Understanding the Benefits of Marriage and Family Therapy

by May 3, 2016Relationships

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Since starting my practice as a Licensed Marriage and Family therapist associate, I’ve been asked numerous times, “what exactly is a marriage and family therapy?”

Given the opportunity I could quite easily rabbit on for hours explaining how therapy works and what value can come from seeing a licensed marriage and family therapist. Naturally, that comes with the territory when you are passionate about what you do.

Luckily, the clever team at the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT) created this short yet informative video on understanding the benefits of Marriage and Family Therapy.

It offers a straightforward explanation on how a Marriage and Family therapist might work with either an individual, a couple or a family who are seeking help and how the challenges that led them to seek help might be considered.

Alternatively, for those who are bandwidth restricted (or just prefer a short sound bite), here’s a nicely worded summary of how marriage and family therapy works according to the AAMFT.

“Marriage and Family Therapists are trained in systemic, or relational, therapy and believe that throughout life we exist in a number of relationships that directly and indirectly impact our well-being. Our relationships with family, friends, co-workers and neighbors influence and create our individual experience” AAMFT, 2015.

If you are considering therapy, please take a few moments to watch this 3-minute video.

If you would like to know more about how therapy might help with your own circumstance, then feel welcome to connect.

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