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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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    Sara Mccartney
    1928 Fort Bragg Road, Fayetteville, NC 28303
    Person-centered counseling focusing on individual, family, or marital Issues. I facilitate growth through talk therapy with an unconditional positive regard for unique individuals.
    (910) 868-1528
    Christian Counseling Solutions
    177 Union St. N, Concord, NC 28025
    This is a Christian Counseling practice in Concord, NC that seeks to help those in need of solutions to difficulties that are causing problems in their everyday life.
    (980) 255-8678
    Authenticity Inc
    7810 Ballantyne Commons Pkwy, Charlotte, NC 28277
    A licensed marriage and family therapist, we provide individual therapy, marriage counseling, support groups and educational programming so people can get help and repair troubled families and relationships.
    (704) 701-2571
    Project Focus
    1004 Leak St, Rockingham, NC 28379
    (910) 410-9004
    Carolina Behavioral Care
    109 Medical Cir, Rockingham, NC 28379
    (910) 895-0980
    Richmond Christiancounseling Center
    110 N Lawrence St, Rockingham, NC 28379
    (910) 895-1339
    Wic State Agency
    125 S Hancock St, Rockingham, NC 28379
    (910) 997-8313
    Aurora Family Counseling Services
    325 S Long Dr, Rockingham, NC 28379
    (910) 817-7600
    Family First Support Center Inc
    202 W Main St, Hamlet, NC 28345
    (910) 582-0792
    Professional Counseling & Consultation Services
    208 S Rutherford St, Wadesboro, NC 28170
    (704) 694-0186
    Family First Services
    123 E Martin St Ste 200, Wadesboro, NC 28170
    (704) 694-2232
    E Squared Community Services
    105 N Rutherford St, Wadesboro, NC 28170
    (704) 994-2640
    Wic State Agency
    711 S Parsonage St, Bennettsville, SC 29512
    (843) 479-6803
    Victoria's Credit Services LLC
    Bennettsville, SC 29512
    (888) 592-8590
    Wallace Family Life Center
    574 Old Wire Rd W, Bennettsville, SC 29512
    (843) 479-7991

    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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