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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 Thousand Oaks, 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 Thousand Oaks, 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?

Do your family gatherings usually end in yelling, fighting, or name-calling? Are any of your family members engaged in a silent treatment standoff or experiencing strained relationships? Does it seem like it’s impossible to get through to your kids, or do you have difficulty expressing your thoughts or emotions to family members without it sparking an argument?

If you said “yes” or can relate to any of the aforementioned situations, you’re not alone. Family relationships can be difficult to navigate, even when life seems to be going well. All families go through challenging periods and experiences, and while these ups and downs are completely normal, it can be hard to find your way out of the low points without help.

If you feel like your family may need help resolving conflict or navigating a difficult or painful life change, family therapists at Thriveworks in Thousand Oaks, CA can help. Our mental health professionals are experienced and passionate about building, repairing, and maintaining strong family relationships, and we’d love to help you and your family do just that.

When Should We Consider Family Therapy?

Family counseling can help you and your family members overcome a variety of issues, whether you’re looking for guidance processing difficult emotions, involved in an all-out war, or haven’t spoken in years. Family members are often intricately involved in one another’s life experiences, so even a slight interruption to one member’s life, health, or mental state can make big waves for the rest of the family.

A wide variety of issues can be improved or overcome with guidance from a family therapist. Some common reasons families pursue family counseling include the following:

  • Breakdowns in communication
  • Sibling rivalries or behavioral problems in children
  • Troubles blending families
  • Disagreement on parenting styles
  • Imbalances in family roles or responsibilities
  • Trouble dealing with grief or loss
  • Mental health issues
  • Strained relationships or estrangement
  • Divorce or separation
  • Substance abuse or addiction
  • Financial challenges or disagreements
  • Major life changes or transitions
  • Differing religious or political views

There is no wrong time to seek family therapy. Even if you and all of your family members generally get along well, family therapy sessions can show you how to strengthen the bonds that help you support one another and keep you connected long term.

If you’d like to get started with counseling to help your family, you can book your first appointment online or call the friendly scheduling team at Thriveworks in Thousand Oaks, CA. Our helpful staff is standing by and may even be able to schedule you a same-day or next-day appointment.

What Are the Benefits of Family Therapy?

Family therapy can do more than resolve conflict and cool down heated arguments. Counseling can help you overcome difficult life experiences such as the death of a beloved family member, and show you how to accept and cope with painful feelings long term. You’ll also gain useful tools that can be applied outside of your family systems to improve other relationships and aspects of your life.

Some techniques and skills you may take away from family therapy include:

  • Enhanced communication skills
  • Active listening
  • Efficient problem solving and conflict resolution
  • Greater understanding and acceptance of others’ differences
  • Coping with difficult emotions
  • Stress and anger management
  • Time and priority management

Family therapy can enhance your family relationships, but also improve the mental health and overall wellbeing of each family member involved. Regardless of where your journey begins, the mental health professionals at Thriveworks in Thousand Oaks, CA can help you and your family take the next step in improving your lives together.

Schedule Family Therapy Services at Thriveworks in Thousand Oaks, CA

Family counseling is a great way to help you and your family identify and overcome the specific issues that are causing conflict between you or putting a strain on your relationships. When you are ready, Thriveworks in Thousand Oaks, CA makes it easy to begin family therapy.

At Thriveworks, we know it can be difficult to get your family in one place at the same time, especially during a busy work or school week. That’s why we offer therapy sessions on the weekends, in the evenings, and early mornings. You can also connect with a therapist virtually, via phone or video chat, so family members can join in from wherever they are.

We also make it simple to continue working and growing together at home. When you join the Thriveworks family, you’ll also enjoy exclusive online video content, moderated community discussion, and phone or email access to your provider between appointments.

Your family means the world to you, and that matters to us. Your journey to a healthier, happier family can begin right here and now at Thriveworks in Thousand Oaks, CA. Your family can thrive — we can help.

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 Thousand Oaks therapists and counselors accept 24 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 Thousand Oaks is located at the intersection of Camino Dos Rios and W Hillcrest Rd – this can be accessed easily from Ventura Fwy. We share a building with Edward Jones, and our building is located right next door to KnowledgeLens's building.

Phone number

(805) 262-8291

Languages spoken by CA providers

  • English
  • Spanish
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