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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 Salt Lake City, UT 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 Salt Lake City, UT 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?

Many of us go through life searching for the key to happiness. While there may not be a definitive answer to this riddle, part of the equation certainly lies in healthy, loving family relationships. Maintaining strong bonds between family members can give us a sense of emotional security, fulfillment, and support.

It’s unfortunately all too common for family members to drift apart from one another or find themselves in conflicts that can span months or years. This can not only deprive us of one of life’s greatest joys and a sense of belonging, but it can also lead to long-term feelings of resentment, frustration, and anger. Those in conflict with their families are also at a higher risk for anxiety, depression, and substance abuse issues.

If you’re having trouble with your family, you’re not alone. All families have ups and downs and some issues simply require an outside, experienced perspective to reach a satisfying resolution.

You may find sibling rivalries have spiraled out of control over the years. You may find you resent your parents for your upbringing or feel guilty that you didn’t live up to expectations. You may be struggling with a child’s behavioral issues or a relative’s hurtful comments. Instead of avoiding family gatherings for the rest of your life, it can be infinitely more beneficial to tackle these issues head-on together with the help of a trained family therapist.

If you’ve been experiencing conflict within your family or need help navigating a difficult time, reach out to the marriage and family therapists at Thriveworks Counseling in Salt Lake City, UT.

Reasons To Consult With a Family Therapist

Families are highly interconnected, which means something that affects one family member can affect the rest in unpredictable ways. If someone in your family has a mental illness or struggles with substance abuse, it can have a negative impact on the other family members too. This is why therapists spend time getting to know your family and understanding its unique and complex dynamic.

No two families are alike, but many families encounter similar problems. These are several reasons families may seek out family counseling:

  • Separation, divorce, or remarriage
  • Parenting issues
  • Abuse or trauma
  • Substance abuse
  • Loss of a family member
  • Heated arguments that don’t resolve
  • Physical or mental illness within the family
  • Behavioral issues
  • Child-rearing troubles
  • Blending of families
  • Major life transitions

If your family isn’t getting along, this isn’t something you simply need to accept. Licensed marriage and family therapists are standing by at Thriveworks Counseling in Salt Lake City, UT.

What To Expect From Family Therapy Appointments

If you have a hard time imagining your family getting along, you’re not alone. Many families struggle with seemingly insurmountable hurdles but sometimes a neutral perspective is all that’s needed. Our family and couples therapists have helped countless families tackle issues together by opening up lines of communication and finding new solutions to old problems.

Cognitive behavioral therapy, or CBT, may be part of your therapy sessions. This form of talk therapy involves a deeper look at your thought processes and how they impact your behaviors and emotions. Many conflicts between family members go so far back you may not remember or understand the deeper issues until you begin to peel back the layers with a trained therapist.

Taking part in therapy sessions can yield many benefits in the long term. Families who participate in marriage and family therapy often leave with increased empathy and a better understanding of how their actions impact those around them. After engaging in talk therapy, you may find it easier to set healthy boundaries without causing further conflict.

At Thriveworks Counseling in Salt Lake City, UT, licensed mental health professionals are standing by to help you improve communication and work towards a healthier family dynamic.

Schedule Family Therapy at Thriveworks in Salt Lake City, UT

Making time for mental health services can be a challenge in our stressful world, and that’s especially true when it comes to juggling multiple calendars. That’s why we offer a variety of scheduling options to make it easier for you and your family members to get help.

Evening and weekend sessions make it simple to find a time that will work best for everyone. We also offer online therapy, which is a convenient and comfortable option that is just as effective as traditional therapy. We take many major forms of insurance and are highly flexible when it comes to cancellations.

At Thriveworks, we’re dedicated to meeting your needs in every way possible, which is why we offer many exclusive benefits. These include:

  • Phone or email help between appointments
  • Moderated community discussion boards
  • Streamlined scheduling and billing via easy-to-use apps
  • The Therapy Buddy app
  • Exclusive video content

If you’re ready to take the first step and prioritize your family relationships, get in touch with Thriveworks Counseling in Salt Lake City, UT to get started.

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Our therapists accept most major insurances. We cover 180 million Americans – and offer self-pay options, too.
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Getting here

Thriveworks in Salt Lake City, UT is located at the intersection of South 700 East and 5th Street. We currently share the building with Interiors West and Tuccis Cucina Italiana, among other businesses. Located across the street, on the opposite side of South 700 East, is Whole Foods Market.

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