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500,000 people sought help at Thriveworks in the last year

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ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, Cigna | Evernorth, United Healthcare | Optum, +2 more
Medical / Health Issues, Domestic Abuse, LGBTQIA+, Anger, Behavioral Issues, +19 more

I take a lively, compassionate approach to therapy. I am enthusiastic about people's individuality and accountability to grow.

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Colorado | BCBS, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Colorado Medicare Advantage, +19 more
Military / Veteran, Chronic Illness, Medical / Health Issues, Self Harm, Domestic Abuse, +20 more

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Colorado | BCBS, Carelon, +18 more
Anger, Behavioral Issues, Coping Skills, Infidelity, Self Esteem, +10 more

Life can be incredibly challenging, and finding the right therapist to connect with can be another challenge. I believe the most important factor in t... Life can be incredibly challenging, and finding the right therapist to connect with can be another challenge. I believe the most important factor in therapy is the therapeutic relationship. Read more

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Colorado | BCBS, Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card), +19 more
Behavioral Issues, Coping Skills, Self Esteem, Stress, Women’s Issues, +7 more

As a woman, married with two children to a spouse who is a firefighter, I relate to the struggles, stress, patterns, and problems that life presents.

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Colorado | BCBS, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Colorado Medicare Advantage, +20 more
Anger, Behavioral Issues, Coping Skills, Self Esteem, Sex Therapy, +9 more

As a DBT-Trained clinician, I understand that sometimes individuals just need someone to walk the path of life with while figuring out what their Life... As a DBT-Trained clinician, I understand that sometimes individuals just need someone to walk the path of life with while figuring out what their Life Worth Living goals are. Read more

Starting Blended family counseling

What is Blended family counseling?

Blended family counseling from our therapists at Thriveworks in Littleton, CO helps families who have come together through marriage work through changes, accept differences, ease tension, and form bonds. It enables parents to set boundaries and expectations around finances, parenting, and other areas. In addition, it offers all family members a safe space to voice their thoughts and feelings.

How does Blended family counseling work?

Blended family counseling will likely involve attending sessions as a group, but it might also involve individual sessions with each family member. It works by encouraging the group to share any emotions or concerns or challenges they might be experiencing, as relates to the family, and then offering tailored solutions.

Is Blended family counseling conducted in person or online?

Blended family counseling at Thriveworks in Littleton, CO is conducted both in person and online by video. We encourage you to choose the option that works best for you.

How long does Blended family counseling last?

Blended family counseling from one of our providers at Thriveworks in Littleton, CO be short- or long-term, lasting for weeks, months, or years. The length is dependent on the family's areas of concerns, whether they're more immediate or they're more complex. Together with your therapist, you can determine how long you should plan on attending therapy for best results.

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Carol, Mike, Cindy, Bobby, Jan, Peter, Marcia, and Greg are America’s blended family. “The Brady Bunch” first aired in 1969 and gave everyone a peek into the challenges and the beauty of being one big, happy family. The show touched on common challenges that blended families face. It did not shy away from Marcia and Greg’s battle to be the oldest child. Bobby and Cindy’s rivalry to be the baby was a common theme as well. The Bradys also opened people’s eyes to the benefits of bringing two families together.

Yes, blended families may double the drama, but they also double the love. When two families blend into one, there are a lot of adjustments that everyone needs to make, but those adjustments are often worth the effort. No one has to navigate the process alone. Many blended families work with a counselor and go to therapy together. Thriveworks in Littleton, CO has mental health professionals on staff who specialize in unconventional and blended families.

“One of the most important lessons our children have learned from our divorces is that some things in life can come to an end, but that’s okay because something new is manifested. In our case, it’s a blended family that has respect, love, trust, authenticity and a sense of fun.”
—Jennifer Kessler, mom and stepmom

What Are the Challenges of a Blended Family?

Challenges are inevitable in a blended family. There are losses to be grieved. There are adjustments to be implemented. There are parenting disagreements and stepsibling rivalries. There is also love to be cherished, and relationships to be valued. Many stepfamilies turn to a counselor as they navigate the emotional, social, and physical challenges of establishing their new family. Therapy for blended families has helped many start their journey on the right foot.

Challenges for Couples When Blending Families

Establishing a new marriage or partnership is a challenge in and of itself, but in a blended family, that partnership is formed in the context of other relationships also forming. Couples have to set the tone for themselves but also for their kids. They have to set the course for the whole system. Partners will have to establish their own, unique parenting style while navigating their ex’s parenting styles. They will have to forge roles and potentially learn new social-emotional skills for doing so.

Challenges for Kids When Blending Families

Just as the adults in a stepfamily will experience a number of challenges, so will the kids. Any adjustments in a child’s life, even ones that are positive for them, can cause stress. Adding to the stress, children often can exert the least amount of control in the transition. Kids may also be grieving their parents’ divorce or a parent’s death. They may be feeling emotions they have never had previously, emotions such as grief, frustration, anger, loss, and sadness. These emotions can cause behavioral problems as kids learn how to process them in a healthy way.

Kids may also face particular challenges as they interact with new siblings. Often, in blended families, birth order is disturbed. The oldest may no longer be the boss. The youngest may no longer be the baby. These sibling relationships are important to navigate well. Family therapists at Thriveworks in Littleton, CO can work with both children and adults to come up with solutions to complex issues.

Your blended family may be well on its journey or it may be just setting out. No matter where you are in that process of blending, if you are bumping up against roadblocks, consider reaching out to a licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT) at Thriveworks in Littleton, CO.

How Do You Blend Two Families?

When two families come together to form a new family, there is no mold, no formula, and no way they “should” look. That blended families can have no limits is one of their greatest challenges and one of their greatest beauties. When people are clear about their roles and willing to address challenges, then family members are often free to love one another well.

The divorce rate in 1969, when “The Brady Bunch” began its run on TV, was 30 percent for first-time marriages. That percentage has risen to 40, and it continues to rise for second- and third-time marriages. Many leave one family and form a new one through remarriage or new romantic unions. As many as 1300 new blended families are being established every day, according to the US Census Bureau. With the divorce rate near 50 percent, it makes sense that 50 percent of America’s children ages 13 and under are also living in blended families.

Get Exceptional Therapy for Your Blended Family at Thriveworks in Littleton, CO

As you read about blending a family, did you recognize any of the challenges? Most likely, you did. These common challenges also have common solutions. That is why many stepfamilies work with a qualified therapist. Being a loving, tight-knit family is possible, but it may take some work. Skilled counselors like those at Thriveworks in Littleton, CO can guide that process. Blended family therapy is not a silver bullet or a magic formula, but it is often the support that people need to establish their unique, harmonious home.

If you are ready to reach out, licensed relationship therapists at Thriveworks in Littleton, CO are ready to meet with you and your family. When you contact our office, know that a scheduling specialist will answer your call and help you schedule an appointment. We know that families are busy, so we offer evening and weekend appointments, both in-person and online. We also accept many different forms of insurance. Let’s work together to create a happy family. Call Thriveworks in Littleton, CO today.

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 Littleton therapists and counselors accept 25 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Colorado | BCBS

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Colorado Medicare Advantage

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

  • Humana HMO/POS

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Self-pay costs at Littleton
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

4.9 Thriveworks Littleton reviews are collected through Thriveworks.com.
★★★★★
Fantastic practice with great therapist! The office is warm, inviting, and comfortable. I have worked with Jay, off and on, for a few years now. I have received great guidance and a wealth of tools to help navigate life. Would certainly recommend this practice!
Read more Fantastic practice with great therapist! The office is warm, inviting, and comfortable. I have worked with Jay, off and on, for a few years now. I have received great guidance and a wealth of tools to help navigate life. Would certainly recommend this practice!
Littleton Oct 2019
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★★★★★
Great place!!
Littleton Aug 2018
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★★★★★
Thanks for all the great books to check out.
Littleton Jul 2018
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★★★★★
Great place & a very calm environment.
Littleton Jul 2018
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★★★★★
Found this office and Stacey in my Cigna network and couldn’t be more impressed!!
Littleton Jul 2018
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★★★★★
Very friendly and calming! I was very nervous but she made me feel right at home!
Littleton Jun 2018
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★★★★
My therapist is great. The office staff rubbed me the wrong way, but I don’t have to communicate with t hwm as much so it’s ok.
Read more My therapist is great. The office staff rubbed me the wrong way, but I don’t have to communicate with t hwm as much so it’s ok.
Littleton Jun 2018
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★★★★★
Professional, caring, and supportive. Very pleased with my experience here.
Littleton Jun 2018
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Where to find us

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Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Littleton is located off of W Cross Dr., near Southwest Plaza We are near other major health centers including Centura Health, and we share a building with Integrated Physical Therapy of Colorado.

Phone number

(720) 358-7560

Languages spoken by CO providers

  • English
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