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2,339 people sought family therapy help in Tennessee 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 Memphis, TN 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 Memphis, TN 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?

Family: We all have one. They’re those who are supposed to be closest to us, through thick and thin. For a lot of people, this is the case. The turmoil that they face is never severe and mostly boils down to miscommunication. However, this isn’t the reality for many other families. Who we are today is 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.

Consider Meredith Grey from Grey’s Anatomy. Her parents got divorced when she was a young child and her dad never kept in contact with her. To add to this, her mother wasn’t very loving and wasn’t around as much as she needed to be. Now as an adult, Meredith struggles to maintain healthy relationships with her partner, friends, and long-lost sisters.

Unfortunately for Meredith, the broken relationships she has with her family has caused her to be very cautious in forming any kind of meaningful relationships in her life. She still struggles to understand her past but works hard to maintain healthy relationships with her chosen family instead.

Family therapy can help in situations like Meredith’s, where she needs a safe and open space to talk about the issues in her past. Not only that, but family therapy also aims to help provide closure and ways to move forward without looking back.

If this sounds like something that could benefit you and your family, consider reaching out to Thriveworks Counseling in Memphis, TN. Our team of family counselors can help you improve communication, mend traumatic pasts, and most importantly improve family systems.

How Does Family Therapy Work?

Deciding to seek therapy is not always an easy choice. Oftentimes, it can be difficult to get everyone on board. However, finally getting the help you need can be extremely liberating. Not only will you be able to overcome past grievances, but you’ll be able to move forward with the tools you need to overcome future conflicts and solve problems along the way.

We understand that every family is different, and your problems are unique; that’s why your family therapist will get to know each family member’s needs and goals to create a custom plan of action. To accomplish the goals you have, a variety of different methods and techniques can be used including talk therapy, child therapy, and more. Some things you can expect to tackle during your sessions include:

  •     Problem-solving skills
  •     Effective communication
  •     Active listening
  •     Anger and stress management
  •     Trust building

Can Family Therapy Help Us?

Family therapists are experts in their field. They have the training and background to help you and your loved ones work through a myriad of problems that could come up over time. At Thriveworks Counseling in Memphis, our family therapists can help you work through…

  •     Relationship issues
  •     Financial strain and stress
  •     Major life changes
  •     Divorce and/or separation
  •     Mental illnesses such as anxiety and depression
  •     Substance abuse
  •     Parenting challenges
  •     Behavioral problems in children
  •     Sibling rivalry
  •     Trust issues
  •     Inability to see eye to eye
  •     Grief and loss
  •     Coping with a physical illness

If the issue you all are encountering is not on the list above, don’t worry. These are just some of the more common reasons we see families here at our office. Family therapy is often short-term meaning you and your loved ones could be finished in as little as nine sessions.

As we mentioned before, we understand that every family is different so if you end up needing a little more time, there’s nothing wrong with that. However long it takes, we’ll be right by your side guiding you every step of the way.

Ready to Get Started? Work with a Family Therapist at Thriveworks in Memphis, TN

We understand that building those relationships is not always easy. However, with our guidance and support, you can start making meaningful changes with those closest to you.

Here at Thriveworks Counseling in Memphis, we have competitive benefits including flexible scheduling options, no waitlist, appointments within 24 hours of reaching out, and more. One of our scheduling specialists will help you and your family members find a time that works best for everyone.

You deserve to be happy. Let us help you and your loved ones.

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 Memphis therapists and counselors accept 23 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee | BCBS

  • BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Medicare Advantage

  • Caresource

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

  • Humana HMO/POS

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I have had a good experience with my counselor and she has offered some good suggestions and tips. She listens well and asks appropriate questions.
Read more I have had a good experience with my counselor and she has offered some good suggestions and tips. She listens well and asks appropriate questions.
Karl Feb 2024 verified review
i would recommend thriveworks to anyone that needs therapy
Teresa Feb 2024 verified review
Im very blessed that Thrive Works has helped me tremendously. The caring and professional staff makes a difference.
Read more Im very blessed that Thrive Works has helped me tremendously. The caring and professional staff makes a difference.
William Jan 2024 verified review
Whitney is a fantastic counselor!!! She’s compassionate, genuine, personable … everything a counselor should be and so much more!!!! I highly recommend her. She’s the best!
Read more Whitney is a fantastic counselor!!! She’s compassionate, genuine, personable … everything a counselor should be and so much more!!!! I highly recommend her. She’s the best!
Memphis Sep 2022
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Thriveworks Counseling Memphis is located at 254 Court Ave Suite 110, Memphis, TN 38103, at the intersection of N. 4th Street.

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(901) 499-3155

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