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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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    Alexandria, VA 22314
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    Melissa Danielson Therapy
    9480 S. Eastern Ave, Henderson, NV 89123
    Our therapy focuses on couples and families and finding a solution to the problem at hand.
    (702) 339-5663
    Teri Kay
    3180 W Sahara Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89102
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    (702) 233-1836
    User Review: "She saved my life & my mental health. One of the best!" - Bambe (CO)
    Las Vegas Family Therapy LLC
    6867 B West Charleston Suite B, Las Vegas, NV 89117
    Individual or couple counseling provided in a beautiful private practice setting. Please click on website above for more details. Free 15 Minute phone consultation available.
    (703) 485-8470
    Widowed Persons Service
    1701 Sycamore Ave, Kingman, AZ 86409
    (928) 757-4030
    Abrio Family Service & Support-Day Program
    Kingman, AZ 86402
    (928) 692-4899
    Solutions One-Stop Counseling
    1099 Hancock Rd Ste C, Bullhead City, AZ 86442
    (928) 704-4767
    Bruce Allen Ph.D.
    2681 Highway 95 Ste 100, Bullhead City, AZ 86442
    (928) 763-9999
    St Johns Lutheran Church
    1664 Central Ave, Bullhead City, AZ 86442
    (928) 758-2301
    1185 Hancock Rd Ste 1, Bullhead City, AZ 86442
    (928) 758-4743
    ABC Therapy LLC
    1748 Highway 95 Ste 14, Bullhead City, AZ 86442
    (928) 763-0250
    Sherry MA Malm LPC
    474 Hagen Way, Lake Havasu City, AZ 86406
    (928) 855-4445
    Pathways Counseling & Mediation
    2886 Sweetwater Ave, Lake Havasu City, AZ 86406
    (928) 766-5050
    TASC Inc
    2080 Acoma Blvd W Unit A, Lake Havasu City, AZ 86403
    (928) 453-8003
    Haven Family Resource Center Inc
    2174 Mcculloch Blvd N, Lake Havasu City, AZ 86403
    (928) 505-3153
    Christine MA Fielder Mft Ladc
    1951 Mesquite Ave Ste J, Lake Havasu City, AZ 86403
    (928) 453-1328

    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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