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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 Phoenix, 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 Phoenix, 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?

Your brother will not help you with your dad who just got out of surgery. Your mom is tired and overwhelmed with your dad’s health and she starts arguing with you over little things. Now your daughter is calling you to let you know that she’s mad that her brother took her favorite card game with him when he went back to college. Your husband is working 60 hours a week and can’t help you with chores around the house. It feels like nothing can go right and you are tired of being the family mediator.

Families are no stranger to problems, arguments, and the occasional challenge. It doesn’t matter if you live in a house full of bickering kids or if you can’t seem to shake the past drama that your aunt put on you. Family turmoil is a difficult thing to deal with. 

If you can relate to any of the chaos above, just know that every family goes through ups and downs. Sometimes to get to a better flow of being, it takes the help of a trusted outsider. Family therapy can offer the support and guidance you need to jump over hurdles, learn how to communicate better, and love harder. 

Thriveworks Counseling in Phoenix, AZ has a team of licensed family therapists who enjoy helping families get the guidance and support they need. They also have the tools you need to come together and gain control of balance once again. If you are ready to get you and your family some individualized help, reach out to our office today. We’d love to be of assistance. 

Problems Addressed in Family Therapy

We understand that your family’s issues aren’t the same as your neighbors or even your co-workers. That’s why family therapy is designed to be unique to every family’s situation. It focuses on improving relationships and achieving greater overall health and happiness of each family member and the family as a whole. 

Common family problems that we see clients for at Thriveworks Counseling in Phoenix are:

  • Mental illness, like depression or anxiety
  • Divorce or separation
  • Loss of a loved one
  • Addiction or substance abuse
  • Behavioral problems
  • Parenting issues
  • Financial stress or strain
  • Major life changes like moving to a new city
  • Poor communication and understanding
  • Lack of trust
  • Sibling rivalry 
  • Neglect and other forms of trauma 
  • Poor work/life balance 

Although some of the concerns on the list above seem like individual problems, they do affect the family unit as a whole. It’s a snowball effect of unresolved emotions that can cause some serious havoc to take place inside of your home. Even if your specific family concern is not on the list, chances are we can help you.

When something feels off, reach out for help. There’s no need to continue stressing over manageable things.  Our therapists and counselors have the skills necessary to help families through all of their challenges.

How Does Family Therapy Work?  

Once you have made the decision to seek family therapy at Thriveworks Counseling in Phoenix, you will be set up with a dedicated counselor who will help you every step of the way. During your initial sessions with a family counselor, each member of your family will discuss the different concerns and goals they have. It is important to hear what each person has to say in order to get a bigger picture idea of how to resolve and achieve what you set in place. Once your therapist has all of the information they need, they will then create a unique plan of care that is specific to you and your family.

We understand how hard it can be to stay together as a family through hardships and that getting back to a better place can be hard after life throws us curveballs. Therapy will help you:

  1. Understand that every member of the family needs a voice
  2. Listen, not just hear, what others are saying in order to ease tension and improve communication
  3. Come up with a compromise to the conflict that feels right to everyone involved
  4. Instill trust and harmony once again

And much, much more!

Schedule a Family Therapy Session at Thriveworks Counseling in Phoenix, AZ

Family therapy is now available at Thriveworks in Phoenix. We have a team of family therapists who would be happy to help you address any family problems, whether they stem from your childhood or they’ve begun just recently. Either way, it’s important that you work through these problems to the best of your ability, if you hope to enjoy your relationships with your family members.

To get started with one of our family therapists, give our office a call. We can set you up with an appointment right away—you might even meet with one of our family therapists within 24 hours of your call. Also, keep in mind that you will have many appointment options to choose from, including flexible session times as well as online counseling opportunities. Choose whatever works best for you and your family. 

We look forward to hearing from you. 

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 Phoenix therapists and counselors accept 22 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona | BCBS

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona Medicare Advantage

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

  • Humana HMO/POS

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Brittany C is a wonderful therapist. She is insightful and offers useful and practical suggestions. I really am thankful to have such a good therapist.
Read more Brittany C is a wonderful therapist. She is insightful and offers useful and practical suggestions. I really am thankful to have such a good therapist.
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Phoenix is located at 1110 E. Missouri Ave. #340, Phoenix, AZ 85014 between N. 11th and N. 12th Streets.

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(602) 932-3336

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