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As a male licensed clinical psychologist and a certified addiction counselor, I am familiar with many of the challenges people of both sexes experienc... As a male licensed clinical psychologist and a certified addiction counselor, I am familiar with many of the challenges people of both sexes experience as they go through life, and I am confident I can help you navigate these challenges. Read more

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 Lexington, KY 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 Lexington, KY 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?

Family relationships can bring joy, pain, sorrow, excitement, or disdain. They can even provide comfort or relief during the most tumultuous periods of our lives. That’s why some of the greatest books, movies, and television shows focus on family systems and relationships. Families are the source of so many rich stories and can reflect human relationships at their best and worst.

In the early ’90s, millions of people tuned in every week to watch Full House and continue to watch reruns of the popular television program to this day. Adults and children alike could find a character to connect with, from the cool Uncle Jesse to the rambunctious middle child Stephanie. Throughout the series, viewers witnessed the three girls grow up and learn how to navigate life without their mother. Audiences also saw and appreciated how their single father, Danny Tanner, approached parenthood after the loss of his wife.

At the beginning of the Full House theme song, Jesse Frederick relatably sings, “Whatever happened to predictability?” Curveballs will come your way throughout life and pose challenges for you and your family, and may affect your relationships with one another. The way you and your family members choose to respond to changes and challenges can impact your family bind and dynamic long term.

Thriveworks Counseling in Lexington, KY provides family therapy to help field life’s curveballs and navigate events as a cohesive unit. If your family is having trouble navigating a new change, or you can’t seem to see eye-to-eye, call our office today to connect with a licensed family and marriage counselor.

The Impact of Family Therapy

Many people view their family as the most important component in their life, while others may feel distant or alienated from their family members. Either way, it’s difficult to deny the profound impact family has on your life. Your first memories may be influenced by the presence or absence of a parent. Maybe certain traumas or behavioral problems stem from childhood, leading to damaged family relationships and difficulty connecting with others later in life.

Family counseling serves as an opportunity to repair broken bonds or severed relationships and can help you come to terms with past trauma.

In family therapy, you might address some of the following issues:

  • Abandonment issues
  • Financial issues
  • Grief or loss of a loved one
  • LGBTQ+ issues
  • Separation, divorce, or remarriage
  • Adoption
  • Blending families
  • Unresolved conflict
  • Past trauma
  • Domestic abuse
  • Substance abuse or addiction
  • Behavioral problems in children or adults
  • A major life change

Family counseling can help you heal and repair family relationships, obtain closure due to unresolved traumas or loss, and strengthen the connections between you. If you are ready to address and overcome the issues your family is facing, a licensed family therapist at Thriveworks in Lexington, KY is ready to help.

How Does Family Therapy Work?

In family therapy, a licensed marriage and family therapist will encourage family members to speak as openly and honestly as possible about their feelings, thoughts, and concerns. Initially, your therapist or counselor may observe how family members interact with one another, evaluate the family’s needs, and determine an appropriate treatment plan.

At Thriveworks Counseling in Lexington, KY, our therapists and counselors tailor each individual session to address your family’s specific needs. Family counseling or therapy sessions may help your family with the following:

  • Explore family roles, behavioral patterns, and rules
  • Develop effective communication and collaborative problem solving
  • Address past traumas or loss
  • Identify your family’s strengths and weaknesses
  • Pinpoint specific challenges and disrupt dysfunctional patterns
  • Set individual and family goals and create a plan to achieve them
  • Discover new ways to understand, accept, and relate to one another

With the help of a counselor or therapist, your family can become a more harmonious, efficient, and compassionate unit. To set up your first appointment, call the Thriveworks scheduling specialists in Lexington, KY or use our online portal.

Schedule Family Therapy at Thriveworks in Lexington, KY

At Thriveworks in Lexington, KY, we know how challenging it can be to coordinate several hectic schedules and find convenient times for family therapy. Families often juggle busy schedules, demanding jobs, school, and after-school activities that make it hard to meet together all at once. Our mental health providers make every effort to accommodate your schedule and offer several client benefits that make it easy to get the support your family needs.

When you join the Thriveworks family, you can look forward to the following:

  • Same or next-day appointments
  • Flexible cancelations and rescheduling
  • Evening and weekend appointments
  • Online counseling
  • Email and phone access to your counselor between sessions
  • Many insurance plans accepted
  • Exclusive online video content

You and your family deserve to experience a life of love, understanding, respect, and happiness together. If you and your family members are ready to start family counseling, take the next step and consider working with one of our therapists at Thriveworks Counseling in Lexington, KY.

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 Lexington therapists and counselors accept 20 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Kentucky | BCBS

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Caresource

  • 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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Thriveworks Counseling Lexington is located at 120 Prosperous Pl Suite 207, Lexington, KY 40509, between Eagle View Lane and Summit Square Place.

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(502) 735-1924

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