Family Therapy- Thriveworks Pooler

Family Therapy- Thriveworks Pooler

Researchers believe a large part of who we are is the average of the 5 closest people in our lives. Friends, roommates, and coworkers all might be in the top 5. Your family however, or some of them, will almost always be a few of the most influential people in your life.

Whether for our benefit or hinderance, our families teach us a lot. We may learn how to communicate, work through problems, or display love. But what if your family doesn’t teach the messages you want it to?

Familial stress is something all families deal with at some time or another. We doubt there’s a family out there who hasn’t at one point hurt each other, argued late into the night, or helped the development of bad habits. Families are a part of life, which means they can be chaotic! But they are also beautiful and can be a place of love and growth.

Whatever your family structure- biological, stepfamily, adopted, foster, and anything else- Thriveworks Pooler is here to help make the time you spend with your family fruitful and loving. No one’s family is ever perfect, and there will always be chaotic bumps in the road, but together we can mend any fractures and make your family a healthy, loving unit.

What is Family Counseling?

Sometimes, life throws us curveballs. These are completely out of your control yet can wreak havoc on your home life.

Thriveworks Pooler Family counselors understand the uncertainty, anxiety, and of course, love, that family life can bring. We have years of experience and training in tools that we can practice together. A Family Counseling session will be about improving communication, problem solving, and implementing plans to prevent future conflict.

But what exactly goes into a Family Counseling session?

That depends on the family and the situation! Thriveworks Pooler believes in individualizing every session. Counseling was never meant to be a cut-and-paste solution. It’s meant to meet you where you’re at walk beside your family as we strive towards a healthier, happier future.

Some families decide that it’s best to meet individually before a big, group session with their family counseling. Others are ready to jump right into a group session. This will also depend on the Thriveworks Pooler counselor. Give us a call today if you have more questions about what our family counselors offer.

The goal of family counseling will always be to rebuild and strengthen families. There is nothing wrong with seeing a counselor. It is a show of your strength, courage, and commitment towards each other. But we don’t want to keep you at counseling forever! Thriveworks Pooler believes everyone can thrive on their own, after given the proper encouragement and tools to direct their path.

Even though every session will be unique, common threads have surfaced throughout our family counseling sessions. For example, we might draw a focus on:

  • Strengthen communication
  • Work through individual concerns (e.g. mental illness, personal stress, fears, etc.)
  • Identify roles
  • Build on strengths
  • Learn to handle conflict in a healthy manner

No one wants conflict in their family. We all want to have a safe and loving home. And, we all can have that! Sometimes, a little professional guidance can go a long way in getting you back on track. Whatever the situation, Thriveworks Pooler Family Counselors is here to be a gentle voice of reason and nudge you back on the right path.

Could your family benefit from Family Counseling?

Perfect families don’t exist, so how do you know when it’s time to see a professional? The easy answer is whenever you want! No problem is too small, or too big. If you have discontentment about where your family is at in their relationships, we can help you get to where you want.

Some common situations we see in our clients includes:

  • The loss of a loved one
  • A career loss or shift
  • Divorce
  • Diagnosis of a chronic illness
  • Empty nest
  • Welcoming a new member
  • Substance abuse
  • Academic problems
  • Financial strain
  • Mental health disorder
  • Overworked members

Every family can benefit from family therapy in some way, since problems- whether external or internal- will always exist. Thriveworks Pooler strives to give you the tools so you can ride out all the lows and truly experience the highs. You and your family deserve the best. Together, you can get there.

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My experience with Valery Dickinson has been amazing. She always takes her time, extremely knowledgeable, and challenges me in all aspects. I highly recommend.
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I can talk about Valeria forever because she was the only one who was able to help me with my condition. I was dealing with deep depression due to my husband’s passing from Covid complications. I was seen by many doctors but I was not getting better. My friend recommended to talk to Valeria. She was my last hope. From the first session I felt I could trust her. Valeria has a voice of an Angel. She makes you feel very happy and uncluttered. I was always anticipating for my next session with her because I knew that I am going to feel even better. Valeria is amazing and if you need help she is the one to go to!!!!
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I can talk about Valeria and her skills forever because she is a master of her craft. I was struggling with depression due to my husband’s passing. I was seeing by doctors and therapist but none of them were able to help. My friend recommended Valeria. Valeria was my last hope. Right from the first session I felt very comfortable with her. Her voice was very calming and welcoming. My trust to her grew right away. She is amazing! With her guidance I am able to control my emotions and I am feeling much much better. I highly without doubt recommend her!!!
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Deborah is compassionate and caring, and she gives good solid direction. She understands the challenges life brings and she has a wide variety of life experiences to draw from.
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Deborah is knowledgeable, down to earth, and humorous. Going to Deborah for a session is like going to visit a wise friend that makes me laugh.
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Highly recommend

Deborah is very professional and truly cares about her clients. She really helped me. I would highly recommend her!
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Melody is an excellent counselor who is warm, empathic, and very easy to talk to. She has years of experience and expertise working with children, teenagers, and young adults and is comfortable discussing and working with a wide variety of challenges faced by clients at those ages.
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A unique experience, very professional staff.....
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I had a delightful conversation with the owner of Thriveworks Counseling coming to Pooler. This counseling services will truly be an asset to the community.
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Great Guidance

My parents divorced when I was in high school, as a family we went to Thriveworks Counseling in the ATL area. Now I'm a student at GSU and saw that there's a location coming to Pooler soon. Just a short drive to see a therapist at a place that helped me and my family during a difficult time.
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Thriveworks Counseling will be a great addition to the Pooler area. The owners are super excited about opening soon to provide help and assistance to anyone in the community that is in need of counseling or coaching services.
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    Pooler, GA 31322

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