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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 Owings Mills, MD 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 Owings Mills, MD 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?

To the outside world, the Smith family is picture-perfect. Mom and Dad are thriving in their careers, both children play competitive sports and excel in school, they have a family dog who is well behaved, and they live in a beautiful home. There couldn’t be anything wrong with them, right? Actually, behind closed doors, they struggle just like any other family. The children fight and argue often, Mom and Dad have their ups and downs, and they’re struggling to keep up with housework because of their lack of time. Just because someone’s family looks perfect doesn’t mean they are. Every family unit is subject to the turmoil that causes rifts in their relationships. If you and your loved ones are going through a tough spot, you’re not alone and help is available.

Sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.”

– Marilyn Monroe

Are your parents going through a divorce? Is your sibling going through a tough time that is causing the whole family to be on edge? Is there a looming fear of finances hanging over your heads? Do you wish your children would just get along for once? Deciding to get help is not always an easy route to take. But neither is letting your problems grow to the point where you feel like everything is about to implode. If you and your family are struggling to see eye to eye or are going through a difficult period, consider reaching out for help. Here at Thriveworks Counseling in Owings Mills, MD, our family therapists are readily available and can start working with you as soon as tomorrow. All you have to do is call!

What Is Family Therapy?

Whether you have gone to therapy before or not, family therapy may seem daunting. Sitting in a room with those closest to you, or who are supposed to be closest to you, and talking about your emotions isn’t always everyone’s cup of tea. However, family therapy is designed to treat each family member’s needs and goals in order to make the whole family unit stronger.

When you decide to pursue family therapy, your therapist will identify where the cracks are in your relationships. Maybe the issue stems from an individual member. Or maybe it’s been years of poor communication that has led up to this point. Whatever the reason, your family therapist will find those root issues and develop a custom treatment plan based on your specific needs. In doing so, they will also utilize a variety of different therapeutic methods and techniques such as traditional talk therapy, art therapy, child therapy, and more.

Family therapy is often short-term meaning you could be finished in as little as nine sessions. However, every family and their needs are different so don’t be discouraged if you need more time.

What Areas Can a Family Therapist Help Us?

Family therapists are skilled and experienced in helping families like yours, or the Smiths, work through the issues standing in your way. They have received extensive education and training to prepare them for the difficult topics that need to be discussed. Some of the areas in which your family therapist can help you are…

Mental illnesses like anxiety and depression, grief and loss, trauma, PTSD, behavioral problems in children, sibling rivalry, divorce or separation, major life changes, financial stress, coping with a physical illness, friction in familial roles, aggression, stress, and more.  

These are only some of the areas that we can help you. As you may have noticed, a lot of these concerns could stem from a single person. A lot of times, families have a difficult time communicating with each other about how to handle stressful situations. Here at Thriveworks Counseling in Owings Mills, we’ll guide you through these tough conversations and help you accomplish:

  1. Better communication skills
  2. Active listening skills
  3. Problem-solving skills
  4. Trust building
  5. How to establish familial roles
  6. Coping mechanisms
  7. And more!

Ready to Get Started? Work with a Family Therapist at Thriveworks Counseling in Owings Mills, MD

We understand that building those relationships is not always easy. However, with our guidance and support, you can start making meaningful changes with those closest to you.

Here at Thriveworks Counseling in Owings Mills, we have competitive benefits including flexible scheduling options, no waitlist, appointments within 24 hours of reaching out, and more. If you’re ready to get started, give us a call or visit our online booking portal. One of our scheduling specialists will help you and your family members find a time that works best for everyone. You deserve to be happy. Let us help you and your loved ones.

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 Owings Mills therapists and counselors accept 20 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield Maryland | BCBS HMO

  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield Maryland | BCBS PPO

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

  • Humana HMO/POS

  • Humana PPO | EPO | HDHP

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Self-pay costs at Owings Mills
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Owings Mills is off of Redland Ct, near Child and Teen Wellness Center. We share an office building with Killian Law Group.

Phone number

(410) 701-2456

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