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8,756 people sought family therapy help in New Jersey in the last year

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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 , NJ 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 , NJ 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 one enjoys arguing, bickering, and cold shoulders, especially when it’s with family members. Despite these feelings, families often experience events and arguments that go on for days, weeks, months, even years. One toxic relationship can cause a massive rift in the family unit that results in years of no communication. Take this situation between two cousins, for example.

Maddie and her cousin Ainsley were inseparable growing up. Ainsley often looked up to Maddie and drew inspiration from her older cousin through the way she dressed, spoke, and even handled tough conversations with friends. As they grew older, Maddie got into a serious relationship with her partner which caused Ainsley to feel upset and left out. To get back at Maddie, Ainsley spread a horrible rumor about Maddie’s partner to the family and caused their family to despise her partner for months before they said anything. When confronted, Ainsley denied any wrongdoing and didn’t feel sorry about her actions. Now it’s been a year since Ainsley and Maddie spoke and Maddie is still rebuilding relationships with her aunt and grandparents.  

Whether it’s with a sibling, parent, cousin, grandparent, aunt, or uncle, turmoil happens. If not addressed in a healthy manner quickly, arguments can turn into situations like Maddie and Ainsley. If your family is struggling to get past a specific challenge or just needs help communicating better, a family therapist at Thriveworks New Jersey can help. Our licensed marriage and family therapists have the training, education, and experience to help families through a myriad of issues and are ready to help you and yours. To get started, reach out to our office and one of our scheduling specialists can get you set up with an appointment.

Family Therapy: Identifying Root Issues as Individuals and a Group

A lot of the time, individual issues and concerns can be the root cause of the challenges families face as a whole. For example, Ainsley struggles with communication, jealousy, anxiety, and mood swings. Although these are things that she struggles with as an individual, several of her family members are battling the effects of her concerns. A family therapist can help provide each family member with effective tools and communication skills to work together to repair relationships, understand each other more, and tackle challenges together. Family counselors can help in areas such as:

  • Unresolved conflicts between family members
  • Adolescent issues
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Child inattentiveness
  • Hyperactivity behaviors
  • Mood swings
  • Divorce and separation issues

It would be nearly impossible to list every concern or challenge that a family may face. Our counselors have helped many families work through the issues above and more. Getting the help you need not only improves the family unit as a whole, but each individual member, too.

What to Expect in Family Therapy

Family therapy and counseling is often short-term, meaning that you and your loved ones could resolve conflicts and move forward in as little as nine sessions. We understand that every family is unique so don’t feel discouraged if you and your loved ones take longer than nine sessions. There is no “right” answer to therapy. Depending on the family members in attendance and the topic being discussed, each therapy session can vary in the techniques being used and tools being taught. Qualified therapists are adept at helping you in the following areas:

  1. Ways to support one another through troubled times
  2. How to reduce conflict and quarrels and grow stronger
  3. Better understanding differences
  4. How to effectively problem-solve
  5. Improved communication between family members
  6. How to actively listen

Thriveworks New Jersey’s online family counselors can help you achieve these things and more. Our online therapy sessions can be held over the phone or via video chat. Both options are great and are proven to be just as effective as in-person counseling. There are also added benefits of online counseling including comfort, convivence, ease, and reliability. You and your loved ones don’t even need to leave the comfort of your own home to speak with your counselor. Whether you choose telephone or video chat counseling, we are dedicated to providing you with the same quality care you deserve.

Start a Relationship with an Online Family Therapist at Thriveworks New Jersey Counseling

If you’ve been searching for a reliable, dedicated counselor to help address the conflicts and challenges in your family, look no further. We have family therapists on staff who have the right skills to help you and your family get back to a better place.

When you call to set up your appointment, a scheduling specialist will answer the phone and guide you through our quick and easy scheduling process. We have flexible appointment options including evening and weekend sessions. In addition, our location does not have a waitlist so you can be sure to get the help you need as soon as you call.

We hope to hear from you soon and we look forward to working with you and your loved ones.

Pricing & insurance

Our therapists accept most major insurances. We accept 585+ insurance plans, and offer self-pay options, too.
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Our New Jersey therapists and counselors accept 28 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • AmeriHealth Administrators

  • AmeriHealth New Jersey

  • Amerihealth Pennsylvania

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • EmblemHealth

  • First Health Network

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