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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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    Victoria Kim, Family Therapist
    1165 Avena Pl. Suite 108, San Diego, CA 92128
    Individual counseling and Marriage and family therapist intern with extensive experience in relationship issues, anxiety, grief, depression, premarital and marital counseling.
    (619) 858-3105
    Susan Granata Marriage Family Therapist
    Encinitas, CA 92024
    We are a married couple offering marriage, family, and couples counseling in your local area. We have considerable expertise in dealing with emotional issues pertaining to relationships.
    (760) 230-2397
    Dr. Aleksandra Drecun
    12526 High Bluff Dr., Ste. 300, San Diego, CA 92130
    For mental and physical health services in Escondido speak to one of our Marriage Counselors or Family Counselors today. We are fully licensed and will counsel your troubles in a confidential environment. We offer one-on-one sessions or group meetings. Call us to make an appointment today!
    (858) 792-3541
    Skip Mft Himelstein Psyd
    135 E 3rd Ave, Escondido, CA 92025
    (760) 745-6264
    David Ferreira Ph.D.
    205 W 5th Ave, Escondido, CA 92025
    (760) 489-0598
    Palomar Family Counseling Service Inc
    1002 E Grand Ave, Escondido, CA 92025
    (760) 741-2660
    Luis Terrazas Ph.D.
    145 S Fig St, Escondido, CA 92025
    (760) 741-7006
    McAllister Susan Blansett LCSW
    135 E 3rd Ave Ste B, Escondido, CA 92025
    (760) 809-9775
    California Divorce & Mediation Center Tomac Cheryl
    345 W 9th Ave, Escondido, CA 92025
    (760) 941-9494
    C A T
    940 E Valley Pkwy, Escondido, CA 92025
    (760) 747-0205
    Meg Flemming Mft
    254 E Grand Ave, Escondido, CA 92025
    (760) 638-0930
    Culture of Life Family Services
    211 S Grape St, Escondido, CA 92025
    (760) 741-1224
    Optimize Center
    350 W 9th Ave Ste 101, Escondido, CA 92025
    (760) 747-8686
    WIC State Agency
    649 W Mission Ave, Escondido, CA 92025
    (760) 737-0629
    North County Family Counseling Inc
    205 W 5th Ave, Escondido, CA 92025
    (760) 489-0598

    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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