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753 people sought family therapy help in Louisiana 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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Aetna, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana | BCBS, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana | Medicare Advantage, +18 more
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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 Shreveport, LA 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 Shreveport, LA 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.

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Family Therapy—Thriveworks Counseling in Shreveport, LA

Families face numerous challenges as they grow and change. Whether it’s behavioral issues, blending families, or communication problems, family therapy can help you navigate these difficulties and strengthen your relationships. At Thriveworks Counseling in Shreveport, LA, our skilled therapists are here to support you. Call us at (318) 618-8427 to schedule your appointment.

Is Family Counseling Right for Me?

Family therapy helps families deal with their issues and create healthier relationships. During therapy, your provider will explore your family’s roles, rules, and patterns of behavior to help you find healthier and more effective ways of interacting with each other.

Common Reasons for Family Counseling

Many families can benefit from attending therapy. Common reasons for seeing a mental health provider include:

  • Financial disagreements
  • Divorce and/or separation
  • Mental illness
  • Substance abuse or addiction
  • Major life changes
  • Infidelity
  • Difficulty communicating
  • Behavioral problems in children
  • Blending families

Going to family therapy doesn’t mean there is something wrong with your family. It’s normal to seek support during difficult times. Working with a family counselor or therapist from Thriveworks Counseling in Shreveport, LA can spark helpful conversations and help you develop healthier habits.

What Can I Expect at Family Therapy?

Mental health professionals can help your family no matter what you’re going through. Your family therapist may use one or more therapeutic techniques depending on your family’s specific issues.

Common Types of Family Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT): Focuses on changing automatic thoughts that contribute to emotional challenges and difficulties. In CBT, you’ll work with your therapist to notice negative thought patterns and learn coping methods and ways to reframe your thinking.
  • Family Systems Therapy: Focuses on the idea that every family is a unique system with its own structure and ways of communication. This therapy teaches communication and conflict resolution strategies and aims to change the unspoken “rules of engagement” within a family.

The type of therapy and the length of time spent in family therapy will depend on your family’s issues and goals. Every family is different, and your family’s treatment plan will be unique to you.

Family Therapy Appointments Available at Thriveworks in Shreveport, LA

Family conflicts are a natural part of life as a family grows and changes. Addressing these issues can show everyone in the family how much they mean to each other. If you want to start family therapy or counseling, call our office at Thriveworks Counseling in Shreveport, LA.

Why Choose Thriveworks?

  • Flexible Scheduling: Evening and weekend sessions available.
  • Online Appointments: Convenient online therapy options.
  • Flexible Cancellation Policy: Accommodating to your busy schedule.
  • Insurance Compatibility: We accept many major healthcare plans.

Working with a family therapist or counselor can help bring your family closer together. Call us today at (318) 618-8427 to set up your first appointment.

We look forward to helping you strengthen your family relationships.

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 Shreveport therapists and counselors accept 21 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana | BCBS

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana | 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

  • Humana HMO/POS

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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling Shreveport is located off of Youree Dr, next to Vicki's School of Dance and just west of Cici's Pizza and FedEx. Our building is north of Home2 Suites by Hilton Shreveport, and across the street from James Avery Artisan Jewelry. The closest bus stop is Youree Dr & Florida St. If you have trouble finding our office or have any questions about how to get here, please don’t hesitate to reach out!

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