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Mental Health Counselors and Marriage and Family Therapists

Mental Health Counselors and Marriage and Family Therapists

Mental Health Counselors and Marriage and Family Therapists

Mental health counselors and marriage and family therapists and what are the exactly? What’s the role they play in helping out individuals with their problems? What is the difference between the two? These are all really good questions. It is important to understand the differences. Also to see the type of therapist that best suits your needs.

Mental Health Counselors and Marriage and Family Therapists

What do Marriage and Family therapists focus on?

MFTs treat just like mental health therapists, individuals, families and also couples. Marriage and family therapists place a specific interest and focus on trying to understand the features that are unique within the relationships and interactions of a system.This could be with a couple or a family unit. They look at the environment existing and along with the context, pay close focus and attention to the families system. When they treat individuals they are looking at it from a systems standpoint. Seeking to understand how that individual relates to the system they are in.

Techniques used are often Narrative therapy, Structural Therapy and Strategic Counseling techniques. Here clinicians dive right in and often become a member of the family or system. This is done to make real change and to mix up the negative patterns or disconnected interactions.

Many studies show a high success rate for those suffering from depression, drug addiction, teen and child problems and effective communication skill building. Research reveals family therapy as the preferred method to treat depression, drug abuse, relationship problems and discord. It works well with child and teen challenges including suicide and other high risk behavior.

Mental Health Counselors and Marriage and Family Therapists

What do Mental Health Counselors Focus On?

Mental health counselors are multi-faceted. They are trained to counsel their clients from a more holistic viewpoint. Mental health counseling seeks to get to the root cause of the individual’s unique problems. Cognitive behavioral therapy is often times used with counselors focusing on mental health. They treat individuals, couples and families.

Mental health counselors seek to help their clients work through tough and personal topics. Many times related to anger, depression, anxiety, parenting, addiction and suicidal thoughts. Mental health counselors stay involved in the individual process. Getting to the root cause of how you as an individual see the world.

Mental Health Counselors and Marriage and Family Therapists
Mental Health Counselors and Marriage and Family Therapists

Mental health counselors are multi-faceted. They are trained to counsel their clients from a more holistic viewpoint. Mental health counseling seeks to get to the root cause of the individual’s unique problems. Cognitive behavioral therapy is often times used with counselors focusing on mental health. They treat individuals, couples and families.

Mental health counselors seek to help their clients work through tough and personal topics. Many times related to anger, depression, anxiety, parenting, addiction and suicidal thoughts. Mental health counselors stay involved in the individual process. Getting to the root cause of how you as an individual see the world.

Mental Health Counselors and Marriage and Family Therapists

What area Do I practice In?

I have my license as an LMFT (Licensed mental health counselor). I hold a second masters degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. It has been very beneficial for me to be able to go back and forth quickly between the two approaches. I feel I am at a huge advantage.

Seek the help you need today. Call for a free phone session and understand if my approach is the right fit for you.