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753 people sought family therapy help in Louisiana 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 New Orleans, LA 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 New Orleans, LA 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?

Do your family gatherings always end with a fight? Is visiting your parents for the holidays stressful and unfulfilling? Do you find yourself distracted by problems waiting at home? Are you not speaking to a family member because of a falling out? Do you feel that household chores and responsibilities are divided unfairly?

If you replied yes to any of these questions, it might be time to reach out to a mental health professional specializing in family therapy and counseling. Of course, no family is perfect, and living with other people can put a strain on your relationships. It’s normal to feel frustrated with loved ones, but if you’re experiencing prolonged periods of disagreement, it’s perfectly healthy to seek out a family therapist.

Family therapy or counseling can be a great option to help you work through issues and bring your family closer together. Even the best relationships need work, and a trained mental health professional can help you solve problems, open up lines of communication, and keep your relationships going strong.

Family dynamics can be complicated. Despite your best efforts, unforeseen circumstances or lingering tension can disrupt your family’s emotional ties. Family therapy and counseling are available at Thriveworks Counseling in New Orleans, LA. Call our office today to get started with a mental health professional.

When Is The Right Time To Seek Family Therapy?

Needing help to improve your family relationships is no reason to be ashamed. But, unfortunately, even the closest families with healthy communication systems and strong personal bonds can be affected by sudden tragedies or behavioral problems.

Families attend therapy or counseling sessions for many issues such as:

  • Relationship problems
  • Financial strain and stress
  • Divorce or separation
  • Mental illnesses
  • Substance abuse
  • Parenting challenges
  • Political differences
  • Major life changes
  • Behavioral problems in children
  • Trust issues
  • Inability to compromise
  • Coping with grief and loss
  • Living with a chronic illness

You don’t have to wait for tensions within your family to reach a breaking point before reaching out for support. If you’ve identified a concern in your family’s relationship that needs to be addressed, consider reaching out to Thriveworks Counseling in New Orleans, LA.

How Does Family Therapy Work?

Thankfully, help is available for families who want to work on the problems they’re facing. Many families find that maintaining a long-term relationship with a licensed counselor or therapist can provide stability in children’s lives, guide their families through rough patches, and establish trusting and open communication between family members.

Every therapy session is tailored to a family’s specific needs, but you may encounter some more common types of therapy and counseling. This might include:

  • Structural therapy: This method focuses on altering and strengthening established family systems to make sure that parents are in a position of authority. Additionally, both parents and children should be able to set reasonable boundaries around their personal space and time.
  • Strategic therapy: A therapist or counselor may assign “homework” or tasks to family members in strategic therapy. These tasks help members reflect on particular behaviors, events, and dynamics within a family.
  • Bowenian therapy: If it’s challenging to directly discuss emotional or financial needs with one of your family members, Bowenian therapy allows a trained therapist to act as an objective third party. The therapist or counselor listens to each family member’s concerns and helps the group navigate difficult situations.
  • Systemic Therapy: This refers to a therapeutic model that centers the unconscious communications between family members (i.e., body language, tone, and defensive tendencies) and provides a space for families to dive deeper into their issues.

No matter what type of therapy or counseling is used, your provider will get to know your family individually and as a group before developing a treatment plan for your specific needs. You and your loved ones can build happier, healthier relationships. Take a step towards nurturing those bonds by reaching out to a mental health professional from Thriveworks Counseling in New Orleans, LA.

Schedule Family Therapy or Counseling at Thriveworks in New Orleans, LA

When your family is ready to take the next step in strengthening your ties, consider consulting with a mental health professional from Thriveworks Counseling in New Orleans, LA. Call our office today or book an appointment through our convenient online scheduling tool.

We offer sessions in the evening and on weekends to best fit your family’s packed schedule. In addition, you can choose from in-person or online appointments, depending on what works for you. Many of our new clients often have their first appointment within 24-48 hours of reaching out, so you can get started quickly.

Thriveworks prides itself on accepting many different forms of health insurance and providing flexible cancellation and rescheduling services. Additionally, you’ll have the opportunity to contact your provider with questions between your sessions using text or email.

We look forward to meeting you and your family! Call our office today or use our online booking tool to schedule your first appointment at Thriveworks Counseling in New Orleans, LA.

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 New Orleans therapists and counselors accept 21 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana | 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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Getting here

Thriveworks in New Orleans, LA is located in a building at the corner of N Norman C Francis Pkwy and Conti St. We currently share the building with Morphy Makofsky Inc. Across the street, on the opposite side of Conti St, you will find Camp Bow Wow doggy daycare. On the opposite side of N Norman C Francis Pkwy is the Mid City Park and the Norman C Francis Bike Trail.

Phone number

(504) 732-9138

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