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

Starting Blended family counseling

What is blended family counseling?

Blended family counseling from our therapists at Thriveworks in Woodstock, GA 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 Woodstock, GA 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 Woodstock, GA 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.

Need more help deciding?

Unfortunately, some blended families run into a number of trials as they build their combined and happy home. In many instances, blended families find that building a partnership with a Thriveworks family therapist or counselor in Woodstock, GA is a useful means to help them pilot the challenges that may arise with operating such a family. Being a part of a blended family can be difficult at times, but it is virtually always worth the struggle!

“Having a close and caring family is a beautiful dream, but a dream without a plan isn’t worth a nickel. However, a dream with a workable plan may be worth a million bucks.”

–Dr. Rich Melheim

Permitting all the relationships within a blended family to cultivate naturally is vital, but it can also be tough. Uniquely, relationships don’t happen overnight and there are many things that parents cannot force. Unification of a family can be a test, but it is also an opportunity for many rewards. Truly, step families frequently develop to become that model, large family where love runs deep and everybody looks out for one another. Although getting there may be a task, no one has to take the voyage alone. The skilled counselors and therapists at Thriveworks Woodstock can help blended families find their tempo.

Certainly, your blended family may be fairly new or yours may be farther along in the journey, but wherever your family is, Thriveworks Woodstock is here to help. We can help with counseling for your blended family and take it to the pinnacle of unification.

What Does a Blended Family Look Like?

Part of the attractiveness of step families or blended families is that there is no recipe for them. In fact, they come in all forms and figures. More often than not, they find love and acceptance everyplace it is to be found. Blended families comprise of:

  • Re-coupled or re-married parents whose partner does not take an active role in parenting their children.
  • Re-coupled and re-married parents who both have children from previous relationships.
  • Parents who have divorced, separated, or broken up. They may share parenting responsibilities, but they are living in different homes. No other partners are involved.
  • Re-coupled or re-married parents whose partner has never had children and takes an active role in parenting their children.
  • And the list goes on…

Comparatively, in the 1960’s, the divorce rate for first marriages was 30 percent and since then, it has risen to 40 percent while the rate of divorce for second- and third-time marriages is astoundingly higher. Collectively, with the divorce rate being about 50 percent, it makes logic that around 30 million children, ages 13 and under, belong to a step family. For this reason, blended families are common in many communities and they are a mounting existence all around us. To emphasize, the US Census Bureau estimates that there are roughly 1300 new step families made daily. It is important to realize that many step families face comparable problems and challenges.

Step Families and Making Adjustments for Children

Oftentimes, children can struggle with their new life of belonging to a blended family. As families are combined, children habitually have the slightest amount of control. Notably, they also may be facing profound emotions that they have never felt before. They may be heartbroken over a parent’s passing or their annulment. Children may be guessing out how to steer two diverse homes with two dissimilar expectations for them. They may feel injury, hindrance, and unhappiness. In fact, they may also deal with these sentiments through behavioral problems.

When children are regulating to a new step parent, they can be muddled by undistinguishable expectations. Is their parent’s companion a parent too? If not, then how will the child and adult relate to each other? If the new spouse has kids, a child will have even more adjustments. Frequently, when families are blended, a child’s birth order is thrown off. To be clear, the oldest child may no longer be the superior. Equally, the baby may no longer be the darling of the family. These are giant tests that children often need help circumnavigating.

Step Families and Changes for Adults

Adults face immense changes just as children do in a blended family. As an illustration, becoming a pair or establishing a marriage cannot be the only concentration for parents/step parents. Couples have to create their own bond while navigating the entire family through the blending progression. As a result, each spouse may need to found new relationships. If one of the companions has never parented before, then those are abilities need to be cultivated and applied. If a spouse is not going to take a dynamic part in childrearing, then the character they will play needs to be elucidated and recognized.

Get Help for Your Blended Family

If you or any one of your family members are having trouble coping because of your blended family, then you should see a Thriveworks Blended Family Therapist or Counselor in Woodstock, GA. We are trained in identifying the signs and symptoms in order to start therapy as soon as possible. In fact, our office is conveniently located and discrete. Thriveworks Blended Family Counselors in Woodstock, GA offer daytime, evening, and weekend appointments to accommodate you with your busy schedule.

Seeing a Thriveworks Blended Family Counselor in Woodstock means that there is never a waiting list and that you’ll be able to get an appointment in 24-48 hours. Surprisingly, getting help for your blended family may be more affordable than you thought as we accept most major insurance plans.

Truly, our blended family counselors have undergone demanding training and they are well-qualified with helping people lessen, and sometimes diminish, the presence of negative symptoms associated with blended families in their lives. Take that initial step toward curing your blended family issues by scheduling an appointment with a Thriveworks Blended Family Counselor in Woodstock now.

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 Woodstock therapists and counselors accept 22 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia | BCBS

  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia | Medicare Advantage

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

  • Humana HMO/POS

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Self-pay costs at Woodstock
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 Woodstock reviews are collected through Thriveworks.com.
★★★★★
My 16 yr old daughter had been struggling with mood swings and depression/anxiety for a few years. We tried talk therapy first with a therapist but as she got older, the issues persisted. I contacted Thriveworks to seek out further help and everyone I engaged with was very helpful, very clear about the billing process and the psychiatry care schedule. We have had three sessions now with provider Melissa Gray and the care has been awesome. My daughter's mental health has been great and she is coping with things much better. It had been challenging to find the psychiatric care my daughter needed with other facilities either not taking new patients or being limited in the care provided. Thriveworks answered my call immediately and were able to get our first telemed appt within a few days. I strongly recommend Thriveworks!
Read more My 16 yr old daughter had been struggling with mood swings and depression/anxiety for a few years. We tried talk therapy first with a therapist but as she got older, the issues persisted. I contacted Thriveworks to seek out further help and everyone I engaged with was very helpful, very clear about the billing process and the psychiatry care schedule. We have had three sessions now with provider Melissa Gray and the care has been awesome. My daughter's mental health has been great and she is coping with things much better. It had been challenging to find the psychiatric care my daughter needed with other facilities either not taking new patients or being limited in the care provided. Thriveworks answered my call immediately and were able to get our first telemed appt within a few days. I strongly recommend Thriveworks!
Woodstock Jun 2022
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★★★★★
Very updated website, easily accessible. Basic info is quite informative, highly recommended.
Woodstock May 2022
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Amazing people!
Woodstock Feb 2022
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Outstanding service! Very attentive and caring. Provided very useful information.
Woodstock Feb 2022
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I am so thankful to have found counsel with Ms. Porter. She has given me great coping strategies and is diligent in helping me walk through challenges and finding viable solutions. I started counseling in September and believe that I would not be able to navigate through the recent challenges had it not been for extensive counseling with Ms. Porter.
Read more I am so thankful to have found counsel with Ms. Porter. She has given me great coping strategies and is diligent in helping me walk through challenges and finding viable solutions. I started counseling in September and believe that I would not be able to navigate through the recent challenges had it not been for extensive counseling with Ms. Porter.
Woodstock Jan 2022
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★★★★★
DeShawn provided world-class support for me during a time of transformation and confusion. He sat patiently with me and guided me to better understand my triggers, my strengths and my weaknesses so I can be a more formed person and more importantly, a kinder being to my self. Definitely recommend DeShawn for any therapeutic needs.
Read more DeShawn provided world-class support for me during a time of transformation and confusion. He sat patiently with me and guided me to better understand my triggers, my strengths and my weaknesses so I can be a more formed person and more importantly, a kinder being to my self. Definitely recommend DeShawn for any therapeutic needs.
Woodstock Jan 2022
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I was skeptical about doing therapy online but Ms. Parker made everything really welcoming and it has helped so much. I only write this so that anyone who is also skeptical knows how much Thriveworks has made this a positive experience and maybe they won't hesitate either
Read more I was skeptical about doing therapy online but Ms. Parker made everything really welcoming and it has helped so much. I only write this so that anyone who is also skeptical knows how much Thriveworks has made this a positive experience and maybe they won't hesitate either
Woodstock Oct 2021
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★★★★★
My 16 yr old daughter has been with Raven for a short time and already has had success in behavior and emotional healing. Raven is very brilliant, nurturing and caring, an excellent therapist. We are so thankful she is guiding our daughter in a healthy direction.
Read more My 16 yr old daughter has been with Raven for a short time and already has had success in behavior and emotional healing. Raven is very brilliant, nurturing and caring, an excellent therapist. We are so thankful she is guiding our daughter in a healthy direction.
Woodstock Jun 2021
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Woodstock is located in the same building as PDQ Services Inc. and RTD Construction Inc. Nearby is HC Supply Hotel. We are right by the intersection of Churchill Ct and Route 92. Nearby is Strawberry Blonde hair salon and GA Auto World of Woodstock.

Phone number

(770) 284-9092

Languages spoken by GA providers

  • Spanish
  • English
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