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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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    Blanks Jill C Ma Mfcc
    44738 10th St W, Lancaster, CA 93534
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    (661) 942-5024
    User Review: "Helped me greatly during my divorce back in the mid-'80's." - Mike (MA)
    Cornerstone Counseling Center
    Santa Clarita, CA 91310
    Counseling center offering marital therapy for couples and individuals from a Christian perspective. Couples who come here want to resolve conflict and find peace in their relationships. Caring mental health professionals.
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    (661) 297-7255
    User Review: "After 3 or 4 other counselors, we finally found lee. He was able to find some underlying problems in my marriage and..."
    Cowan Elissa Mft
    Santa Clarita, CA 91354
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    (661) 294-1981
    User Review: "This lady saved my life, I had tried everything to stop smoking, after my mother died from smoking, I knew I had to quit...."
    Marsha MSW Houston LCSW
    1672 W Avenue J, Lancaster, CA 93534
    (661) 940-5533
    Advance Counseling of
    44709 Date Ave, Lancaster, CA 93534
    (661) 945-6706
    Marriage & Family Counseling Center of Antelope Va
    43723 20th St W Ste 201, Lancaster, CA 93534
    (661) 948-0871
    Family Growth Counseling
    43535 17th St W, Lancaster, CA 93534
    (661) 942-4079
    Beverly MA Rodgers Mft
    44426 10th St W, Lancaster, CA 93534
    (661) 940-0530
    Larry Coates Ph.D.
    44709 Date Ave, Lancaster, CA 93534
    (661) 945-6706
    Glenn Ph.D. Davis Mfcc
    43535 17th St W, Lancaster, CA 93534
    (661) 942-4079
    Marriage & Family Counseling Center of Antelope Va
    43713 20th St W Ste 5, Lancaster, CA 93534
    (661) 948-0871
    Trisha Ph.D. Rich Ph.D.
    43713 20th St W, Lancaster, CA 93534
    (661) 948-0871
    Guvlekjian Karen Mft
    43713 20th St W, Lancaster, CA 93534
    (661) 948-0871
    Chambers Carol Mft
    43713 20th St W, Lancaster, CA 93534
    (661) 948-0871
    Jesus Ministries
    42450 12th St W, Lancaster, CA 93534
    (661) 952-9207

    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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