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2,701 people sought family therapy help in Connecticut in the last year

Discover how starting family therapy 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 Stamford, CT 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 Stamford, CT 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?

Often, the people we love the most are also the people who hurt us, annoy us, and enrage us the most. This is how it is with family; with our parents, our children, our siblings, our aunts and uncles, our cousins. Because we care about these individuals, we invest ourselves in their lives—and sometimes, as a result, we suffer. We struggle to see eye to eye; we disagree; we hurt each other’s feelings. And in certain instances, we walk away from these people and these relationships because we don’t know how to put the pieces back together.

“We depend on our loved ones to support us emotionally and be a secure base as we venture into the world to learn and explore. The more we sense that we are effectively connected, the more autonomous and separate we can be.” –Dr. Sue Johnson.

Fortunately, family therapists can help you put the pieces back together. You might feel tempted to walk away and leave these relationships behind. But the easy thing isn’t always the right thing. If you think these relationships with your loved ones could be salvaged, consider working with a family therapist at Thriveworks Counseling in Stamford, CT. Our relationships with our loved ones can help us live happy, healthy lives. Let a family therapist help you build the relationships that will lead to better living.

If you’re ready to schedule a family therapy appointment, reach out to Thriveworks Counseling in Stamford, CT at (203) 635-5693. We can provide your family with in-person or online therapy today. All you have to do is set up your appointment!

Can Family Therapy Help Me? Benefits of Family Therapy

Family therapy serves as a helping hand during times of stress and strain. For example, family therapy can help families…

  • Grieve and heal from the loss of a loved one
  • Cope with a mental illness and understand how it affects the family as a whole
  • Work through stressors like financial strain or job security
  • Adjust during a major life transition, such as divorce or a big move
  • Address behavioral problems in children and teens
  • Resolve communication problems and other conflicts

Family therapy or counseling at Thriveworks can help your family come together to work through the problem(s) at hand. They can help you to address group issues or individual issues, which have a ripple effect on the rest of the family. Whatever it is you’re struggling with in your family, our family therapists will do their best to help.

How Does Family Therapy Work?

Family therapy is administered by licensed marriage and family therapists (LMFT). This form of therapy is often short-term, with as little as nine sessions in most cases. These sessions also typically only last for 50 minutes, but of course, these numbers can vary on a case by case basis. Your family therapist at Thriveworks Counseling in Stamford, CT will get to know your family, the problems at hand, and then design a customized treatment plan that will best help you.

Often, family therapy is rooted in systems theory, but there are other counseling approaches too, including cognitive behavioral therapy and psychodynamic therapy. All of these forms of counseling can help families to work through their problems and reach a happy, healthy place. Again, your family therapist will look at your specific needs and then determine what form of therapy can best help you. In any case, you can expect your family therapist to help you and family members improve communication, learn coping skills, and enhance your connections with one another.

Schedule Family Therapy at Thriveworks Counseling in Stamford, CT

Could your family benefit from working with a professional? The family therapists and counselors at Thriveworks Counseling in Stamford, CT have irreplaceable skills, training, and experience that can help you and your family members make progress in these important relationships.

If you’re ready to schedule your appointment, give Thriveworks Counseling a call at (203) 635-5693. We can get you all booked for your first family therapy session today. Know that you will be able to choose between in-person counseling or online counseling therapy. Online counseling therapy allows you and your family members to attend counseling from the comfort and convenience of home. Either way, we can’t wait to work with you!

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 Stamford therapists and counselors accept 25 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Connecticut | BCBS

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Connecticut Medicare Advantage

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • EmblemHealth

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

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Self-pay costs at Stamford
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

5.0 Thriveworks Stamford reviews are collected through Thriveworks.com.
★★★★★
Emily’s warmth and compassion resonates with me and her attentive approach has enhanced my experience. The work of healing is crucial and it starts with a therapist that is relatable, sincere and authentic. This can easily assist in removing the stigma of “mental health” and steer the narrative towards emotional balance & wellness. She challenges me to approach my healing with identifying the root of my triggers while being open and honest with all the facts. Most importantly, it’s my work to understand how the facts and old narratives has shaped my life and she provides me with updated tools & expertise to tackle my PTSD. Emily’s skillful approach is helping me to forge ahead and truly heal in the most pragmatic and authentic way.
Read more Emily’s warmth and compassion resonates with me and her attentive approach has enhanced my experience. The work of healing is crucial and it starts with a therapist that is relatable, sincere and authentic. This can easily assist in removing the stigma of “mental health” and steer the narrative towards emotional balance & wellness. She challenges me to approach my healing with identifying the root of my triggers while being open and honest with all the facts. Most importantly, it’s my work to understand how the facts and old narratives has shaped my life and she provides me with updated tools & expertise to tackle my PTSD. Emily’s skillful approach is helping me to forge ahead and truly heal in the most pragmatic and authentic way.
Stamford Apr 2022
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
I have worked with Courtney for about a year and she is a great Clinician. She has excellent clinical skills and has patience with all of her clients. Courtney is a great asset to any agency that she joins!
Read more I have worked with Courtney for about a year and she is a great Clinician. She has excellent clinical skills and has patience with all of her clients. Courtney is a great asset to any agency that she joins!
Stamford Jun 2020
Review left on Thriveworks.com

Where to find us

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Getting here

Thriveworks in Stamford is located at 80 Mill River St Suite 2200, Stamford, CT 06902, at W. Broad Street and Mill River Park. We currently share a building with Westchester Health, and are just south of the Shell station near W Broad St., with the Rippowam river to our east. 

Phone number

(203) 408-1896

Languages spoken by CT providers

  • English
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