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9,545 people sought family therapy help in Florida in the last year

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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 Orlando, FL 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 Orlando, FL 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. They are by your side as soon as you start your journey in this world. They are the ones who know how to push every one of your buttons, make you laugh, know every bit and piece about you. However, sometimes that can hurt you or make you feel alone. No family is perfect, and all families encounter some shape or form of challenges over the years. Do you feel like your family is struggling to communicate, get along, or function as a whole? Do you feel like you could benefit from seeking professional help? Consider the following scenarios:

  • You feel anxious when attending family group gatherings because you are fearful of the conversations that may come up
  • One of your parents is remarried to someone who causes a lot of stress on you and your siblings
  • Holidays are often spent arguing over little things like cooking and cleaning
  • You have not spoken to your family in weeks, even months or years, because they are unaccepting of a decision you have made for your life
  • You wish your family would accept responsibility for the things they say and do

Can you relate to any of these scenarios? Luckily, family therapy can help you and your family overcome past situations and learn the tools you need to move forward in a healthier, more harmonious light. At Thriveworks Orlando Counseling, a team of dedicated family therapists is readily available to help you achieve those things. If you feel like you and your family could greatly benefit from family counseling, call our office at (754) 400-5514 to get started.

Is My Family a Good Fit for Family Therapy?

There are so many reasons why a family might consider seeking the help of a professional to work through their unique challenges. Some of the more common reasons why someone may seek out family therapy are:

  • Loss of a family member
  • Empty nest
  • Diagnosis of a chronic illness
  • Addiction or substance abuse
  • A member of the family with a mental health disorder
  • Financial strain
  • Marital conflicts
  • Parenting challenges

No family is a stranger to some of these more common challenges. However, if your family is going through something that is not on the list, don’t worry! At Thriveworks Orlando Counseling, our licensed psychologists can help you and your loved ones through so many of life’s challenges. If you are still on the fence about seeking the help of a family therapist, consider these questions:

Am I tired of tiptoeing around my family members because I’m scared of how they might react?

Do I wish that my siblings, parents, and/or extended family members and I would communicate better?

Have I tried everything to mend broken relationships or understand the struggles my family unit is going through?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, family therapy might be the right decision for you. No family chooses to have conflict or argue with one another. If your family is spiraling down or developing unhealthy habits, you can benefit from seeking professional help. We help many families get back on track. Your family can do it too.

How Does Family Therapy Work?  

Once you have made the decision to seek family therapy at Thriveworks Orlando Counseling, you will be set up with a counselor who will help you every step of the way. During your initial sessions with a family counselor, each member of your family will discuss the different concerns and goals they have. It is important to hear what each person has to say in order to get a bigger picture idea of how to resolve and achieve what you set in place. Once your therapist has all of the information they need, they will then create a unique plan of care that is specific to you and your family.

We understand how hard it can be to stay together as a family through hardships and that getting back to a better place can be hard after life throws us curveballs. Therapy will help you:

  1. Understand that every member of the family needs a voice
  2. Listen, not just hear, what others are saying in order to ease tension and improve communication
  3. Come up with a compromise to the conflict that feels right to everyone involved

And much, much more!

Ready to Take the Next Step? Schedule an Appointment with a Family Therapist at Thriveworks Orlando, FL

Being a family can be challenging, but finding the right balance can make all of the difference. If you are ready to work through life’s challenges as a family and come together in a more positive light, then Thriveworks Orlando Counseling is here to help.

Our office does not have a waitlist and we can often see you within 24 hours of your initial call. To schedule your appointment, visit our online booking system or call (754) 400-5514 to be connected with a scheduling specialist. In addition, we offer online counseling services to provide you and your family the additional ease of having your appointment from wherever you choose. If you have any additional questions about family therapy or our other services, we would be more than happy to help.

Don’t wait any longer to get the help you need. Let’s work together through this journey.

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 Orlando therapists and counselors accept 21 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Florida Blue | BCBS | Blue Cross Blue Shield

  • Florida Blue | Medicare Advantage

  • Humana Exchange

  • Humana HMO/POS

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Self-pay costs at Orlando
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

4.5 Learn about verified reviews
★★★★★
Always on time. Greatest sessions I’ve attended! Thankful for the opportunity to be part of the satisfied community! Thank you so much! Therapist: Sindy Castro
Read more Always on time. Greatest sessions I’ve attended! Thankful for the opportunity to be part of the satisfied community! Thank you so much! Therapist: Sindy Castro
Emmanuel Feb 2024
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★★★★★
I'm 1000% better than I was 3 weeks ago...
Emmanuel Feb 2024
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★★☆☆☆
Yeah, therapy is subjective so it's hard to rate a company based on one therapist encounter but I do have to include the company overall because it's essential to my comprehensive review. My therapist tried, was friendly and accommodating but just didn't work for me. The company overall is disjointed and maybe a little too big for proper management. You call a central number to get set up but when it comes to quitting the therapist it is up to you as the patient to do it all. Any attempt to log into the site gets redirected to an email link. The latest CSR I had unfortunately had a thick accent and was not really listening to me and my responses.
Read more Yeah, therapy is subjective so it's hard to rate a company based on one therapist encounter but I do have to include the company overall because it's essential to my comprehensive review. My therapist tried, was friendly and accommodating but just didn't work for me. The company overall is disjointed and maybe a little too big for proper management. You call a central number to get set up but when it comes to quitting the therapist it is up to you as the patient to do it all. Any attempt to log into the site gets redirected to an email link. The latest CSR I had unfortunately had a thick accent and was not really listening to me and my responses.
Shawn Dec 2023
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★★★★★
I was feeling very low missing my family. Brett gave me a new perspective felt very hopeful after speaking to him .
Read more I was feeling very low missing my family. Brett gave me a new perspective felt very hopeful after speaking to him .
Orlando Nov 2020
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★★★★★
I was feeling really down about Being separated from my loved ones due to COVID . Brett gave me hope and a whole new outlook. Very wise man .
Read more I was feeling really down about Being separated from my loved ones due to COVID . Brett gave me hope and a whole new outlook. Very wise man .
Orlando Nov 2020
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★★★★★
Hi I was a prior supervisor for Margaret in California where she did her post degree internship. She was a very skilled clinician who had many kids that were high-risk and lived in low-income families. Her relationship and interactive approach was very successful with these children and families. I was impressed with her skill and abilities. I would highly recommend her. Vicci
Read more Hi I was a prior supervisor for Margaret in California where she did her post degree internship. She was a very skilled clinician who had many kids that were high-risk and lived in low-income families. Her relationship and interactive approach was very successful with these children and families. I was impressed with her skill and abilities. I would highly recommend her. Vicci
Orlando Sep 2020
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Orlando is off of Metrowest Blvd and Metro Park Circle. We share a building with Metro Park, and located near Marks Tile.

Phone number

(407) 512-8596

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