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9,545 people sought family therapy help in Florida 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 Tallahassee, FL 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 Tallahassee, FL 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?

Family therapists at Thriveworks in Tallahassee, FL can help families that are facing obstacles, whether they be life transitions, behavioral problems, grief, stress, addiction, or something else. Our licensed marriage and family therapists (LMFTs) offer clients a safe space where they can openly express their thoughts and feelings.  

What Is Family Therapy? What Does It Consist Of?

Family therapy is group therapy for relatives. It’s a way of facilitating thoughtful discussion about an infinite number of subjects that arise between family members. Marital and family therapy at Thriveworks in Tallahassee, FL can take a deep look at interpersonal dynamics like the following:

  • Roles that each individual plays within the household
  • Implicit strengths and weaknesses of the family
  • Unspoken rules and codes of behavior 
  • Communication patterns
  • Individual personalities and points of view
  • Lifestyle differences
  • Emotional triggers
  • Historical context

These are all elements that might arise during therapy sessions, but a mental health professional will usually begin by asking each family member what their goals are. These goals can span a wide range of subjects, some easy to tackle and some fraught with difficulty. For example, family members may express their wish to do the following:

  • To heal or reconcile after conflict or estrangement
  • To improve overall rapport
  • To reduce tension in the household
  • To forgive, or ask someone for forgiveness
  • To establish healthy boundaries
  • To get through a life transition
  • To process a death or sickness in the family
  • To talk through one family member’s eating disorder or mental health condition
  • To manage anger
  • To build mutual trust 
  • To explore misunderstandings in a secure environment
  • To learn how to prevent future conflict

It may seem like a lot of ground to cover, but skilled mental health providers with training in family therapy can adeptly lead family members toward specific issues while maintaining everyone’s comfort levels. 

How to Address a Wide Range of Issues in Family Therapy?

Couples and family therapists like social workers and licensed professional counselors (LPCs) can facilitate meaningful conversations with family members by introducing sensitive topics through games, exercises, and icebreaker activities. No subject is off-limits in therapy sessions, though a counselor is trained to rein in unproductive conversations and turn family members back toward problem-solving and solutions.

People come to family treatment for a wide range of issues and problems, including the following:

  • Anxiety 
  • Bereavement
  • Financial stress
  • Marital conflict
  • Behavioral problems 
  • Neurodiverse children issues
  • Substance abuse 
  • Juvenile delinquency or crime
  • Estrangements
  • Conflicts and tension
  • Bullying
  • Emotional or verbal abuse
  • Caregiver burnout
  • Codependency
  • Perfectionism
  • Unhealthy parenting styles

Is Family Counseling Worth It?

The vast majority of families who see a specialized counselor are satisfied with the results of their sessions. This is because the therapy is usually brief, goal-oriented, and focused on solutions, not assigning blame. The family therapists at Thriveworks in Tallahassee, FL are trained to see problems from each person’s perspective, and to help family members in that same pursuit. This process can foster empathy and compassion, which can lead to healing and renewed connection. 

Reinforce Your Bonds with Family Therapy at Thriveworks in Tallahassee, FL

The family therapists at Thriveworks in Tallahassee, FL are fully licensed and recruited from the top 4% of area applicants. They also accept most major forms of health insurance coverage. This means that Thriveworks clients can get access to the best mental health care at affordable rates.

They can also choose to see their exceptional provider via an online counseling session or in person at the modern office. Therapists can meet with new clients quickly at Thriveworks, usually within 7 days of their initial booking by phone or online.

Put your family on the path to healing with licensed therapy at Thriveworks. We look forward to helping. 

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 Tallahassee therapists and counselors accept 21 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Florida Blue | BCBS | Blue Cross Blue Shield

  • Humana Exchange

  • Humana HMO/POS

  • Humana PPO/EPO/HDHP

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Self-pay costs at Tallahassee
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

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A very positive positive experience . She was very helpful, knowledgeable, warm, and thoughtful. We would highly recommend her again and thriveworks! Thank you
Read more A very positive positive experience . She was very helpful, knowledgeable, warm, and thoughtful. We would highly recommend her again and thriveworks! Thank you
David Feb 2024
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Jamie Jones is awesome, caring, knowledgeable and professional. Wonderful therapist. The best I’ve had so far.
Read more Jamie Jones is awesome, caring, knowledgeable and professional. Wonderful therapist. The best I’ve had so far.
Claude Feb 2024
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★★★★★
I have bounced around between counselors and therapists for a few years now. I found Thriveworks and Doc Hill and I'm very happy with my new team. I finally feel comfortable speaking to someone again without fear or judgment. He understands and truly wants to help.
Read more I have bounced around between counselors and therapists for a few years now. I found Thriveworks and Doc Hill and I'm very happy with my new team. I finally feel comfortable speaking to someone again without fear or judgment. He understands and truly wants to help.
Tallahassee Feb 2022
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Where to find us

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Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Tallahassee is located just off of Capital Cir NE – you must take a right off of this road onto Remington Green St, and we are on the outside of the shopping circle. The closest business to us is Action Business Coach, and then within the shopping circle, you’ll see Believe Hope Inspire Wellness Services LLC, Big Bend Area Health Education Center, and Haven Spa and Wellness Studio, among others.

Phone number

(850) 749-2313

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