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8,756 people sought family therapy help in New Jersey in the last year

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

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My extensive background in the field guides my eclectic approach to meet my clients where they are and to guide them in attaining the life they envisi... My extensive background in the field guides my eclectic approach to meet my clients where they are and to guide them in attaining the life they envision. Read more

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 Paramus, NJ 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 Paramus, NJ 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?

No family is perfect, and most of us can say we’ve argued with a family member at some point in our lives. However, sometimes it can get so bad that people find themselves dreading family gatherings or struggling in life because they don’t have strong relationships with their parents or siblings. Family systems are extremely complicated, and working with a trained mental health professional with an outsider’s perspective can be essential to restoring a more harmonious balance.

Family relationships have a profound impact on our personal development, and many mental and emotional issues can be traced back to our childhoods. Our feelings of self-worth can be significantly impacted by our parents. Sibling rivalries, which seem normal and even harmless when we’re young, can develop into intense conflicts. It can be difficult to move forward and heal until you’ve addressed specific issues, which is why visiting an experienced family therapist is so essential.

Many families lack the communication and problem-solving skills to confront major issues. You yourself may be wondering, “Should I find help? ​​Is there family counseling near me?” The mental health professionals at Thriveworks Counseling in Paramus, NJ are here to help. With quick, easy access to care and empathetic, qualified counselors ready to listen to your concerns, Thriveworks Paramus is ready to help you improve your relationships and achieve the goals you have for you and your family.

Should I Go to Therapy for Family Issues?

Family therapy is a healthy and beneficial practice, whether your family is in crisis and in need of third-party help or you simply want to learn to communicate better and manage day-to-day issues.

Marriage and family therapy is something many people avoid because it may seem easier to simply distance yourself from family members rather than confront the issue head-on. It may mean bringing up difficult issues that you haven’t even discussed previously, and some members might be reluctant to participate. However, you may find it liberating to discuss your family problems with a mental health professional.

There are many reasons families may seek help from a professional, including:

Family therapists have a great deal of experience helping others solve problems and work through a wide range of issues. Every family is different, and our mental health professionals will take the time to understand your family’s unique dynamics to determine the best way forward.

The Benefits of Family Counseling

Having strong bonds with your family can benefit many areas of your life. Of course, the opposite is true as well. Short or long-term conflicts can be extremely upsetting and contribute to a wide variety of mental and emotional issues.

Family therapy doesn’t just offer short-term benefits for dealing with a specific crisis. Talk therapy with a mental health professional can provide you and your family with essential tools to help you navigate problems that arise in the future. Many problems develop in family systems due to a lack of communication, which can snowball into far greater problems later in life. Working with a trained family therapist can help you improve your communication skills and enjoy a much closer bond.

Many people feel like their situation is hopeless or that their family will simply never get along, but this doesn’t have to be the case. At Thriveworks Counseling in Paramus, NJ, our therapists have helped countless families navigate issues of all kinds.

If you’re interested in experiencing the benefits of visiting a trained family therapist, the experts at Thriveworks in Paramus, NJ are standing by to assist you.

Is There Family Therapy Near Me? Thriveworks Family Therapy in Paramus, NJ 

If difficulties with your family relationships are interfering with your life and personal happiness, speaking with a Thriveworks marriage and family therapist is the first step in the healing process.

Choosing Thriveworks Counseling also comes with a number of exclusive and valuable benefits, such as:

  • Cover the majority of the cost using your insurance – we accept 575+ plans
  • Schedule your therapy or psychiatry session quickly and easily using our online booking tool—or call in for quick matching assistance
  • Meet with your provider quickly and easily via video conferencing—or you can meet with them in person in one of our local offices
  • Get evidence-based therapy and psychiatry from expert mental health professionals

If you are struggling with family relationships and want to speak to a trained and experienced family counselor, get in touch and book a session online with us today or call us for scheduling assistance.

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 Paramus therapists and counselors accept 27 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • AmeriHealth

  • Amerihealth Medicare Advantage

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • EmblemHealth

  • First Health Network

  • Horizon Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Jersey | BCBS

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Self-pay costs at Paramus
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
★★★★★
Our Family Therapy sessions have been sent from heaven. Rosalie Cespedes brings professionalism, care, experience and love to our session. It is hard to find a person that all the family respects and appreciates her advice. My two daughters and wife truly appreciate her advice and the positive changes has made to our daily lives. We will definitely continue working with her long term and encourage any family or person going through personal challenges and need professional; honest advice to try working with her. Thank you for all you have done.
Read more Our Family Therapy sessions have been sent from heaven. Rosalie Cespedes brings professionalism, care, experience and love to our session. It is hard to find a person that all the family respects and appreciates her advice. My two daughters and wife truly appreciate her advice and the positive changes has made to our daily lives. We will definitely continue working with her long term and encourage any family or person going through personal challenges and need professional; honest advice to try working with her. Thank you for all you have done.
Sandy Feb 2024
Thriveworks.com verified review
★★★★
So far it's OK. I say ok because there is a big age difference between the therapist and myself. Maybe by 25yrs or so.
Read more So far it's OK. I say ok because there is a big age difference between the therapist and myself. Maybe by 25yrs or so.
Frank Feb 2024
Thriveworks.com verified review

Where to find us

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Getting here

Thriveworks in Paramus, NJ is located on Sunflower Ave, just off of State Route 17 and west of Di Maggio Park. We're in the same building as House Window Replacement & Installation and Harvest Property and Investment, and are neighbored by Exxon and Renell Label Print. The closest bus stop is Rt 17 and Ridgewood Ave.

Phone number

(973) 529-8913

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