Marriage and family Counselling
Marriage and family therapy is a form of psychotherapy that addresses the behaviors of all family members and the way these behaviors affect not only individual family members but also relationships between members and the family unit as a whole. Family therapy was developed by physician Salvador Minuchin in the 1960s and ’70s.
Treatment is usually divided between time spent on individual therapy and time spent on couple therapy, family therapy, or both, if necessary. MFT may also be referred to as couple and family therapy, couple counseling, marriage counseling, or family counseling.
Who are Marriage and Family Therapists?
- Commit to improve your relationship
- Accept one another’s extended family
- Rebuild trust in a damaged relationship
- Build intimacy and closeness
- Develop and maintain appropriate boundaries
- Become more understanding and accepting
- Parent more effectively
- Negotiate household responsibilities
- Relate assertively without criticizing one another
- Deal with financial issues
- Deal with past disappointments
Marriage and family therapy is
- specific, with attainable therapeutic goals
- designed with the “end in mind.”