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922 people sought family therapy help at San Antonio in the last year

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Alexander Montero

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What is your go-to approach for family therapy?

My go to approach for helping people in family therapy is Cognitive behavior therapy. I enjoy CBT because you are able to work with various people within a unit to see what the irrational expectations may be.

What tools do you teach in family therapy?

I teach the following tools in family therapy:

  • Active listening
  • rule setting
  • expectations
  • acknowledging others.

How do you know when a client is making meaningful progress in family therapy?

I know a client is making meaningful progress in family therapy when the tension within family is reduced.

What can clients do in their personal time to supplement family therapy?

Clients can supplement their time in family therapy with being more aware of their effects in the family by having check ins weekly.

What should someone do to prepare for starting family therapy?

To prepare for their first family therapy session, an individual can make sure they have an idea of what they feel might be the issues within the family without pointing blame.

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 San Antonio, TX 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 San Antonio, TX 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?

Parker and his mother have had a tense dynamic brewing for months. Though they’ve gotten along at certain points in the past, Parker’s mom has oftentimes been overbearing, and as a result, Parker prefers to keep his distance. When they see each other during the holidays, or on the rare instances where they both agree to meet up, they spend most of their moments together communicating passive-aggressively. While Parker doesn’t want to keep adding to the ongoing tension with his mother, he’s not quite sure how to get closer to her, while still being able to avoid her controlling tendencies. 

Yet deep down, Parker knows that it will be better for him, his mother, and his family if they are able to reconnect—so he wants to try. That’s why Parker and his mom have decided to schedule family therapy. By talking to a mental health professional together, they hope to turn a new page in their relationship and reconcile. 

Perhaps like Parker and his mother, you also feel held back by negative family relationships and dynamics that have complicated your life. But you aren’t alone; turning to a family therapist at Thriveworks in San Antonio, TX could offer you a solution. A family therapist could be the answer you’ve been searching for—and with their help, you may be able to find solid ground once more.   

Does Our Family Need to Talk with a Family Therapist?

Whether or not you and your family need to see a therapist depends on your situation and personal opinions—it’s a consensus you’ll need to reach together. However, it may be helpful to keep in mind that there are several indications of negative family dynamics that you can watch out for, including: 

  • Undiagnosed mental health conditions or disorders 
  • Alcohol or drug addiction
  • Physical or verbal abuse
  • Feelings of resentment or hostility 
  • Unruly behavioral issues in children or teens 
  • Persistent anxiety over financial issues or relationship difficulties 

Our mental health professionals at Thriveworks in San Antonio, TX are committed to improving the bonds that you all share. Their goal is to improve the lines of communication within your family. With a family therapist’s guidance, you may be able to re-establish trust and love between family members that have grown distant. 

How Can Family Therapy Help Us?

When you and your relatives talk with one of our family therapists, they can assist you all by: 

  • Mediating tough conversations, and providing assistance as you engage in balanced dialogue and candid discussion
  • Creating and promoting newfound respect for personal boundaries and healthy communication
  • Working through mental health conditions with family members to find new emotional balance and well-being 
  • Offering encouragement, enabling you to empathize and compromise with one another

Family therapists may also encourage relatives to take time to engage with one another during sessions so that they are able to understand dynamics happening at home or outside of the session space. This offers family members the opportunity to vent their feelings in a safe space, while relying on a therapist for emotional support. Talking with a therapist may help relatives who feel uncomfortable talking about their emotions to feel empowered to do so healthily. 

Don’t forget—we offer added flexibility and convenience with our online counseling options.  With virtual sessions, your family can still attend counseling sessions together, regardless of the distance between each of you. Schedule an online family counseling session, and create a time to connect with your relatives across the country. As long as everyone has a reliable internet connection and somewhere private to talk, the whole family can reconnect and grow together.

Schedule Family Therapy at Thriveworks in San Antonio, TX Today

If you and your relatives are ready to start healing together with the help of a family therapist, call Thriveworks in San Antonio, TX today. Our scheduling specialists are standing by, and are available seven days a week. They’ll help you with each step of the process. Thriveworks clients also have instant access to exclusive perks, like: 

  • Scheduling assistance from our specialists, 7 days a week 
  • Weekend and evening session availability
  • Email contact with your provider in-between session
  • Our Q&A ask-a-coach chat line: for your questions that can’t wait till the next session
  • And many other benefits

Consider if choosing to seek family therapy could be a proactive step toward building better, healthier connections between you and your family members. It’s never easy to navigate turmoil in our close relationships, but our family therapists can offer hope, guidance, and direction for your family’s challenges. There’s no shame in turning to the support of a mental health professional for your family’s benefit. Call our office in San Antonio, TX today, and team up with a family therapist at Thriveworks.

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 San Antonio therapists and counselors accept 41 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Ambetter by Superior Health Plan

  • APEX Memorial Hermann

  • ARIA | Covenant Management Systems

  • Arkansas Blue Cross Blue Shield Federal Employee Program (FEP)

  • Auto Club Enterprises (Employers Health Network)

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas Exchange

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas HMO

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas PPO

  • Buist Byars and Taylor (Employers Health Network)

  • Carelon

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Self-pay costs at San Antonio
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 would definitely recommend Thriveworks to my family and friends. My talk therapy with Nadia Hines has been very helpful. I look forward to our sessions and I leave each one with the belief that I will become better soon.
Read more I would definitely recommend Thriveworks to my family and friends. My talk therapy with Nadia Hines has been very helpful. I look forward to our sessions and I leave each one with the belief that I will become better soon.
LaWanda Jan 2024
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★★★★★
Ms. Hines is as professional as they come. Her voice is calming, and her professionalism is top notch. She will not only tell you want you want to hear, but what you need to hear to help you work through your concerns and issues.
Read more Ms. Hines is as professional as they come. Her voice is calming, and her professionalism is top notch. She will not only tell you want you want to hear, but what you need to hear to help you work through your concerns and issues.
San Antonio Sep 2022
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Getting here

Thriveworks in San Antonio, TX is at the corner of Broadway and W Sunset Road/ We are near Mission Orthodontics and Soluna.

Phone number

(210) 985-8078

Languages spoken by TX providers

  • English
  • Spanish
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