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4,039 people sought family therapy help in California in the last year

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

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Our therapists in Stockton are booked, but we have 13 other therapists in CA available for an online or in-person session.

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 Stockton, CA 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 Stockton, CA 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?

The Jacksons consider themselves a successful family. There’s a lot of them, so every year they meet in the same park to get together, catch up, and generally do what families do. There’s a lot of love to be shared between relatives, but there have also been some uncomfortable situations and hurtful comments over the years. Though no one says anything, some family members aren’t comfortable speaking to each other about the situation. No one wants to make the situation worse, so instead of addressing the issue, most of the Jacksons would rather avoid it entirely. 

But this year, after an argument almost escalated into an altercation between two older relatives, family members are reconsidering their approach to conflict. In fact, seeking mental health services in the form of family counseling has been on some of their minds. 

If you’ve experienced ongoing tension, conflict, and distance within your family, it’s possible that you yourself have considered or debated finding the right family counselor to bring you all closer together once more. At Thriveworks, we put our client’s mental health first, and we understand how important familial ties are to mental health. They can be a steady source of happiness and support, but they can also bring down our self-esteem and spread resentment when family dynamics are unhealthy. Our Stockton, CA office has the therapeutic approach that you and your relatives can use to rebuild trust, communication, and unity. 

How Can Family Therapy Help?

Family therapists are experts at helping clients deal with conflict and rebuild healthy relationships with each other. At Thriveworks, our family therapists are licensed, mental health professionals; they have the experience and resources you need to start moving in the right direction. 

Family therapy can help relatives by: 

  • Helping them create and respect boundaries for healthy communication
  • Encouraging them to empathize and compromise with one another 
  • Helping to treat relatives with previously undiagnosed mental health conditions 
  • Acting as a neutral third party during therapy sessions, allowing for more balanced dialogue and candid discussion. 

We also understand that your family matters are private affairs—we respect that. That’s why our family therapy sessions will always adhere to the strictest APA and HIPAA regulations. Your privacy and safety are our top priorities, so you can focus on getting the treatment you need. 

Common Challenges Addressed in Family Therapy

Family relationships don’t always start out unhealthy. It’s often a result of damaging self-defense mechanisms that manifest in hurtful comments, passive-aggressive behavior, or possibly verbal or physical abuse. Family therapists help relatives manage tense situations and strong emotions that could be tied to:

  • Feelings of resentment or hostility 
  • Reluctance to meet each other or schedule sessions together
  • Unruly behavioral issues in children or teens 
  • Anxiety over financial issues or relationship difficulties 
  • Undiagnosed mental health conditions or disorders 
  • Alcohol or drug addiction

And with our online therapy services, family members who are separated by distance can close the gap with virtual appointments. As long as everyone has an internet connection and somewhere to talk privately, our online family therapists will provide you with the same high-quality mental health care as meeting in person would. 

Being uncertain about whether using a family therapist is the right choice is normal. There’s no shame or judgment from our mental health professionals, though. Their only concern is using their expertise to team together with you and your relatives to start improving the connections between all of you. 

Schedule a Family Therapy Session at Thriveworks in Stockton, CA

Perhaps you still feel resistant to connecting with one of our Thriveworks family therapists—or possibly, you’re the only one interested in reaching out for professional help. Whatever your situation currently is, when you or your loved ones call to schedule a family therapy session with our Stockton, CA team, you’ll first be greeted by the voice of one of our mental professionals. They assist you with every step of the therapy process. Thriveworks offers our clients benefits that are unparalleled by other providers. When you decide to enroll with us, we’ll grant you access to: 

  • Weekend and evening session availability
  • Contact your provider as necessary in between appointments 
  • Our 24/7 life coach chat line 
  • Scheduling assistance from our specialists, 7 days a week 
  • Same-day scheduling and cancellations

Thriveworks has become recognized as one of the leading providers of mental health care in the U.S. And it’s for good reason. With over 240 locations, we’re helping people everywhere learn more about their own mental health and providing them access to the tools and coping techniques that will benefit them the most. 

If you and your family are struggling to get along or to find the common ground you once shared, the help you need might come from one of our licensed family therapists at Thriveworks in Stockton, CA. 

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 California therapists and counselors accept 25 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Shield of California | BCBS

  • Blue Shield of California Medicare Advantage (HMO | PPO)

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

  • Humana HMO/POS

  • Humana PPO/EPO/HDHP

  • Imperial Health Plan

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Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Stockton is located on N Hunter St. where it intersects with E Weber Ave. Coy Parking Garage and SP+ Parking Garage are on one side our building and FED is on the other. Casa Flores, Pacific Gas & Electic Customer Service Office, and a US Postal Service location are also nearby.

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(209) 885-4812

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