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21,056 people sought family therapy help in Texas in the last year

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

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What is your go-to approach for family therapy?

My go-to approach to family therapy is to identify the strengths the family brings to therapy to help them address their weaknesses.

What tools do you teach in family therapy?

I teach the fundamentals in healthy communication to promote family cohesion.

How do you know when a client is making meaningful progress in family therapy?

I know a client is making meaningful progress in family therapy when each family member is able to express their feelings about each other.

What can clients do in their personal time to supplement family therapy?

Clients can supplement their time in family therapy with planning family meetings to discuss new ways to approach challenges.

What should someone do to prepare for starting family therapy?

To prepare for their first family session, an individual can make a list of things that need improvement in their family.

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 Odessa, TX 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 Odessa, TX 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?

The writer and preacher Frederick Buchner once stated, “You can kiss your family and friends good-bye and put miles between you, but at the same time you carry them with you in your heart, your mind, your stomach, because you do not just live in a world but a world lives in you.” We carry our families with us throughout our lives, whether or not we keep in close contact with them. Our formative years with our families influence how we see the world, how we interact with others, how we model our own intimate relationships. And so it’s essential that we keep families running as smoothly as possible because they have an impact throughout our lifetimes. That’s where family therapy can come into play.

Family therapy at Thriveworks in Odessa, TX is a safe way for family members to express their feelings about what’s working, and what isn’t, at home. The licensed family therapists at Thriveworks can then help family members find solutions to their individual and collective problems with evidence-based, highly effective, psychotherapy approaches.

How to Decide If Family Counseling Is Right for You?

Most individuals who have been in counseling before understand how helpful therapy sessions can be, no matter what you’re going through. But how do you convince reluctant family members that you can all benefit from seeing a family therapist at Thriveworks in Odessa, TX? If any of the following stressors are present under your roof or in your family at-large, then family therapy will probably be incredibly useful: 

  • Depression 
  • Anxiety 
  • Post-traumatic stress syndrome (PTSD)
  • Bereavement
  • Marriage conflict
  • Financial difficulties
  • Emotional or verbal abuse
  • Chronic illness 
  • Caregiver burnout
  • Special needs children
  • Eating disorders
  • Alienation
  • Behavioral problems and “acting out”
  • Substance abuse or addiction 
  • Blended family difficulties
  • Long-lasting grievances and grudges
  • Constant fighting and/or tension at home

To convince hesitant family members, just assure them that family therapy at Thriveworks in Odessa, TX is usually brief, solution-focused, and highly effective. The overwhelming majority of families who participate in family therapy sessions walk away with valuable resources to tackle life’s problems together in a healthier way.

Addiction and Families

One issue that crops up in many families is addiction. Addiction can have a negative impact on all family members, not just the individual who is abusing alcohol, drugs, or something else. And sometimes addiction or substance abuse in one family member can be a symptom that there’s a larger problem within the family. Addiction could be a way of acting out or coping when there’s conflict or unexpressed emotion within the family dynamics. 

The licensed marriage and family therapists (LMFTs) at Thriveworks in Odessa, TX can help families sort through their feelings surrounding addiction and give all family members the psychological resources they need to improve their well-being and quality of life at home. 

How Does Family Therapy Work?

The licensed family therapists at Thriveworks in Odessa, TX use a variety of activities and therapeutic exercises to put everyone at their ease and open the door to emotional insights. Those insights might include learning how to do the following:

  • Be more emotionally forthcoming 
  • Reduce tension at home
  • Forgive, or ask for forgiveness
  • Reinforce your family’s strengths
  • Manage anger
  • Empathize with each other
  • Listen to each other’s perspectives
  • Recognize implicit rules and codes of behavior
  • Make healthy boundaries
  • Improve communication with neutral or “I” language
  • Recognize emotional triggers
  • Rebuild trust in each other

Family therapists at Thriveworks in Odessa, TX can also help identify individual family members who may need additional support in the form of substance abuse counseling, depression counseling, anxiety counseling, psychiatric treatment, or something else. 

When you and your family members meet with a Thriveworks family therapist in Odessa, TX, you can choose one of three options: in-person counseling, online (virtual) counseling, or a hybrid model. The family therapists at Thriveworks like to give plentiful options so everyone can meet at their comfort level, at their convenience. The emotional work of therapy can be hard enough without struggling to make appointments. We also like to make family therapy affordable at Thriveworks: our licensed counselors accept most health insurance. 

Reap the Rewards of Family Therapy at Thriveworks in Odessa, TX

Don’t wait until you and your family members are estranged to start a relationship with a licensed family therapist at Thriveworks in Odessa, TX. Our therapists can help you now before you’re in crisis. When you call the Thriveworks office during our extended business hours, you can reach a human being, not a voicemail, who can answer all your questions and schedule your initial appointment. We can usually get you in to see a top-rated, highly qualified, fully licensed family therapist within 24-48 hours of your call. You’ll also receive additional benefits like email and phone access to your provider between sessions. 

Show your family how much you care by booking a family therapy session at Thriveworks in Odessa, TX. We look forward to hearing from 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 Texas therapists and counselors accept 42 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Ambetter by Superior Health Plan

  • APEX Memorial Hermann

  • ARIA | Covenant Management Systems

  • Auto Club Enterprises (Employers Health Network)

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas Exchange

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas HMO

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas PPO

  • Buist Byars and Taylor (Employers Health Network)

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

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Self-pay costs at Odessa
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

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★★★★★
Thriveworks helped me realize that I do believe people can change. I’m not the person I was three months ago, broken and fearful. I’m healthy and happy and for the first time being kind to myself. Thank you for giving me my life back.
Read more Thriveworks helped me realize that I do believe people can change. I’m not the person I was three months ago, broken and fearful. I’m healthy and happy and for the first time being kind to myself. Thank you for giving me my life back.
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Getting here

In the same building is Snelling Staffing Services, Keller Williams Real Estate Agency, MoneyGram, and Ranger Security and Investigations. Across the street is Pebblebend Apartments and Venture Communications.

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(432) 284-4873

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