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9,385 people sought family therapy help in Massachusetts in the last year

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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 Leominster, MA 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 Leominster, MA 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?

Whether we like to admit it or not, our families have a profound effect on our lives. Oftentimes, they help to shape our personalities, our religious inclinations, our daily habits, our political beliefs, and our relationships with others. That said, sometimes we have a difficult history with our families, or we enter a hard time, and we don’t want anything to do with them—at least for the time being.

“There are no individuals in the world, only fragments of families.” –Carl Whitaker

If you’re in a hard place with your family but you want them in your life, consider working with a family therapist. Resolving familial issues on your own is often difficult, as there are many thoughts, feelings, and opinions to account for. A family therapist can serve as that mediator, not to mention they have professional skills and tools that can help a family work through a variety of issues.

Thriveworks Counseling in Leominster, MA has family therapists who understand just how important and influential one’s family can be. If you need help mending a relationship, resolving a disagreement, or improving your family dynamics in any way, consider working with a family therapist at Thriveworks in Leominster, MA. These professionals don’t just have the skills and the tools to help you—they’re driven to help you find success in family therapy because they truly care about you and the trajectory of your life. Call us today to schedule your first appointment.

What Is Family Therapy? How Can It Help?

Family therapy is a form of psychotherapy that helps family members resolve conflicts and improve their relationships with one another. This is often a short-term therapy, led by a psychologist, licensed therapist, or social worker.

Family therapy can help you make important changes in your relationships with your parents, siblings, children, partner, and other family members. And often, it will involve discussing and working through specific issues, such as:

  • Marital problems
  • Financial strain
  • Parenting trouble
  • The death of a family member
  • Addiction or substance abuse
  • A mental illness like depression

In any instance that involves familial conflict or hardship, family therapy can be useful. It can help to address all of the stress, anger, and pain that family members might be experiencing as a result of any of the above issues, or other issues that did not make this list. So, if your family isn’t on the best terms right now and you think that it could benefit from therapy, consider working with a family therapist at Thriveworks in Leominster, MA. We want to help.

How Does Family Therapy Work? What Should I Expect?

Oftentimes, several family members will attend family therapy sessions together. However, there are instances when one family member might also meet with the family therapist separately. In any case, sessions typically last around an hour, and a family is likely to attend about 12 sessions. This is just the average amount, your family might require or benefit from more or less sessions, depending on your specific needs!

While the course of treatment in family therapy varies, based on the family, you can expect to discuss the following with your Thriveworks family therapist:

  • Current problems
  • Your family’s ability to solve these problems
  • Thoughts and emotions of each family member
  • Family roles and dynamics
  • Problematic behaviors in any given family member
  • Your family’s strengths and weaknesses

Discussing each of the above will help your family to best understand their problems and work through them together. And of course, your Thriveworks family therapist will help you accomplish this important mission.

Schedule Family Therapy at Thriveworks in Leominster, MA

Is your family in a tough spot right now? Are you struggling to get out of this tough spot together? Consider working with a family therapist at Thriveworks in Leominster, MA. These mental health professionals can guide and support you, the end goal being to help you work through your familial issues and improve your relationships.

To schedule your first family therapy appointment at Thriveworks in Leominster, MA, all we need you to do is call us. That’s right, just give us a call and our scheduling team will get you all set up with an appointment. We have next-day availability as well as evening and weekend sessions. We look forward to meeting you!

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 Leominster therapists and counselors accept 28 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts | BCBS Medicare Advantage (HMO | PPO)

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Massachusetts | BCBS

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • Fallon Health

  • First Health Network

  • Harvard Pilgrim

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Self-pay costs at Leominster
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

Hear from our clients

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I was in great need of an in-person therapist. I've grown tired of being stuck in the zoom room for years now, like many people. Thankfully, I was able to schedule an appointment and get started at the local Thriveworks office. And I'm grateful for my therapist. I feel like I'm making great strides forward in a fraction of the time it took me to make similar progress with online therapy/counseling. Setting matters.
Read more I was in great need of an in-person therapist. I've grown tired of being stuck in the zoom room for years now, like many people. Thankfully, I was able to schedule an appointment and get started at the local Thriveworks office. And I'm grateful for my therapist. I feel like I'm making great strides forward in a fraction of the time it took me to make similar progress with online therapy/counseling. Setting matters.
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Deb Joy is excellent.
Leominster Sep 2021
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Deb Joy is excellent! 5*
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Debra Joy, committed to excellent service.
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Debra Joy is wonderful to work with!!
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Deb Joy is an incredible listener, so kind, and amazing to work with! Highly recommend her for therapy.
Read more Deb Joy is an incredible listener, so kind, and amazing to work with! Highly recommend her for therapy.
Leominster Sep 2021
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I’ve known Deb for many years. She is passionate and caring.
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Tracey N. is a very thoughtful, caring and non-judgmental Clinician. She listens and is always attentive in our sessions.
Read more Tracey N. is a very thoughtful, caring and non-judgmental Clinician. She listens and is always attentive in our sessions.
Leominster Jul 2020
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Leominster is off of Merriam Ave, just east of Rockwell Pond. We currently share a building with Cormier Chiropractic and The Vascular Care Group, and our building is across the street from Foster Ct. and Grove Ave. The closest bus stop to us is at the Leominster Senior Center. If you have trouble finding our office or have any questions about how to get here, please don’t hesitate to reach out!

Phone number

(978) 612-6361

Languages spoken by MA providers

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Mandarin
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