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21,056 people sought family therapy help in Texas in the last year

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

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Victoria Ashley Theobalds

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What is your go-to approach for family therapy?

My go-to approach for helping people in family therapy is solution-focused therapy.

What tools do you teach in family therapy?

I teach the following tools in family therapy: communication tools, exploring relationship patterns, as well as individual tools such as meditation exercises including gratitudes and reflection in journaling exercises.

How do you know when a client is making meaningful progress in family therapy?

I know a clients are making meaningful progress in therapy when they are achieving their goals that we collectively agreed upon. This is demonstrated by their actions, demeanor, attitude, and personal assessments.

What can clients do in their personal time to supplement family therapy?

Clients can supplement their time in therapy with external practices such as journaling, joining group activities and/or listening to positive podcasts.

What should someone do to prepare for starting family therapy?

To prepare for your first therapy session, you can write down your main concerns and what you have done in the past to try to alleviate them. Also have a written list of medications you are taking and for what ailments.

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 Pearland, TX 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 Pearland, TX 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?

David loves his family. It’s obvious— from his social media accounts to the way that he meticulously tracks down a killer gift for everyone’s birthday. But when he attends family gatherings, David feels anger and anxiety rise in response to verbal abuse and hazing that he has quietly endured for years. As an adult, he feels like these unresolved issues make family events exhausting. Even though he’d like to address what he’s feeling on the inside, the relatives that have hurt him are closed off to communicating about the issue. David’s only method of coping is to continue on as normal. 

No family is perfect—countless comedy movies and soap operas show us that much. Yet despite how deeply ingrained family problems are in our society, we really don’t like to talk about them much. Though films like Meet The Faulkers or National Lampoon’s Vacation might make us laugh, it can sometimes seem like they’re pointing out uncomfortable truths about our relatives: the fact is, we don’t always get along. 

But even if no relationship or connection can exist without occasional conflict, there are times when even family members can cross boundaries of respect, and lines of communication can degrade into resentment and hostility. It doesn’t mean that the situation is hopeless, but soured family dynamics can be cumbersome to navigate without proper guidance and methods. 

Families who could benefit from family therapy might be encountering the following: 

  • An inability to communicate, with many attempts to converse turning into full-blown arguments
  • Children or teens acting out of character as a response to negative dynamic at home 
  • Alcohol or drug abuse, possibly as a response to external stress
  • Undiagnosed mental health conditions for one or more family members 
  • Relationship difficulties between parents 
  • Verbal or physical altercations or verbal and physical abuse 
  • Anxiety during or before family get-togethers 
  • Unresolved tension between relatives

If you’re experiencing any of the above situations, the therapists and psychiatrists at Thriveworks know how to help. We also get how important family is to you. That’s why we offer family therapy; it’s a form of group therapy that focuses on reconnecting you and your loved ones. We don’t want to take away from the close nature of those relationships; we want to work with you to preserve them. Families can be a source of support, love, and happiness. With the tools that family counseling can provide, you and the ones you love can begin to move forward together. 

Understanding Family Therapy  

Family therapy is a way for relatives to simultaneously interact with a therapist. Like other forms of relationship counseling like couples or marriage therapy, family therapy’s aim is to create new methods of communication and to establish clear boundaries for the individuals involved. It might seem invasive on the surface, but that couldn’t be farther from the truth. Families often feel like scheduling an appointment could signify that they can’t make things work, or that there’s something wrong with them. 

Our Thriveworks team in Pearland, TX believes that seeking family therapy is a proactive measure. It shouldn’t be viewed as something that will damage your relationships further, but instead can assure they’re preserved. Our therapists will team up with you to: 

  • Foster understanding and compassion between family members— not resentment or bitterness 
  • Respect for each other’s boundaries and needs 
  • Resolve tension and establish trust 
  • Help relatives learn to compromise

Family therapy is a sign that you’re all willing to take the steps needed to preserve the bonds you share. Breaking down the walls that are dividing you is a process that can be made easier through our mental health services at Thriveworks. 

Book a Family Therapy Session in Pearland, TX 

Even if you’re not sure if family therapy will benefit you, we encourage you to reach out to us. While all families will go through trials and tribulations, navigating them alone isn’t always helpful or necessary. Thriveworks in Pearland, TX has mental health professionals who can help and give you and your loved ones the much-needed boost you need to move through difficult times. 

We have scheduling specialists available 7 days a week. Additionally, we offer weekend and evening booking options so everyone in your family can find time to attend. Plus, with our popular online therapy option, getting the professional assistance that your family needs has never been easier. 

Family problems aren’t always as humorous in real life as they are in cinema. While connections based around love and respect are often cherished, they also are often neglected. Don’t let harbored feelings of anger and mistrust get in the way of quality time spent with relatives. We understand that you don’t want negative emotions and dynamics to control your life. Our Thriveworks team in Pearland, TX hopes you’ll entrust them to help your family heal.

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 Pearland therapists and counselors accept 39 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Ambetter by Superior Health Plan

  • APEX Memorial Hermann

  • ARIA | Covenant Management Systems

  • Auto Club Enterprises (Employers Health Network)

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas Exchange

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas HMO

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas PPO

  • Buist Byars and Taylor (Employers Health Network)

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

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Self-pay costs at Pearland
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

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V Ashleigh was excellent. I wish we had more sessions with her but insurance tangled us up. Counseling via Zoom was my first. It takes longer to get acquainted when not in person. But it was convenient.
Read more V Ashleigh was excellent. I wish we had more sessions with her but insurance tangled us up. Counseling via Zoom was my first. It takes longer to get acquainted when not in person. But it was convenient.
Paul Feb 2024
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★★★★★
Stephanie is very calming and compassionate. I love her down to earth approach. She has helped me with many things that I needed to work on and many things I didn't know I needed help on. I have always felt accepted, and I highly recommend her!
Read more Stephanie is very calming and compassionate. I love her down to earth approach. She has helped me with many things that I needed to work on and many things I didn't know I needed help on. I have always felt accepted, and I highly recommend her!
Pearland Dec 2021
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★★★★★
Stephanie Kopecky is a compassionate and empathetic therapist. She genuinely cares for those she counsels. I've had the pleasure of working with Stephanie, and I can highly recommend her services for anyone needing assistance or direction in life.
Read more Stephanie Kopecky is a compassionate and empathetic therapist. She genuinely cares for those she counsels. I've had the pleasure of working with Stephanie, and I can highly recommend her services for anyone needing assistance or direction in life.
Pearland Dec 2021
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★★★★★
Stephanie Kopecky is compassionate with a warm, sweet and gentle disposition that puts you at ease when you first meet her. Anyone who is initially hesitant about talking to a counselor will find that she provides a safe, welcoming atmosphere to relax and release. Her genuine care and concern for her clients is clear and present during each session. At the conclusion of each session, I feel a sense of relief and determination to let go of a fixed mindset to move beyond the analysis paralysis that is blocking my achievement of long-term goals. I value Stephanie's expertise, compassion, and support, all of which have contributed to stronger bonds within my relationships, greater confidence in my career, progress in my educational journey, and overall improved life satisfaction. Stephanie is amazing, and I highly recommend her to anyone.
Read more Stephanie Kopecky is compassionate with a warm, sweet and gentle disposition that puts you at ease when you first meet her. Anyone who is initially hesitant about talking to a counselor will find that she provides a safe, welcoming atmosphere to relax and release. Her genuine care and concern for her clients is clear and present during each session. At the conclusion of each session, I feel a sense of relief and determination to let go of a fixed mindset to move beyond the analysis paralysis that is blocking my achievement of long-term goals. I value Stephanie's expertise, compassion, and support, all of which have contributed to stronger bonds within my relationships, greater confidence in my career, progress in my educational journey, and overall improved life satisfaction. Stephanie is amazing, and I highly recommend her to anyone.
Pearland Dec 2021
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★★★★★
I never write reviews, but after meeting with numerous counselors/therapists over the years, I felt compelled to write one for Stephanie Kopecky. She is the best counselor I have ever had! Not only is she great at listening and understanding me, she is one of the most genuine and compassionate counselor/person I have met. She has helped me tremendously throughout my healing process and mental health journey. I am forever grateful for her support and guidance. If y'all are looking for one of the best counselors out there, look no further! I highly recommend Stephanie Kopecky to all of my family and friends.
Read more I never write reviews, but after meeting with numerous counselors/therapists over the years, I felt compelled to write one for Stephanie Kopecky. She is the best counselor I have ever had! Not only is she great at listening and understanding me, she is one of the most genuine and compassionate counselor/person I have met. She has helped me tremendously throughout my healing process and mental health journey. I am forever grateful for her support and guidance. If y'all are looking for one of the best counselors out there, look no further! I highly recommend Stephanie Kopecky to all of my family and friends.
Pearland Dec 2021
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★★★★★
Stephanie Kopecky is an amazing counselor. She is very professional and personable. She is very calming. Listens, intently and is very caring and compassionate. She is sincerely dedicated to helping others.
Read more Stephanie Kopecky is an amazing counselor. She is very professional and personable. She is very calming. Listens, intently and is very caring and compassionate. She is sincerely dedicated to helping others.
Pearland Dec 2021
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★★★★★
Stephanie is such and compassion, empathetic person. She is so easy to talk to. Her down-to-earth nature radiates with everyone she meets. People feel very comfortable in her loving presence.
Read more Stephanie is such and compassion, empathetic person. She is so easy to talk to. Her down-to-earth nature radiates with everyone she meets. People feel very comfortable in her loving presence.
Pearland Dec 2021
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★★★★★
I have worked with Stephanie before. She is a knowledgeable, caring, and creative counselor. I highly recommend her.
Read more I have worked with Stephanie before. She is a knowledgeable, caring, and creative counselor. I highly recommend her.
Pearland Dec 2021
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We share a building with Kalon Skin Studio. Nearby is Instyle Blading Studio, as is Epic Urgent Family Care, Texas Speech and ABA Therapy, Trumpet Behavioral Health and Exodus Health. Further down the road is a JCPenney, Prime Urgent Care, Another Broken Egg Cafe, and NAM: Noodles & More restaurant.

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(210) 940-2502

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