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8,756 people sought family therapy help in New Jersey 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 Jersey City are booked, but we have 39 other therapists in NJ 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 Jersey City, NJ 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 Jersey City, NJ 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?

When you think about what matters most, what comes to mind? If we were to guess, family is probably on your list. Our families have an incredible impact on the trajectory of our lives. These individuals are here for us during the most difficult times and they’re also there to celebrate with us during the best of times.

Now, sometimes the most difficult times of our lives involve our loved ones. For example, we might run into the following challenges that affect the family unit:

  • Financial trouble
  • Mental health concerns, like addiction
  • Grief and loss
  • Behavioral issues in children
  • Separation or divorce
  • Chronic illness

These challenges can prove difficult to manage and work through together. Families should reach out for professional help when they encounter these challenges that they aren’t able to resolve on their own. Talking to a professional can help to ensure the happiness and health of our relationships with our loved ones. 

If you think your family could benefit from talking to an unbiased third party with professional skills and experience to help, reach out to Thriveworks Counseling in Jersey City, NJ. We have family counselors on staff who can help you work through your problems, like those we mentioned above, and repair these important relationships.

What Is Family Counseling? Can It Help?

So, what is family therapy? How can it help? And can it help your family? These are all important questions. First, family therapy is simply the process of working with a therapist to manage or resolve the problems that are affecting your relationships with your loved ones. It is a form of psychotherapy that helps families make amends and is typically led by licensed marriage and family therapists (LMFTs). 

Family therapy sessions involve the family members who are affected by the given problems that have brought them into therapy. Now, the family therapist may also ask to meet with family members separately if they need to better understand the individual.

Family counseling helps by guiding important discussions that are otherwise difficult to have. Therapists can offer effective communication techniques, coping skills, and other important tools that help families work through their issues. If your family is dealing with the loss of a friend, family member, or pet; divorce or separation; behavioral issues in kids or teens; mental illness, or another significant issue, you can likely benefit from talking to family therapist

Family therapists can offer feedback and perspective that you wouldn’t otherwise realize. They can also guide productive conversations and lead your family to finding resolution. 

Common Family Therapy Goals

Family counseling can help families of all shapes and sizes. We’ve already listed some of the reasons families pursue family counseling but there are other reasons to seek counsel from a family counselor, too. In any case, a family therapy can help you and your family…

  • Improve means of communication
  • Discuss and work through your specific problems
  • Improve your relationships and the overall family dynamic

Do these goals align with the goals you have for your family? If you achieve the above, do you think your family could reach a happier and healthier place? If the answer is yes, consider starting a relationship with a family therapist.

Schedule Family Counseling at Thriveworks Counseling in Jersey City

Thriveworks in Jersey City wants to help you and your family build the relationships that support a happy life for all. If you need help or support working through problems that plague your family, please call us. Our family therapists are dedicated to providing their clients with a safe space for working through their problems (be it in-person or online).

To schedule a family therapy appointment at Thriveworks in Jersey City, NJ, contact us today. We can schedule your family with an in-person or virtual appointment right away.

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 Jersey City therapists and counselors accept 27 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • AmeriHealth

  • Amerihealth Medicare Advantage

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • EmblemHealth

  • First Health Network

  • Horizon Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Jersey | BCBS

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Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Jersey City is located at the intersection of Sip Ave and Bergen Ave. Behind the building is Hudson County Community College Park. We currently share the building with Capital One and Blink Fitness, among other businesses.

Phone number

(973) 529-8926

Languages spoken by NJ providers

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