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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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    Center for Family and Indvl Co
    2804 Forum Blvd Ste 4, Columbia, MO 65203
    Counseling & psychotherapy for adults, families, couples, children for anxiety, depression, health issues, abuse, trauma, career, family of origin issues, life transition, GLBT, grief, personality, anger, CBT.
    (573) 446-5034
    Ochester Psychological Svc LLC
    1924 Copper Oak Circle, Blue Springs, MO 64015
    Licensed psychologist providing individual, couples, group, and family counseling, consultation, & assessment. Stress, depression, anxiety, relationship & marital concerns, personal growth.
    (816) 224-6500
    Susan Cowden, Ms, Lmft, S-Mft
    1170 W. Kansas Avenue, Liberty, MO 64068
    I provide individual, couples, and family therapy. I specialize in treating those with eating disorders, women's issues, relationship problems, self-harm behaviors, and depression & anxiety.
    (816) 527-8054
    McCarthy Sandra
    413 E Spring St, Boonville, MO 65233
    (660) 882-7137
    Family Counseling Center of Missouri Inc
    319 Main St, Boonville, MO 65233
    (660) 882-2400
    Burrell Behavioral Health
    520 Ryan St Ste W, Boonville, MO 65233
    (660) 882-7573
    Central Missouri Community Action
    401 High St Ste C, Boonville, MO 65233
    (660) 882-5601
    Bristol Manor of Boonville
    1290 W Ashley Rd, Boonville, MO 65233
    (660) 882-3393
    Cooper County of
    409 High St Ste 300, Boonville, MO 65233
    (660) 882-5311
    Beck Counseling
    182 S Ellsworth Ave, Marshall, MO 65340
    (660) 886-7007
    State of Missouri Childrens Division/Family Suppor
    1239 Santa Fe Trl Ste 100, Marshall, MO 65340
    (660) 886-5562
    Campbell Will LCSW
    2301 S Highway 65, Marshall, MO 65340
    (660) 886-7800
    Family Counseling Center of Missouri Inc
    600 W Morrison St, Fayette, MO 65248
    (660) 248-3313
    Will LCSW Campbell MSW
    420 W Front St, Slater, MO 65349
    (660) 529-2251
    Central Missouri Community Action
    600 W Morrison St Ste 11, Fayette, MO 65248
    (660) 248-3503

    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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