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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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    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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    Garner Christine Ph.D.
    Pocomoke City, MD 21851
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    (410) 957-3105
    User Review: "She really helped me I hated her at first but now I love her to death" - Chelsea (MD)
    Delmarva Family Counseling
    929 Eastern Shore Dr, Salisbury, MD 21804
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    (410) 548-5686
    User Review: "Very informative and direct with listings. Accurate and easy to understand." - MELISSA (MD)
    Jacqueline Ward-Baker, MA, LCPC
    100 Clemwood St, Salisbury, MD 21804
    mental health counseling, marriage and family counseling, therapists, counselors, psychotherapy, anger, depression, anxiety, behavior
    (410) 713-4058
    Christian Psychotherapy Services
    38 Market St, Onancock, VA 23417
    (757) 787-8448
    Smyrna Assembly of Yahshua Disciples
    10037 Neal Parker Rd, Temperanceville, VA 23442
    (757) 824-0822
    Eastern Shore Community Services Board
    Nassawadox, VA 23413
    (757) 442-3636
    Family Service Center-Snow Hill
    431 W Market St, Snow Hill, MD 21863
    (410) 632-2694
    Brooke's Lively Therapy
    826 Monaskon Rd, Lancaster, VA 22503
    (804) 462-7919
    Lewis R Kadushin Ph.D.
    206 Kay Ave, Salisbury, MD 21801
    (410) 749-0507
    Peninsula Mental Health Services
    102 W Market St, Salisbury, MD 21801
    (410) 860-2673
    Adkins Kathryn
    31490 Shavox Rd, Salisbury, MD 21804
    (410) 341-6181
    Patti Lustig LCSW C
    109 High St, Salisbury, MD 21801
    (410) 546-1692
    Counseling Associates
    109 High St, Salisbury, MD 21801
    (410) 546-1692
    Amy P Isaacs LCSW C
    106 Circle Ave, Salisbury, MD 21801
    (410) 543-1814
    Life Counseling Center
    1325 Mount Hermon Rd Ste 10b, Salisbury, MD 21804
    (888) 581-5433

    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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