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Starting Blended family counseling

What is Blended family counseling?

Blended family counseling from our therapists at Thriveworks in Richmond, VA helps families who have come together through marriage work through changes, accept differences, ease tension, and form bonds. It enables parents to set boundaries and expectations around finances, parenting, and other areas. In addition, it offers all family members a safe space to voice their thoughts and feelings.

How does Blended family counseling work?

Blended family counseling will likely involve attending sessions as a group, but it might also involve individual sessions with each family member. It works by encouraging the group to share any emotions or concerns or challenges they might be experiencing, as relates to the family, and then offering tailored solutions.

Is Blended family counseling conducted in person or online?

Blended family counseling at Thriveworks in Richmond, VA is conducted both in person and online by video. We encourage you to choose the option that works best for you.

How long does Blended family counseling last?

Blended family counseling from one of our providers at Thriveworks in Richmond, VA be short- or long-term, lasting for weeks, months, or years. The length is dependent on the family's areas of concerns, whether they're more immediate or they're more complex. Together with your therapist, you can determine how long you should plan on attending therapy for best results.

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In the late 1960s, The Brady Bunch showed American that second chances can be beautiful. Carol moved her three girls into Mike’s home with his three boys, and the iconic blended family was born. The Bradys were one of the first TV families to show that family does not have to fit the mold. Families can come in any shape and size. The Bradys had a nearly-perfect home (and the advantage of having all their problems solved within a 30-minute TV episode), but they also faced serious challenges. The kids struggled to accept a new parent. Carol and Mike struggled with how to parent new children. Birth order was disturbed, and new sibling rivalries were sparked. And yet, the Bradys built a home where everyone was loved and accepted. In this way, their experiencing were not so different than other blended families: there are many challenges for also many benefits when two families come together under one roof. More and more, blended families are going to counseling together to overcome those challenge and maximize the benefits of being one, big, happy family.

“You have to take things slowly. Just because you love someone doesn’t mean that you’re going to automatically love their children.
All relationships take time to grow and develop. Be willing to give everyone the time and space they need. It will come.”
—Kelly LeFurgey

Being in a blended family is all about establishing healthy relationships, and there are a lot of relationships to establish: between siblings, parent to child and child to parent, with the ex’s, and within the couple—just to name a few. Setting up even one of those relationships is tough, but blended families are forging these connections all at the same time. Like most challenges, when blended families work through difficulty, they often find the opportunity. Blended families can be homes will deep resilience and love grow, and no one has to face the difficulties alone. Blended family counseling is often a resource and a place where new families can receive the support they need to build the family they want.

Thriveworks Richmond offers blended family therapy because we know that many challenges can hold blended families back. But we also know that those challenges can be overcome.

What Do Blended Families Look Like?

There is no “correct” answer to this question, but there is also no “wrong” answer. Blended families come in every shape and every size. They are often filled with love and acceptance. They make room for imperfection, forgiveness, and second-chances. They also often make room for anyone and everyone who needs a home. Blended families can be…

  • Divorced, broken-up, or separated parents who are now living in separate homes. They are both active in their parenting roles, and if they are dating or remarried, the new partner is not involved in the children’s lives.
  • Remarried divorcees who both have children and will both be parenting all the children.
  • A widowed parent who remarries. The new spouse does not have children, but is slowly moving into a parenting role.
  • And the list can go on and on…

The US Census Bureau estimates that 1300 new blended families are formed every day and that half of the 60 million kids in the US who are 13 years-old and younger live in a blended home. Blended families, in all their beautiful diversity, are a growing population, and many are bumping up against common challenges as both the kids and the adults adjust to their new life together.

How Kids Acclimatize
Changes in a child’s life can be stressful, even if the changes are for the best. It is normal for kids to need time as they adjust to their new life because there is a lot to which they must acclimatize. One of their parents may have passed away or moved away. They may have to move into a new home or into a different room in their current home. Children may have new rules. Roles, or parenting styles within their home. All the while, kids can be feeling big emotions for the first time—grief, frustration, anger, and more. They may have behavioral problems as they adjust to their new life.

How Adults Acclimatize
Just as kids have to acclimatize to their new life, so do adults. Couples have a number of challenges. They are likely establishing their new marriage or their new relationship, but they also have to set the tone for all the relationships in the family. That means they need to clarify parenting roles. If a partner has never parented previously, then that means learning new social and emotional skills. That means establishing a relationship with each child, where they feel loved and accepted within the home. That means guiding and steadying sibling relationships. That also means dealing with ex’s and in-laws.

Scheduling an Appointment at Thriveworks Richmond for Blended Families

The challenges for blended families are common, but so are the solutions. Many families press through the difficulty and reap the benefits of being one, big, happy home. If you are in the process of bringing two families together, know that help is available. Thriveworks Richmond offers counseling for blended families, and we have appointments available. When you call our office, your first appointment may be within 24 hours. We offer evening and weekend sessions, and we accept many insurance plans. Call today.

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 Richmond therapists and counselors accept 27 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Virginia | BCBS

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Virginia Medicare Advantage

  • Behavioral Health Systems

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • CareFirst Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Virginia | BCBS

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

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Self-pay costs at Richmond
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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I have looked so long for a new counselor and finally found a wonderful therapist through thrive works… Rhiannon Price has been working with me and has helped me so much
Read more I have looked so long for a new counselor and finally found a wonderful therapist through thrive works… Rhiannon Price has been working with me and has helped me so much
Michelle Feb 2024
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My experience has been somewhat less desiring. My ongoing sessions with the counselor is not as expected. It’s not engaging and oftentimes we are sitting in silence. I even asked if there was an ending game plan so we know where we are working towards and I didn’t get an answer.
Read more My experience has been somewhat less desiring. My ongoing sessions with the counselor is not as expected. It’s not engaging and oftentimes we are sitting in silence. I even asked if there was an ending game plan so we know where we are working towards and I didn’t get an answer.
Chris Jan 2024
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★★★★★
I have known Scott Beach personally and professionally for almost 15 years. He is a caring and compassionate individual and an outstanding clinician. I highly recommend him to anyone seeking to engage with an ethical and skilled counselor who will meet you where you are without judgment and work with you to achieve your counseling goals!
Read more I have known Scott Beach personally and professionally for almost 15 years. He is a caring and compassionate individual and an outstanding clinician. I highly recommend him to anyone seeking to engage with an ethical and skilled counselor who will meet you where you are without judgment and work with you to achieve your counseling goals!
Richmond Jul 2020
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★★★★★
Ashley Crouch has been been a blessing to me over the past year. I cannot begin to thank her enough for how she has impacted my life. She is very effective, professional, and respectful. My quality of life has improved by leaps and bounds and I'm forever grateful. I live in a rural area with few counseling options, so online counseling was a Godsend, and so was Ashley!
Read more Ashley Crouch has been been a blessing to me over the past year. I cannot begin to thank her enough for how she has impacted my life. She is very effective, professional, and respectful. My quality of life has improved by leaps and bounds and I'm forever grateful. I live in a rural area with few counseling options, so online counseling was a Godsend, and so was Ashley!
Richmond Dec 2019
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Exceptional service.
Richmond Jan 2019
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I’ve been seeing Ashley for about a month now at Thriveworks and I couldn’t be happier. She really helped me get back to person I use to be. I’ve had a rough couple years and she has me well on my way to a better me.
Read more I’ve been seeing Ashley for about a month now at Thriveworks and I couldn’t be happier. She really helped me get back to person I use to be. I’ve had a rough couple years and she has me well on my way to a better me.
Richmond Jan 2019
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Great scheduling service. Emma Denat is fantastic as a counselor. Highly recommend this practice.
Read more Great scheduling service. Emma Denat is fantastic as a counselor. Highly recommend this practice.
Richmond Jan 2019
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So far, everything with Thriveworks has been great - easy to schedule, easy to meet, and really finding great help all around.
Read more So far, everything with Thriveworks has been great - easy to schedule, easy to meet, and really finding great help all around.
Richmond Jan 2019
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Where to find us

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Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Richmond is located off of Markel Rd, just south of Libbie Place Shopping Center. Our building is across the street from the Faison Center and next to Pandora’s Lashes and Coates and Davenport, P.C. Our office is in the Enterprise Center, which we share with Liquid Talent Agency and SIL Insurance, among other businesses.

Phone number

(804) 312-5498

Languages spoken by VA providers

  • Polish
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