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4,988 people sought family therapy help in Michigan in the last year

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

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Our therapists in Royal Oak are booked, but we have 46 other therapists in MI available for an online or in-person session.

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 Royal Oak, MI 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 Royal Oak, MI 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?

In a perfect world, we wouldn’t fight with our loved ones. Every meaningful relationship would be smooth-sailing. In the real world, though, this just isn’t possible. We argue with, despise, and dislike our closest friends and family members sometimes—which, believe it or not, can signify a healthy relationship. Our willingness to challenge our loved ones is a testament to the care and the trust that we have for them. Now, that doesn’t mean that it’s healthy to argue every day or despise your family member every time they make you upset. If this is the case, or if there’s a conflict that you can’t seem to work through, then you might consider seeking out family therapy.

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.”

Family therapy functions to help families work through their conflicts, change bad habits and dynamics, and ultimately improve the overall relationships. If you think that your family could use some help working through internal issues, addressing bad habits, or cultivating healthier relationships, family therapy might be for you! You might not feel like you need counseling, but that doesn’t mean that your family won’t find value in it.

Thriveworks Counseling has skilled, trained, and experienced family therapists in the Royal Oak area who are prepared to help you. They care deeply about every single family they work with, and they will get to know you and yours before they design a plan for your family’s time in counseling. Then, they’ll guide and support your family throughout treatment, to help you improve your overall dynamic and patch up any holes in your relationships. To schedule your family therapy session now, just call (947) 217-3010.

When Is It Time to Work with a Family Therapist?

Some people put off therapy for their entire lives, insisting that it “isn’t that bad,” or that they “can figure it alone.” When it comes to family problems though—or any other challenges that affect your overall health and wellbeing—you shouldn’t wait around, in hopes that your problems will resolve themselves. Instead, you should take action and consider working with a professional, whose job it is to help people through their challenges. Remember: there is no shame when it comes to reaching out for help.

Now, if you are still wondering if therapy is right for your family or if now is the time to seek help, ask yourself: “Have we tried to resolve the problem at hand?” “Are we suffering as a result of our familial conflicts?” “Could we benefit from some outside assistance?” If the answer is yes, consider reaching out to Thriveworks Counseling in Royal Oak. We have family therapists on our team who would be more than happy to assist you with problems like…

These are just some of the common problems we see in the families that come to us for therapy. If your family is facing a separate issue, no worries. Our therapists are trained and experienced to help with a wide variety of problems that might be plaguing your relationships. Whatever it is, they’ll help you work through your difficulties.

How Can Family Therapy at Thriveworks Counseling Help?

If you and your family members decide to pursue care at Thriveworks Counseling in Royal Oak, your family therapist will first assess the current status of your relationships and get to know each individual. They will then use their analysis to create a plan of care for your family. This plan will be designed to offer support and guidance in overcoming what’s in front of you. Here are a few benefits you can find in family therapy:

  1. Fostering deeper connections with your family members
  2. Communicating openly in a safe, supportive space
  3. Setting and achieving greater goals for their family
  4. Individual growth, which contributes to a happier, healthier unit

Our family therapists can help you analyze any behaviors in your family that might be negatively impacting you on an individual and a family level. We are here to help you make changes that will support the health and happiness of your relationships.

Work with a Family Therapist at Thriveworks Counseling in Royal Oak

At Thriveworks Counseling, we’ll do everything we can to help your family put the pieces back together; to restore the harmony; to improve your relationships; to live happier, healthier lives. If you think that your family could benefit from working with a family therapist, please reach out to our office. Just call (947) 217-3010 and our scheduling specialists will assist you.

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 Royal Oak therapists and counselors accept 29 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • ASR

  • Behavioral Health Systems

  • Blue Care Network of Michigan

  • Blue Care Network of Michigan Medicare Advantage (HMO | PPO)

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan | BCBS

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan | BCBS Medicare Advantage (HMO | PPO)

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

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Self-pay costs at Royal Oak
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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Highly recommend Thriveworks. My provider literally saved my life.
Ashley Feb 2024
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When I met with Jillian Kraydich I was in awe with her professionalism and exceptional bedside manor. Our meeting started on time and I felt comfortable right from the start. She was patient, understanding and overall a great help for me. She took the time to get to know me over the course of a few meetings and always allowed me to talk about whatever was on my mind without interruptions or judgement. I have spoken with a few other therapists in the past but they did not allow me to speak as freely as Jillian did. I would highly recommend her for the numerous reasons I stated above.
Read more When I met with Jillian Kraydich I was in awe with her professionalism and exceptional bedside manor. Our meeting started on time and I felt comfortable right from the start. She was patient, understanding and overall a great help for me. She took the time to get to know me over the course of a few meetings and always allowed me to talk about whatever was on my mind without interruptions or judgement. I have spoken with a few other therapists in the past but they did not allow me to speak as freely as Jillian did. I would highly recommend her for the numerous reasons I stated above.
Oakland Aug 2022
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Carolyn Nicholson was our school counselor and I worked with her for several years. She has an innate ability to quickly form relationships with people of all ages, including our students and staff members. Carolyn is insightful, enthusiastic, and compassionate in her work. Her intuition and discussion techniques enable people to explore their past experiences and perspectives. Also, those abilities guide others as they navigate journeys through their life experiences and self reflection. Carolyn Nicholson is a compassionate, inspiring, and trustworthy counselor!
Read more Carolyn Nicholson was our school counselor and I worked with her for several years. She has an innate ability to quickly form relationships with people of all ages, including our students and staff members. Carolyn is insightful, enthusiastic, and compassionate in her work. Her intuition and discussion techniques enable people to explore their past experiences and perspectives. Also, those abilities guide others as they navigate journeys through their life experiences and self reflection. Carolyn Nicholson is a compassionate, inspiring, and trustworthy counselor!
Oakland Feb 2021
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Carolyn offers a thoughtful and compassionate perspective to life and Our reactions to situations where our emotions can take over. It’s important to look at our lives through various lenses, depending on the circumstances. Carolyn offers a fresh insight to how to respond with loving kindness, both towards ourselves and towards others, and to move forward.
Read more Carolyn offers a thoughtful and compassionate perspective to life and Our reactions to situations where our emotions can take over. It’s important to look at our lives through various lenses, depending on the circumstances. Carolyn offers a fresh insight to how to respond with loving kindness, both towards ourselves and towards others, and to move forward.
Oakland Feb 2021
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Kelly kellerman is a great counselor, I appreciate her very much
Oakland Nov 2020
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Ann Dadah has been my sounding board for a long time! Ann is completely professional, keeps my confidence, sincerely listens to me, respects my thoughts and gives me insights that have been very helpful. I recommend her highly!
Read more Ann Dadah has been my sounding board for a long time! Ann is completely professional, keeps my confidence, sincerely listens to me, respects my thoughts and gives me insights that have been very helpful. I recommend her highly!
Oakland Aug 2020
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Mike is one of those people who is professional but down-to-earth at the same time, so that he's easy to talk to. You can tell, too, that he's not going to judge you...He's a really compassionate guy. All good qualities in a therapist. I recommend him!
Read more Mike is one of those people who is professional but down-to-earth at the same time, so that he's easy to talk to. You can tell, too, that he's not going to judge you...He's a really compassionate guy. All good qualities in a therapist. I recommend him!
Oakland Oct 2019
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After seeing Angel I realized that some people still care. Angel was so understanding and empathetic. She is easy to talk to and provides clear coping techniques. Angel is the person to whom I refer my patients.
Read more After seeing Angel I realized that some people still care. Angel was so understanding and empathetic. She is easy to talk to and provides clear coping techniques. Angel is the person to whom I refer my patients.
Oakland Sep 2019
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Where to find us

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Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Royal Oak is located right off the corner of the intersection of S. Main and E. 3rd St., just east of Centennial Commons Park. Starbucks and Freshii are on either side of us. Parking can be found on the street or two blocks west at the Center Street Garage, and the closest bus stop is at 11 Mile Rd. and Main.

Phone number

(947) 217-2743

Languages spoken by MI providers

  • Russian
  • English
  • Spanish
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