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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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Our therapists in Midland are booked, but we have 45 other therapists in TX available for an online or in-person session.

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 Midland, 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 Midland, 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?

Families make us laugh, cry, scream, and smile. They give us joy and pain. They make us proud and do us favors but they also disappoint us and act selfishly. Squabbles and resentments emerge and even though getting through those times can be uncomfortable or difficult, doing so can ultimately make your family stronger.

But some moments threaten the family’s foundation. Maybe parents argue frequently, kids lash out, or conflict between extended family members has reached a boiling point. What happens when crises arise that we don’t know how to resolve?

This is when family counseling can help. Through therapy, family members can learn better methods to communicate, resolve conflict, and increase their mutual respect. Ultimately, they can build better bonds and make their family system stronger.

Could your family benefit from therapy? If so, consider making an appointment for counseling at Thriveworks in Midland, TX.

When Is the Right Time To Seek Family Therapy?

Family systems evolve over time and so do the relationships within them. Kids grow older and might want more independence. Parents in conflict could detach from each other. Their children might notice and worry about their family’s future.

Any of these could be entry points to family counseling. Though occasional family arguments or difficulties are normal, constant tension can lead to breakdowns. Family members who harbor resentment might benefit from an objective counselor who can listen and offer solutions.

People might consider family therapy sessions for a number of reasons. Marital problems could be causing strain or a traumatic event could be affecting the family dynamic. Perhaps one person is showing signs of drug or alcohol abuse that is negatively impacting other family members.

Other reasons to consider family counseling include:

  • Communication between family members is fractious or has evaporated
  • Some family members behave without thinking of others and don’t seek change
  • Parents disagree about ways to discipline their children
  • Kids have developed significant rivalries or resentments
  • Behavioral issues among kids are affecting the entire family
  • The house is too small for an extended family, which has caused strife
  • Children of divorced parents have difficulty blending into a new household

Some families find resolving these problems a challenge to do alone. If you’re in that position, consider making an appointment for family therapy at Thriveworks in Midland, TX.

How Families Benefit From Therapy

Family therapy sessions are designed to teach productive ways to manage conflict and improve communication. Through counseling, family members might learn how to solve particular problems, how to set healthy boundaries, and what to say in difficult situations to ease the tension.

Consider these situations:

  • After moving to a new city, John and Linda’s children feel alone and start withdrawing and socially isolating. Their behavior seems to be getting worse and John and Linda are worried. They see a family therapist who helps them work through those feelings with their children and find ways to address them together.
  • Barb’s family sits at dinner silently with cell phones out, lost in their own worlds of work emails or social media. She feels a deep sense of sadness at how disconnected she is from her family. She encourages them all to see a family counselor to help improve the way they communicate and bond as a family.
  • Dennis is struggling to deal with the death of his teenage son Charlie, who recently passed away after a drug overdose. His partner and other two children are also having a tough time and Dennis thinks family therapy might help them get through it together.

The type of treatment your family receives will depend on the specific issues you’re facing and your goals for therapy. How can family counseling help you? Find out by contacting us at Thriveworks in Midland, TX.

Schedule Family Therapy Appointments at Thriveworks in Midland, TX

If you think your family could benefit from an external perspective and a little guidance, Thriveworks can help. Our licensed therapists are available for appointments in-person, online, or by phone to meet your needs and schedules.

Thriveworks offers family therapy sessions early or late on weekdays and weekends to help you juggle your family’s calendars. In fact, new clients can often see a provider within 24-48 hours of reaching out.

Thriveworks accepts many major insurance plans and enhances your experience with a series of exciting benefits. Clients can take advantage of a flexible cancellation policy, counselor Q&A sessions, our Therapy Buddy app, and text support via our Success Navigator.

If your family could benefit from a licensed family therapist, consider making an appointment at Thriveworks in Midland, TX. We look forward to seeing you soon.

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 Midland therapists and counselors accept 39 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 Midland
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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Where to find us

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Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Midland is located on N Midland Dr, which you can access from Loop 250 Frontage Rd. We are sandwiched between The Paleta Bar Midland and Plato's Closet. Other nearby businesses include CeCe’s Boutique and Hook-Beauty Tow Truck Supplies. Behind us are Wildflower Apartment Homes.

Phone number

(432) 400-5026

Languages spoken by TX providers

  • ASL
  • English
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