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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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    Boyzell Williams
    Spiritual adviser and clairvoyant is able to guide you in spiritual directions through uplifted message from the spirit world. Teaches spiritual development classes and meditation.
    (267) 601-6359
    Brandywine Center The LLC
    2500 Grubb Rd Ste 240, Wilmington, DE 19810
    In family therapy, the therapist meets with all or part of your family to address concerns related to family relationships and/or family transitions.
    (302) 475-1880
    Help and Direction Counseling
    Po Box 1305, Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
    Our family doctor is a seasoned, caring professional with more than 35 years of experience helping and directing individuals, marriages and families with tools for positive change and new direction. Certified therapist.
    (610) 457-1370
    Family and Psychological Services
    504 Sicklerville Rd, Sicklerville, NJ 08081
    (856) 728-2355
    Family Service of Burlington County
    2295 Garwood Rd, Sicklerville, NJ 08081
    (856) 784-7441
    Family Services of Burlington Cty
    557 Williamstown Rd, Sicklerville, NJ 08081
    (856) 740-0589
    Family Service of Burlington County
    2295 Garwood Rd, Sicklerville, NJ 08081
    (856) 784-7441
    Family Services
    35 New Freedom Rd, Berlin, NJ 08009
    (856) 767-2864
    Dsa Counseling
    20 E Taunton Rd Ste 510, Berlin, NJ 08009
    (856) 809-0433
    Ocean Winds Counseling Services LLC
    32 N Black Horse Pike Ste 5, Blackwood, NJ 08012
    (856) 232-9222
    Center for Family Services
    6 Collier Dr, Blackwood, NJ 08012
    (856) 227-6977
    Center for Family Services
    22 Little Mill Rd, Clementon, NJ 08021
    (856) 782-8865
    Network Assoc Divorce & Family Mediation
    121 Johnson Rd Ste 5, Blackwood, NJ 08012
    (856) 227-2025
    Family Service Gentle Harbor
    205 W Branch Ave, Clementon, NJ 08021
    (856) 784-0868
    Community Development Institute Head Start
    195 New Freedom Rd, Clementon, NJ 08021
    (856) 566-0552

    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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