Seeking a Marriage and Family Therapist or other mental health professional to assist with life's difficulties is a sign of courage and a step in the right direction to deal with the many challenges of life.
What is Psychotherapy?
Psychotherapy is the name given to a wide range of approaches to understanding and relieving emotional distress. Psychotherapy involves confidential sessions in which individuals, couples or families are provided the opportunity to talk about whatever is troubling them, with the therapist providing a safe environment in which the client(s) feels heard and understood.
What Is a Marriage & Family Therapist?
Marriage and Family Therapists (MFTs) are relationship specialists. MFTs are trained to assess, diagnose, and treat individuals, couples, families, and groups to achieve more satisfying and productive marriage, family, and social adjustment. Our practice also includes such areas as premarital counseling, child counseling, and divorce or separation counseling.
Marriage and Family Therapists are licensed by the State of California. The requirements for licensure are a two-year master's degree or a related doctoral degree, 3000 hours of supervised experience, and passing a comprehensive written and oral examination.
A registered associate MFT is a person who has an approved masters degree and is in the process of accumulating his or her hours of supervised experience. They are permitted to do counseling with clients while under the direct weekly supervision of a licensed MFT or other licensed practitioner.
The letters MFCC after a therapist's name stand for Marriage, Family, and Child Counselor. Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT) is synonymous, and can be used interchangeably.
Psychotherapy services of licensed MFTs are eligible for insurance reimbursement in most instances.
Where can I find specific information about cost, length of treatment and results?
These questions are best directed to the therapist that you choose to work with. You can use our Therapist Search to find a therapist. Please contact the therapist to discuss your needs and ask the questions about cost, length of treatment, and results.