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Marriage and family therapists are mental health professionals who specialize in helping couples and families work through difficult issues. They help individuals to build healthier relationships by teaching communication, understanding, and problem-solving skills. Marriage and family therapy can be beneficial for marriage difficulties, divorce, child behavior problems, substance abuse, domestic violence, depression, anxiety, grief counseling and more. By offering a safe environment for couples or families to talk about their struggles, marriage and family therapists provide support that can lead to positive changes in the lives of those they serve. With marriage and family therapy both couples as well as entire families can find solutions that will help them cope with life’s challenges.
- What is a Marriage and Family Therapist?
- How a Marriage and Family Therapist Can Help
- What to Expect From Marriage and Family Therapy
- Finding the Right Marriage and Family Therapist
- Benefits of Marriage and Family Therapy
- Take The First Step
What is a Marriage and Family Therapist?
Marriage and family therapists (MFTs) are highly-trained mental health professionals who specialize in marriage and family counseling. While marriage counselors may focus on helping couples resolve their differences, MFTs work with the entire family to identify and address issues that can impact marriage and relationships. MFTs provide an understanding, supportive atmosphere that allows couples and families to communicate openly and resolve conflicts.
How a Therapist Can Help
Marriage and family therapists are not only able to help couples work through marriage issues, but they can also help families improve communication and overcome struggles like depression, anxiety, substance abuse, and domestic violence. MFTs offer a unique perspective on marriage and family dynamics that allows them to identify the underlying causes of problems and develop tailored solutions for every individual. Through marriage and family therapy, therapists can help couples and families to better understand each other’s needs and find ways to work together to create healthier relationships.
What to Expect From Marriage and Family Therapy
Marriage and family therapy can be a beneficial tool for individuals and couples seeking support in their struggles. In marriage and family therapy sessions, individuals can expect to develop better communication skills, gain insight into family dynamics, identify the underlying causes of conflicts, and work together to find solutions to problems.
At marriage and family therapy sessions individuals will typically learn how to express themselves in ways that are respectful and effective. They will also gain a better understanding of their family’s dynamics, as well as the individual roles each member plays. Ultimately marriage and family therapy can help individuals and couples foster healthy relationships and build resilience for future challenges.
Finding the Therapist
Finding the right marriage and family therapist is essential in order to get the best results from marriage and family therapy. It’s important to look for someone who is experienced in marriage and family counseling, listens attentively and respects your values, and is dedicated to helping you find solutions that work for you.
When looking for a marriage and family therapist, it’s also important to consider their credentials. Marriage and family therapists must be licensed by the state in which they practice and must complete specialized marriage and family therapy training. Licensed marriage and family therapists should have a Master’s degree or higher in marriage and family counseling, marriage and family therapy, or a related field.
Benefits of Marriage and Family Therapy
Marriage and family therapy has many benefits for individuals and families who are struggling with marriage issues, child behavior problems, substance abuse, domestic violence, depression, anxiety or grief counseling. Through marriage and family therapy, couples can learn how to work through their differences in a productive manner and develop better communication skills. Families can gain insight into their relationships and identify the underlying causes of conflicts. Ultimately marriage and family therapy can help individuals to build healthier relationships and create resilience for future challenges.
Take The First Step
At Cherry Hill Counseling, we understand how marriage and family issues can impact individuals and relationships. That’s why our team of marriage and family therapists are committed to helping couples and families build healthier relationships through communication, understanding, and problem-solving.
Our marriage and family therapists are highly experienced in marriage and family counseling and have the training, credentials and dedication necessary to provide effective marriage and family therapy services. We understand that every individual is unique and we develop each of our marriage and family therapy sessions around tailored solutions.