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2,339 people sought family therapy help in Tennessee in the last year

Discover how starting family therapy can support your own journey toward a happier, more fulfilling life.

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Life can be challenging, but ultimately life is meant to be lived joyously.

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 Johnson City, TN 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 Johnson City, TN 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?

Everyone wants the perfect family life, yet the reality is that families can be challenging at times for all sorts of reasons. This doesn’t always mean anyone’s necessarily to blame, it just means that sometimes, families can lose their way and run into problems. 

Many people don’t like to think that they need family counseling or family therapy, but it’s nothing to feel ashamed about or fearful of. If what you’ve been trying hasn’t worked, perhaps it’s time to try something new. Third-party help may be the ideal solution to your problems.

Your personal situation may vary, but rest assured that at Thriveworks in Johnson City, TN our family counselors are committed to helping your family move forward. Learn to communicate and empathize with your relatives, as your shared therapist mediates each session and the conversations between each of you. Our providers are committed to helping you all find common ground through better communication, empathy, and emotional regulation. Find a renewed sense of balance and peace of mind; let a Thriveworks provider help you implement new ways to communicate.

Should I Go to Therapy for Family Issues?

If you’re experiencing family issues, you should consider going to family therapy, as it’s a helpful tool that can help you work through said issues and improve relationships. Below are some common issues that families have to confront these days. There are many others too, but these are quite typical:

  • Ongoing conflicts between certain family members
  • Child behavioral symptoms (inattentiveness, hyperactivity, impulsiveness, etc.)
  • Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD)
  • Behavioral problems in adolescents
  • Severe depression
  • Parental breakups (intermittent or permanent)
  • Arguing parents
  • Violence (physical or emotional)

Busy families face a lot of challenges. Overly hectic lifestyles don’t help matters, either. Even so, it’s quite possible to find balance and restore a little harmony in the home with the right guidance. 

How Can a Family Therapist Help Us Reconnect?

A family therapist can help you reconnect by working with you and your family members to:

  • Rebuild areas that are torn down (physical, emotional, and psychological)
  • Form new bonds and establish better relationships among family members
  • Create environments where family members feel comfortable opening up and sharing

Qualified family counseling in Johnson City, TN helps to bridge differences and heal the rifts that can destroy home life.

We offer added flexibility and convenience with our online counseling options. With virtual sessions, your family can still attend counseling sessions together, regardless of the distance between each of you. Schedule an online family counseling session, and create a time to connect with your relatives across the country. As long as everyone has a reliable internet connection and somewhere private to talk, the whole family can reconnect and grow together.

What Is the Difference Between Family Counseling and Family Therapy?

Family counseling and family therapy are essentially the same—the two terms are often used interchangeably.

The one difference to account for between the two would be the credentialing required for family counselors versus family therapists, as they are different positions even though they provide the same service. 

There are different degrees for therapy and counseling, which means that the education and qualifications earned in each degree or position are somewhat different, though they both perform the essential function of providing what we know as “therapy.”

Family Therapy Johnson City, TN: Schedule with Thriveworks

By opening up to a family counselor at Thriveworks, you and your relatives can help your therapist to better understand your situation. You’ll be giving your family counselor an in-depth look at the dynamics and situations that are causing issues in your home life. With you and your relative’s valuable feedback, our family therapists can help you all to start implementing coping methods and communication strategies that defuse tense situations and remind you how to compromise.

If your family is ready to start moving forward with the help of a family counselor at Thriveworks in Johnson City, TN, you can go online to book an appointment through our online booking tool or call our office. Our scheduling specialists are standing by and can assist you with each step of the scheduling process. Choosing our services means more benefits for you as a client, including perks like: 

  • We take most major forms of insurance, meaning more affordable therapy and psychiatry for you. 
  • Evidence-based therapy and psychiatry from expert mental health professionals.
  • Our clients often see a provider within a week of scheduling, giving you quick access to care.

Choosing to seek family therapy could be a proactive step toward building better, healthier connections between you and your family members. It’s never easy to navigate turmoil in our close relationships, but our family therapists can offer hope, guidance, and direction for your family’s challenges. You can turn to Thriveworks for support when it’s needed—any family can benefit from talking to one of our experienced providers. Call us or go online today to book a session and get started.

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 Johnson City therapists and counselors accept 22 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee | BCBS

  • BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Medicare Advantage

  • 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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I have met with MJ ( Marissa) Jordan at the Johnson City,TN location for 5-6 sessions. My main issue is gaining understanding and knowledge of how and why I act the way I do, and what changes I need to make. Her ability to help me understand and change without feeling bad about myself is amazing! She uses enlightening personal examples that make it easy for me to comprehend. I am learning so much about how making a few positive changes will allow me to become a better person. I highly suggest MJ if you're looking for help with personal issues!
Read more I have met with MJ ( Marissa) Jordan at the Johnson City,TN location for 5-6 sessions. My main issue is gaining understanding and knowledge of how and why I act the way I do, and what changes I need to make. Her ability to help me understand and change without feeling bad about myself is amazing! She uses enlightening personal examples that make it easy for me to comprehend. I am learning so much about how making a few positive changes will allow me to become a better person. I highly suggest MJ if you're looking for help with personal issues!
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Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling Johnson City, TN is located off of W Springbrook Dr, right before the intersection of Mimosa and Springbrook. We also share a building with several other businesses, including Sylvan Learning and Addus HomeCare. Our neighbors are Talbot’s, Peerless Properties and Development, and Holiday Inn Johnson City. Parking is available directly in front of our office, and the closest bus stop is Springbrook - Holiday Inn.

Phone number

(423) 556-4554

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