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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 Springfield, MO 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 Springfield, MO 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?

No matter how close a family is, there will always be moments of strife. Even the happiest family systems will face trials and challenges throughout their lives.

If you find yourself struggling to find peace with the people you are closest to, consider starting family therapy. It’s not uncommon for there to be lapses in communication and connection between family members. When people are going through a difficult time, they often choose to protect themselves by building up a wall around them. Maybe you know someone who is doing this right now or perhaps you’ve noticed that you’ve started to do this whenever you’re at home.

This isn’t unusual but there are things you can do to begin strengthening that family relationship once again, like attending family counseling. You can get that love and support back when you visit Thriveworks Counseling in Springfield, MO. In many ways, it is the best gift you can give to the people you love most in the world.

When Is the Right Time To Seek Family Therapy?

Only you can know when the time has come to meet with a mental health professional, such as a licensed marriage and family therapist. When conflicts can no longer be resolved peacefully and family members seem to turn against each other, therapy sessions can help everyone reconnect.

There is no limit to the number of reasons why seeking out family therapy is so beneficial. Some of the most common reasons why a family therapist may be needed include:

  • Issues with substance abuse
  • Keeping harmful secrets
  • Financial troubles
  • Chronic offensive behavior
  • Divorce or separation
  • Conflict between parents and their children
  • Behavioral problems
  • Major life events
  • Death or loss in the family

Even if there is only an issue between two family members, it doesn’t only affect the people involved — it can impact the entire family unit. Mental health professionals can help pinpoint how to best resolve the unique challenges surrounding your specific situation so you can begin to rebuild your relationships once again.

The Benefits of Family Therapy

No matter how disconnected your family has become, you can find your way back to one another. Helping everyone remember why they love and cherish each other is just one of the benefits of family therapy. It also helps couples and families develop and maintain healthy boundaries.

Additionally, mental health professionals can help to offer clarity and open up the lines of communication. Working with a family counselor can guide each person to work through their struggles in a way that is collaborative and effective. This helps to improve how family members support each other through rough patches.

Since no two families are identical, each family receives a personalized treatment plan. Working with a licensed therapist at Thriveworks gives everyone the chance to strengthen their family ties and rebuild bonds that once felt lost.

Family Therapy Appointments at Thriveworks in Springfield, MO

To recapture the love and the deep connection that may have been lost between members of your family, you can turn to Thriveworks in Springfield, MO. Many Springfield families have engaged in family counseling therapy sessions to work through the issues and struggles that have plagued them for so long.

For your convenience, family counseling is also offered in the evenings and on weekends. If meeting with a mental health professional in person is not possible, counseling sessions are also offered via video chat and over the phone. As a new client, you also have access to same-day or next-day appointments.

Even between appointments, you can always connect with a therapist through phone or email. When pressing issues are on your mind, you don’t have to wait until your next appointment to start to address them. Plus, our Q&A ask-a-coach feature is available 24 hours of the day when something is on your mind and you need a response quickly.

Last but not least, we accept an extensive list of insurance plans to make it easy for families to seek the necessary counseling to heal emotional wounds and reignite the bonding process. If you’ve been struggling with some of your most important relationships, get started at Thriveworks in Springfield, MO today. It’s the first step in healing old wounds, improving communication, and fostering more fulfilling relationships.

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 Missouri therapists and counselors accept 23 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City | BCBS

  • 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

  • Humana PPO/EPO/HDHP

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Thriveworks helped me realize that I do believe people can change. I’m not the person I was three months ago, broken and fearful. I’m healthy and happy and for the first time being kind to myself. Thank you for giving me my life back.
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Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling Springfield is located in Sheid’s Plaza off of S Campbell Ave. Our office is behind Lucy’s Chinese food, and next to Marty’s Sports Bar. There’s parking located in front of our building, and the closest bus stop is Campbell & Walnut Lawn (NW).

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(417) 609-0195

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