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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 Tempe, AZ 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 Tempe, AZ 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?

Every loving relationship has its ups and downs, and family relationships are no different. A family is, after all, a collection of loving individuals with differing needs, desires, and personalities. Oftentimes, these differing personalities are assembled under one roof, which can sometimes make for strained relationships

But the stress points in familial relationships do not have to be breaking points. With proper mitigation and care, your family can learn to resolve the challenges that arise, from sibling bickering to struggles with mental illnesses to differences in parenting styles. You can come together to create a supportive family that focuses on lifting each other up, recognizing individual strengths, and creating harmony and balance.

If your family is experiencing challenges, consider speaking with your loved ones about attending family therapy. Therapy deals with more than monumental mental health issues such as major depressive disorder or bipolar disorder. Therapy can help individuals and families seeking help with everyday struggles and long-term grievances. This can be anything from self-esteem issues in children to changes in the marriage between parents and guardians.

If you and your family are ready to explore therapy, please reach out to Thriveworks Counseling in Tempe, AZ. Our experienced family therapists are ready and waiting to assist you in resolving conflicts with civility and care.

Common Reasons Family Consider Attending Therapy

Perhaps you are a family of four with two children that constantly bicker over even the smallest of disagreements. Perhaps you, your spouse, and your kids find yourselves in nightly arguments that go unresolved for weeks, months, or years. Or maybe the idea of meeting with extended family makes you anxious or the thought of expressing your dreams to your parents makes you apprehensive.

No matter what challenge you’re facing with your family, family counseling may be able to help provide clarity and guidance.

At its core, family therapy focuses on conflict resolution through communication and engaged listening. Your therapist will be able to help you develop long-term techniques that include active listening, mindful questioning, and reflective self-assessment. These techniques will help you manage current problems as well as problems that may arise in the future.

Sessions with your Thriveworks counselor will be structured to address specific issues and help strengthen family relationships. Every family is unique and different families seek help for different reasons.

Some of these reasons include:

  • Behavioral problems in children
  • Financial strain
  • Mental illnesses
  • Separation or divorce
  • Major life changes
  • Substance abuse
  • Individual or group trauma
  • Differences in parenting styles
  • Dealing with grief

Therapy can address the above-mentioned challenges or other concerns you and your family may have. Regardless of your unique circumstances, the mental health professionals in Tempe, AZ are ready to provide long-term care.

How Family Therapy Sessions Can Help

Seeking family therapy isn’t always easy. Not every family member may want to attend, and setting up an appointment that fits everyone’s schedule may seem daunting.

But mental health and familial harmony are just as important as physical health and self-care. Deciding to seek family counseling is ultimately for the health of the entire family unit. With online therapy options such as video and phone counseling, scheduling an appointment that works around everyone’s busy lives is easier than it used to be.

Should you and your loved ones decide to attend a Thriveworks therapy session, you can expect to:

  • Improve your communication skills
  • Focus on anger and stress management
  • Strengthen your trust
  • Work on cooperative problem-solving
  • Engage in active listening
  • Learn to be reflective
  • Develop coping skills

Resolving familial conflicts on your own can be difficult. Having an experienced counselor guiding you can help ensure that everyone’s voice is heard during difficult conversations. Consider contacting the marriage and family therapists Thriveworks Counseling in Tempe, AZ if you believe your family could benefit from additional support.

Schedule a Family Therapy Appointment at Thriveworks in Tempe, AZ

If you’d like to strengthen your family’s relationships, please reach out to us here in Tempe, AZ. Our family counselors are available for evening and weekend sessions. In-person and online counseling services are available, and new clients are often able to see a provider within 24 to 48 hours of contacting us.

Additional benefits include:

  • Text support for billing and scheduling matters
  • Online counseling sessions
  • Between-session phone and email access to your provider
  • Community discussion board with counselor moderation
  • Q&A sessions with a life coach
  • Acceptance of various insurance plans

Every family has its challenges, big and small. What matters is that family members are committed to addressing individual and group concerns. Through active listening and engagement, family members can make strides toward unity and harmony.

With everything that goes on in the world, home deserves to be a safe space where we can have meaningful, long-lasting relationships. Call Thriveworks Counseling in Tempe, AZ to begin strengthening your family’s ties.

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 Tempe therapists and counselors accept 23 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona | BCBS

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona Medicare Advantage

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

  • Humana HMO/POS

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Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Tempe is located off S Lakeshore Drive, between E Baseline Rd and E Fremont Dr. Next door, in the same parking lot, is Southwest Spine & Sports. We currently share the Lakeshore Plaza building with Gerson Realty and Dry Utility Services, among other businesses.

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(623) 323-8962

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