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21,056 people sought family therapy help in Texas 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 McKinney, TX 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 McKinney, TX 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?

Reese and his sister, Trisha, haven’t talked in over a year. They had an argument last Christmas that offended both of them and their tense verbal exchange ended up ruining their family event. Reese knows that he might be taking longer than needed to forgive her sister for her comments, but at the same time, he feels tired of trying to resolve everything himself. Instead, Reese is hoping that he’ll be able to convince Trisha to attend a family therapy session with just the two of them, to start patching up their relationship. 

Although they’ve never attended counseling or therapy together, Reese feels like he’s ready to start building a better connection with his sister. And by talking together with a counselor to mediate, Reese is confident that they’ll be able to communicate more effectively and spend less time arguing. While it could take more than one session to resolve the grudges between them, Reese knows that they’ll start making progress with the help of a family therapist. 

You may also be looking to work with a family therapist to alleviate the negative dynamics and communication patterns that are disrupting your family relationships. At Thriveworks in McKinney, TX, we have family therapists that are ready to partner with you and your loved ones to bring you closer together. Find a provider that fits your family’s needs by calling our office to schedule a session today.

Should We Talk to a Family Therapist?  

At Thriveworks in McKinney, TX we know that any family, regardless of how dysfunctional they are, can benefit from talking with a therapist. Family therapists can be especially beneficial for relatives who are experiencing the following: 

  • Children or teens who are acting out at school or at home to express their anger or fear
  • Tension during extended periods of time spent together such as holidays or vacations 
  • Ongoing frustration or resentment towards each other
  • Tense, explosive arguments about finances or future planning 
  • Differing viewpoints or unreconciled events 

Each family has unique dynamics, so don’t be too concerned if you’re not seeing a problem that you’re faced with listed above. It’s better to be honest about the difficulties that you’re experiencing so that you and your family can find enough common ground to agree on the next step. When you do, your family therapist will be gaining the insight they need to better assist. 

How Does Family Therapy Work?

Family therapists use talk or behavioral therapy sessions as a way to connect with family members and understand both their individual and shared perspectives. They will also help to facilitate constructive conversations between relatives who are at odds with each other. A family therapist may also highlight areas where positive growth is occurring—and they can help you maintain your family’s progress through identifying boundaries and empathy techniques.

If you or a family member is dealing with…

  • Deaths within the family that have occurred without time to process the event 
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Undiagnosed behavioral issues 
  • Residual anger or resentment between relatives over perceived wrongs or shortcomings
  • Communication skills that aren’t fully developed, resulting in constant arguments and bickering
  • Addiction to drugs or alcohol in response to stress 
  • Untreated or potentially undiagnosed mental illness or disorders that family members are suffering from, like ADHD or depression 
  • Stress from caring for a disabled or elderly member 

then seeking a family therapist at Thriveworks in McKinney, TX could help to improve your situation. Dealing with the distance between your loved ones is difficult, but getting mental health services shouldn’t be. 

Connect with a Family Therapist at Thriveworks in McKinney, TX

When you and your family decide to schedule a family therapy session with us, you’re not just prioritizing your mental health. You’re also getting access to great benefits that aren’t often matched by other providers, like: 

  • Evening and Weekend Appointments: Finding a convenient time to get mental health care is a challenge. We offer options that work with busy schedules like evening and weekend appointments.
  • High-Touch Support: On-the-spot support is hard to come by. Our support team is available 7 days a week including holidays, and your provider is available between sessions by phone or email.
  • Flexible Cancellations: Life happens, we get it. We have a flexible cancellation policy that lets you cancel or reschedule your session for free with just a few days’ notice.
  • Real, Lasting Relationships: Many counseling services aren’t practices but loosely affiliated directories of therapists. We have a full-time, dedicated team who build long-standing careers here and lasting relationships with clients.

We’ve done our very best to provide our clients across the U.S. with the best in mental health care. If you’re interested in discovering the difference that family therapy at Thriveworks in McKinney, TX can offer, then call us today to get started. You and your loved ones don’t have to navigate the challenges you’re faced with alone. 

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 McKinney therapists and counselors accept 40 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Ambetter by Superior Health Plan

  • APEX Memorial Hermann

  • ARIA | Covenant Management Systems

  • Auto Club Enterprises (Employers Health Network)

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas Exchange

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas HMO

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas PPO

  • Buist Byars and Taylor (Employers Health Network)

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

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Self-pay costs at McKinney
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

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Thriveworks helped me realize that I do believe people can change. I’m not the person I was three months ago, broken and fearful. I’m healthy and happy and for the first time being kind to myself. Thank you for giving me my life back.
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Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry McKinney is located in the same building as Center of Pelvic Excellence, Genesis Back & Neck, Landry Odom of Allstate Insurance, and Peggy S, Breeding CPA PLLC Tax Services. We are near the intersection of S Stonebridge Drive and Cascades Drive. We are also near the intersection of S Stonebridge Drive and S Custer Road, and near this intersection is a plaza which contains Texas Pediatric Dentistry, Play Street Museum McKinney, Sweet Art Bakery and Cafe, All About U hair Salon, Stonebridge Cleaners, and Stonebridge Ranch Dentistry.

Phone number

(469) 949-3896

Languages spoken by TX providers

  • English
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