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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 Vallejo, 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 Vallejo, 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?

Maintaining healthy relationships with members of your family can feel like a herculean task. If you think you could use some professional guidance, consider speaking with a family therapist.

Thriveworks Vallejo has providers with family therapy experience, trained professionals who can assist you and your loved ones with communication issues and more. Call us at (707) 415-8409 to get started today.

When Should I Consider Family Therapy?

Families seek out counseling for a variety of reasons. Here are some of the most common examples:

  • A family member’s mental health issue is making life difficult for others
  • Substance abuse or addiction is negatively impacting the family
  • Parents are going through a divorce, separation, or remarriage
  • Your family is grieving the death of a loved one
  • Family members are having trouble adjusting to a major life transition (a move, unemployment, etc.)
  • Disagreements never seem to resolve
  • You feel like you’re stepping on eggshells around your family
  • Feelings of resentment and jealousy persist for long periods of time
  • You’ve suffered abuse or trauma at the hands of a family member

If you are dealing with any of these family issues, the mental health professionals at Thriveworks in Vallejo, CA can help. We provide the guidance and services to help families overcome their problems in the short term and foster healthier and happier relationships in the long term.

Common Methods Used in Family Therapy

If you are thinking about family therapy, it’s natural to wonder what to expect. Here are some of the services our mental health professionals use to help families achieve higher levels of wellness.

  • Relationship counseling: Often, issues between parents can affect the entire family. This can include a lack of intimacy, communication issues, feelings of resentment, and more. Relationship counseling addresses problems between the parents to help the entire family move forward in a healthy manner.
  • Family systems therapy: Systems theory holds that the individual parts of a system are largely informed by and inseparable from the larger system. In this type of therapy, clients explore how their behaviors are influenced by other members of the familiy and find solutions that accommodate the larger family structure.
  • Narrative therapy: As we experience ups and downs in life, we tell ourselves stories about those events that help to create a sense of self-identity. Narrative therapy encourages family members to distance themselves from those stories, framing their experiences differently to help families reconnect in a more meaningful way.

Your marriage and family therapist will work with you to find a treatment plan that makes the most sense for you. Whether you’re seeking to resolve conflicts in a non-confrontational manner, form stronger bonds with your loved ones, or soften feelings of resentment, our licensed professionals are here to help.

Consider scheduling a family therapy appointment today by reaching out to us at Thriveworks Counseling in Vallejo, CA.

Begin Family Counseling Sessions at Thriveworks, Vallejo, CA

Struggling with family issues can be overwhelming but you don’t have to go it alone. Thriveworks in Vallejo, CA has mental health professionals to help you get through your issues so you can enjoy a happier and healthier family life. Call us today at (707) 415-8409 to take the first step on the road to wellness.

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 California therapists and counselors accept 24 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Shield of California | BCBS

  • 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 Medicare Advantage

  • JP Farley Corporation

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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Vallejo is currently located off of Tennessee St between Sutter St and Napa St, just north of Washington Park. Our building is shared by Parker Cathy and next to EZ Approved Auto and Launderland Wash & Dry. Vallejo Great Donuts and Mystic Candle Botanica are across the street from our office, and the closest bus stop is Tennessee St and Sutter St.

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(707) 415-8409

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