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4,988 people sought family therapy help in Michigan in the last year

Discover how starting family therapy can support your own journey toward a happier, more fulfilling life.

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Our therapists in West Bloomfield Township are booked, but we have 46 other therapists in MI available for an online or in-person session.

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 West Bloomfield Township, MI 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 West Bloomfield Township, MI 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?

Sometimes we insist that we hate or can’t stand them, but in reality, we love them. They’re our family members of course. We fight nonstop with our siblings about who the favorite is or who gets first dibs on the bathroom; we fight with our cousins when we’re all reunited for the holidays; and we hold grudges against our parents for dressing us in embarrassing clothes or making us go to private school. This list is endless.

In truth, these fights are normal, and are often laughed about later. But in other instances, the conflicts that arise between family members are more serious and beg the help of a professional. Fortunately, there are mental health professionals who specialize in this very field. Family therapists and psychologists are dedicated to helping families work through their conflicts and fix or maintain happy, healthy relationships.

“Families are the compass that guides us. They are the inspiration to reach great heights, and our comfort when we occasionally falter.” –Brad Henry

If your family is going through a difficult or stressful time and you think that you could benefit from working with a professional, reach out to Thriveworks West Bloomfield in Oakland. We only work with the best of the best: the family therapists at Thriveworks West Bloomfield in Oakland County possess the skills, training, and experience needed to help families just like you. If you are ready to schedule a Detroit therapy appointment, just give us a quick call at (248) 716-7057.

What Are the Benefits of Family Therapy? Who Can It Help?

Family therapy is specifically aimed at helping families to confront the problems that are affecting their relationships as well as individual wellbeing. These problems might be rooted in major life transitions such as a big move or even the develop of a mental illness like depression or anxiety. In certain cases, family therapy is the major form of treatment and in others it is only supplemental to the problem at hand.

A vast majority of families can find benefit in working with a family therapist or psychologist, especially those who have experienced a stressful event. Here are several common sources of stress and topics discussed in family therapy:

  • Moving to a new city or area
  • Mental health conditions like depression or anxiety
  • Communication tactics
  • Behavioral concerns or issues in children
  • Financial strife or disagreements about finances

A family therapist at Thriveworks West Bloomfield in Oakland can help you and your family members to talk about the problems that are looming. This will involve understanding their roots and working together to solve them. For example, if there is a new mental illness diagnosis in the family, your family therapist or psychologist can help each individual understand what this illness entails as well as how they can support the family member with the illness.

Are Detroit Family Therapists and Psychologists Qualified Professionals?                       

This form of therapy is led by licensed marriage and family therapists (LMFT), or professionals with specific skills, training, certifications, and experience in helping families. In certain circumstances, other mental health professionals, like social workers, also incorporate family therapy techniques into their work when they have completed training in family therapy.

Family therapy is often a short-term deal: typically speaking, people finish up in 9 sessions. That said, this can depend on a case by case basis. Additionally, each session can vary in terms of what topics are discussed and which family members are involved. These decisions are made based on the needs and goals for therapy, which the family therapists at Thriveworks West Bloomfield in Oakland can help you determine and understand.

Work with a Family Therapist at Thriveworks West Bloomfield in Oakland County, MI

Is your family going through a rough patch? Do you think that you could all benefit from working with a professional? Look no further. Consider working with a Detroit family therapist or psychologist at Thriveworks West Bloomfield in Oakland County. These experts are able to help you, using their family therapy skills, training, and experience.

To schedule an appointment, call us at (248) 716-7057 or schedule online. If you’re worried about finding a time that works for everybody, don’t be—we offer extended hours, including early morning, daytime, evening, and weekend appointments. Additionally, we accept most major insurance plans.

Ready to set up a family therapy appointment? Reach out to Thriveworks West Bloomfield in Oakland today. We look forward to it.

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 West Bloomfield Township therapists and counselors accept 28 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • ASR

  • Blue Care Network of Michigan

  • Blue Care Network of Michigan Medicare Advantage (HMO | PPO)

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan | BCBS

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan | BCBS Medicare Advantage (HMO | PPO)

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

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Self-pay costs at West Bloomfield Township
Talk therapy

Talk therapy

Includes individual, couples, child/ teen, & family therapy

First session

$1

Ongoing sessions

$1

Talk therapy

Psychiatry

Includes reducing symptoms with medication & management

First session

$1

Ongoing sessions

$1

Hear from our clients

5.0 Thriveworks West Bloomfield Township reviews are collected through Thriveworks.com.
★★★★★
I spoke with a great Therapist who was very professional and engaging. I had some questions but am not in a position to book just yet and and she took the time to answer my questions and give me some guidance. Her name was Kenya Marion and I look forward to booking sessions with her when I am able. I thank her for her time.
Read more I spoke with a great Therapist who was very professional and engaging. I had some questions but am not in a position to book just yet and and she took the time to answer my questions and give me some guidance. Her name was Kenya Marion and I look forward to booking sessions with her when I am able. I thank her for her time.
West Bloomfield Dec 2021
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★★★★★
I have known Andrea Golden for over 5 years. She is one of the most loving and kind person i know. She is well educated and takes pride in her work. I can't say enough good things about her. My 3 year old son loves her. You guys are lucky to have her!
Read more I have known Andrea Golden for over 5 years. She is one of the most loving and kind person i know. She is well educated and takes pride in her work. I can't say enough good things about her. My 3 year old son loves her. You guys are lucky to have her!
West Bloomfield Aug 2020
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
I have known Andrea for many years. She is nurturing, honest and an advocate for all! Andrea is a wonderful person to have in your corner.
Read more I have known Andrea for many years. She is nurturing, honest and an advocate for all! Andrea is a wonderful person to have in your corner.
West Bloomfield Aug 2020
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Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry West Bloomfield is located at 7439 Middlebelt Rd Suite 3, West Bloomfield Township, MI 48322, near the intersection of N. Pebblecreek Rd.

Phone number

(248) 609-3466

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