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Important Terms about Marriage & Family Counselors

Marriage and family counselors are professionals trained to deal with a wide variety of marital and interpersonal problems. If you’re looking for a marriage and family counselor, there’s a very good chance that you’re unfamiliar with some of the concepts and terminology used in this field. Below we’ll define certain key terms you might encounter.

  • Family Therapy – A branch of psychotherapy that deals with treating the interpersonal problems of an entire family unit. This unit can include a married or unmarried couple, their children, close relatives, and even persons who are not related by blood or marriage. Also called family systems therapy and family counseling.
  • Therapist – The general term for someone trained in aiding individuals or persons in overcoming physical or mental problems. Family therapists or counselors treat all members of a family unit. They are skilled in analyzing marital issues and interpersonal conflicts that arise within a family. A family therapist will generally have a master’s degree and additional training in fields such as psychology, psychotherapy, or social work.
  • MFT – Abbreviation for Marriage and Family Therapist. This is a common license for persons who work in the field of marital therapy.
  • Genogram – Sometimes used in marital counseling, a graph that visually depicts family relationships.
  • Depression – A mental disorder characterized by low energy, persistent sadness, and loss of interest in previously enjoyed activities.
  • Domestic Violence – Abusive behavior that occurs within a family.
  • Conflict Resolution – The process of resolving interpersonal disagreements.
  • Dysfunctional Family – A family whose members engage in a pattern of abnormal, damaging behavior with one another.
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy – A type of therapy that focuses on improving one’s dealings with other people, rather than internal psychological states.
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    Lee Ph.D. Embrey Mft
    1399 Ygnacio Valley Rd Ste 12, Walnut Creek, CA 94598
    Dr. Lee Embrey- Marriage Therapy, Psychologist, Psychotherapist, Counselor offers counselors, psychotherapist, psychologist, marriage counselor in Walnut Creek, CA.
    (925) 945-1860
    Gersho Brian Psyd
    Concord, CA 94518
    I am a clinical psychologist that specializes in couples and marriage counseling. I have been seeing clients in my private therapy practice for over 18 years. Get in touch for your counseling needs.
    (925) 695-0402
    Dr. Jeff Idelson Psychotherapy
    1966 Tice Valley Blvd., Walnut Creek, CA 94595
    Dr. Jeff Idelson has been a valued member of the Psychotherapy community for over 30 years. As a Psychology Professor at Diablo Valley College in Pleasant Hill Dr. Idelson specializes in the teachings
    (925) 938-7057
    Amador Institute
    516 W 10th St, Antioch, CA 94509
    (925) 778-3800
    Brentwood River Counseling Center
    3700 Delta Fair Blvd Ste 202, Antioch, CA 94509
    (925) 634-5185
    Toby E Gould Mft
    2400 Sycamore Dr, Antioch, CA 94509
    (925) 906-8938
    Carroll Walters Adams Mfcc
    621 W 2nd St, Antioch, CA 94509
    (925) 757-4881
    Lilah MS Fox LMFT
    3700 Delta Fair Blvd, Antioch, CA 94509
    (925) 755-7557
    Data Counseling
    3701 Lone Tree Way, Antioch, CA 94509
    (925) 522-8085
    Cesar B Court Mft
    2225 Buchanan Rd, Antioch, CA 94509
    (925) 757-4837
    Counseling Offices of DR Theresa J Hart
    3700 Delta Fair Blvd Ste 207, Antioch, CA 94509
    (925) 706-8900
    From My Heart to Your Heart Supervised Visitation
    1104 Buchanan Rd, Antioch, CA 94509
    (925) 778-8006
    Patricia MA Wilson Mft
    2400 Sycamore Dr, Antioch, CA 94509
    (925) 706-1283
    Kelly MS Lowry Mft
    2400 Sycamore Dr, Antioch, CA 94509
    (925) 706-1283
    Becky Kirkbride Mft
    2225 Buchanan Rd, Antioch, CA 94509
    (925) 757-4837


    Most couples have marital issues, and sometimes resolving these issues requires outside counseling from a family therapist or marriage counselor. Marriage counseling is designed to keep families together, avoid divorce, and improve the overall mental health of everyone involved. Family therapy can even bring children into sessions to help manage their care as well. Family therapists didn't start treating relationship psychology issues until around the 1950s. Before this time, psychologists and psychiatrists dealt mostly with individual therapy while friends, family, and church leaders gave advice regarding marital issues. Marriage therapy and counseling now helps couples realize that each individual has their own unique personality and helps them work out the conflicting emotions that arise from these personalities clashing. Therapists also aid spouses to understand and cope while their significant other goes through mental issues, like depression or anger. They can help work through the anxiety that may arise from past physical or emotional abuse from a spouse or parent and give advice to all individuals involved in a custody battle. Before choosing a specialist, look at their credentials and experience first. The right therapist should be licensed in their field as well as have expert training in the particular subject you are wishing to discuss. You may wish to see if the person you're looking into has ever been sued for malpractice, which is more common with psychiatrists that psychologists since the latter cannot prescribe medication. If children need to be involved in the counseling process, look for individuals with previous experience with the age group your child falls into.
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