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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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    Northern Health & Psychological Svc
    814 S Garfield Ave, Traverse City, MI 49686
    Happy to provide individual and marriage counseling, as well as issues related to personal growth, relationships, chronic illness, aging and workplace issues. Our marriage and family therapists can help.
    (231) 947-5234
    Grand Traverse Hypnotherapy and Counseling
    735 S Garfield Ave Ste 100, Traverse City, MI 49686
    Hypnotherapy for Health and Happiness. Feel good now. Healthy solutions. Visit our blog for even more information.
    (231) 590-7759
    Family Service Caseworker
    60 Kincheloe Dr, Kincheloe, MI 49788
    (906) 495-7096
    Rainbow's End Consulting
    125 Arlington St Unit 2, Sault Sainte Marie, MI 49783
    (906) 635-1390
    Lutheran Child and Family Service
    519 Court St, Sault Sainte Marie, MI 49783
    (906) 635-4235
    WIC State Agency
    508 Ashmun St Ste 120, Sault Sainte Marie, MI 49783
    (906) 635-3582
    Bernadette H Beyer LMFT
    150 W Main St, Harbor Springs, MI 49740
    (231) 526-4280
    Child & Family Services
    3434 M 119, Harbor Springs, MI 49740
    (231) 347-4463
    Catholic Human Services Inc
    520 N Main St Ste 202, Cheboygan, MI 49721
    (231) 627-9917
    Women's Resource Center/Domestic Abuse
    Petoskey, MI 49770
    (231) 347-0067
    Family Psychological Services
    2040 Intertown Rd, Petoskey, MI 49770
    (231) 347-7665
    Lutheran Child & Family Service
    459 Bay St, Petoskey, MI 49770
    (231) 439-0821
    Northern Community Mediation
    415 State St, Petoskey, MI 49770
    (231) 487-1771
    Henrike B. Kroemer, Ph.D.
    316 E Mitchell St, Petoskey, MI 49770
    (231) 622-8544
    North Country Community Mental Health
    1420 Plaza Dr, Petoskey, MI 49770
    (231) 347-7890

    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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