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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 Lawrence, KS 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 Lawrence, KS 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 of family, you may think about loud laughter, warm hugs, and sweet smiles. You might remember fun vacations or long nights spent whispering under the peaks of your living room “fort.” But you may also recall the shouting and tears of a devastating fight, the bitter grudge that’s lasted far too long, or the somber silence of a funeral home.

It’s normal for families to disagree and for relationships to go through tough times. Family relationships can be complex, frustrating, and uplifting all at once. Your family may be your rock and your safe place while also being a source of anger or sadness.

If your family is going through a particularly difficult period or struggling with strained relationships, a family therapist at Thriveworks in Lawrence, KS can help. We can guide you through your challenges and show you how to better understand each other and rebuild stronger relationships for the long term.

Should We Consider Family Therapy?

Family and marriage therapy is not only for families whose members are at war with each other. A licensed family therapist can guide your family through a wide range of situations that may be causing grief, anger, or stress.

For example, the loss of a beloved family member, career changes, or cross-country moves can all breed powerful emotions that may be difficult to work through on your own. Family therapy can offer you coping mechanisms and ways to support one another through those challenging times. Counseling can also improve your ability to communicate with one another and maintain respectful, caring relationships down the road.

Some common reasons to seek family counseling include:

  • The death of a loved one
  • Major life changes
  • Disagreement over parenting techniques
  • Behavioral problems in children
  • Financial strain
  • Divorce or separation
  • Blended families
  • Substance abuse or addiction
  • Conflicts that persist for long periods of time

A family therapist at Thriveworks in Lawrence, KS can help you resolve short-term disagreements, repair strained relationships, and build stronger bonds for the long term. Licensed family therapists at Thriveworks are standing by to help when you’re ready to take the next step.

The Benefits and Takeaways of Family Therapy

Family therapy can help resolve specific issues your family is facing, but it can also offer several additional benefits and improve many other parts of your life. You may learn techniques during family therapy sessions that can be applied to other relationships, such as clear communication and active listening skills.

Therapy can help family members heal individually and as a group. When your family decides to pursue counseling together, you may participate in both individual and group therapy sessions. Your therapist will walk you through discussions and teach you techniques so you can better understand and communicate with one another.

As your family works through counseling together, you’ll be able to explore your family system, your individual roles within that dynamic, and how you communicate with one another within those roles.

Family members who actively participate in counseling together may expect some of the following benefits from therapy sessions:

  • The ability to express thoughts and emotions in a productive manner
  • The opportunity to set goals and plan ways to achieve them
  • The chance to find new solutions to old problems
  • The opportunity to open lines of communication

There are many benefits of family counseling that you and your family members can apply to your relationships long after therapy sessions have ended. Reach out to Thriveworks in Lawrence, KS to get started with a family therapist today. We look forward to helping you become a healthier and happier family unit.

Schedule Your Family’s Therapy Session at Thriveworks in Lawrence, KS

When you’re ready to improve your family relationships, the mental health professionals at Thriveworks in Lawrence, KS are here to help. We can often accommodate new clients within 24 to 48 hours so you don’t have to wait to begin rebuilding.

When you become part of the Thriveworks family, you’ll get access to exclusive client benefits that make it easier for your family to get the help you need when you need it. You’ll have phone or email access to your therapist or counselor between appointments, as well as text support through our Success Navigator. Exclusive video content can help you continue to work together as a group from home while our counselor-moderated community discussion can connect you with other families on a similar journey.

If coordinating everyone’s hectic schedules is difficult, feel free to leverage our weekend and evening appointments, as well as online counseling opportunities, to get that extra bit of leeway to make it happen. We also offer flexible cancellations because we know that life has a way of being unpredictable.

Are you ready to prioritize your family relationships? Consider beginning family therapy at Thriveworks in Lawrence, KS so you can build happier, healthier relationships for generations to come.

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 Kansas therapists and counselors accept 19 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas | BCBS

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

  • Humana HMO/POS

  • Humana PPO/EPO/HDHP

  • JP Farley Corporation

  • Multi Plan PHCS

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Thriveworks Counseling Lawrence is located at 1505 Kasold Dr Suite 7, Lawrence, KS 66047, at the intersection of Bob Billings Parkway.

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(785) 503-3620

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