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4,039 people sought family therapy help in California in the last year

Discover how starting family therapy can support your own journey toward a happier, more fulfilling life.

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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 Long Beach, CA 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 Long Beach, CA 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?

Families are wonderful, necessary, and often very complicated. They need care and guidance to thrive; they change and evolve over time. And sometimes, they can benefit from a trained, outside perspective. That’s where marriage and family therapy services come in.

Every family goes through disagreements, tough transitions, and rough patches. Partners may fight over financial issues or other stressors. Children may act out in response to major life changes.

When those hurdles start to feel insurmountable, licensed marital and family therapists can help you regain a sense of stability and balance. They can identify the main problems your family is facing, help to open up lines of communication, and identify solutions to bring you closer together.

At Thriveworks in Long Beach, CA, our marriage and family therapists offer a combination of treatment and support to help restore balance to your family. Whether your family needs help communicating, resolving conflicts, confronting major behavioral issues, or something else entirely, we can customize a treatment plan or counseling program that is right for you.

Who Should Consider Family Therapy Sessions?

Is your family fractured or struggling because of one or more of these issues?

  • A death in the family
  • Divorce or separation
  • Substance abuse
  • Depression, anxiety, or other forms of mental illness
  • Financial difficulties
  • An unexpected or unwanted move
  • Major life transitions
  • Behavioral problems
  • Sibling rivalries
  • Lack of trust
  • Poor communication
  • Disagreements that never seem to resolve

Conflict is natural within family systems. Occasionally, it can even be constructive, helping to resolve issues and grow stronger as a result. But sometimes, arguments cut too deep, last too long, or seem impossible to settle. Life changes and stressors can become too much to handle on your own.

It’s frightening to feel this way but family counseling can help you find your way again. If any of the above issues resonate with you, consider making an appointment for family therapy at Thriveworks in Long Beach, CA.

The Benefits of Family Therapy Sessions

Having a strong, healthy family to support us can make us happier and more resilient in both the short and long term. Our family members can be there for us during tough times, they can support us in our goals, and can love us unconditionally.

But family systems carry their burdens as well. At their worst, families can cause their members trauma, abuse, and long-lasting suffering. Family therapy sessions bring family members together to collaboratively face their issues with honesty and compassion. Our therapists are trained to reopen dialogue among family members who might feel resentment and exhaustion from past arguments.

Your mental health professional can offer strategies and therapies designed specifically for your situation. Typically, family therapy includes various forms of talk therapy or behavioral therapy to get to the core of the specific issues plaguing your relationships. Depending on your concerns and goals, you may learn to make progress in one or more of the following areas:

  • Learning more effective ways to communicate
  • Becoming a better listener
  • Developing more trust
  • Solving problems
  • Coping better with distress
  • Regulating your emotions
  • Become more accepting of yourself and others
  • Finding newfound appreciation for your loved ones

If your family could benefit from family counseling, reach out to make an appointment today at Thriveworks in Long Beach, CA.

Scheduling Family Therapy Appointments at Thriveworks in Long Beach, CA

When you’re ready to begin family counseling, Thriveworks is ready to welcome you. Our trained mental health professionals are available in-person, online, and by phone to help your family get started with therapy sessions. Family members can join each session together or from separate remote locations, depending on their convenience and comfort level. We also offer early and late appointments on weekdays and weekends to accommodate multiple family schedules.

New clients can often meet with a provider within 24-48 hours of reaching out for an appointment. In addition, our family counselors are available by phone or email between sessions to discuss issues as they emerge. Clients also get access to our Success Navigator app to handle billing and scheduling inquiries on-the-go.

Thriveworks accepts most health insurance plans and offers additional benefits to clients. Among them:

  • A flexible cancellation policy
  • Counselor-moderated community discussions
  • Life coaching Q&A to assist with pressing questions
  • Free access to exclusive video content
  • Access to our eBook, “Leaving Depression Behind”

If you and your family could benefit from a fresh perspective, contact us at Thriveworks in Long Beach, CA to schedule an appointment for family counseling 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 Long Beach therapists and counselors accept 17 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Anthem Blue Cross of California | BCBS

  • Blue Shield of California | BCBS

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Imperial Health Plan Medicare Advantage

  • JP Farley Corporation

  • Magellan

  • MHN

  • Multi Plan PHCS

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Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Long Beach is located just off Interstate 405, at the corner of E Spring St and N Temple Ave. We currently share the building with Synergy HomeCare and Coast Tickets, among other businesses. Across the street, on the opposite side of Temple Ave, you will find Total Equipment Rental.

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(562) 307-8993

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