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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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    309 Maple, Portage, IN 46368
    Non-profit marriage and family counselors that minister and counsel people in need of spiritual and emotional help. Staff is certified with years of experience for every need.
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    (219) 945-2413
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    Benchmark Family Svcs
    515 Lincolnway W, Mishawaka, IN 46544
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    (574) 252-5204
    User Review: "Really cares about the kids and the families! not like other none caring agencies."
    Matt Mooradian Psyd
    9245 Calumet Ave, Munster, IN 46321
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    (219) 836-3101
    User Review: "Very caring and helpful for me and my family. Clean, nice environment. Wheelchair accessible. Close to the hospital-..." - judy (IN)
    Lakeside Clincal Practice
    2342 N Us Highway 35, La Porte, IN 46350
    (219) 325-3583
    Weigel R Craig
    318 Pine Lake Ave, La Porte, IN 46350
    (219) 324-6263
    Choices Counseling Services
    809 Jefferson Ave Ste A, La Porte, IN 46350
    (219) 326-5922
    New Life Community Church of Hope
    4318 W Us Highway 20, La Porte, IN 46350
    (219) 871-1033
    Mary Beth Fissgus LCSW
    2342 N Us Highway 35, La Porte, IN 46350
    (219) 325-3583
    Benson Rhonda LCSW
    245 W Johnson Rd, La Porte, IN 46350
    (219) 898-5210
    Link Psychological & Consulting Service PC
    900 I St, La Porte, IN 46350
    (219) 324-7063
    Lasting Changes Counseling Center
    1501 State St, La Porte, IN 46350
    (219) 362-5000
    Hoback Counseling
    245 W Johnson Rd, La Porte, IN 46350
    (219) 369-4870
    WIC State Agency
    1719 State St, La Porte, IN 46350
    (219) 326-7565
    Laporte Hospital
    1007 Lincolnway, La Porte, IN 46350
    (219) 872-3331
    Terence N Anderson Ph.D.
    318 Pine Lake Ave, La Porte, IN 46350
    (219) 324-6263

    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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