Marriage and Family Therapy
Growing
Stronger.....Together

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):

  • Drug & Alcohol Abuse
  • Life Transition Issues
  • Spiritual Growth
  • Child/Adolescent Issues
  • Communications
  • Eating Disorders
  • Financial Problems
  • Stress Management
  • Coping with Elderly
  • Assessments & Evaluations
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Grief & Loss
  • Relationships
  • Marital Concerns
  • Sexual Problems
  • Infidelity
  • Divorce
  • Crisis Intervention

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.

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:
This is 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 teams.

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 information about:

  • 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
Executive Office:203-254-1748
CAMFT, PO Box 96, Newtown, CT 06470
camftnews@sbcglobal.net

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