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8,756 people sought family therapy help in New Jersey in the last year

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

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Our therapists in Red Bank are booked, but we have 52 other therapists in NJ available for an online or in-person session.

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 Red Bank, NJ 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 Red Bank, NJ 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?

Family comes in many different forms, but they share one common denominator: they influence our lives in big ways. For better or for worse, the impact our family has on us is undeniable. They help shape our emotions, thoughts, actions, habits, and morals. And no matter how healthy your family is, they are bound to make mistakes- we all do! Families are messy, but they can still be full of love.

A family is made up of imperfect humans, so of course it too will be imperfect. Yet at the same time families are expected to teach us how to love and form healthy relationships. That’s a lot of pressure! So just remember that your family is never broken, just growing. Sometimes, it can help to grow next to a professional family therapist.

Thriveworks in Red Bank has family counselors who understand that no family can be perfect. We believe that the sooner we can stop chasing perfection and start chasing unconditional love, the faster we will see real growth in the family unit. Whatever your family shape- biological, adopted, foster, stepfamily, living in one house or two houses or three houses, or anywhere in between, Thriveworks in Red Bank is here to serve you.

Call 732-606-4469 to learn more or schedule a family therapy session today.

 How Does Family Counseling with Thriveworks in Red Bank Work?

Challenges can feel like they come out of nowhere. Even the most well-prepared families can be cut off guard by financial trouble, sickness, mental illness, or the like. Keeping the love central in your family while external pressures push in all around you is not always easy, no matter how deep your family roots go.

Thriveworks in Red Bank promises to work with you and your family to equip you with the tools you need to grow through difficult times and prepare for the storms to come. Some of what we cover includes:

  • Improve communication
  • Develop problem solving skills
  • Work through current and ongoing disputes
  • Develop a plan to prevent future conflicts

Family therapy in Red Bank is centered around you and your family. Our goal is not to change your structure but to strengthen the bonds already there. We will always seek to preserve and celebrate your familial culture and beliefs all while encouraging love and growth! We pride ourselves on working with clients, not trying to change them.

In general, family counseling can take two forms:

  • Individual Counseling- a licensed, professional counselor will meet each family member separately and address any personal concerns before talking with the family as a whole. This style is great for families who aren’t quite sure what the source of discontentment is.
  • Group Counseling- this is most common for families that know what the problem is. Maybe it’s a recent move, a big family change, or some bad news. In this style, a counselors will talk with the whole family as one.

A few of the focuses a Family Counseling session might have include:

  • Strengthening communication
  • Working through individual concerns (e.g. mental illness, personal stress, fears, etc.)
  • Identifying roles
  • Building on strengths
  • Learning to handle conflict in a healthy manner

Red Bank family counseling will always be focused on rebuilding and strengthening. It takes a lot of courage, faith, and resilience to reach out and talk to a counselor about your family strife. Red Bank counselors thank you for that. You are proving with every step you take that you are willing to fight for your family. This is a sign of strength, never weakness!

Could Your Family Benefit from Family Counseling?

Perfect families don’t exist- every family will have a little bit of chaos in it. Every family will hit some bumps in the road and weather a few storms. So how do you know when the dysfunction is enough to warrant a counselor?

Short answer: there is no such thing as “bad enough” or “too bad”. If it is negatively impacting your and your family’s life and you would like to see a change, no matter how small or big it is in your mind, reaching out to a professional counselor is well worth it. Maybe you’ll only stay for a few sessions, or maybe it’ll be a few months. Thriveworks in Red Bank makes it easy to customize the therapeutic process to fit your family.

With that being said, there are some common reasons families come to counseling. This 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

Red Bank family counselors create a space where your family can come to heal, grow, and prepare for the future. Our families are some of the most influential people in our lives, so having it be a healthy, happy place is important.

To schedule an individual or group counseling session, or to talk to a counselor about other options, give us a call at 732-606-4469.

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 Red Bank therapists and counselors accept 27 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • AmeriHealth

  • Amerihealth Medicare Advantage

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • EmblemHealth

  • First Health Network

  • Horizon Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Jersey | BCBS

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Self-pay costs at Red Bank
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 Red Bank reviews are collected through Thriveworks.com.
★★★★★
Zack Diamond Drake has some of the best ears around. If there is something dragging you down or simply holding you back, this individual will not only help you work through whatever it is, but help you to think through the process yourself. This, in my opinion, is the best kind of counseling there is. I would highly recommend his services.
Read more Zack Diamond Drake has some of the best ears around. If there is something dragging you down or simply holding you back, this individual will not only help you work through whatever it is, but help you to think through the process yourself. This, in my opinion, is the best kind of counseling there is. I would highly recommend his services.
Red Bank Apr 2022
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★★★★★
Christina Ward has been so helpful to get to the heart of my issues. Christina made me feel comfortable to discuss my hard to talk about problems and helping me work thru them. I especially like the homework. Thank you, Christina.
Read more Christina Ward has been so helpful to get to the heart of my issues. Christina made me feel comfortable to discuss my hard to talk about problems and helping me work thru them. I especially like the homework. Thank you, Christina.
Red Bank Feb 2022
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★★★★★
I had a positive experience during my counseling sessions with David. He was understanding and made very helpful suggestions. I would highly recommend David and Thriveworks to anyone interested in counseling.
Read more I had a positive experience during my counseling sessions with David. He was understanding and made very helpful suggestions. I would highly recommend David and Thriveworks to anyone interested in counseling.
Red Bank Jan 2021
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★★★★★
I have been seeing a therapist at Thriveworks for a little while now, and I am very pleased with the progress I am making as well as the insight I have gained. It truly has been affective for me. I highly recommend Thriveworks!
Read more I have been seeing a therapist at Thriveworks for a little while now, and I am very pleased with the progress I am making as well as the insight I have gained. It truly has been affective for me. I highly recommend Thriveworks!
Red Bank Jan 2021
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★★★★★
Everyone needs help especially during this difficult time. Thriveworks Counseling is a wonderful place that is committed to helping those who need it!
Read more Everyone needs help especially during this difficult time. Thriveworks Counseling is a wonderful place that is committed to helping those who need it!
Red Bank Jan 2021
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★★★★★
Great location, professional staff. Very inviting environment.
Red Bank Jan 2021
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★★★★★
I would highly recommend Thriveworks for counseling. The staff is friendly and informative. The offices are very comfortable and the practice seems to hold it’s staff to a high standard of professionalism!
Read more I would highly recommend Thriveworks for counseling. The staff is friendly and informative. The offices are very comfortable and the practice seems to hold it’s staff to a high standard of professionalism!
Red Bank Jan 2021
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★★★★★
If you're ready to make some changes in your life for the better, it's a great place to go! The people really care about helping improve the lives of others.
Read more If you're ready to make some changes in your life for the better, it's a great place to go! The people really care about helping improve the lives of others.
Red Bank Dec 2020
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Where to find us

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Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Red Bank is off of Washington Street and Mechanic Street. We share an office building with FACE FORWARD Permanent Cosmetics, and DOT Compliance.

Phone number

(732) 785-4715

Languages spoken by NJ providers

  • Arabic
  • English
  • Spanish
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