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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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    Dr. Dvora Weil
    If you've been having stress in your marriage or family, come talk with our local Lockhart area marriage and family counselors. Our licensed counselors are here to help you work through issues.
    Your Christian Counselor.com
    Houston, TX 77024
    If you have been constantly disagreeing and arguing with your spouse or children, consider our local Lockhart area marriage and family counseling. Helping you heal important relationships and grow stronger.
    American Association for Marriage & Family Therapy
    Alexandria, VA 22314
    Marital and family counseling is a tough job, so get the recognition you deserve with our association. Become a member today to see how we can help build your practice through awareness.
     
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    Ensemble Therapy
    2520 Longview St, Suite 212, Austin, TX 78705
    Located in the heart of central Austin, Ensemble Therapy emphasizes the importance of relationships as the vehicle for change by creating a nonjudgmental and accepting environment.
    (512) 762-4030
    Mustin Jan Ford Ph.D. Psychologist
    4407 Bee Cave Rd, West Lake Hills, TX 78746
    Our licensed counselors provide the guidance and care you need. Whether you're dealing with substance abuse or grief or just need mental health counseling, get in touch with our practice.
    (512) 347-8100
    Mariposa Psychotherapy Services
    5808 Balcones Dr Ste 101, Austin, TX 78731
    Counseling and psychotherapy for individuals, couples, families and groups with a wide range of issues including marital and other relationship problems, depression and anxiety. We care about your mental health.
    (512) 795-0402
    Visionary Family Counseling
    187 Elmhurst Ste A, Kyle, TX 78640
    (512) 940-1168
    Mfc & Associates
    10809 Olympia Fields Loop, Austin, TX 78747
    (512) 440-7755
    Birth & Beyond Family Services
    San Marcos, TX 78667
    (512) 392-4554
    Centex Family Service
    108 Point Dr, Del Valle, TX 78617
    (512) 247-5530
    Centex Family Service
    5582 Fm 535, Cedar Creek, TX 78612
    (512) 321-2900
    WIC State Agency
    3518 Fm 973, Del Valle, TX 78617
    (512) 247-4004
    Cleveland Kathie N -Lic Prof Counselor-
    829 N Lbj Dr Ste 207, San Marcos, TX 78666
    (512) 353-3103
    Stan M Harlan Div M Ed LPC LMFT
    631 Mill St, San Marcos, TX 78666
    (512) 396-8540
    Robert LCSW Herndon LMFT
    631 Mill St, San Marcos, TX 78666
    (512) 396-8540
    Martin Tammie D
    1715 Fm 1626 Ste 102, Manchaca, TX 78652
    (512) 280-5315
    Yvonne Perez MA NCC LPC
    102 Whitetail Dr Ste 200, San Marcos, TX 78666
    Yvonne Perez has been a licensed professional counselor for over 20 years, she specializes in mood disorders, relationship struggles and more. Call today!
    (512) 396-8804
    Win Family Service Center
    101 Uhland Rd, San Marcos, TX 78666
    (512) 396-4564


    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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