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11,694 people sought family therapy help in Georgia in the last year

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

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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 Savannah, GA 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 Savannah, GA 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?

Researchers believe a large part of who we are is the average of the 5 closest people in our lives. Friends, roommates, and coworkers all might be in the top 5. Your family however, or some of them, will almost always be a few of the most influential people in your life.

Whether for our benefit or hinderance, our families teach us a lot. We may learn how to communicate, work through problems, or display love. But what if your family doesn’t teach the messages you want it to?

Familial stress is something all families deal with at some time or another. We doubt there’s a family out there who hasn’t at one point hurt each other, argued late into the night, or helped the development of bad habits. Families are a part of life, which means they can be chaotic! But they are also beautiful and can be a place of love and growth.

Whatever your family structure- biological, stepfamily, adopted, foster, and anything else- Thriveworks Savannah is here to help make the time you spend with your family fruitful and loving. No one’s family is ever perfect, and there will always be chaotic bumps in the road, but together we can mend any fractures and make your family a healthy, loving unit.

What is Family Counseling?

Sometimes, life throws us curveballs. These are completely out of your control yet can wreak havoc on your home life.

Thriveworks Savannah Family counselors understand the uncertainty, anxiety, and of course, love, that family life can bring. We have years of experience and training in tools that we can practice together. A Family Counseling session will be about improving communication, problem solving, and implementing plans to prevent future conflict.

But what exactly goes into a Family Counseling session?

That depends on the family and the situation! Thriveworks Savannah believes in individualizing every session. Counseling was never meant to be a cut-and-paste solution. It’s meant to meet you where you’re at walk beside your family as we strive towards a healthier, happier future.

Some families decide that it’s best to meet individually before a big, group session with their family counseling. Others are ready to jump right into a group session. This will also depend on the Thriveworks Savannah counselor. Give us a call today if you have more questions about what our family counselors offer.

The goal of family counseling will always be to rebuild and strengthen families. There is nothing wrong with seeing a counselor. It is a show of your strength, courage, and commitment towards each other. But we don’t want to keep you at counseling forever! Thriveworks Savannah believes everyone can thrive on their own, after given the proper encouragement and tools to direct their path.

Even though every session will be unique, common threads have surfaced throughout our family counseling sessions. For example, we might draw a focus on:

  • Strengthen communication
  • Work through individual concerns (e.g. mental illness, personal stress, fears, etc.)
  • Identify roles
  • Build on strengths
  • Learn to handle conflict in a healthy manner

No one wants conflict in their family. We all want to have a safe and loving home. And, we all can have that! Sometimes, a little professional guidance can go a long way in getting you back on track. Whatever the situation, Thriveworks Savannah Family Counselors is here to be a gentle voice of reason and nudge you back on the right path.

Could your family benefit from Family Counseling?

Perfect families don’t exist, so how do you know when it’s time to see a professional? The easy answer is whenever you want! No problem is too small, or too big. If you have discontentment about where your family is at in their relationships, we can help you get to where you want.

Some common situations we see in our clients 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

Every family can benefit from family therapy in some way, since problems- whether external or internal- will always exist. Thriveworks Savannah strives to give you the tools so you can ride out all the lows and truly experience the highs. You and your family deserve the best. Together, you can get there.

Pricing & insurance

Our therapists accept most major insurances. We accept 585+ insurance plans, and offer self-pay options, too.
Learn more about pricing for therapy and counseling services at Thriveworks.

Our Savannah therapists and counselors accept 24 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia | BCBS - HMO

  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia | BCBS - PPO

  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia | Medicare Advantage

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Savannah is located on East Broad Street between East State Street and East President Street. We share a building with the Frayed Knot yarn store and Ritual Holistic Studio. We are located one block away from Greene Square Park.

Phone number

(912) 623-4320

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