Manassas VA Family Therapy

Family Therapy in Manassas, VA—Prince William Counseling for Families

Many people value family. Whether they come from a small, medium, or large family, people want warm relationships as brothers, sisters, grandparents, parents, wives, husbands, uncles, aunts, and children. Family can shape people’s purpose and identity in life as each person gives and each person receives. Connecting as a family can leave people feeling happy, fulfilled, and satisfied… at least in theory. In reality, family life is much more difficult.

On-going challenges or unforeseen crises constantly threaten the equilibrium of a family. When one member faces a problem, the whole family can be affected. In the midst of stress, it is normal for individuals to work against each other instead of working for each other. When multiple people are struggling in a family, having an outside, professional perspective may be helpful.

The counselors and psychologists at Thriveworks Manassas in Prince William know that facing challenges is a normal part of being a family. They also know that with support and guidance, families can grow closer together through the challenge. That’s why we offer family therapy. We love helping our clients understand their families better and learn to relate in healthy ways.

Unforeseen Crises and On-going Challenges

TV’s most famous families are often so popular because they portray both the highlights and lowlights of family life. Think about your favorite TV family. The Huxtables. The Bradys. The Gilmores. The Winslows. The Tanners. The Bravermans. The Bluths. The Cleavers. The Arnolds. These families all experienced the typical disruptions that many families face.

All families will experience disruptions that threaten their family harmony, regardless of the family’s ethnicity, size, or socio-economic status. How individuals within the family react to these disruptions can cause the family as a whole to grow together or apart.

Life can change in a moment. One instant, family life flows—everyone contributes in a meaningful way; everyone has their needs met. The next instant, everything is unstable and unsure. Unforeseen crises can blindside and disorient families. Re-establishing equilibrium after a crisis is difficult. Families have pursued therapy at Thriveworks Manassas in Prince William to help regain their balance after crises such as …

  • Loss of the family’s home
  • Death of a family member
  • An accident that injuries or disables a family member
  • Financial stress or crisis
  • Job loss

Some challenges that families face are unforeseen, but others build slowly and over time. When families do not make adjustment for their changing needs and growing challenges, they can find themselves overwhelmed. Sharing the load and finding solutions that work for everyone is important. Families have begun therapy at Thriveworks Manassas in Prince William County to help them work through on-going challenges such as …

  • Disagreements about parenting style
  • Providing care for a handicapped, physically-ill, or special-needs family member
  • Conflict or tension in the marriage
  • Coping with a mental illness diagnosis

Reaching Out for Help as a Family

When families are in the middle of a crisis or feeling the tension from an on-going challenge, it can be very difficult to see any adjustments they may need. Family therapy may provide the distance and perspective that families need. The goal of family counseling is to make a safe space where families can work on their problems together.
Family counseling may be able to…

  • Facilitate healthy communication.
  • Equip each family member to articulate their needs and guide each member on how to support others in the family.
  • Use integrated and calming techniques to resolve differences or tension between individual family members.

Family counseling rests upon the idea that the family provides the context for individuals. As each person grows, the family benefits. As the family grows, each individual benefits.

Thriveworks Manassas Offers Has Family Therapists and Psychologists in Prince William County

The counselors at Thriveworks Manassas in Prince William want to see families connect and grow through the challenges they face. We understand that life throws curveballs, and we also understand that families are stronger together. Our counselors love to help families grow through

  1. Dialogue and compromise.
  2. Treating the problem as the problem—not each other.
  3. Empathizing with each other.
  4. Expressing their own, unique voice.

Has a crisis put your family in unfamiliar territory? Has an on-going challenge grown to the point of overwhelming the family? Counseling for families is not a silver bullet or magic formula to make life instantly better. It takes time and effort, but many families are glad they had the help of a therapist.

Thriveworks Manassas want to offer topnotch care to each client from their first call to our office until they complete their care. To achieve this standard, know that a person will answer your call and help schedule your appointment. We offer convenient weekend and evening sessions, and many first-time clients see their counselor the following day. We also work with most insurance providers.

If your family is ready for a safe place and a fresh perspective, call Thriveworks Manassas in Prince William to schedule family therapy.

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Depression

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I believe my depression is coming from the lack of education, I have and the loss of so many jobs. It's finding but hard to keep a job. I'm embarrassed it has been hindering me for many years now I can't stand it I've been trying to get help for a while now and don't know where to go I am on suppression medication. I see a doctor every two weeks I have talked to him about this and until u was blacking the blue in the face. I think he sees it now. Thank good
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Great first experience

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So far I’m having a great first experience with Therapy.
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Lisa

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I started with Thriveworks and Lisa 3-4 months ago and I was nervous about telling a "stranger" my deepest issues and things I'm not always comfortable admitting myself. I have to say she has been amazing through an really tough relationship break and other things I was or am going through in life. She makes you feel comfortable and truly listens, providing support and options for situations which allow me to be able to look at situations differently. She has made an incredible improvement on my life and I always look forward to meeting with her. It has become a breath of fresh air for me. She is amazing and I consider her a friend. You can't go wrong.
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So far I am liking my sessions and my counselor

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So far I am liking my sessions and my counselor
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My counselor is great

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My counselor is great
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Lisa Cornelius- My wonderful experience with her.

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I worked with Lisa Cornelius for more than 6 months and she really is amazing. She helped me through my struggles by giving me strategies that could help me involve my well being. She is honest and she will connect with your situation by putting herself in your shoes. I've never connected with a therapist like I have with her. She really knows what she is doing. I highly recommend her!
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Counseling appreciation

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A note of thanks to my counselor Lisa Cornelius. I have seen her for 2 years now and through our sessions an finding that I am a good person who has needs and a future that I never knew at 72 I coukd look forward to. Our lives go full circle sometimes and after bad things happen we start to think we have no right to try to be anyone but who others think we should be....not true! Hopefully Lisa and I can continue this journey and I can learn to relax in the real me and be content and happy with myself...thank you Lisa ....
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Ms. Lisa

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Ms. Lisa is a very amazing counselor. She helps you understand and can relate to you, which makes you feel better. Her way of counseling is different from past counselor. It was more dull with my past counselor, but with Ms. Lisa it is different. It is better to me. I definitely recommend Ms. Lisa because everytime I leave I feel lighter and a little bit better. 😊
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Shannon Oesch

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Shannon Oesch is an excellent therapist and friend. I met Shannon years ago in Hawaii where I worked at a domestic violence shelter. Shannon came and facilitated a weekly support group and made a huge impact on many lives. Shannon is easy to talk to and a great listener!
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Shannon Oesch LCSW

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Shannon was very supportive as a Clinical Supervisor and extremely knowledgeable and experienced in her field. She has helped me develop my clinical skills and competencies throughout my Social Work career.
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It was an excellent experience.

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It was an excellent experience. I have been suffering from high anxiety and was skeptical about talking with someone who didn’t know me. After my first session I could finally see light at the end of the tunnel. I cannot wait for my next appointments so that I can learn how to take my life back.
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So far, so good!

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So far, so good!
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Had a very pleasant conversation with Mary

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Had a very pleasant conversation with Mary. It’s difficult to tell if she’s the one for me. Went as inspected .
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Thriveworks is amazing.

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Thriveworks is amazing. It is such a relief to feel you are connecting with someone who truly understands the root of your problems and gives you hope that you can work through them. I am very thankful for this place.
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Comfortable, compassionate and welcoming staff.

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Comfortable, compassionate and welcoming staff. My daughter and I have been impressed with every aspect of our experience with Thriveworks. High five!
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Good sessions

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Good sessions
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Yes!

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I've taken a tour of this counseling practice, and met some of the staff. This practice is way above par, for sure.
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  • 10755 Ambassador Dr STE 201,
    Manassas, VA 20109

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    Saturday:7AM-6PM
    Sunday:8AM-5PM

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