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2,701 people sought family therapy help in Connecticut in the last year

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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 Manchester, CT 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 Manchester, CT 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.

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Family Therapy in Manchester, CT

Our family members are supposed to be those closest to us, right? For a lot of people, this is the case. For others, though, it isn’t. Who we are today can be greatly affected by our childhoods and how we grew up. For those who come from broken familial relationships, there can still be a lot of sore areas years down the road.

Family therapy can give families a safe and open space to talk about the issues in their past. Not only that, but family therapy can also provide closure and offer tips for moving forward. If this sounds like something that could benefit you and your family, consider reaching out to Thriveworks Counseling in Manchester, CT.

Who Is Family Therapy For?

Family therapy is designed to help you and your loved ones tackle the obstacles in your relationships. At our office, we commonly see families seeking help for:

• Divorce or separation
• Behavioral issues in children and teens
• Interpersonal conflicts
• Sibling rivalry
• Major life transitions such as moving
• Mental illness, such as anxiety and depression
• Hormonal changes in adolescents
• Parenting disagreements
• Trauma and PTSD
• Grief and loss
• Stress and anger management
• Communication issues

Family therapy is designed to help in all of these areas and more. If your specific issue wasn’t listed above, don’t worry. The family therapists at Thriveworks are fully capable of identifying the root causes of the problems you are having and providing you with guidance and support in your healing journey.

What Is Family Therapy and How Does It Work?

As we’ve touched on, family therapy at Thriveworks is comprehensive. Our goal is to provide you with a plan of care that will fit your needs and goals. To accomplish this, our family therapists will sit down with you and your loved ones on an individual level to understand the cracks in your relationships. With the information they gather, a customized treatment plan will be created to help you tackle the issues you’re having.

To do this, different therapeutic techniques and methods may be utilized, such as traditional talk therapy, structural therapy, child therapy, systemic therapy, strategic therapy, and more. The different types of techniques used during your sessions may vary depending upon the topics being discussed and the family members in attendance. Using these therapies, your therapist might aim to help you:

• Improve communication skills
• Establish familial roles
• Repair broken relationships
• Learn effective problem-solving techniques
• Regain trust

Start a Relationship with a Family Therapist at Thriveworks Counseling in Manchester, CT

We believe that the cornerstone of quality client care is built on trust and understanding. We are client-focused here at Thriveworks Counseling, which means that we want to make each and every one of our clients feel safe, welcome, and supported. If you’re ready to start making meaningful changes in your relationships, consider working with us.

To get started, you can visit our online booking system or give our office a call. We have flexible scheduling options, no waitlist, and same-week appointments. The help you need is here. All you have to do is reach out.

Pricing & insurance

Our therapists accept most major insurances. We accept 585+ insurance plans, and offer self-pay options, too.
Learn more about pricing for therapy and counseling services at Thriveworks.

Our Manchester therapists and counselors accept 25 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Connecticut | BCBS

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Connecticut Medicare Advantage

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • Connecticare

  • EmblemHealth

  • First Health Network

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Self-pay costs at Manchester
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

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So very glad I found her! Kind, caring, patient, funny. Seeing her has been extremely helpful! Highly recommend Becky!
Read more So very glad I found her! Kind, caring, patient, funny. Seeing her has been extremely helpful! Highly recommend Becky!
Christine Feb 2024
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Love Becky! Kind, caring, patient, funny. Exactly what I needed! Have HIGHLY recommended her to numerous people.
Read more Love Becky! Kind, caring, patient, funny. Exactly what I needed! Have HIGHLY recommended her to numerous people.
christine Feb 2024
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Felt a good connection with Rebekah on my first visit. Making advances already. I've already recommended her to my closest friends. Terrific location, very convenient.
Read more Felt a good connection with Rebekah on my first visit. Making advances already. I've already recommended her to my closest friends. Terrific location, very convenient.
Christine Dec 2023
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I have worked with this talented therapist for several years. She was a colleague of mine at a private non profit mental health agency. I highly respect her professionalism and dedication to quality service.
Read more I have worked with this talented therapist for several years. She was a colleague of mine at a private non profit mental health agency. I highly respect her professionalism and dedication to quality service.
Manchester Sep 2022
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I have known and worked with Marcia for several years. I appreciate how thoughtful, sensitive and knowledgeable she is. In speaking with her, I see that she brings empathy, insight and a real concern for the well being of others to her work as a counselor. She is approachable and trustworthy. I highly recommend her.
Read more I have known and worked with Marcia for several years. I appreciate how thoughtful, sensitive and knowledgeable she is. In speaking with her, I see that she brings empathy, insight and a real concern for the well being of others to her work as a counselor. She is approachable and trustworthy. I highly recommend her.
Manchester Oct 2021
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Manchester is off of Tolland Turnpike. Our office is down the street from Sunoco Gas Station, near Extended Stay America and Best Stay Inn. We share an office space with East Point Business Center and LaPorta Periodontics.

Phone number

(860) 698-4106

Languages spoken by CT providers

  • English
  • Spanish
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