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14,141 people sought family therapy help in Pennsylvania in the last year

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

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Aetna, Carelon, Cigna | Evernorth, +23 more
Coping Skills, Self Esteem, Stress, Women’s Issues, Career, +7 more

I am a therapist, woman, mother, wife, daughter, sister, and coworker. I am strong, resilient, and, most importantly, here for you. I'm here to listen... I am a therapist, woman, mother, wife, daughter, sister, and coworker. I am strong, resilient, and, most importantly, here for you. I'm here to listen to your story, start where you are, encourage you, and help you grow, trust, and feel safe. Read more

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Aetna, Carelon, Cigna | Evernorth, +26 more
Coping Skills, Self Esteem, Stress, Career, Divorce / Breakup, +5 more

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Aetna, Cigna | Evernorth, United Healthcare | Optum, +2 more
Narcissism, Anger, Coping Skills, Stress, Women’s Issues, +9 more

I am passionate about providing a warm, compassionate space for all clients to feel understood, validated, and respected as they navigate their unique... I am passionate about providing a warm, compassionate space for all clients to feel understood, validated, and respected as they navigate their unique life challenges. Read more

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Aetna, AmeriHealth Administrators, Amerihealth Pennsylvania, +26 more
Behavioral Issues, Coping Skills, Infidelity, Stress, Women’s Issues, +7 more

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 15+ years of experience in the mental health field working in various settings.

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 Philadelphia, PA 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 Philadelphia, PA 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.

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 Philadelphia therapists and counselors accept 41 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • AmeriHealth Administrators

  • Amerihealth Pennsylvania

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Capital BlueCross of Pennsylvania | BCBS Medicare Advantage

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Geisinger Health Plan

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Self-pay costs at Philadelphia
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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The therapist we have is always on time/ professional/ and helpful. I am glad we found him.
Michele Dec 2023
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Crystal Sommerville was a TSS to out now 26 year old when she was a young child. Crystal has maintained a professional and therapeutic relationship with both her client and our family. We have watched her develop her professional skills coupled with compassion, patience, understanding, listening and being available. Our family has benefited directly from ALL of the advice, opinions, therapy and personal interest for many years. ANY client who has the privilege of working with Crystal Sommerville WILL only benefit from her!!! We are PROUD to let everyone know CRYSTAL SOMMERVILLE IS AN AWESOME THERAPIST!!
Read more Crystal Sommerville was a TSS to out now 26 year old when she was a young child. Crystal has maintained a professional and therapeutic relationship with both her client and our family. We have watched her develop her professional skills coupled with compassion, patience, understanding, listening and being available. Our family has benefited directly from ALL of the advice, opinions, therapy and personal interest for many years. ANY client who has the privilege of working with Crystal Sommerville WILL only benefit from her!!! We are PROUD to let everyone know CRYSTAL SOMMERVILLE IS AN AWESOME THERAPIST!!
Philadelphia Nov 2021
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★★★★★
Laura is a wonderful counselor. She is compassionate, caring, empathetic and such a good listener. Laura provides thoughtful, non -judgmental advice. I would highly recommend her!
Read more Laura is a wonderful counselor. She is compassionate, caring, empathetic and such a good listener. Laura provides thoughtful, non -judgmental advice. I would highly recommend her!
Philadelphia Aug 2020
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Cecelia is one of the greatest therapists I have ever met. Her expertise and professionalism in working with families shows, and her ability to highlight power, culture, and privilege moves families in directions previously unable.
Read more Cecelia is one of the greatest therapists I have ever met. Her expertise and professionalism in working with families shows, and her ability to highlight power, culture, and privilege moves families in directions previously unable.
Philadelphia Mar 2019
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Cecelia is such a great listener, she makes me feel understood. She creates such a tranquil environment that makes me open up.
Read more Cecelia is such a great listener, she makes me feel understood. She creates such a tranquil environment that makes me open up.
Philadelphia Mar 2019
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Cecelia is one of the most gifted people I have ever had the pleasure of knowing. Empathetic, knowledgeable, professional and committed to the craft of healing people where they are broken. Blessed to know her and so incredibly happy for the people that will benefit from her service.
Read more Cecelia is one of the most gifted people I have ever had the pleasure of knowing. Empathetic, knowledgeable, professional and committed to the craft of healing people where they are broken. Blessed to know her and so incredibly happy for the people that will benefit from her service.
Philadelphia Mar 2019
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★★★★★
Cecelia is a wonderful therapist who hones in on bringing her skills coupled with personal needs. She is very understand and patient. She has the ability to recognize core themes and challenges while simultanously formulating viable solutions. Her ability to connect quickly is also a bonus.
Read more Cecelia is a wonderful therapist who hones in on bringing her skills coupled with personal needs. She is very understand and patient. She has the ability to recognize core themes and challenges while simultanously formulating viable solutions. Her ability to connect quickly is also a bonus.
Philadelphia Mar 2019
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★★★★★
Cecelia Baldwin is a great therapist. She has truly helped open me up as an individual. Every time I meet with her I feel refreshed and leave with more confidence. It shows that Cecelia has taken the time and dedication to hone her craft. I believe she cares for her clients like friends and family members. Thank you!
Read more Cecelia Baldwin is a great therapist. She has truly helped open me up as an individual. Every time I meet with her I feel refreshed and leave with more confidence. It shows that Cecelia has taken the time and dedication to hone her craft. I believe she cares for her clients like friends and family members. Thank you!
Philadelphia Mar 2019
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Philadelphia is located off of Chestnut St, between the Delaware River and the Schuylkill River. We're within the Jefferson Building, next to The Gold Center and across the street from the Thompson Building. We are neighbored by About Face Skin Care, Group K Diagnostics, and Taco Bell. The closest bus stops to us are 11th St & Chestnut St and Chestnut St & 10th St.

Phone number

(215) 544-2163

Languages spoken by PA providers

  • English
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