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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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    David N. Laporte, LICSW- Atlantic Counseling Assoc
    4364 Acushnet Ave, New Bedford, MA 02745
    Providing understanding and compassionate couples, family, and individual therapy designed to cover a myriad of issues.
    (508) 496-0007
    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
    Family Service Assn of Greater
    397 Bay St, Fall River, MA 02724
    (508) 646-0197
    Fall River Family Resource Center
    177 Rockland St, Fall River, MA 02724
    (508) 679-2000
    True Hope Professional Counseling
    879 N Main St, Fall River, MA 02720
    (508) 672-4237
    Pinter Kenneth P Counslr
    45 N Main St Ste 5, Fall River, MA 02720
    (508) 674-0047
    Solid Ground Psycotheraphy
    1 N Main St, Fall River, MA 02720
    (508) 679-4333
    Affirmation Center The
    1111 Langley St, Fall River, MA 02720
    (508) 679-2105
    Cashmore Patricia L
    456 Rock St, Fall River, MA 02720
    (508) 676-1956
    Swansea Center for Psychotherapy
    28 Market St Ste 4, Swansea, MA 02777
    (508) 379-0150
    Riley Brian D
    30 3rd St, Fall River, MA 02720
    (508) 677-9072
    Steinberg Sharon H Counslr
    45 N Main St, Fall River, MA 02720
    (508) 676-1186
    Child & Family Services of Fall River
    66 Troy St, Fall River, MA 02720
    (508) 676-5708
    Phoenix Counseling
    413 High St Ste 3, Fall River, MA 02720
    (508) 676-6336

    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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