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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 Norwalk, CT 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 Norwalk, CT 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?

On a good day, our family members are our pride and joy. We love and care for them; we enjoy their company; we can’t get enough of them. But on a bad day, our family members are the bane of our existence. We extremely dislike them (and might even claim to hate them); we have zero desire to speak to them; and we can’t get far enough away from them. This is how it goes for a lot of families. Why such extremes? Because these people are the ones we care for the most. We aren’t afraid to get into an argument with or challenge one another. We know that at the end of the day, we’ll always be there for each other.

That doesn’t mean that working through the tough times is anywhere close to easy. In fact, sometimes the conflicts that we have with our family members are the hardest to come back from. Fortunately, there are family experts out there who specialize in helping us navigate these conflicts with our loved ones: family therapists, whom possess skills, experience, and training in the relevant field. 

I know every family has its problems.

But I admire those that stick together.

Thriveworks Counseling is happy to offer family therapy in Norwalk, CT. Our relationships with our loved ones are crucial to our overall health and wellbeing. We believe that we should all have access to these resources, which help us navigate the challenges in our relationships and build up their overall strength. If you think that you could benefit from our family therapy services, just reach out to our office. We would be happy to get you and your family members scheduled for your first session.

What Is the Purpose of Family Therapy?

Family therapy is designed specifically to help families better navigate the conflicts or problems that arise. Often, this form of therapy is short term, and of course, it is led by a licensed therapist or another mental health professional. Family therapy can prove beneficial to your family if you are faced with a unique challenge that you haven’t been able to resolve or if you think that there are some changes that need to be made in your family dynamic.

All of that said, there are some common topics of concern that are brought up in family therapy on a regular basis, including:

  • Financial stress, strain
  • The loss of a loved one
  • Mental illness, such as depression or addiction
  • Parenting blunders or disagreements
  • Rebellious kids or teenagers
  • General marital problems
  • Life after divorce

Any familial challenge you might be going through can likely be better resolved with the help of a family therapist. The family therapists at Thriveworks Counseling can help you address areas of concern, including those above, as well as stress and painful emotions. If you think you could benefit from family therapy in any way, don’t hesitate to reach out.

What Does Family Therapy Look Like?

All family members involved will attend family therapy sessions. Sometimes, though, the therapist will determine the need for one member to have their own sessions or for a few members to attend their own sessions without the rest of the family unit. Rest assured that your Thriveworks family therapist will do what they determine as helpful for your family.

Now, family therapy can look very different from one family to the next. However, you can definitely expect to touch on:

  1. Problems that are prevalent in your relationships
  2. Your family’s communication and conflict resolution skills
  3. Individuals thoughts, feelings, concerns
  4. Family roles

Discussing each of the above will enable your family to best determine what you need out of therapy. Then, your therapist can help to meet your needs and help you achieve your goals!

Schedule Family Therapy at Thriveworks Counseling in Norwalk, CT

Maintaining happy and healthy relationships is hard. There is no shame in asking for a little help, when it comes to working through the challenges and conflicts that are plaguing your family. So, if you think that you’d find family therapy valuable, please consider reaching out. We’re ready to get you scheduled and our family therapists are ready to meet with you!

To schedule your family therapy session, just call our office. We’ll offer you a range of appointment times as well as different counseling opportunities, including in-person and online services.

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 Norwalk therapists and counselors accept 20 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Connecticut | BCBS

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

  • Humana HMO/POS

  • Humana PPO | EPO | HDHP

  • JP Farley Corporation

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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Norwalk is located near the intersection of Wall Street and Isaacs Street, on the west side of the Norwalk River. We currently share a building with The Market Bar & Bistro, Bubbly’s Bubble Tea, and Wowww Nails. We are neighbored by Norwalk Dollar and Gift, Café Aroma, and the Bank of America Financial Center. The closest bus stop is 71 Wall Street.

Phone number

(203) 349-9607

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