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1,974 people sought family therapy help in Arizona in the last year

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

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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 Peoria, AZ 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 Peoria, AZ 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?

Strong family bonds can provide us with the encouragement and support we need to face many of life’s challenges and be the best version of ourselves. Remaining close to our families throughout life can result in greater happiness and better emotional and mental health.

However, when family conflicts arise and go unresolved, lasting damage can result. Perhaps unresolved issues from childhood are holding you back from fully enjoying life. Maybe the resentment you feel for one of your family members makes family gatherings feel like a nightmare. Or maybe every conversation turns into an argument because you’ve never addressed the root of the problem.

Just because these issues exist today doesn’t mean they have to be like that forever. Addressing family issues now can open the door to a brighter future and healthier, happier family relationships. This is why having a professional therapist who is impartial and non-judgmental can be extremely helpful.

It can sometimes feel easier to ignore a problem than to address it directly, especially when family members are involved. But our therapists are experienced in helping people just like you work through awkward and uncomfortable situations to rebuild healthier and more effective relationships.

If you need help resolving family issues, our caring mental health professionals are standing by at Thriveworks Counseling in Peoria, AZ.

Who Should Consider Family Therapy?

Families seek out the help of mental health professionals for many reasons. These are a few of the most common:

  • Unresolved conflicts and grudges
  • Separation, divorce, or remarriage
  • Difficulties with blended families
  • Parenting and discipline issues
  • Mental or physical illness in the family
  • Sibling rivalries
  • Abuse or trauma
  • Substance abuse
  • Behavioral problems
  • Loss of a family member
  • Mental or physical illness
  • Major life changes

Every family is unique and family systems can be incredibly complex. Issues like mental disorders, long-term illness, and substance abuse don’t just affect one person. They can have unpredictable and long-lasting effects on the entire family. As a result, taking part in therapy sessions with your family can be an effective way to collaboratively address these kinds of issues.

You don’t have to accept family conflicts for the rest of your life. Marriage and family therapists are ready to help at Thriveworks Counseling in Peoria, AZ.

The Benefits of Family Therapy

You may feel like problems within your family are simply a given and that things will always be this way. However, that doesn’t have to be the case. Marriage and family therapy has helped countless other families work through seemingly insurmountable problems to come out the other side stronger and more appreciative of each other.

Sitting down and talking to a therapist may feel like an uncomfortable step at first, especially if other members of your family are reluctant. However, for many families, this is a crucial first step in the healing process.

Your family therapist will hear from each of you and customize a treatment plan that makes sense for your situation. One common form of talk therapy used during treatment is called cognitive behavioral therapy, or CBT.

This approach helps clients verbalize their thought patterns and emotions to better understand how their mental processes may be impacting their mood and behavior. CBT can give your therapist a clearer picture of your family’s dynamics and how each person’s perception of their role in the family affects their behavior and emotional state.

Many issues between family members have started so long ago that the cause may even be forgotten. These painful memories can be unearthed with the help of a trained therapist so they can be discussed openly.

Family counseling can offer a number of long-term benefits. Over the course of therapy sessions, you’ll learn how to improve communication and refine your problem-solving skills. Family counseling can help you strengthen your family bonds so you can weather any storms that lie ahead and grow stronger as a result. Putting issues in a new perspective can help you achieve greater mental and emotional maturity, giving you the space to grow and move beyond resentments tied to the past.

If you feel like your family can benefit from speaking to a licensed marital and family counselor, we’re here to help. Consider making an appointment at Thriveworks Counseling in Peoria, AZ.

Family Therapy Appointments at Thriveworks in Peoria, AZ

At Thriveworks, we believe in the power of mental health counseling for individuals and families alike. We offer flexible scheduling options, including appointment availability on weekdays, weekends, and evenings.

Many couples and families enjoy our online therapy appointments, which are especially convenient when trying to coordinate sessions with multiple people. You can access those appointments by phone or video chat, whichever you prefer.

Thriveworks Counseling takes many forms of insurance and offers exclusive benefits to all clients, including:

  • Phone or email assistance between appointments
  • Streamlined scheduling and billing via easy-to-use apps
  • Access to our Therapy Buddy app
  • Moderated community discussion boards
  • Exclusive video content

If you’re ready to work on healing your family relationships, we’re standing by to help. Schedule an appointment at Thriveworks Counseling in Peoria, AZ to get started today. You could get an appointment in as little as 24 hours from the time you reach out.

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 Peoria therapists and counselors accept 18 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona | BCBS

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

  • Humana HMO/POS

  • Humana PPO | EPO | HDHP

  • JP Farley Corporation

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Self-pay costs at Peoria
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

5.0 Thriveworks Peoria reviews are collected through Thriveworks.com.
★★★★★
I have worked with Melissa in a professional capacity and have watched her increased ability to work with clients with many different needs. During one phase of Melissa's professional experience, she lead a group therapy practice. Many people traveled great distances in the metropolitan Phoenix area, specifically to attend her group. Melissa is insightful and organized as she compassionately helps guide clients toward their ultimate goal of recovery and health.
Read more I have worked with Melissa in a professional capacity and have watched her increased ability to work with clients with many different needs. During one phase of Melissa's professional experience, she lead a group therapy practice. Many people traveled great distances in the metropolitan Phoenix area, specifically to attend her group. Melissa is insightful and organized as she compassionately helps guide clients toward their ultimate goal of recovery and health.
Peoria Aug 2021
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
I am a colleague of Melissa Bowen's and she is a warm and compassionate counselor who is very passionate about her calling. I believe that we are called by God to share our God-given gifts with others and Melissa's gifts are her ability to meet her clients where they are in life and to offer insight and empathy and to provide guidance through difficult and sometimes painful situations and to help them realize that they all have worth and value in God's eyes and are accepted no matter what our circumstances.
Read more I am a colleague of Melissa Bowen's and she is a warm and compassionate counselor who is very passionate about her calling. I believe that we are called by God to share our God-given gifts with others and Melissa's gifts are her ability to meet her clients where they are in life and to offer insight and empathy and to provide guidance through difficult and sometimes painful situations and to help them realize that they all have worth and value in God's eyes and are accepted no matter what our circumstances.
Peoria Aug 2021
Review left on Thriveworks.com

Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Peoria is located off W Thunderbird Road, getween N 94th Ave and N 93rd Ave. We currently share a building in the Plaza Del Rio Center with Anthem Medical Center, among other businesses. Next door, near 93rd Ave, is Medstar Academy.

Phone number

(623) 263-3972

Languages spoken by AZ providers

  • English
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