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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 Montgomery, AL 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 Montgomery, AL 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?

The author Richard Bach once stated, “The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other’s life.” True families can be forged through love, through adversity, and through loyalty. They can be a source of strength and comfort. But sometimes they can also be a source of stress. And that is when marriage and family therapy can help.

At Thriveworks in Montgomery, AL, the licensed marriage and family therapists (LMFTs) and other mental health professionals with extensive training in family therapy can help support clients with a broad range of family issues. Family relationships can be complicated. Struggle doesn’t mean weakness. Sometimes it can mean growth and fortitude. For example, in one family a teenage son’s behavioral issues might indicate a deeper family issue that needs to be addressed. Through therapy, that issue can be identified and resolved, strengthening the trust and bonds between family members. Or in another family, a parent might be experiencing acute financial stress and then taking it out on their partner and children. 

A licensed counselor at Thriveworks can help teach the parent better coping skills which can then be handed down to the next generation. The overall positive impact of family therapy can endure for decades. 

What Are the Benefits of Family Therapy? 

The vast majority of clients who complete family therapy treatment (usually in 12 sessions or fewer) are satisfied with the results. This is because family therapy is usually very solution-focused and targeted toward clients’ individualized goals. At Thriveworks in Montgomery, AL, clients seek marital and family counseling for a variety of reasons, including the following:

  • To heal or reconcile
  • To improve overall rapport
  • To reduce conflict and tension in the household
  • To forgive, or ask for forgiveness
  • To establish healthy boundaries
  • To get over a temporary hurdle
  • To deal with specific issues like life transitions
  • To process a death or sickness in the family
  • To manage anger
  • To build mutual trust 
  • To explore misunderstandings 
  • To learn how to prevent future conflict
  • To find individual support 

What Are the Indications for Family Therapy?

There are as many indications for family therapy as there are families in the world! Clients come to Thriveworks in Montgomery, AL for all kinds of reasons. And the reasons don’t have to be related to a crisis or some acute distress in the family. Sometimes therapy can just be for maintenance, or to strengthen existing bonds. That being said, people often seek the help of LMFTs, social workers, and psychologists for the following specific issues within the family:

  • Mood disorders like major depression and postpartum depression
  • Anxiety 
  • Bereavement
  • Financial stress
  • Marital conflict
  • Eating disorders
  • Behavioral problems
  • Neurodiverse children issues
  • Substance abuse and addiction
  • Rebellion
  • Juvenile delinquency or crime
  • Estrangements
  • Conflicts and tension
  • Emotional or verbal abuse
  • Chronic illness
  • Caregiver burnout
  • Codependency
  • Perfectionism
  • Unhealthy parenting styles

In a family unit, one person’s struggles tends to affect everyone. A family therapist may identify a family member who could benefit from individual therapy or social work. But the group therapy work can proceed in parallel with this personal attention. 

What Is the Best Way to Conduct a Family Therapy Session?

An exceptional family counselor (like those who work at Thriveworks in Montgomery, AL) develops an intuitive sense of what kind of therapeutic approach would best suit the family as a whole. So they might utilize methods like structural family therapy, family systems therapy, or strategic therapy to get the best results. They might use person-centered, emotion-focused, or trauma-focused approaches as well. It all depends on the family’s goals and characteristics. 

Family therapy often takes a close look at the following dynamics in a family:

  • Individual roles that everyone plays within the household
  • Implicit strengths and weaknesses
  • Unspoken rules and codes of behavior 
  • Communication patterns
  • Individual personalities and perspectives
  • Lifestyles
  • Emotional triggers
  • Historical context

A family therapist often seeks to help family members understand each other’s points of view. They can do this through discussion, games, and even playful exercises. 

Reinforce Your Connections with Family Therapy at Thriveworks in Montgomery, AL

To choose the family therapist that’s right for you, you need to consider convenience, affordability, and quality of care. At Thriveworks in Montgomery, AL, therapists accept most major forms of health insurance. They offer in-person sessions at the modern office in Montgomery as well as comfortable online counseling sessions scheduled at the client’s convenience. Thriveworks therapists are recruited from the top 4% of applicants, ensuring that they deliver the best care possible to Thriveworks clients. 

If you’re interested in seeing a family therapist with the people you love, call the Thriveworks office and make an appointment. A provider should be able to meet with you within 24-48 hours. And you can access your provider by phone or email between sessions.

We look forward to helping you and your family members enhance your bonds. Call 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 Montgomery therapists and counselors accept 19 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama | BCBS

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

  • Humana HMO/POS

  • Humana PPO | EPO | HDHP

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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Therapy Montgomery is located at the intersection of Taliaferro Trail and Platt Place. Approximately half a mile from Buddy Watson Baseball Park, this block of buildings is accessed by Halcyon Blvd. We currently share our building with Edward Jones Financial Advisor, among other businesses.

Phone number

(334) 604-7850

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