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14,458 people sought family therapy help in North Carolina in the last year

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As a woman of color, my goal is to help families and couples cancel generational cycles that are harmful and stunt growth.

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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 Winston-Salem, NC 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 Winston-Salem, NC 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?

Though we love our families, that love may come with ups and downs and some inescapable feelings.

Family therapy at Thriveworks Counseling in Winston-Salem in Forsyth County can help you navigate the challenges you encounter with your family. These trained professionals have the tools and knowledge needed to help you see eye to eye and live harmoniously. If you feel like your family needs some help making meaningful changes in your relationships with one another, the family therapists and psychologists at Thriveworks in Winston-Salem, NC are happy to offer you and your loved ones the guidance and support you need. Call (336) 231-3071 to schedule your first session.

What Is Family Counseling? Who Needs it?

Family counseling helps family members resolve conflicts and deepen connections. For example, a family going through an unexpected financial loss or a major life change can benefit from family counseling services. For some, family therapy is used to reinforce other treatment options, and for others, it is the main form of treatment.

There are many different reasons as to why a conflicted family can benefit from the use of family therapy techniques. Below is a list of common situations that a therapist at Thriveworks Winston-Salem can help families work through:

  1. Everyday friction, such as household responsibilities
  2. Problematic behavior in children
  3. The effects of mental illness, including depression, anxiety, and substance abuse
  4. Grief after the loss of a loved one
  5. Financial loss
  6. Moving to a new area or starting a new job

These transitions and difficulties in life affect each member of the family. The family therapists at our office take a holistic approach to care, tending to the long-term wellbeing of your whole family. They also help tackle the concerns each person faces on an individual level. In turn, not only will the family unity benefit from the group session, but so will each individual member. Every situation is special, and our goal is to help you efficiently navigate all of life’s challenges and get back to a healthier state of mind.

What Makes Family Therapists and Psychologists Qualified to Help?

Family counselors, or licensed marriage and family therapists (LMFT), are mental health professionals who are highly skilled in the treatment of family conflicts. After receiving extensive schooling and training, they have the tools and knowledge to help families resolve their concerns and improve communication.

This form of therapy is generally short-term, meaning that most people benefit from an average of 9 or 10 sessions. Every family therapy session can vary in terms of who attends as well as the topics discussed. Your therapist may use different family therapy activities during each session. Each activity is designed to help you break through barriers and connect on a meaningful level with your family members.

Counseling for Families at Thriveworks Counseling in Winston-Salem, NC—Schedule Your Session

Remember: conflict within families is normal and there is help available. It is important to seek this help before conflicts or tensions escalate and your relationships suffer further. If you think your family needs or could benefit from family counseling services, consider working with a therapist or psychologist at Thriveworks Counseling in Winston-Salem, NC. Our professionals are trained to help you handle and overcome the challenges your family is facing.

When you are ready, give us a call. One of our scheduling specialists will help you set up an appointment time that works best for you. Thriveworks does not have a waitlist and our appointments are often available within 24 hours of your initial call. We also offer evening and weekend appointments to help better meet the needs of our community. Additionally, Thriveworks accepts most major insurance plans and has affordable self-pay rates. We look forward to guiding you and your family to happier, healthier relationships with one another.

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 Winston-Salem therapists and counselors accept 26 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina | BCBS

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Carelon

  • Caresource

  • Carolina Behavioral Health Alliance (CBHA)

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

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Self-pay costs at Winston-Salem
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 Learn about verified reviews
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Clifford Feb 2024
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My Therapist Sara M. is an amazing Therapist. She is an excellent listener, coach, and is very attentive to the needs of the patient. I was able to connect with her in ways that I have not been able to connect with prior therapist. I am truly grateful to have found Thrivewoks and their referral to Sara M.
Read more My Therapist Sara M. is an amazing Therapist. She is an excellent listener, coach, and is very attentive to the needs of the patient. I was able to connect with her in ways that I have not been able to connect with prior therapist. I am truly grateful to have found Thrivewoks and their referral to Sara M.
Gloria Feb 2024
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Customer service was horrible! All I simply wanted to do was update my insurance and the process was extremely frustrating
Read more Customer service was horrible! All I simply wanted to do was update my insurance and the process was extremely frustrating
Shereen Feb 2024
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★★★★★
Suzanne is an excellent therapist. She is professional, listens intently and cares about my well being. I could write much more, and suffice to say that she’s simply the best!!!
Read more Suzanne is an excellent therapist. She is professional, listens intently and cares about my well being. I could write much more, and suffice to say that she’s simply the best!!!
Sandra Jan 2024
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★★★★★
Great experience with Suzanne Hillin
Clifford Dec 2023
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★★★★★
I’ve worked side-by-side with Suzanne Hillin on the frontlines of addiction, trauma, and serious mental illness for several years. Her knowledge of her profession runs deep, as well as her warmth, care, and concern for her clients. She’s the counselor you’ll want in your corner when facing any kind of challenge life throws your way.
Read more I’ve worked side-by-side with Suzanne Hillin on the frontlines of addiction, trauma, and serious mental illness for several years. Her knowledge of her profession runs deep, as well as her warmth, care, and concern for her clients. She’s the counselor you’ll want in your corner when facing any kind of challenge life throws your way.
Winston-Salem Jan 2022
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★★★★★
Suzanne gave creative ideas for situations to be applied. She showed care and concern. I have recommended her to others.
Read more Suzanne gave creative ideas for situations to be applied. She showed care and concern. I have recommended her to others.
Winston-Salem Dec 2021
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★★★★★
Kysha Duncan is an awesome therapist. She shows empathy and compassion, as well as professionalism. She's a therapist that you don't mind talking to about anything because you know you won't be judged. She has her own unique way of empowering you towards your journey of healthy mental health.
Read more Kysha Duncan is an awesome therapist. She shows empathy and compassion, as well as professionalism. She's a therapist that you don't mind talking to about anything because you know you won't be judged. She has her own unique way of empowering you towards your journey of healthy mental health.
Winston-Salem Mar 2021
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Where to find us

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Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Winston-Salem is located off Country Club Rd between Greenwich Road and S Stratford Rd, in the Highland Plaza building. Across the street you will see the Winston-Salem Fire Station and we currently share the building with PNC Bank.

Phone number

(336) 203-8853

Languages spoken by NC providers

  • English
  • Spanish
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