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What is your go-to approach for family therapy?

The go-to approach for helping people in family therapy is to build rapport, trust and comfortability for everyone to talk freely.

What tools do you teach in family therapy?

The following tools for family therapy is communication and understanding family dynamics.

How do you know when a client is making meaningful progress in family therapy?

You can tell when a family is making progress by increase in communication, spending time together and they feel they can be honest and not walk on eggshells.

What can clients do in their personal time to supplement family therapy?

To supplement their time with family therapy can join support groups and do more family activities with other families.

What should someone do to prepare for starting family therapy?

To start family therapy the best thing to do is have an open mind.

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 Palm Beach, FL 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 Palm Beach, FL 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.

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Family Therapy in West Palm Beach, FL—Family Therapists and Counselors

Many of us love our family members unconditionally. However, we don’t love the tension, the fighting, the stress that our family members sometimes cause us. And that’s exactly why family therapy is so beneficial.

If there is a current problem amongst family members or unresolved stress, consider working with a family therapist at Thriveworks West Palm Beach, FL. We have mental health professionals who have specific skills and training in helping families work through conflicts and get to a happy, healthier place.

Our family therapists are here to assist you in improving family dynamics, addressing current conflicts, and improving each relationship as well as the overall well-being of the family. If this sounds like something you could find value in, give us a call today to schedule your first appointment. We will help you set up a session at your earliest convenience. We look forward to it!

What Is Family Therapy? How Can It Help?

Family therapy is meant to help individuals resolve their familial conflicts and improve the overall health of a family. This type of therapy is led by a therapist, psychologist, or social worker. Though it depends on your family’s specific needs and circumstances, therapy is typically a short-term process. Additionally, some sessions may require every single family member’s participation and attendance, while others may call for the attendance of one or two individuals.

The family therapists at Thriveworks West Pam Beach will design therapy around your family’s specific needs and goals. However, it is common to discuss and learn skills for improving conflict resolution and your relationships with each family member. Common family issues that are addressed in family therapy include:

  • Financial problems, stress
  • The death of a family member or loved one
  • Substance abuse or addiction
  • Mental illness like depression or anxiety
  • Divorce or separation
  • Blended family adjustments
  • Behavioral issues in children and teens

If these issues are not addressed and resolved properly, the family may experience serious stress, negative emotions like despair and anger, loneliness and isolation, sleep disturbances, and more. So, if you think that you and your family members could find value in working with a family therapist with the right specialty and experience, give Thriveworks West Palm Beach a call. We are ready to help.

Work with a Family Therapist at Thriveworks West Palm Beach, FL

Is your family in a long, drawn-out feud? Are you struggling to get along with your parents or your siblings? Is your entire family suffering due to one family member’s poor decisions? If the answer is yes, to any or all of the above, know that family therapy at Thriveworks West Palm Beach, FL can help. We have family therapists on staff who have helped many families work through the daunting problems at hand. These mental health professionals are skilled and caring and they truly care about improving the overall family dynamic. They will accomplish this mission by assisting you with…

  1. Identifying current conflicts and problems
  2. Exploring family roles and behavior patterns
  3. Discussing current conflict resolution approaches and skills
  4. Reflecting on the family’s strengths as well as everyone’s love for one another

You can schedule an appointment today by simply giving us a call or using our online booking tool. One of our excellent scheduling specialists will answer your call and assist you in setting up your first family therapy appointment at your earliest convenience. You will have many options to choose from, including both evening and weekend appointments, as we understand that the normal daytime hours are not feasible for many of our clients. Additionally, we work with most major insurance plans. We hope to hear from you soon.

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 Palm Beach therapists and counselors accept 21 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Florida Blue | BCBS | Blue Cross Blue Shield

  • Florida Blue | Medicare Advantage

  • Humana Exchange

  • Humana HMO/POS

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Self-pay costs at West Palm Beach
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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My therapist, Kathy, is fabulous and very patient with me. I feel amazing each time I get off line from her - baby steps !!
Read more My therapist, Kathy, is fabulous and very patient with me. I feel amazing each time I get off line from her - baby steps !!
Linda Feb 2024
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★★★★★
Jessica Campbell is amazing. I would highly recommend her.
John Feb 2024
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Thanks for the convenience of services and matching with a Christian Therapist Kathy is wonderful!
Read more Thanks for the convenience of services and matching with a Christian Therapist Kathy is wonderful!
Kim Feb 2024
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★★★★★
She is an amazing therapist very easy to talk to
Kim Jan 2024
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★★★★★
Jason Weed is amazingly passionate and dedicated to his clients. If you’ve had even the tiniest inkling that Jason would be a good fit for you, go with it & go with Jason
Read more Jason Weed is amazingly passionate and dedicated to his clients. If you’ve had even the tiniest inkling that Jason would be a good fit for you, go with it & go with Jason
West Palm Beach Jun 2022
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★★★★★
Jason Weed is one of the most compassionate therapist that I have known. He is attentive to his patients/clients and adjust his therapeutic style to meet the needs of each and everyone of his patients/clients. Jason is a well rounded therapist who is educated in EDMR therapy. Jason is also passionate and knowledgeable in the LBGBTQIA plus community.
Read more Jason Weed is one of the most compassionate therapist that I have known. He is attentive to his patients/clients and adjust his therapeutic style to meet the needs of each and everyone of his patients/clients. Jason is a well rounded therapist who is educated in EDMR therapy. Jason is also passionate and knowledgeable in the LBGBTQIA plus community.
West Palm Beach Jul 2021
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★★★★★
Jason is so warm and welcoming to everyone he works with. He is versed in a multitude of therapeutic techniques and approaches to counseling and has experience working with teens and adults with mental health and/or substance use disorders. He helps educate me with planning and preparation for better handling of daily stressful situations both in and out of the workplace. I cannot recommend him highly enough!
Read more Jason is so warm and welcoming to everyone he works with. He is versed in a multitude of therapeutic techniques and approaches to counseling and has experience working with teens and adults with mental health and/or substance use disorders. He helps educate me with planning and preparation for better handling of daily stressful situations both in and out of the workplace. I cannot recommend him highly enough!
West Palm Beach Jul 2021
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★★★★★
Melanie provides exceptional services! I truly appreciate all that she does. She is caring, professional, and goes far and beyond! I would recommend her to anyone! Thank you Melanie for all you do!
Read more Melanie provides exceptional services! I truly appreciate all that she does. She is caring, professional, and goes far and beyond! I would recommend her to anyone! Thank you Melanie for all you do!
West Palm Beach May 2020
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry West Palm Beach is located near the intersection of Australian Ave and Belvedere Rd, just west of Interstate 95. Our office shares a building with Embassy Suites by Hilton West Palm Beach Central, as well as Romano Law Group, among other businesses. The closest bus stop is Australian Ave at Belvedere Rd.

Phone number

(561) 903-2450

Languages spoken by FL providers

  • English
  • Creole
  • French
Monday 8:00am - 9:00pm
Tuesday 8:00am - 9:00pm
Wednesday 8:00am - 9:00pm
Thursday 8:00am - 9:00pm
Friday 8:00am - 9:00pm
Saturday 8:00am - 9:00pm
Sunday 8:00am - 9:00pm

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Monday 7:00am - 9:30pm
Tuesday 7:00am - 9:30pm
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Thursday 7:00am - 9:30pm
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Saturday 7:00am - 6:00pm
Sunday 8:00am - 5:00pm

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