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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 Milford, 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 Milford, 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.

Need more help deciding?

Family Therapy in Milford, CT—New Haven Family Therapists and Counselors

Does your family struggle to get along? Is a stressful event impacting your closest relationships? A family therapist can help you resolve a family feud or generally improve your family relationships and dynamics. These professionals specialize in helping families address specific issues, work through life transitions, and ultimately live better.

There are family therapists and psychologists at Thriveworks in Milford  who would love to help your family. If you think that your family could benefit from working with a professional who can provide unbiased help and guidance, reach out to Thriveworks Counseling in New Haven today. Give us a call at (203) 951-3871 to schedule your first session. We can’t wait to hear from you and provide you with our family counseling services.

What Is Family Therapy?

Family therapy or family counseling is designed to help family members discuss and resolve issues that are affecting overall or individual health and wellbeing. For example, a family that is going through a major life transition—such as moving to a new city—can benefit from working with a family therapist or psychologist. Family therapy is at times the primary treatment method, while at others it is supplemental.

Any family that is struggling to deal with a stressful event can benefit from family therapy. Stressful events include divorce, financial divides, or the loss of a loved one. A family therapist can help members to talk through the stressful event at hand, understand how it is affecting each individual, and understand how the family can act (individually and as a whole) to best benefit everyone involved. Additionally, family therapy can be beneficial if an individual has been recently diagnosed with a mental illness like depression or if the family is struggling with everyday problems like rebellion in children or teens. In summary, a family therapist can help in the following situations:

  1. Major life transitions, like moving
  2. Stressful events, like divorce, financial problems, or a loved one’s death
  3. Diagnosis of a mental illness, like depression or anxiety
  4. Everyday problems, like communication issues or rebellious kids

What Else Do I Need to Know About Family Counseling Services?

This form of therapy is led by a licensed marriage and family therapists (LMFT). Other professionals who have completed training in family therapy might also incorporate family therapy techniques into their work. Most often, family therapy is short-term. In other words, you’ll finish out this process within as few as 9 or 10 sessions. And each session can vary, in terms of what is discussed as well as who attends. Your family therapist will design therapy around your family’s unique needs and goals for therapy.

If there is a family feud occurring, a family therapist or psychologist can help each individual involved and the family as a whole to find a resolution. Your therapist might use family systems theory, a popular family therapy approach, to help you. This approach believes that the family is an emotional unit and that behavior is informed by the state of family functioning.

Work with a Family Therapist at Thriveworks Milford in New Haven

If you think your family could use a professional’s help to improve dynamics or wellbeing, consider working with a family therapist or psychologist at Thriveworks Counseling in New Haven. We can set you up with a skilled, caring family therapist who has worked hard to obtain the experience and training to help you.

Are you ready to schedule an appointment with a family therapist? Reach out to our office. You can give us a call at (203) 951-3871 and a scheduling specialist will help you set up an appointment immediately. We offer extended hours, including evenings and weekends, to ensure that your family can find a day and time to come in that works for every individual. Additionally, we accept most major insurance plans. Call us to schedule your appointment when you’re ready!

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 Milford therapists and counselors accept 23 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)

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • Connecticare

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

  • Humana HMO/POS

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Self-pay costs at Milford
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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I am so very happy with my therapist. Very nice understanding caring and supporting me on my journey to feel better. Thank you so much for all your help !!
Read more I am so very happy with my therapist. Very nice understanding caring and supporting me on my journey to feel better. Thank you so much for all your help !!
Maria Jan 2024
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★★★★★
Gina is an incredibly skilled and talented clinician. She has the unique gift of making clients immediately feel safe and understood even upon first meeting. Her passion for the work is palpable. Her knowledge is vast and her approach is sensitive, gentle, supportive and compassionate, yet direct. Gina helped me navigate a tremendously challenging time in my life and afforded me the confidence to pursue personal goals that had initially felt unattainable. She taught me tangible skills to navigate anxiety and feelings of overwhelm during our work together and our sessions were always insightful and productive. Gina will lead you on a path to self discovery without all of the therapy lingo and jargon and will always help you to feel as though you’re the expert on your own life- because you are. I couldn’t recommend Gina more. A true diamond in the rough!
Read more Gina is an incredibly skilled and talented clinician. She has the unique gift of making clients immediately feel safe and understood even upon first meeting. Her passion for the work is palpable. Her knowledge is vast and her approach is sensitive, gentle, supportive and compassionate, yet direct. Gina helped me navigate a tremendously challenging time in my life and afforded me the confidence to pursue personal goals that had initially felt unattainable. She taught me tangible skills to navigate anxiety and feelings of overwhelm during our work together and our sessions were always insightful and productive. Gina will lead you on a path to self discovery without all of the therapy lingo and jargon and will always help you to feel as though you’re the expert on your own life- because you are. I couldn’t recommend Gina more. A true diamond in the rough!
Milford Jun 2022
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I just can’t thank Mimi enough for all the support and guidance she has provided me. She has helped me through some difficult times and gave me the tools I need to continue to grow.
Read more I just can’t thank Mimi enough for all the support and guidance she has provided me. She has helped me through some difficult times and gave me the tools I need to continue to grow.
Milford Jan 2020
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Milford is located at 70 Cherry St, Milford, CT 06460, between Plymouth Place and Governors Ave.

Phone number

(203) 902-3647

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