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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 Meridian, ID 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 Meridian, ID 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?

No family is perfect, and struggling with family relationships at some point in your life is completely normal. However, if family arguments have become the norm rather than the exception, it may be time to consider family counseling. Having the objective perspective of a trained therapist can provide you with a better understanding of your family’s issues and how to proceed.

Family problems can feel incredibly draining, whether the issues relate to finances, parenting, or some other major life event. Sometimes it’s not clear what the issue is, but that doesn’t make the struggles any less real or important.

Avoiding conflicts may seem comfortable in the short-term, but they can end up snowballing into bigger difficulties over time. Some people harbor resentments and end up avoiding their family for years.

If you’d like to improve communication with your family and heal damaged relationships, the therapists at Thriveworks Counseling in Meridian, ID are here to offer help. Seeking out family therapy may not be the easiest thing to do but it can lead to healthier and much more fulfilling relationships in the future.

When Is the Right Time To Seek Marriage and Family Therapy?

Even if you’ve had healthy family relationships most of your life, many experiences can cause turmoil. If you have recently divorced, separated, or remarried, these are incredibly turbulent events for parents and children alike. Long-term physical or mental illnesses can take their toll on the rest of the family. Whatever your situation may be, a trained counselor can offer guidance to help you navigate these difficult periods so your family bonds come out stronger on the other side.

Family therapy isn’t just helpful for resolving a specific conflict or getting through a major crisis. Many people have long-lasting issues with family members that may even span decades. Children may feel unappreciated by their parents, siblings may have intense rivalries, and parents may struggle with discipline. In situations like these, it can help to have the guidance of someone on the outside with professional training in family therapy.

We provide family therapy sessions for a wide variety of issues, including:

  • Major life transitions
  • Divorce or separation
  • Child-rearing issues
  • Behavioral problems
  • Loss of a loved one
  • Financial problems
  • Substance abuse and addiction
  • Long-term conflicts
  • Infidelity
  • Trauma or abuse

If you feel that family therapy can benefit your family, contact a mental health professional at Thriveworks Counseling in Meridian, ID to begin working towards a healthier family dynamic.

The Benefits of Family Therapy

You may feel like there’s no hope of ever getting along with your parents, siblings, partner, or children. However, a marriage and family therapist can help you and your family work through your issues in a safe and non-judgmental space.

Family systems can be incredibly complex. One person’s actions and emotional issues can affect other members of the family in unique ways. A family therapist will take the time to get to know your family and understand its unique dynamics before determining an effective strategy to move forward. Your childhood years are extremely formative and issues that begin there can have long-lasting effects well into the future.

These are just some of the reasons family counseling can be incredibly productive and healing. Many family members are unaware of times that they have wronged one another because effective communication isn’t always easy.

A Thriveworks therapist can make it easier to discuss what you’re feeling, even if you’ve never brought it up before. You may leave sessions with a newfound appreciation of your family, as well as strategies to encourage healthier interactions between family members on a daily basis.

To speak to an experienced family counselor, all you need to do is schedule an appointment with Thriveworks Counseling in Meridian, ID today.

Family Therapy Appointments at Thriveworks in Meridian, ID

At Thriveworks Counseling, we aim to provide easy access to high-quality mental health services. Making appointments for family therapy has never been easier thanks to our options for both in-person sessions and online counseling appointments. We also offer weekend and evening hours to help fit everyone’s busy schedules.

There are many advantages to working with Thriveworks in Meridian. In addition to taking many forms of insurance, we offer a number of exclusive benefits. Join the conversation on our moderated discussion boards and gain valuable insight from our exclusive video content and eBooks.

If you feel like you need to reach out between sessions, phone and email help is always available. We also strive to make billing and scheduling as easy as possible with helpful mobile apps so you can focus on your mental health instead.

If you’ve been struggling with family relationships and would like to work with a trained and experienced family counselor, Thriveworks Counseling in Meridian, ID is standing by. Reach out to make an appointment today.

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 Meridian therapists and counselors accept 26 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Blue Cross of Idaho | BCBS

  • BrightPath

  • BrightPath Medicare Advantage

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

  • Humana HMO/POS

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Self-pay costs at Meridian
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I have been meeting with Matt for almost 2 years now, and he's helped me get in touch with myself and understand who I am, as well as provided great tools to apply to my life for future improvement and coping. I have benefited greatly from my regular meetings with Matt and I can't speak highly enough about him as a counselor and psychological mentor.
Read more I have been meeting with Matt for almost 2 years now, and he's helped me get in touch with myself and understand who I am, as well as provided great tools to apply to my life for future improvement and coping. I have benefited greatly from my regular meetings with Matt and I can't speak highly enough about him as a counselor and psychological mentor.
Meridian Jan 2022
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling Meridian is located at 26 S Baltic Pl Suite 150, Meridian, ID 83642, off E. Franklin Rd.

Phone number

(208) 504-1377

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