When Is It Time to See a Marriage and Family Therapist?
- Unresolved Conflict
- Feeling Misunderstood
- More disagreements than usual
- Arguing more than usual
- Communication problems
- Blended and step family issues
- Depression and anxiety
- Alcohol or drug problems
What is a Marriage and Family Therapist?
Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT) have extensive academic and clinical training to help people with a variety of issues. They are able to help with relationships of all kinds. Therapist understands that we are all affected by one another in our environment. MFT’s are distinct from other mental health professionals in that they are trained to help individuals and families by using a “systems” approach. MFT’s recognize that people can have profound effects upon one another.
Problems are treated within the context of the environment which may exist in the family, workplace or other relationships. Marriage and Family Therapist are specifically trained to help individuals and families cope with stressors and to make the necessary changes to achieve successful outcomes.
What Should I Expect from a Marriage and Family Therapist?
You should expect to experience a warm, compassionate, accepting and safe environment in which to explore the issues that you are experiencing. The approach is goal oriented. MFT are trained to focus on helping you to find solutions to problems. The average length of treatment is 6 to 12 sessions.