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4,988 people sought family therapy help in Michigan in the last year

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

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As a person who has dealt with grief and loss along with many of life' stressors, I understand that taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling... As a person who has dealt with grief and loss along with many of life' stressors, I understand that taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. Read more

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Aetna, ASR, Blue Care Network of Michigan, +24 more
Chronic Illness, Self Harm, Domestic Abuse, LGBTQIA+, Anger, +19 more

As a therapist with many life experiences, my goal is to get you to a happy, healthy, and well-rounded life.

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 Sterling Heights, MI 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 Sterling Heights, MI 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 relationships we have with our family members are our most intimate relationships. This means that while we love, trust, and care for these individuals, we also dislike, despise, and even wish we could disown them at times! And sometimes, the challenges that we face with our parents, children, siblings, and other family members cause significant damage to our relationships.

“Home should be an anchor, a port in a storm, a refuge, a happy place in which to dwell, a place where we are loved and where we can love.” –Marvin J. Ashton

Fortunately, when tension escalates between family members, there is professional help available. Family therapists are experts at helping their clients through difficult times—they have worked hard to gain their knowledge, skills, and experience, which ultimately enables them to help you!

If you are in the Macomb area and your family is in trouble, consider working with a family therapist or psychologist at Thriveworks Sterling Heights, MI. We can get you a next-day appointment if your family is able and ready to attend. We even have evening and weekend sessions, as we know that it can be hard to find a time to come in that works for everyone. We hope that our flexible scheduling options enable you to receive the mental health services you are searching for. Give Thriveworks Sterling Heights a call at (586) 238-4265 to schedule your appointment or hear more about the services we offer.

What Is Family Therapy?

Family therapy is a form of therapy designed to help family members develop effective communication, resolve conflicts, and improve relationships. An individual might decide to pursue therapy for their family because they are experiencing trouble with a parent, child, sibling, significant other, or another family member. The challenge at hand can vary dramatically; here are common issues discussed in family therapy:

  • Financial problems
  • Relationship issues (e.g., lack of trust)
  • Mental illness
  • Addiction
  • Parenting roles

The obstacle that is currently in front of you might not be on this list. Don’t worry, we can still help you! It would be impossible to list every issue that is brought into family therapy. Whatever your specific needs are, Thriveworks Sterling Heights family therapists and psychologists will do their best to help you resolve conflicts and improve your relationships with your family members. 

How Can Detroit Family Therapy Help My Family?

Your family therapist or psychologist at Thriveworks Sterling Heights, MI will get to know your family and your family’s needs to inform their treatment plan. That said, they will aim to help you understand existing problems, equip you with tools for resolving conflicts, and teach you how to set goals that benefit the entire family.

Family therapy is not an automatic fix for the issues in your family. It cannot promise to repair a damaged relationship or make any given obstacle disappear. Instead, it can provide you with the skills needed to cope with and respond well to the challenges your family runs into.

Work with a Family Therapist or Psychologist at Thriveworks Sterling Heights, MI in Macomb

Every family out there goes through tumultuous times: A family member might get diagnosed with a mental illness that changes their life as well as the lives of their loved ones; a couple might decide to separate and though it is for the better, the two individuals as well as their kids must adjust to their new lives. We could go on forever, as there are unique circumstances that bring all sorts of families in to family therapy. And whatever it is they’re going through, Thriveworks Sterling Heights, MI family therapists do their best to help them.

The Detroit family therapists at Thriveworks Sterling Heights will not judge your family for the challenges before you. They are taught and trained to operate without judgment or bias. Additionally, they know that every family is unique and needs individualized care. They can provide you with that treatment. So, if you are in Macomb County or the surrounding Detroit area, and your family is in a rough patch, consider working with a family therapist at Thriveworks Sterling Heights.

You can call us right now at (586) 238-4265 to schedule your appointment. We have next-day sessions available, as well as appointments in the evening and on the weekends. Your convenience comes first.

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 Sterling Heights therapists and counselors accept 29 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • ASR

  • Behavioral Health Systems

  • Blue Care Network of Michigan

  • Blue Care Network of Michigan Medicare Advantage (HMO | PPO)

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan | BCBS

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan | BCBS Medicare Advantage (HMO | PPO)

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

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Self-pay costs at Sterling Heights
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

4.5 Learn about verified reviews
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Efficient reminders, easy to utilize and caring, effective care from my therapist.
Michelle Feb 2024
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I really needed someone to talk to and didn’t know where to turn. An internet search came up and I found Thriveworks. Best decision I ever made was calling to schedule an appt. The staff is friendly, respectful and discreet. I appreciate Thriveworks so much. Therapy has helped me tremendously. I highly recommended this place.
Read more I really needed someone to talk to and didn’t know where to turn. An internet search came up and I found Thriveworks. Best decision I ever made was calling to schedule an appt. The staff is friendly, respectful and discreet. I appreciate Thriveworks so much. Therapy has helped me tremendously. I highly recommended this place.
Latasha Feb 2024
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My overall experience has been as expected when dealing with behavior healthcare. There is no real care for the patient and their needs. I spent an hour on the phone with a call center rep from the billing department who said I had no insurance on file, then proceeded to transfer me to the correct department who said I did. I have been without medication that was prescribed on Monday. When I received a call back from the psychiatrist, it seemed that your company forgot to send it over. That is unacceptable behavior when it comes to dealing with any customer.
Read more My overall experience has been as expected when dealing with behavior healthcare. There is no real care for the patient and their needs. I spent an hour on the phone with a call center rep from the billing department who said I had no insurance on file, then proceeded to transfer me to the correct department who said I did. I have been without medication that was prescribed on Monday. When I received a call back from the psychiatrist, it seemed that your company forgot to send it over. That is unacceptable behavior when it comes to dealing with any customer.
George Jan 2024
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★★★★★
Marya is such a good listener and is very sincere. Always feel as if we accomplish something. She has given me permission to call or text whatever needed and she responds in a very timely manner. I plan to continue working with her. She’s great.
Read more Marya is such a good listener and is very sincere. Always feel as if we accomplish something. She has given me permission to call or text whatever needed and she responds in a very timely manner. I plan to continue working with her. She’s great.
Gary Jan 2024
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★★★★★
It's a wonderful experience working with Cornelia Golden. She presents a healthy balance of comfortability and professionalism. She listens with the intent to hear what is being said and yet hear what's not being said. Cornelia has a very calming presence and I feel both confident in her counseling skills and that my concerns are professionally cared for. She is a very capable counselor. Clients will greatly benefit from working with her. I am happy to write this review for Ms. Cornelis Golden.
Read more It's a wonderful experience working with Cornelia Golden. She presents a healthy balance of comfortability and professionalism. She listens with the intent to hear what is being said and yet hear what's not being said. Cornelia has a very calming presence and I feel both confident in her counseling skills and that my concerns are professionally cared for. She is a very capable counselor. Clients will greatly benefit from working with her. I am happy to write this review for Ms. Cornelis Golden.
Sterling Heights May 2022
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★★★★★
Amazing listener. I dont know what I would do without her. She has helped me through so much in my life. I'm so grateful for her genuine kindness.
Read more Amazing listener. I dont know what I would do without her. She has helped me through so much in my life. I'm so grateful for her genuine kindness.
Sterling Heights Dec 2020
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★★★★★
Dana is an awesome therapist, listens to you and gives you great solutions, I highly recommend her and wouldn’t see anybody else
Read more Dana is an awesome therapist, listens to you and gives you great solutions, I highly recommend her and wouldn’t see anybody else
Sterling Heights Dec 2020
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★★★★★
Dana, is awesome very understanding , kind, no matter my issues she always helps me to figure it out , I highly recommend her!!
Read more Dana, is awesome very understanding , kind, no matter my issues she always helps me to figure it out , I highly recommend her!!
Sterling Heights Dec 2020
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Where to find us

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Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Sterling Heights is located at the corner of Utica Road and Triangle Drive. We currently share a building with DAS Architects, among other businesses. Across the street, on the opposite side of Utica Road, is the Sterling Estates neighborhood and La Grand Blvd.

Phone number

(586) 203-3931

Languages spoken by MI providers

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