They know your biggest flaws and deepest secrets. They know exactly what buttons to push. And they want nothing more than to embarrass you or prove you wrong—but you love them anyway. We’re talking about your family members of course. Your annoying siblings, pestering parents, and nosy aunts and uncles: the people you love the most.
We may love our family members, but that doesn’t mean these relationships are a piece of cake. Sometimes, we run into conflicts with family and struggle to maintain healthy relationships. This is perfectly normal, but sometimes resolving conflicts requires a little professional help. Fortunately, the family therapists and psychologists at Thriveworks Richmond, VA (Shockoe Bottom), specialize in helping families work through challenges and restore health and happiness in their relationships.
“You are born into your family and your family is born into you. No returns. No exchanges.” –Elizabeth Berg
If your family could potentially benefit from working with a family therapist or psychologist, reach out to Thriveworks Richmond, VA (Shockoe Bottom) today. We partner with the best of the best: mental health professionals who have worked hard to gain skills, knowledge, and experience helping to restore and repair families. These family therapists are happy to offer you the guidance and support you need. Give us a call at (804) 980-7242 to schedule an appointment when you are ready.
What Exactly Is Family Therapy?
Family therapy is a type of therapy specifically designed to help families address a wide range of issues that they may experience. A family therapist’s ultimate goal is to improve familial relationships and the overall health of a family. Common problems that arise among family members include those that stem from major life transitions and the development of mental illnesses. In some cases, family therapy is supplementary, and in other cases it is the primary form of treatment.
Many types of families can benefit from family therapy, especially if they are in the middle of a stressful or taxing situation. Here are some common stressors and source of conflict that cause families to begin therapy:
- Mental health issues like depression or addiction
- The death of a loved one
- A divorce or separation
- Behavioral problems in children
- Financial strain
The family therapists at Thriveworks Richmond, VA (Shockoe Bottom) would love to work with you and help to repair your relationships.
Are Family Therapists Qualified to Help?
Family therapy is led by licensed therapists: licensed marriage and family therapists (LMFTs) to be exact! These professionals have unique skills, training, and experience helping families. Other professionals—for example, social workers and psychologists—also utilize family therapy techniques if they have completed family therapy training.
This form of therapy is often short-term. Typically, families go for an average of 9 sessions. That said, sometimes families go for longer, as it depends on their needs and goals for therapy. In addition, every session can vary in terms of what you work on as well as who attends. Don’t worry, your Thriveworks Richmond, VA (Shockoe Bottom) family therapist will walk you through the process.
Schedule Family Therapy at Thriveworks Richmond, VA (Shockoe Bottom)
Is there a conflict that is a major stressor for your family? Are your closest relationships at risk? Consider working with a family therapist at Thriveworks Richmond, VA (Shockoe Bottom). One of our family experts will use their skills, knowledge, training, and experience to help you and your family members work through the conflict at hand.
To set up a family therapy appointment, give Thriveworks Richmond, VA (Shockoe Bottom) a call at (804) 980-7242. A scheduling specialist will assist you with the easy process, which will involve introducing you to our premium benefits. These benefits include extended hours, including evening and weekend sessions, as well as a flexible 23.5 hour cancellation policy. Additionally, we accept most major insurance plans.
We look forward to the opportunity to help you and your family build better relationships. Reach out to us when you’re ready to schedule a family therapy appointment or to hear more about our services.