Family Therapy in Newark, DE (New Castle County)

Family Therapy in Newark, DE (New Castle County)

Family can look a million different ways and yet all share one thing in common: Their impact on the individual is huge. The people we surround ourselves with help shape our emotions, thoughts, behaviors, morals, and, to some extent, our future. This can be a beautiful example of the power of humanity, but it can also be dangerous. All families make mistakes- what else can you expect when you get a handful of messy human beings all living together?

Families aren’t perfect, but their mistakes don’t have to define them. If your family is struggling with external or internal factors, remember that you are never broken, only growing. Sometimes, that growth can feel stunted, and that’s when a professional family therapist can step in and help.

Thriveworks Newark believes that the sooner we stop chasing perfection and start pursuing unconditional love, the faster our family units will begin to bloom. Perfection is unattainable, but love is a daily act that will positively impact our future for years to come. So, whatever the shape of your family- biological, adopted, foster, stepfamily, living in one house or two or three, and anywhere in between, Thriveworks Newark is here for you.

Call 302-724-6662 to learn more or schedule a family therapy session today.

How Does Family Counseling with Thriveworks Newark Work?

Sometimes, it feels like you can’t catch a break. New challenges surface out of nowhere, and even the most well-prepared families can struggle.

Thriveworks Newark family therapists believe in working with you and your family to help you through the current storm, equip you with the tools for the future, and strengthen the bonds within your family.

Some of what we cover includes:

  • Improve communication
  • Develop problem solving skills
  • Work through current and ongoing disputes
  • Develop a plan to prevent future conflicts

Family therapy in Newark will always focus on strengthening the family unit. We don’t want to change your internal culture or the things most important to you, but we do want to help illuminate the good already there. We will always respect, celebrate, and preserve your family culture and beliefs while encouraging a space full of love and growth.

A few of the focuses a family counseling session might have include:

  • Working through individual concerns (e.g., mental illness, personal stress, fears, etc.)
  • Identifying roles
  • Building on strengths
  • Learning to handle conflict in a healthy manner
  • Building empathy and understanding between family members
  • Developing routine and structure

Newark family counseling understands that reaching out for family therapy can feel like giving up or failing. The stigma is that families who go to counseling are “dysfunctional.” This couldn’t be farther from the truth! Reaching out to a family counselor takes courage, faith, and a commitment to your family. That alone shows us your heart and the desire for growth. You are willing to fight for your family to experience true love and growth- that is a sign of great strength!

Could Your Family Benefit from Family Counseling?

Besides having a big impact on our individual life, the other thing all families have in common is a little bit of chaos. Every family will have internal conflict, hit some bumps in the road, and struggle a little. It’s normal! So, when do you know that it’s time to see a counselor?

Short answer: whenever you feel like there is a gap between how you want your family to function and how you are actually functioning. Thriveworks Newark does not believe there is ever a problem too big or too small. If there is a change you would like to see, we want to help you make it.

There are some reasons families come to counseling that are more common than other. Newark family counselors frequently see families for:

  • The loss of a loved one
  • A career loss or shift
  • Divorce
  • Diagnosis of a chronic illness
  • Empty nest
  • Welcoming a new member
  • Substance abuse
  • Academic problems
  • Financial strain
  • Mental health disorder
  • Overworked members

Newark family counselors strive to create a space where healing, growth, and preparation can occur within your family unit. Our families have a huge influence over our lives, so it’s important for that influence to be a healthy and happy one.

To schedule an individual or group family counseling session, or to talk to a counselor about other options, give Thriveworks Newark a call at 302-724-6662.

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Great scheduling team!

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I called to make an appointment for my daughter and Kenyata was SO friendly and helpful. She answered all of my questions and was so easy to talk to. Scheduling as a first-time patient is always so difficult, but this was so easy and accomodating. If the scale is 1-5, 5 being the best, I'd give my experience a 10!
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Michael Beckham is a strong counselor.

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I recommend Michael Beckham without reservation. He was both a colleague of mine and a supervisor and I've known him to be an outstanding, caring clinician. Michael is highly intelligent, warm, empathetic and effective. He has a great deal of experience and is beloved by his patients.
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Excellent Therapists!

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Dr. Thompson is an excellent therapist. She really helped me when I was struggling. I’ve known her for years and she is a very kind and caring person. I highly recommend this practice.
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Dr. Deb Thompson is a kind, caring and thoughtful person. Very easy to talk to.
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I highly recommend this practice! Super friendly staff, easy appt scheduling, great therapists with a wide range of styles and approaches. The director, Dr Thompson, is smart, and kind, and so down to earth, she really listens.
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Dr Thompson provides great support and advice. She helped me through a rough time in my life and gave me the right kind of help when I needed it. I learned a ton about myself, cleaned up some past baggage that was weighing me down, and got my life back on track. I still use the skills she taught me in my relationships, at work, with my kids and I feel in control of my life. I’m not happy go lucky 100% of the time, but I’m much more relaxed and open and confident that I can handle whatever comes up. Big thanks to Dr Thompson!
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Caring, competent therapists,

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When Dr Thompson announced she was opening a Thriveworks office in Newark, I was thrilled. Over the past 20 years, I have referred many clients to Dr Thompson and found her to be sensitive, caring, ethical, and highly skilled with a wide range of clients. She was able to connect with folks who’ve had difficulty finding a good fit with other clinicians, and she seemed to know just the right approach with some of my clients who’d tried therapy in the past, but didn’t really feel at ease. Her compassion, experience, and excellent clinical skills make her my first choice when referring out; I would send my own family members to Dr Thompson.
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I have known Dr.Thompson for many years and completely trust her professionalism and expertise. I wish she would open a Thriveworks in my town.
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I have known Dr. Thompson for many years. Her compassion for and commitment to people make her an amazing clinician. She is a great listener and a professional practitioner. I would recommend her to anyone looking for care.
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Highly recommend!

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Dr. Debra Thompson has been so helpful to our family. She is a very professional, knowledgeable, and resourceful psychologist. I can highly recommend her!
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Dr. Thompson is a respected colleague-she is always prepared and truly cares about colleagues and clients. I would recommend her without hesitation.
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Thriveworks Newark is the best!

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I cannot not say enough about this place! The space is beautiful, and the process of getting help is really easy and affordable. The Clinical Director, Dr. Thompson, was so kind and patient with our questions. I highly recommend you contact Thriveworks Newark, if you need a counselor.
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I love Thriveworks Newark!

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The owner, Dr. Debra Thompson, has been so supportive and helpful! She is so perceptive and insightful. I would encourage anyone to seek services here!
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Dr. Thompson is so warm and compassionate.  She is very easy to talk to, and really cares about people! I highly recommend her!!!
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I highly recommend Dr. Debra Thompson. She’s been a colleague of mine for many years, and I’ve always admired her effectiveness, professionalism, warmth, dependability, and trustworthiness.
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  • 850 Library Ave #104,
    Newark, DE 19711

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    Saturday:8AM-5PM
    Sunday:8AM-5PM

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