Marriage and Family Therapy|
FINDING THE HELP YOU NEED:
Usually, most of us can work out life's problems with a
spouse, a partner, a family member, even a work associate. But sometimes, in our
fast-paced, stress-filled lives, we need a little help with the larger ones. If you or
someone you know is struggling with one of the following mental or emotional issues,
consider contacting a marriage and family therapist (MFT):
Of all of the ways you can get help, why choose an MFT?
Because an MFT is specifically trained to help you develop the skills you need to start
improving your relationships and your life today.
- Drug & Alcohol Abuse
- Life Transition Issues
- Spiritual Growth
- Child/Adolescent Issues
- Eating Disorders
- Financial Problems
- Stress Management
- Coping with Elderly
- Assessments & Evaluations
- Grief & Loss
- Marital Concerns
- Sexual Problems
- Crisis Intervention
Starting to work toward a stronger, better life is one of the
smartest things you can do. More and more people from all walks of life are turning to
marriage and family therapy because of its results-based philosophy.
ENRICHING YOUR LIFE AND RELATIONSHIPS:
People who have worked with MFTs report improvement in their emotional and
overall health, their family and partner relationships, their relationships with
co-workers, their productivity at work, even their social life and community involvement.
Parents of children who have worked with MFTs report that their children's behavior
improved, they get along better with other children, and they do better academically.
DISCOVERING SOLUTIONS WITH TRAINED GUIDANCE:
a unique approach to enhancing your relationships. For starters, MFTs don't just work with
married couples or families. They're trained to focus on the individual within a
"system" - a couple, family or group. Their specialized training allows them to
view each problem through a wide lens and to consider all of the possible ways of
achieving your goals. Some even specialize in helping companies build more effective work
All of their efforts are focused with the "end in
mind." They start by listening to your unique situation. Then they'll help you toward a goal that's both attainable and
understandable. Your MFT will start coaching you, and others if appropriate, to begin to
make the changes you need for a better life.
Rigorous training is required to meet national and state
standards, as established by the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy
(AAMFT) and state legislation. When you look for an MFT, be sure to look for
"Clinical Member of AAMFT."
BUILDING YOUR FUTURE, BEGINNING TODAY:
You are unique. So is your family. So it stands to reason that the
solutions to your challenges will be unique, too. That's why marriage and family
therapists don't have standard rules about how long therapy will last. You may be
surprised to learn how quickly therapy can create real, positive change.
Although past generations influence our lives today, MFTs don't
spend a lot of time sifting through the past. The focus is on right now. And the
goal is the near future. MFTs do only what's necessary to help you set specific,
realistic goals that can help you improve your relationships. Then they'll help you
achieve those goals. There's no magic about it. It's real help that really works. And the
first step is as simple as contacting a qualified MFT. Include an MFT in your lifetime
healthcare team - both for prevention and for treatment.
FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
To learn more about how marriage and family therapy can
work for you, send us a
request with your name, address and phone number indicating what you would like more
- The specific problems MFTs treat.
- How to select an MFT.
- Insurance coverage and the cost of being helped by an MFT.
- Qualifications of MFTs.
- Studies that demonstrate the effectiveness of MFT.
- MFTs who service clients in your area.
- How MFT can improve your work relationships.
TO REACH OUR TOLL-FREE
TELEPHONE REFERRAL SERVICE, PLEASE CALL 877-987-6534.
One of our operators will give you three telephone numbers for
MARRIAGE AND FAMILY THERAPISTS in your area.
THIS IS A
FREE SERVICE TO THE PUBLIC.
Connecticut Association for
Marriage and Family Therapy
CAMFT, PO Box 96, Newtown, CT 06470
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