Virginia Beach Family Therapy

Counseling and Therapy for Families in Virginia Beach

When many people describe their personal goals for life, having a vibrant family is often near the top of the list. Whether they want or come from a medium, small, or large family, a lot of people desire warm relationships as brothers, sisters, wives, husbands, children, parents, uncles, aunts, and grandparents.

Family is a strong cultural value because people often receive purpose and identity from their families. Parents provide and model values for their children. Children emulate, grow, and then contribute when they can. Each person gives. Each person receives. In the process, people connect, find happiness, and pass down a legacy to each generation—at least that is how families can work when life is balanced.

But life knocks families off equilibrium all the time. It is common knowledge that families do not always function as they should. Families are systems—i.e., each person affects every other person. Many times, the effect is beneficial. Many times, the effect is harmful. Finding balance can be a challenge, but it is usually worth the effort. Having the perspective of someone outside of the family may help.

That is why Thriveworks Virginia Beach provides family therapy. Our counselors and psychologists know that working together as a family is hard. All families have challenges. All families need occasional help when they are out of balance. Family therapy at Thriveworks Virginia Beach may be able to help your family reestablish equilibrium.

Life Disrupted

Which TV families have you followed? The Bradys. The Cleavers. The Huxtables. The Arnolds. The Gilmores. The Winslows. The Bluths. The Bravermans. The Tanners. Most likely, you have followed the ups and downs of these or other fictional families. The most popular TV families often gain their popularity because they show how rich and vibrant family life can be, but they also show how hard it can be too.

Families vary in their socio-economic status, ethnicity, religion, size, and more. However, one thing is the same: every family faces hardship to one degree or another. How individual family members respond to the hardship will determine whether the family grows closer together or more disconnected.

Family life can change in a moment. When crisis hits one member, it hits everyone to some degree. Unforeseen circumstances can blindside and disorient families. One moment, everyone’s needs are met, and everyone knows their role. The next moment, everything is different. Such crises may include…

  • Loss of a family member
  • Loss of a job
  • Loss of the family’s home
  • An accident that causes an injury or disability
  • Financial crisis/stress

Not every crisis strikes quickly. Sometimes, trouble begins slowly and grows with time. Without intervention, families can realize that a situation that was once manageable is now overwhelming them. On-going crises may include…

  • Mental illness
  • Providing care for a handicapped or chronically ill family member
  • Neglect
  • Alcoholism
  • Codependency
  • Domestic abuse

Why Family Therapy?

All families will face difficulty at some point. However, not all difficulty has to cause division. Families can work together to overcome their challenges, and they can grow closer together in the process. Family therapy may help by …

  1. Utilizing systemic and calming techniques to resolve differences among family members.
  2. Teach healthy communication styles and facilitate dialogue within the family.
  3. Acknowledge and explore ways the family could support one another through difficult times.

The therapists at Thriveworks Virginia Beach love helping families name their challenges and find solutions for them. Along the way, families often find healthy ways to connection. Our therapists want families to come to a greater understanding of their own family and each individual member. Our therapists also understand how…

  • The challenge is the real challenge—not the family or individual who asks for help.
  • There is always opportunity for compromise and dialogue.
  • Listening, understanding, and empathizing can help any situation.
  • Each individual family member needs a voice.

Making an Appointment for Family Counseling

Has a crisis struck your family unexpectedly and left you blindsided? Or has it started slowly but grown into an unmanageable situation? There is no magic formula for familial harmony. Family therapy takes work, but people often experience the benefits of their efforts. Thriveworks Virginia Beach has appointments for family counseling available.

When you call our office, know that our goal is to provide you with excellent care from the first time you dial our number throughout the entirety of your treatment. A person will answer your call and help schedule an appointment that is convenient for you. We offer evening and weekend appointments, and many first-time clients see their therapist within 24 hours. We also accept many forms of insurance.

Is your family ready to re-establish balance? Call Thriveworks VA Beach today to meet with a family therapist or psychologist.

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Overall Rating: 5★★★★★ based on 34 5 1 34 reviews. See all reviews
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John Mcanulty& Thriveworks

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I would definitely recommend Thriveworks. Rarely can you reach for a counselor online and be able to take practical and progressive steps to work toward personal goals, growth and healing. John McAnulty Is a consummate professional, lending compassionate attention and assistance to clients as they navigate the path to well-being. I could not be more appreciative of his service.
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Counseling

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Nikol is top tier when it comes to professional counselors. She has the ability to connect with individuals while providing sound therapy. I have interacted with Nikol personally and professionally, and would most definitely trust my loved ones and friends in her care.
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Don Costigan – Highly recommend!

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Don is an incredible human being who is right where he needs to be helping people regain balance in their lives. I lost mine. My husband lost his. We lost our marital balance. Don helped us face hard truths and taught us how to acknowledge our negative communications and replace it with the knowledge of how to break the cycle. We learned how to healthfully detach, accept & grow. We are forever thankful to Don for his guidance.
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Great session,fair priced and mr. Costigan is very friendly and knowledgable. Great help
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Review for Mandy Donnelly

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This is a review for Mandy Donnelly at the Virginia Beach location. I worked with Mandy for more than one year in community mental health and she is the real deal. Mandy was able to build strong relationships with her clients and had a great impact with with children, adolescents, and adults. Mandy is also highly ethical and respectful. I would strongly recommend Mandy and would take my own children to her.
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Don Costigan

★★★★★
I started seeing Don in Feb. of this year. I have several behaviors I am currently dealing with. Don is compassionate, knowledgeable, sympathetic and easy to talk to. He is like a friend and has helped me with so many things I'm currently dealing with.
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Amazing

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Dr. Turon's passion for working with couples and families is far-reaching! Having worked with him in many capacities, I can say with all clarity, Dr. Turon is genuine and presents his most authentic self, in and out of the therapy room.
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Felt complete

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I had the pleasure of meeting Juan 7 years ago during a very difficult time in my life as well as my kids . Very professional made us feel very comfortable,he helped my kids and myself. I couldn’t be more thankful .
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NG

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I've worked with J Turon for several years and can account for the positive impact he has had with so many of our clients. Mr. Turon has a natural way of relating to others, ensuring they understand what he is sharing and then implementing changes that are reflected in behavior, attitude and approach. I would recommend Mr. Turon to anyone or any family seeking answers as well as a guide to a well balanced and healthy approach to mental health.
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It was a great experience

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It was a great experience
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I love everything about Thriveworks!

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I love everything about thriveworks! The first time I called I was able to get an appointment the same day with a great therapist, Shuan Salzman. I was diagnosed with FND and on of the treatments is cognitive behavioral therapy. My daughter also goes here and sees Jeanie. She is workingwonderful with teenagers. My daughter was very hesitant in going but she has open up. Both therapists are perfect very professional. I would recommend thriveworks to any of my family members, friends, and coworkers.
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Very helpful

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Very helpful
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I love Donna

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Pretty good i love donna
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My sessions have been very helpful

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My sessions have been very helpful.
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Digusted

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I cancelled my daughter's appointment due to illness (she was throwing up) and was charged a $99 fee! The fact that you would rather me bring my child throwing up to your office instead of allowing me to cancel is disgusting. It is bad enough having a sick child at home, now I have to incur a $99 fee for having a sick child and doing the right thing by keeping her home. Gross. Shame on you.
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Personable and professional.

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Personable and professional.
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Look Forward to our next

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Only had one appointment so far but we liked the session and look forward to our next
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You’re doing well!

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You’re doing well!
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I would like to continue with Donna

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I felt it was good, donna listened, understood our feeling ,even those which i could not put words to. I would like to continue with her.
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Pete is great

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Going great so far. Pete is great, knowledgeable and relatable.
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Pete was amazing and answered my questions

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Pete was amazing and answered my questions
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So far therapy is great

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So far therapy is great, this is going on my 3rd session in my entire life! and im starting to notice some changes already
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I really look forward to my visits.

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I really look forward to my visits. I feel comfortable and I love the office set up down town.
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The staff are very professional and punctual

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The staff are very professional and punctual and my therapist is extremely knowledgeable, hands on, relatable, and exudes genuine interest in helping me overcome my issues.
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My 1st session was interesting

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My 1st session was interesting looking forward to my next session
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The session was good.

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The session was good. I feel like I got a lot accomplished and obtained a lot of tools.
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My first session and I can already see the light at the end of the tunnel.

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My first session and I can already see the light at the end of the tunnel. I’m as hard headed as they come and I have to admit, therapy works!
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We’re both looking forward to our next session.

★★★★★
We’ve only had one session but I felt Dr. Love really understood what I was trying to relay to my partner. We’re both looking forward to our next session.
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Dr. Love is going to save our relationship!

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Dr. Love is going to save our relationship! Thank you for listening and giving advice !
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Appointment went well

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Very please with how easy to set up appointment & first Appointment went well. I left feeling very comfortable which is the first to learning how to deal with some challenges that I am having to deal with and more to come.
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Donna immediately made me feel comfortable

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Donna immediately made me feel comfortable about her being my daughter’s therapist. She has a true understanding of what she is going through. When I call to make appointments, I am met with a friendly voice.
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Monthly Administrators Fee

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It is unfortunate that my therapist of many years Dr. Amanda Trent started working for Thrive. Thrive charges a MONTHLY Administration plus your copay which is ridiculous. To my knowledge noone charges a monthly fee other than Thrive. In my opinion their goal is to gain money not assist patients in need.. If you need help , i recommend locating a facility that does not charge a monthly fee.
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No appt available

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Your website advertises appointments available within 24 hours, but I just called to schedule with a NP and was told you have no new patient availability.
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Impressed

★★★★★
I'm repeatedly impressed by Ebonie's insights and knowledge. She is a great counselor
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