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1,142 people sought family therapy help at Kingwood in the last year

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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 Kingwood, 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 Kingwood, 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?

Oprah Winfrey once stated, “Biology is the least of what makes someone a mother.” It’s also accurate to say that blood doesn’t make you a family. So what are the defining characteristics of a parent, a primary caregiver, a family member? And do those qualities fluctuate throughout the lifespan of a family, or do they need to remain unchanging? 

People have different expectations about what a family should look like and feel like, depending on how they were brought up. Sometimes those assumptions are explicit–like when you think a family should have each other’s backs–and other times the beliefs are implicit, like when you think (mistakingly) that loving families shouldn’t fight. When conflicts arise in families, it’s sometimes helpful to examine and question these underlying beliefs. Maybe they’re not serving a healthy purpose. After all, every family is different.

The premium family therapists at Thriveworks in Kingwood, TX can facilitate these complex discussions between family members and help people determine what a healthy family looks like to them. Family therapy takes place in a safe, secure atmosphere where everyone is encouraged to speak their mind respectfully and openly. Each point of view matters. A family therapist helps family members zero in on the exact issue, then helps them find practical solutions. This is often done effectively in fewer than 12 sessions. 

What Are the Benefits of Family Therapy? 

Family counseling can help family members achieve their individual and collective goals, whatever they may be. For example, clients might come to marriage and family therapy at Thriveworks in Kingwood, TX because a child is acting out and it’s affecting everyone, parents and other siblings included. But after a few sessions of family therapy, it may become apparent that the child is acting out because of a marital conflict between Mom and Dad. By looking more closely at that conflict, showing the child how it’s not his fault, and teaching the child better coping skills, the behavioral issue might be resolved. The therapist might also recommend marriage counseling for the parents. That’s just one example of how family therapy can lead to emotional clarity and enduring solutions. 

Licensed marriage and family therapists (LMFTs) at Thriveworks are experienced in treating all kinds of issues that crop up in families, including the following:

  • Postpartum depression
  • Anxiety 
  • Grief
  • Financial stress
  • Marital stress
  • Juvenile delinquency or crime
  • Conflict 
  • Tension
  • Estrangements
  • Emotional or verbal abuse
  • Chronic illness 
  • Caregiver burnout
  • Anorexia or bulimia
  • Behavioral problems 
  • Substance abuse
  • Codependency
  • Perfectionism
  • Unhealthy parenting styles

Though a family therapist’s job isn’t to assign blame, sometimes they may identify one family member who could benefit from additional psychological support. In that event, they may refer the person for individual counseling. 

What Is a Typical Treatment Plan for Family Therapy?

A typical treatment plan for family therapy might include a hybrid of therapeutic approaches, such as strategic therapy, narrative therapy, structural therapy, or systemic therapy. Family therapy sessions might also incorporate mindfulness techniques that can improve everyone’s overall mental health. Family therapy can also assign specific exercises that may help enhance communication and honesty between family members. 

Above all, family therapists at Thriveworks in Kingwood, TX develop treatment plans that aim to achieve the family’s own goals. This means they may focus on any of the following issues:

  • Reconciliation and healing
  • Better rapport
  • Reduction in conflict and tension
  • Forgiving, or asking for forgiveness
  • Establishing boundaries
  • Managing anger
  • Building trust in each other
  • Exploring misunderstandings 
  • Finding individual support

Is Family Therapy Done Online?

Family therapy at Thriveworks in Kingwood, TX is unique in that clients can choose online counseling sessions or in-person counseling sessions. Whether clients meet their top-rated therapist virtually or in-person in the Houston area, the sessions are full-length, high-quality, and traditional in scope. They can also be transformative for the health of a family.

Enhance Communication with Family Therapy at Thriveworks in Kingwood, TX

When you make the decision to see a family therapist, you want to get started right away. That’s why Thriveworks makes its therapists available to you quickly. Most clients have their first session within 24-48 hours of their initial booking. To get matched to a top-rated therapist in Kingwood, TX, you can call the Thriveworks office during our extended business hours and reach a human being, not a voicemail. Or you can book online. The Thriveworks roster of mental health providers includes many diverse specialties so you’re likely to find an exceptional match. 

Thriveworks providers accept most major forms of health insurance. They also offer affordable self-pay rates for clients paying out of pocket. As an additional benefit, Thriveworks clients can reach their provider by phone or email between sessions. 

Show your family how much you care by bringing everyone together for family counseling at Thriveworks. We look forward to helping you and your family. 

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 Kingwood therapists and counselors accept 38 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Ambetter by Superior Health Plan

  • APEX Memorial Hermann

  • ARIA | Covenant Management Systems

  • Arkansas Blue Cross Blue Shield Federal Employee Program (FEP)

  • Auto Club Enterprises (Employers Health Network)

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • 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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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Kingwood is located in the same building as Her Healthcare, Chris E. Perkins DDS, Spectacular Kids ABA Therapy & Consulting, Boyd Noel M.D. FACOG Obstetrics & Gynecology, and Amy C. Plummer Obstetrics & Gynecology. In the same plaza are other buildings, such as Kingwood Speech Pathology Services, Whittington Bridal, Independent Financial, and UT Physicians. We are near Royal Forest Drive and Kingwood Drive; where these roads intersect is a Wendy’s, Amegy Bank, Pei Wei Restaurant, Superglass Windshield Repair, and Carrabba’s Italian Grill.

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