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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 Lincoln, NE 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 Lincoln, NE 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?

Gino and his dad haven’t gotten along in several years. Even though they used to be close when Gino was younger, they’ve drifted apart as time has gone on. They’ve had their fair share of fights, as many family members do, but Gino doesn’t think anything major is the source of their distance. In fact, Gino is realizing that he and his father don’t really know how to talk to one another. 

But Gino wants to change this. That’s why he’s ready to talk to a mental health professional to schedule family counseling for him and his father. He hopes that with the guidance and mediation of a family counselor, his father and himself can learn to understand each other and communicate more efficiently. While he can predict his dad’s response, Gino hopes that he’ll feel open to taking the opportunity to get closer to his son. 

Family life isn’t easy—and although our family ties are often the first and closest relationships that we share with others, they can be complicated to navigate. If relationships between members of your family have started to deteriorate, call Thriveworks in Lincoln, NE to get assistance from a family counselor who’s committed to helping you and your relatives reconnect. 

Does Our Family Need to Talk with a Family Counselor?

It’s common for families to wonder if they need to see a family counselor to resolve their issues. But ultimately, seeking professional assistance is about wanting the support and guidance of a mental health professional. Because each family has different dynamics and balances, your therapy experience will be unique, as well. With that in mind though, there are several common indications that might serve as warning signs of negative dynamics in your home and family life, including: 

  • Feelings of resentment or hostility 
  • Unruly behavioral issues in children or teens 
  • Persistent anxiety over financial issues or relationship difficulties 
  • Undiagnosed mental health conditions or disorders 
  • Alcohol or drug addiction

It’s also normal to feel hesitant or uncertain about how a family counselor can assist you and your relatives. But rest assured that at Thriveworks in Lincoln, NE our family counselors aren’t interested in choosing sides. They’re committed to helping you all find common ground through better communication, empathy, and emotional regulation. 

How Can Family Counseling Help Us?

Our family counselors can help you and your family members by: 

  • Providing assistance as you engage in balanced dialogue and candid discussion
  • Offering encouragement, enabling you to empathize and compromise with one another
  • Creating and promoting newfound respect for personal boundaries and healthy communication
  • Working through mental health conditions with family members to find new emotional balance and well-being 

We also offer online counseling options, so even relatives who don’t live together or nearby can still engage with a family counselor from wherever they are. As long as everyone has reliable internet and somewhere private to talk, you’re set. Schedule virtually with online counseling through Thriveworks in Lincoln, NE and start taking the steps your family needs to find healing and growth. 

Schedule Family Counseling at Thriveworks in Lincoln, NE Today

By opening up to a family counselor at Thriveworks and being willing to share details about your family life, you and your relatives will help your counselor to understand your situation better so they can help you move forward. You’ll be giving your family counselor an in-depth look at what is going on in your family, and with your valuable feedback, they can help you and all to start implementing coping methods and communication strategies that defuse tense situations and remind you all how to compromise.

If your family is ready to start moving forward with the help of a family counselor at Thriveworks in Lincoln, NE call our office today to become a client. Our scheduling specialists are standing by, and can help you with each step of the process. And when you’ve finished becoming a client, you’ll have instant access to all the perks, like: 

  • Our Q&A ask-a-coach: for questions that can’t wait till the next session
  • Scheduling assistance from our specialists, 7 days a week
  • Weekend and evening session availability
  • Email contact with your provider in-between session

Choosing to seek family counseling with Thriveworks in Lincoln, NE is a proactive step toward building a better home life and forging healthier connections between your loved ones. While it’s never easy to navigate turmoil in our familial relationships, mental health services like family counseling can offer hope and guidance. If times are tough, there’s no shame in turning to the support of a mental health professional for your family’s benefit. Call our office in Lincoln, NE today.

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Our therapists accept most major insurances. We cover 180 million Americans – and offer self-pay options, too.
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Thriveworks Counseling Lincoln is located at 300 N 44th St Suite 103, Lincoln, NE 68503, next to Complete Family Dentistry.

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(402) 782-4406

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