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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 Ogden, UT 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 Ogden, UT 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?

Family relationships are complicated. Look at Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt — the stunning movie star parents of six children — three adopted and three biological. The Jolie-Pitt family might look perfect from the outside. Flash forward to 2020, and they’re wrapping up a five-year custody battle. Today, they’re reportedly struggling to co-parent their six children.

Maybe you can relate to the famous family’s difficulties. Maybe not. The point is that every family has its issues. Whether your family’s troubles are situational or sustained, it’s essential to address them before they become more toxic over time. Working with a family therapist or counselor can help you work through your issues as a unit.

One common misconception about marriage and family therapy is that you should only seek help once you’re experiencing what feels like an unsolvable issue. The reality is that family counselors and therapists can help with a wide range of issues, from minor disagreements to significant problems.

At Thriveworks Counseling in Ogden, UT, our licensed mental health professionals are here to help you navigate problems as a family and address issues both big and small. Call our office today to set up your first appointment.

Should My Family Work With a Therapist or Counselor?

Most people believe that family conflicts are typical. This is partially true, but this belief can cause people to push aside serious concerns and fail to address their issues with family members. Ignoring concerns can lead to unresolved issues and long-term resentment. Maybe your mother is your best friend, but you’re struggling to establish healthy boundaries. Or maybe your children are opposed to you dating again after the loss of a parent.

One family member’s behavioral problems can create a ripple effect on your family’s system, and in turn, your family dynamics. Approaching such dilemmas with a licensed professional can help alleviate tension, address issues healthily, and provide a safe environment for you to solve problems as a unit.

There are many situations where family therapy can help, including

  • Childhood abuse or trauma
  • Emotional needs
  • Separation, divorce, or remarriage
  • Blended family dynamics
  • Interracial, intercultural family dynamics
  • Multigenerational living
  • Unresolved grudges or long term conflicts
  • Substance abuse
  • Mental or physical illnesses
  • Loss of a loved one
  • LGBTQ issues
  • Major life transitions

Every family experiences growing pains, whether due to extenuating circumstances or life changes. Sometimes it can feel like you’re alone, even when your entire family is dealing with the same concerns like the health and safety of a loved one or the transition to multigenerational living. Attending therapy or counseling sessions altogether can serve as an opportunity to work through your shared issues and grow closer as a family unit.

If you’re ready to take the next step, consider setting up an appointment with one of our mental health professionals at Thriveworks Counseling in Ogden, UT.

What Can I Learn in Family Therapy?

Every family is as unique as its members — meaning that every member has their own perspectives and challenges. A licensed professional will take the time to observe how each family member interacts with one another, evaluate each person’s concerns, and provide tools to address and combat withstanding conflicts. A mental health counselor can:

  • Guide clients through transitional periods such as the loss of a loved one or divorce
  • Call attention to harmful behavioral or relational patterns
  • Diagnose psychological disorders and treat them within a family context
  • Offer a safe space to discuss and resolve unaddressed traumas

Licensed mental health professionals will assess what type of family counseling is right for you. Therapy or counseling sessions may differ from family to family and week to week, but the same learning goals tend to apply to most family systems. Throughout family counseling, every family can learn how to:

  • Enhance communication
  • Establish healthy boundaries
  • Better understand and appreciate one another
  • Reduce conflict and improve problem-solving skills
  • Mitigate harmful behavioral patterns

Every family member deserves to feel heard, understood, and valued. At Thriveworks Counseling, we appreciate your shared and individual experiences. Our licensed professionals in Ogden, UT, hope to assist your family on its path to healing.

Schedule a Family Therapy Session at Thriveworks in Ogden, UT

If your family is ready and willing to participate in family counseling, consider working with one of our mental health professionals at Thriveworks in Ogden, UT. We know finding the right provider is a massive hurdle for many clients. To put your mind at ease and make the process as stress-free and accessible as possible, Thriveworks Counseling offers and accepts:

  • Most major insurance carriers
  • Evening and weekend sessions
  • Online counseling, by phone and video
  • Flexible rescheduling and cancelations
  • Access to providers between sessions
  • Ultra-flexible cancellations
  • Same or next-day appointments

We’d love to assist you on your journey to a healthy and happy family. To get started with a Thriveworks counselor in Ogden, UT, give us a call to be connected with one of our scheduling specialists today!

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Our therapists accept most major insurances. We cover 180 million Americans – and offer self-pay options, too.
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Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling Ogden is located on Lincoln Ave near the corner of Lincoln and E Harris St, just north of Costco and northeast of the Newgate Mall. We share a building with Empathetix, Warner Law Firm, and One Thousand Cranes Tattoo Studio, and we’re across the street from Grounded Soul Wellness and Cherry Bomb Salon. The closest bus stops to us are Wall Ave @ 3615 S and 36Th St @ 325 E.

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