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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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    Comprehensive Psychological Services LLP
    2101 47th St, Moline, IL 61265
    Licensed psychologists and certified alcohol and drug counselors available for families, couples, and children. We also offer therapy for abuse, anxiety, depression, and anger management.
    (309) 762-3931
    Southpark Psychology
    2100 52nd Ave, Moline, IL 61265
    We offer comprehensive diagnostic, testing, treatment, and counseling services treating all age groups, offering evaluation and treatment services for adults, adolescents, and children.
    (309) 797-2900
    Psychology Health Group
    2102 E 38th St, Davenport, IA 52807
    Denise Aden, MSW is a Licensed Independent Social Worker specializing in individual, couples and family therapy. Denise maintains an independent practice in Davenport, Iowa.
    (563) 359-4049
    New Life Family Services
    13978 Illinois Highway 82, Cambridge, IL 61238
    (309) 944-0277
    New Directions Counseling
    1904 N Main St Ste 5, Princeton, IL 61356
    (815) 875-2192
    Bull-Welch Sue PC
    855 Illini Dr, Silvis, IL 61282
    (309) 281-2410
    Christ Community Church of Princeton
    1719 S Euclid Ave, Princeton, IL 61356
    (815) 879-3227
    State of Illinois
    526 S Bureau Valley Pkwy Ste B, Princeton, IL 61356
    (815) 875-4502
    Christian Psychological Associates
    28 E Marion St Ste 4, Princeton, IL 61356
    (815) 692-7755
    Phillip Ulm Psyd
    1707 N Henderson St, Galesburg, IL 61401
    (309) 343-1000
    Nyi & Nyi Counseling
    311 E Main St Ste 404, Galesburg, IL 61401
    (309) 343-1439
    Steven MS Foshay Lcpc
    311 E Main St Ste 505, Galesburg, IL 61401
    (309) 335-6773
    Bonnie Bair Life Improvements Counseling Service
    1798 Knox Road 700 E, Galesburg, IL 61401
    (309) 335-6782
    2323 Windish Dr, Galesburg, IL 61401
    (309) 344-2323
    Wic State Agency
    109 S Cherry St, Galesburg, IL 61401
    (309) 344-0319

    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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