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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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    14 S Paint St Ste 23, Chillicothe, OH 45601
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    Wic State Agency
    88 N Plains Rd Ste 1, The Plains, OH 45780
    (740) 797-2352
    Athens County W.I.C. Program
    70 N Plains Rd Ste 117, The Plains, OH 45780
    (740) 677-4002
    Gary S Sarver Ph.D.
    525 Richland Ave, Athens, OH 45701
    (740) 592-6348
    Athens Counseling Services
    8055 Rock Riffle Rd, Athens, OH 45701
    (740) 594-7084
    Insight Arts
    530 W Union St Ste D, Athens, OH 45701
    (740) 249-4159
    Christian Counseling Services
    9322 Johnson Hollow Rd, Athens, OH 45701
    (740) 594-8296
    Athens County Dept of Job & Family Services
    184 N Lancaster St, Athens, OH 45701
    (740) 592-4477
    1 Pinchot Pl, Athens, OH 45701
    (740) 594-8499
    Athens Area Mediation Service
    8 N Court St, Athens, OH 45701
    (740) 594-6169
    Family Works Inc
    1005 E State St Ste 4, Athens, OH 45701
    (740) 594-2502
    Divorce Education
    1005 E State St, Athens, OH 45701
    CDE is a non-profit corporation with a proven history of providing quality resources to court systems and service providers that work directly with divorcing families. In more recent years,
    (740) 594-2526
    Kramer Phd-Moore Med & Wetzel Ph.D.
    3 W Stimson Ave, Athens, OH 45701
    (740) 592-3600
    Offices At Blue Line Drive
    17 Blue Line Dr, Athens, OH 45701
    (740) 592-5689
    Parry Diane L Consltnt
    525 Richland Ave, Athens, OH 45701
    (740) 592-6348

    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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