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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 Tuscaloosa, AL 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 Tuscaloosa, AL 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 relationships are not always a walk in the park. Families share in their loved ones’ joy and happiness and encourage one another during times of struggle or sadness. But they also put each other down, fight, and say things they don’t mean. There may be times that you feel you could conquer the world together and days when you can’t stand to be in the same room.

All families are made of unique, complex individuals with distinct personalities and preferences. Every once in a while, your differences may drive a wedge between you, especially if outside factors are causing added stress or tension.

At the end of the day, your family relationships are important — they can have a direct effect on your mood, thoughts, mental health, and overall well-being.

Maintaining healthy, happy relationships isn’t always easy, but it’s okay to ask for help, especially when those relationships mean so much to you. The family therapists at Thriveworks in Tuscaloosa, AL can help your family navigate difficult situations, and show your family how to build meaningful relationships that last a lifetime.

Should We Consider Family Therapy?

Your family doesn’t have to be at war to benefit from counseling. People come to family counseling for a wide variety of reasons, but typically with the common goal of strengthening their relationships and improving their family systems.

A family therapist can help you work through a variety of issues, including the following:

  • A lapse or breakdown in communication
  • Major life changes
  • Grief or loss
  • Behavioral problems in children or sibling rivalries
  • Differing parenting styles
  • Financial changes or disagreements
  • Mental health issues
  • Blending families
  • Marriage, childbirth, or adoption
  • A shift in family roles or dynamic
  • Substance abuse or addiction

Whether your family is struggling with any of these specific issues or facing your own unique set of challenges, the mental health professionals at Thriveworks in Tuscaloosa, AL can help — and more quickly than you might think. We can often accommodate new clients within 24 to 48 hours and would welcome the opportunity to meet you and your family either at our Tuscaloosa office or remotely via phone or video.

What Can We Expect From Family Therapy?

Family therapy can help you resolve conflict or cope with the loss of a loved one, but it can also leave you with tools and techniques to build and maintain stronger relationships long term. Your family therapy sessions will be uniquely tailored to the specific issues your family is facing.

When you decide to pursue family counseling, your family therapist will get to know each of you on a personal level to better understand your individual experiences, perceptions, and the way your personalities interact and react to one another. Some members of your family may also require individual therapy to achieve the best possible outcome, such as depression therapy or addiction counseling.

Each family member who is willing and able to participate in therapy sessions is encouraged to join. These sessions will focus on uncovering the issues that causing tension or conflict and finding solutions that make sense for everyone. Our licensed professionals are experts at finding new solutions to old problems and can also teach you valuable skills including active listening, problem-solving, and peaceful conflict resolution.

If you’d like to see how family counseling with Thriveworks in Tuscaloosa, AL can strengthen your family’s relationships, you can schedule your first appointment online or call our friendly scheduling team for more information and assistance.

Book Your Family Therapy Appointment at Thriveworks in Tuscaloosa, AL

Thriveworks in Tuscaloosa, AL is here to help you hold onto the relationships that mean the most to you. We’re here to help you rebuild and repair them for a stronger, healthier, and happier future together.

Thriveworks offers convenient, accessible care for your family so you can get the help you need when you need it. Our benefits provide plenty of flexibility and added opportunities for family therapy sessions to fit into your busy schedule.

When you join the Thriveworks family, you can look forward to the following:

  • Weekend and evening appointments
  • Online counseling via phone or video chat
  • A flexible cancellation policy
  • Counselor-moderated discussion boards
  • Phone and email access to your provider between appointments
  • Exclusive video content
  • Our Therapy Buddy app
  • Text message support via Success Navigator

Your family members’ love for one another is stronger than the issues that are dividing you. Let a mental health professional at Thriveworks in Tuscaloosa, AL show your family how to overcome and accept your differences, clear the lines of communication, and start conquering the world together again. Reach out today to schedule your first appointment.

Pricing & insurance

Our therapists accept most major insurances. We accept 585+ insurance plans, and offer self-pay options, too.
Learn more about pricing for therapy and counseling services at Thriveworks.

Our Tuscaloosa therapists and counselors accept 19 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama | BCBS

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

  • Humana HMO/POS

  • Humana PPO | EPO | HDHP

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Thriveworks helped me realize that I do believe people can change. I’m not the person I was three months ago, broken and fearful. I’m healthy and happy and for the first time being kind to myself. Thank you for giving me my life back.
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling Tuscaloosa is located at the intersection of Greensboro Ave and 9th St. We currently share a building with First Federal Bank, among other businesses, and are located in the same parking lot as District Lofts. Across the street, on the opposite side of Greensboro Ave, you will find First Presbyterian Church.

Phone number

(205) 539-9994

Languages spoken by AL providers

  • English
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