Marriage and Family Therapist


Marriage and Family Therapists (MFTs) are mental health professionals trained in psychotherapy and family systems, and licensed to diagnose and treat mental and emotional disorders within the context of marriage, couples and family systems.Marriage and family therapists are a highly experienced group of practitioners, with several years of experience (in America they have average of 13 years) of clinical practice in the field of marriage and family therapy. They analyse and treat mental and emotional disorders, other health and behavioral problems, and address a wide array of relationship issues within the context of the family system.MFTs provide a total view to health care; they are concerned with the overall, long-term well-being of individuals and their families; and not just administering drugs for health disorder

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marriage and Family Therapist are often employed by the Government in many Countries. They work in social welfare departments of local government Councils. They also find work with NGOs. While some are self employed and open their own Counselling Clinic. They work in an office but sometimes may have to visit their Patients in their houses

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