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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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    Cordis Counseling Llc
    20 Newman Avenue Suite 2003, Rumford, RI 02916
    Small and discreet marriage and family therapy practice. We provide individual, couple, family as well as group therapy. Our patients include children, adolescents, and adults.
    (401) 440-6443
    Ri Divorce Mediation Center
    1296 Park Ave, Cranston, RI 02910
    We are a Divorce Mediation and Support Resources Center serving the greater Rhode Island area. Our focus is Divorce Mediation which is proven to greatly reduce much of the emotional and financial trauma of Divorce.
    (401) 228-8789
    David H. Yuells, LICSW
    37 Ballston Ave, Pawtucket, RI 02861
    David H Yuells LICSW provides anger treatment for individuals in Pawtucket, RI battling persistent and unmanageable feelings of rage.
    (401) 527-6495
    Sable Linda J
    265 Atwells Ave, Providence, RI 02903
    (401) 351-8510
    McConnell Tonya Maselli
    261 Wickenden St, Providence, RI 02903
    (401) 861-9200
    R I Council for Mediation
    1 Jackson Walkway, Providence, RI 02903
    (401) 621-1346
    State of Rhode Island Supreme Court
    250 Benefit St, Providence, RI 02903
    (401) 222-3274
    Community Mediation Center
    234 Washington St, Providence, RI 02903
    (401) 273-9999
    Medeiros David
    173 Waterman St, Providence, RI 02906
    (401) 351-1500
    Norman Susan G
    184 Waterman St, Providence, RI 02906
    (401) 351-1720
    Rosella MSW Zarkin Bcd
    173 Waterman St, Providence, RI 02906
    (401) 331-3420
    Roberta Feather DR
    70 Elmgrove Ave, Providence, RI 02906
    (401) 272-0297
    Matson Deborah
    331 Broadway, Providence, RI 02909
    (401) 455-0799
    Stewart Ronald Mark
    277 Waterman St, Providence, RI 02906
    (401) 331-7777
    Wachtenheim Marion
    172 E Cushing St, Providence, RI 02906
    (401) 273-4840


    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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