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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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    Tood Creager Lcsw-Lmft
    16052 Beach Blvd Ste 214, Huntington Beach, CA 92647
    Todd Creager is an experienced relationship therapist. He has developed the gift of helping couples and individuals move past their resistance to have the relationships and love they crave.
    (714) 848-2288
    Adam Grindlinger, L.c.s.w.
    16152 Beach Blvd. Ste 179, Huntington Beach, CA 92647
    Marriage and family counseling available. If you are struggling with interpersonal relationships with loved ones, then counseling may help. Please be sure to contact us for more information.
    (562) 833-8185
    Testimony Life Resources
    22600-B Lambert St Suite 802, Lake Forest, CA 92648
    At Testimony Life Resources, we focus on the individual. We understand that your problem is as complex and unique as you are, so each of our programs is tailored specifically to the individual.
    (949) 466-2131
    Entrust Psychotherapy
    3151 Airway Ave Ste K102, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
    COSTA MESA. Attractive, feng-shui, psychotherapy suite with separate entrance facing flowing water gardens. Very peaceful and private. 2 spacious, furnished window offices available.
    (714) 444-0395
    Jeanie Charfen, Lmft
    2900 Bristol, G-201, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
    Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist: child, adolescent and adult individual and couples therapy
    (949) 552-3992
    Asher-Wills Vicki Psyd LCSW
    2900 Bristol St, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
    Allow us to help you with figuring things out with our experts in family therapy. If you need help through counseling then pay us a visit so that we may help your or your family.
    (949) 648-1213
    MJ Legal
    600 Anton Blvd Suite #1100, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
    MJ Legal is a law and business consulting firm dedicated to providing the highest quality legal and professional services for members of California’s medical cannabis community.
    (714) 371-4111
    Shepard Sue
    2900 Bristol St, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
    Specializing in psychotherapy for families. We are here to locate and help you solve whatever mental or emotional health issues you may have. Our counselors help couples and families live the lives their deserve.
    (714) 751-0888
    Kathrin Winkler Therapy, Llc
    2900 Bristol Street, Suite J206, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
    Licensed marriage and family therapist providing individual, child/adolescent, family and couples mental health counseling services. Specialties are anxiety, depression, trauma & relationship issues.
    (949) 436-7364
    Pathways To Wellness
    2845 Mesa Verde Drive East, Suite 8, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
    Pathways2Wellness provides expert, compassionate counseling services for families, couples, teens, and individual adults in the Costa Mesa, CA.
    (714) 432-9856
    Helene S Weinstock LMFT
    2051 Po Box, Huntington Beach, CA 92647
    (714) 842-4920
    Hoelderlin Judi
    17612 Beach Blvd Ste 10, Huntington Beach, CA 92647
    (714) 841-1216
    Carl S Wells Ph.D.
    16168 Beach Blvd, Huntington Beach, CA 92647
    (714) 960-2490
    Judy Pappoff Mfcc
    17612 Beach Blvd, Huntington Beach, CA 92647
    (714) 843-2621
    Denny Lucero Mfcc
    16168 Beach Blvd, Huntington Beach, CA 92647
    (714) 843-1914


    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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