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2,701 people sought family therapy help in Connecticut in the last year

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

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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 West Hartford, CT 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 Hartford, CT 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 Therapy in West Hartford, CT—Hartford Therapy for Families

Are you looking for Hartford therapy for your family? If you think that your family could benefit from working with a therapist, reach out to Thriveworks Counseling in Hartford, CT. Our family therapists are dedicated to helping their clients improve their familial relationships and overall quality of life.

You can schedule your appointment today by calling (860) 553-3374. A scheduling specialist will answer the phone and help you set up a session with one of our skilled, caring providers.

Could My Family Benefit from Therapy?

Oftentimes, it’s tough to admit that we need help. But in reality, we all need help! And admitting this is the first step to improving the situation at hand. If you and your family are dealing with a problem that is difficult to resolve or manage, consider working with a family therapist. We want you to know that there is no shame in doing so. Our family therapists possess the skills that many other people don’t—these skills will make all the difference in therapy and help you to get back to a happy, healthy place with your family members.

We’ll do everything we can to provide the help, guidance, and tools your family needs to get back to normal or improve your dynamic. To be more specific, they can help you work through the following issues (some of which were mentioned above):

  • Financial strain
  • Neglect
  • Infidelity
  • Lack of communication
  • Death of a loved one
  • Separation or divorce
  • Blended family issues
  • Mental health issues
  • Behavioral issues in kids or teens

You can start working with a family therapist at Thriveworks Counseling in Hartford, CT as soon as this week. Give us a call today to schedule your appointment.

How Does Family Therapy Work?

The family therapists at our office can help your family resolve the issues in your home, using a variety of effective strategies. First and foremost, our approach will focus on helping you to build the following:

  • Effective communication
  • Safety and comfort
  • Empathy and trust

In addition, family therapy is meant to help you and your family members work through your unique issues. This means that your family therapist will first work to understand what’s going on, what your family’s needs and goals are before designing your treatment plan. This enables them to develop the most effective therapy plan. For example, if you and your spouse are going through a divorce, your family therapist will help you and other family members to tackle difficult conversations pertaining to separation arrangements, difficult emotions, time with your children, and more.

Schedule a Family Therapy Appointment at Thriveworks West Hartford in Hartford, CT

Is your family looking for Hartford therapy? It could prove beneficial! If you want to bridge a gap between family members, reach out to our office. Our family therapists can help you to work through the issues that are harming your family and connect on a deeper level.

To schedule a family therapy appointment, just give Thriveworks Counseling in West Hartford a call at (860) 553-3374.

We’ll help you to schedule a session at your earliest convenience. We can’t wait to get started!

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 West Hartford therapists and counselors accept 24 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Connecticut | BCBS

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Connecticut Medicare Advantage

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • Connecticare

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

  • Humana HMO/POS

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Self-pay costs at West Hartford
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

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I couldn’t be more pleased with the help Tracy Saucier has given me! She is so kind, compassionate and a great listener.
Read more I couldn’t be more pleased with the help Tracy Saucier has given me! She is so kind, compassionate and a great listener.
Jane Feb 2024
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I love the format of telehealth in the evening. At a time where it's so challenging to find Psychiatrists, Thriveworks has been so easy to work with. And Ericka is lovely; easy to work with, easy to talk to, trustworthy, and very helpful.
Read more I love the format of telehealth in the evening. At a time where it's so challenging to find Psychiatrists, Thriveworks has been so easy to work with. And Ericka is lovely; easy to work with, easy to talk to, trustworthy, and very helpful.
Elizabeth Feb 2024
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I feel very comfortable talking with my therapist Jill about things that have been taking up room in my mind. She helps me find tools to cope with PTSD, anxieties & depression. I know I have a while to go but I am seeing progress due to our sessions.
Read more I feel very comfortable talking with my therapist Jill about things that have been taking up room in my mind. She helps me find tools to cope with PTSD, anxieties & depression. I know I have a while to go but I am seeing progress due to our sessions.
Elizabeth Feb 2024
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Tracy Saucier is an excellent therapist and I feel very comfortable with her
Helen Jan 2024
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Mr Saxton and the counsellors at Thriveworks are highly skilled and knowledgeable in assisting overcome situations that require special understanding.
Read more Mr Saxton and the counsellors at Thriveworks are highly skilled and knowledgeable in assisting overcome situations that require special understanding.
Ash Dec 2023
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The importance of finding a relatable therapist is key! Being in the medical field myself and coping with those stressors post 2020 traumatic events lead me to reach out for help. Learning understand and cope with moving forward in a healthier way. Thank you Ms Cano for making it easy to talk to you and relate!
Read more The importance of finding a relatable therapist is key! Being in the medical field myself and coping with those stressors post 2020 traumatic events lead me to reach out for help. Learning understand and cope with moving forward in a healthier way. Thank you Ms Cano for making it easy to talk to you and relate!
West Hartford Mar 2022
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Eva is absolutely wonderful and has given us tools and techniques to improve our communication and marriage.
Read more Eva is absolutely wonderful and has given us tools and techniques to improve our communication and marriage.
West Hartford Feb 2021
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Mimi is wonderful, attentive and kind. She's really helped me to grow and see the positives in myself. I am so happy to have met her!!!
Read more Mimi is wonderful, attentive and kind. She's really helped me to grow and see the positives in myself. I am so happy to have met her!!!
West Hartford Dec 2019
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry West Hartford is located at the corner of Farmington Ave and Ardmore Rd. We currently share the building with Step To Beauty and New England Realty Management, among other businesses. Across the street will find The Westfield apartment building and one block west on Farmington Ave is the Beth David Synagogue.

Phone number

(860) 530-5326

Languages spoken by CT providers

  • Polish
  • English
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