for giving me my life back.
Read more Thriveworks helped me realize that I do believe people can change. I’m not the person I was three months ago, broken and fearful. I’m healthy and happy and for the first time being kind to myself. Thank you for giving me my life back.
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Where to find us

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Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Child Therapy Indianapolis is located on the corner of E. Michigan St. and N. Pennsylvania St, one block north of University Park. Our building is shared with TA Services and Stenz Construction Corporation, and is neighbored by the Indiana War Memorial and Museum to our west and Kids’ Voice of Indiana to our east.

Phone number

(463) 218-6599

Languages spoken by IN providers

  • Arabic
  • English
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