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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 Orem, 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 Orem, 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?

Most families are made up of several very unique individuals. Everyone has their own personality, preferences, and quirks, and while that makes for exciting interactions, your significant differences can also cause serious conflict and put a strain on your family relationships.

Even if you and your family members love one another very much, you can still disagree from time to time. Unexpected or sudden life changes can affect the dynamic of your family systems and throw you off balance. What makes all the difference is the way your family responds to life challenges and how you let different factors impact your connection.

If you and your family members are having a hard time seeing eye to eye, or you’re having trouble adjusting to a new phase of life, family counseling and therapy can help. The mental health professionals at Thriveworks Counseling in Orem, UT can help your family overcome your specific issues and repair your relationships.

You can schedule your first session through our online portal or call our office in Orem, UT and connect with our helpful scheduling team to get started.

Should We Consider Family Counseling?

Even though family therapy and counseling can help families overcome major conflict and other serious familial issues, therapy or counseling is not only for families in crisis. Working with a family therapist or counselor can provide you with the tools necessary to strengthen your relationships and form meaningful connections that last long term. Even if your family relationships are healthy and solid, counseling can help make them ironclad.

You may seek family therapy for any of the following reasons:

  • Breakdown in communication or understanding
  • Grief or significant loss
  • Major life changes, events, or transitions
  • Adding a member to the family and blending families
  • Sibling rivalry
  • Behavioral problems in children or adults
  • Substance abuse or addiction
  • Strained relationships or estrangement
  • Stress caused by chronic illness or mental health issues
  • Financial strain or changes

If your family is struggling with any of these specific issues, or you need help overcoming another problem, consider pursuing family counseling at Thriveworks in Orem, UT. A therapist or counselor may be able to meet with you in as little as 24 to 48 hours, so you can begin repairing and strengthening your family relationships right away.

How Can Family Therapy Help Us?

Family therapy can help families in all life stages and provides many benefits that extend far beyond the boundaries of your family system. The skills and techniques you’ll learn during family therapy sessions can help you enhance your communication and problem-solving skills and help you all improve your mental health.

The specific issues you’re facing and your family’s goals for counseling will influence the treatment plan your counselor creates for you. Your therapist or counselor may work with each of you one-on-one to better understand your individual concerns, experiences, and personalities. After individual sessions, you will likely participate in several group therapy sessions.

Some of the ways family therapy improves your family relationships is by helping you develop the following skills:

  • Improved communication and emotional expression
  • Active listening
  • Problem identification
  • Group problem solving
  • Better understanding and acceptance of others

The benefits of family therapy extend even further than your household. The skills gained during counseling and therapy sessions can improve your performance at work or school. These techniques may also enhance the quality of other relationships in your life.

When you’re ready for your family to start making positive changes and improve the connections between you, the mental health professionals at Thriveworks Counseling in Orem, UT are here to help. You can meet with a therapist or counselor in person or take advantage of our online counseling opportunities and connect via phone or video call.

Book Your Family’s First Counseling Appointment at Thriveworks in Orem, UT

Your family is a special and significant part of your life, and maintaining your relationships is an important but sometimes challenging task. If you’re ready to learn more about how you can maintain strong, healthy family relationships long-term, schedule your first family therapy appointment with Thriveworks in Orem, UT.

Managing the ever-changing schedule of a busy family is tricky, but that shouldn’t keep you from getting the help and support your family needs. Thriveworks offers counseling and therapy sessions seven days a week, including early mornings and evenings. We also maintain a flexible cancellation policy. Our online video content can help you continue growing in between appointments.

You don’t have to wait any longer to help your family get back on track so you can focus on enjoying life together. Connect with a Thriveworks therapist today in Orem, UT and begin working toward a brighter family future. You can thrive together –– Thriveworks can help.

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Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling Orem is off of State Street, across the street from Tropical Smoothie Cafe, and near Arby’s and Hur Jewelers.

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(435) 253-6373

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