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14,458 people sought family therapy help in North Carolina in the last year

Discover how starting family therapy can support your own journey toward a happier, more fulfilling life.

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As a person who has had many life transitions and has been married to a man and now a woman, I am in the unique situation to have been exposed to so m... As a person who has had many life transitions and has been married to a man and now a woman, I am in the unique situation to have been exposed to so many challenges. Those experiences have made me more empathic and understanding of my patients. Read more

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 Raleigh, NC 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 Raleigh, NC 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?

Natalie’s older sister McKenna has always caused problems in the family. McKenna feels like she’s the black sheep, but Natalie thinks otherwise. To her, McKenna just doesn’t care about other people’s feelings. More recently, the two sisters got into a heated argument that has left them even more divided. Their parents don’t know how to get them to see eye to eye. They feel like they end up making matters worse. 

Jaxon’s parents weren’t very warm and affectionate when he was growing up. He often felt like their maid rather than their son. When he turned 18, Jaxon left his parents’ home to live on his own. He went five years without talking to them until he got an unexpected call. Now, his parents are trying to reconnect with him, but Jaxon is feeling uncertain about it.

In both situations, these families could greatly benefit from talking to a trusted family therapist. Natalie and McKenna need help in learning how to communicate better, whereas Jaxon and his family need to work through past trauma and build up a new relationship. Family therapists have the tools and knowledge to do just that. 

No family is perfect. We argue, we fight. We even stop talking to each other at times, but in the end, family is family. The love will always be there.” – Unknown

Thriveworks Counseling in Northeast Raleigh, NC is proud to offer family therapy. Our counselors and therapists are leaders in their field, helping to prove that therapy can be crucial to the happiness of our relationships with our family members. If you and your loved ones are going through a tough spot and need some help navigating your challenges, consider working with us. To schedule your first appointment, give our office a call and one of our scheduling specialists will help you get set up.

What Is Family Therapy? What Can We Expect?

As we have briefly discussed, family therapy is designed to facilitate healthy communication between you and your loved ones. The ultimate goal of family therapy is to walk away with past issues resolved, current challenges eliminated, and a mental toolbox full of problem-solving tips. 

When you start working with a Thriveworks family therapist in Northeast Raleigh, NC, they will design a plan that will best help you and your family members resolve your problems and improve your relationships. To do this, your therapist will work to understand each of you on a deeper level to pinpoint what areas might need the most help. Then they’ll utilize various therapeutic techniques and methods to help you achieve things such as: 

  • Effective communication
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Established familial rolls
  • Stress and anger management techniques

Family therapy is often short-term. This means that a lot of families are able to finish within an average of 9 sessions. Sometimes it does take a little longer to make the progress you need, and that’s okay too! There is no rush or time limit on getting the mental health help you need.

Family Therapy: Tackling All Issues

Are you tired of arguing with your loved ones? Do you have children that just can’t seem to stop fighting? Do your parents invalidate your feelings? Is one of your family members putting a strain on the family unit? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you could find great benefits in working with a therapist at Thriveworks. 

The goal of family therapy is to achieve happiness by eliminating past, present, and future conflicts. There are many reasons why families might choose to go to therapy. Some of the more common reasons we see include: 

  • Behavioral problems in children
  • Mental illnesses such as anxiety, depression, PTSD, and bipolar disorder
  • Grief and loss
  • Divorce or separation 
  • Lack of communication 
  • Disagreements in values 
  • Sibling rivalry 
  • Trauma 
  • Learning disabilities in children 
  • Major life changes like moving to a new area 
  • Unbalanced familial duties when caring for another family member

If the specific challenge you’re facing isn’t listed above, don’t think we can’t help you. It just would be impossible to list every challenge our therapists can help you work through!

Start a Relationship with a Family Therapist at Thriveworks Counseling in Northeast Raleigh, NC

It’s essential to have healthy relationships with those who are closest to us. This can take a lot of work, mutual respect, and challenging, but healthy, conversations. If you’re ready to put the past behind you and move forward for the betterment of the family unit, start with Thriveworks in Northeast Raleigh, NC.

At Thriveworks, we pride ourselves on being client-focused. You can be sure that every step of the way, you’ll be provided with exceptional care. When you’re ready, simply give our office a call or click over to our online booking system. 

You and your loved ones can live in harmony. We’re ready to help you thrive.

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 Raleigh therapists and counselors accept 25 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina | BCBS

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Carelon

  • Caresource

  • Carolina Behavioral Health Alliance (CBHA)

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

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Self-pay costs at Raleigh
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

Hear from our clients

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I quite pleased with my Therapist. She’s quite professional. She’ll corrects me, and is detailed. I’d definately recommended her to friends.
Read more I quite pleased with my Therapist. She’s quite professional. She’ll corrects me, and is detailed. I’d definately recommended her to friends.
June Feb 2024
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★★★★★
I’m very happy I found this place. I love my therapist. She really seems to care about me. Caroline has given me some good tips on handling my grief. I would recommend Caroline to anyone going through this kind of grief. I always leave feeling better then when I walked in and for that I thank you
Read more I’m very happy I found this place. I love my therapist. She really seems to care about me. Caroline has given me some good tips on handling my grief. I would recommend Caroline to anyone going through this kind of grief. I always leave feeling better then when I walked in and for that I thank you
Jan Feb 2024
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★★★★★
I’m very happy I found this place. I love my therapist. She really seems to care about me. Caroline has given me some good tips on handling my grief. I would recommend Caroline to anyone going through this kind of grief. I always leave feeling better then when I walked in and for that I thank you
Read more I’m very happy I found this place. I love my therapist. She really seems to care about me. Caroline has given me some good tips on handling my grief. I would recommend Caroline to anyone going through this kind of grief. I always leave feeling better then when I walked in and for that I thank you
Jan Feb 2024
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★★★★★
Me and my wife love Levi! He is a great therapist for couples grief counseling! Highly recommend!
Read more Me and my wife love Levi! He is a great therapist for couples grief counseling! Highly recommend!
Harley Dec 2023
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★★★★★
I have known Meredith Hinson for several years. She is patient and kind without judgement. She definitely makes me feel at ease.
Read more I have known Meredith Hinson for several years. She is patient and kind without judgement. She definitely makes me feel at ease.
Northeast Raleigh Sep 2021
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★★★★★
Kathleen is such a professional, educated, and expert in her field. She shows a lot of compassion and pride in her work with clients. Kathleen will be someone you can trust and be able to have a wonderful working relationship. I would pick her for a counselor any day!
Read more Kathleen is such a professional, educated, and expert in her field. She shows a lot of compassion and pride in her work with clients. Kathleen will be someone you can trust and be able to have a wonderful working relationship. I would pick her for a counselor any day!
Raleigh Dec 2020
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★★★★★
I have known Kathleen Moore for many years and find her to be highly skilled and professional as a Counselor. In my personal experience she is highly intuitive and knows how to listen well and respond accurately to issues as they are presented. I highly recommend her to others.
Read more I have known Kathleen Moore for many years and find her to be highly skilled and professional as a Counselor. In my personal experience she is highly intuitive and knows how to listen well and respond accurately to issues as they are presented. I highly recommend her to others.
Northeast Raleigh Dec 2020
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★★★★★
Your staff, Kathleen Moore, has been a constant professional. Her expertise and sound advice as a counselor exemplifies compassion, integrity, and honesty that is most needed in this field. Thank for the years of unwavering support.
Read more Your staff, Kathleen Moore, has been a constant professional. Her expertise and sound advice as a counselor exemplifies compassion, integrity, and honesty that is most needed in this field. Thank for the years of unwavering support.
Northeast Raleigh Dec 2020
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Where to find us

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Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Child Therapy Northeast Raleigh is off of Highwoods Blvd. We are across the street from Highwoods Park KinderCare, and down the road from Taco Bell.

Phone number

(919) 822-8270

Languages spoken by NC providers

  • English
  • Spanish
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