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As a woman who has worked with both typical and atypical children for most of my life, I understand how to create a safe, fun, and productive therapeu... As a woman who has worked with both typical and atypical children for most of my life, I understand how to create a safe, fun, and productive therapeutic space for children. Read more

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Starting Blended family counseling

What is blended family counseling?

Blended family counseling from our therapists at Thriveworks in Westborough, MA helps families who have come together through marriage work through changes, accept differences, ease tension, and form bonds. It enables parents to set boundaries and expectations around finances, parenting, and other areas. In addition, it offers all family members a safe space to voice their thoughts and feelings.

How does blended family counseling work?

Blended family counseling will likely involve attending sessions as a group, but it might also involve individual sessions with each family member. It works by encouraging the group to share any emotions, concerns, or challenges they might be experiencing, as it relates to the family, and then offering tailored solutions.

Is blended family counseling conducted in person or online?

Blended family counseling at Thriveworks in Westborough, MA is conducted both in person and online by video. We encourage you to choose the option that works best for you.

How long does blended family counseling last?

Blended family counseling from one of our providers at Thriveworks in Westborough, MA can be short- or long-term, lasting for weeks, months, or years. The length is dependent on the family’s areas of concerns, whether they’re more immediate or they’re more complex. Together with your therapist, you can determine how long you should plan on attending therapy for best results.

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Counseling in Westborough, MA for Blended Families

If you are in the process of blending two families, know that you are not alone. Many other blended families are likely experiencing similar challenges. The therapists at Thriveworks Counseling in Westborough understand the challenges as well.

We have worked with a number of blended families, helping them break the mold and build a beautiful life together. Call our office today at (774) 252-7733.

Understanding Blended Family Dynamics

Blended families often face unique challenges as they navigate their new family structure. These challenges can affect both children and adults as they adjust to new relationships and dynamics.

Children in blended families may experience a range of emotions and adjustments, including:

  • Moving homes or schools
  • Adapting to new siblings and a new birth order
  • Adjusting to a different parenting style
  • Handling big feelings such as grief, anger, or confusion

These changes can be stressful, and children may struggle to process their emotions in a healthy way, sometimes leading to acting out.

Couples in blended families also face significant adjustments, such as:

  • Establishing a new partnership or marriage while leading the family through the blending process
  • Navigating issues within their relationship
  • Setting expectations for their children
  • Working with ex-partners and ex-spouses

The couple sets the tone for the whole family and often takes on multiple challenges simultaneously.

Tips for Successful Blending

Therapists at Thriveworks Counseling in Westborough offer personalized care to each family they help. Here are a few general tips for setting up a blended family for success:

  • Be Honest: Acknowledge that the blending process can be difficult and allow space for both good and bad days.
  • Be Proactive: Set expectations sooner rather than later to set the family up for success.
  • Be Empathetic: Listen well and promote understanding, recognizing that each family member faces unique challenges.
  • Be Specific About Your Needs: Encourage every family member to speak up about their needs instead of waiting for others to notice.

Therapy at Thriveworks Counseling in Westborough for Blended Families

Working with a skilled therapist can help guide your family through the blending process and build a strong, unified home. Call Thriveworks Westborough today at (774) 252-7733 to set up your first appointment.

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 Westborough therapists and counselors accept 25 insurance plans

  • Aetna

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

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Massachusetts | BCBS

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Compsych

  • Fallon Health

  • First Health Network

  • Harvard Pilgrim

  • Humana Exchange

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Self-pay costs at Westborough
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

4.8 Thriveworks Westborough reviews are collected through Thriveworks.com.
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Hello all, I just want to tell everyone at thriveworks in Westboro mass office and future customers that I have had the pleasure of a 5 star counselor in donna hayes. Donna helped me when I was at the lowest point in my life. A law enforcement life, with lots of issues. She has helped me immensely. God bless you donna. Hopefully I will see you in fall when I return home. Thanks for your help and sorry for quitting exit today on my last appointment. Best regards always. Brian
Read more Hello all, I just want to tell everyone at thriveworks in Westboro mass office and future customers that I have had the pleasure of a 5 star counselor in donna hayes. Donna helped me when I was at the lowest point in my life. A law enforcement life, with lots of issues. She has helped me immensely. God bless you donna. Hopefully I will see you in fall when I return home. Thanks for your help and sorry for quitting exit today on my last appointment. Best regards always. Brian
Westborough Apr 2019
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★★★★★
I’ve had a wonderful experience. The staff is punctual and kind.
Westborough Jan 2019
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★★★★★
Thriveworks has been wonderful so far. My therapist is very supportive and communicative. The appointment reminders are very helpful, too.
Read more Thriveworks has been wonderful so far. My therapist is very supportive and communicative. The appointment reminders are very helpful, too.
Westborough Jan 2019
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★★★★★
I love my therapist and feel better about my life knowing that I have guidance and direction in my life
Read more I love my therapist and feel better about my life knowing that I have guidance and direction in my life
Westborough Jan 2019
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My therapist is thoughtful, compassionate, incisive in a good way, understands complex trauma, and is full of good humor.
Read more My therapist is thoughtful, compassionate, incisive in a good way, understands complex trauma, and is full of good humor.
Westborough Aug 2018
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For a first visit, this place set a very good example for what is ahead. Attentive, note-taking, observant I am pleased with the initial visit.
Read more For a first visit, this place set a very good example for what is ahead. Attentive, note-taking, observant I am pleased with the initial visit.
Westborough Jun 2018
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★★★★★
Just met Greg today so far everything went well.
Westborough Apr 2018
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Good chat with Stephanie
Westborough Apr 2018
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Westborough is located at 5 E Main St Suite 3, Westborough, MA 01581, in the same building as Berkshire Bank.

Phone number

(774) 252-7733

Languages spoken by MA providers

  • English
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