Frequently Asked Questions About My Therapy Services
Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT), is also referred to as couple and family therapy, family therapy, family systems therapy, and family counseling. MFT is a branch of psychotherapy that works with families and couples in intimate relationships to nurture change and development.
This profession tends to help facilitate the process of change by engaging systems of interaction inside and outside of the family system (i.e., husband/wife, parent/child, school/children/family, and work/parents/children, etc).
As a result, MFTs offer support to individuals, couples, and family members as they learn to be more aware of their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. These variables tend to impact family members, relationships between family members, overall family functioning, as well as, interactions with external systems.
People seek therapy for many different reasons: a crisis, a loss, a major life change, to sort things out to have a happier life, or to improve relationships.
Therapy begins with an initial meeting with the therapist to gather information and history in order to develop a plan to meet each individual’s/family’s needs.
Therapy may include individual, group, and/or family sessions throughout the therapeutic process, allowing the therapist and client to make any needed changes to help facilitate the achievement of an identified goal.
In therapy, the therapist and client(s) seek to clearly describe the presenting problem and create a strategy to solve or manage it.
This is accomplished through a series of steps:
- treatment planning
- identify goals
Periodic evaluations will occur throughout the therapeutic process, allowing the therapist and client to make any needed changes to help facilitate the achievement of an identified goal.
* Referrals to additional community resources and/or professionals will be recommended as needed.
Sessions typically last 50 minutes. Additional information regarding services and fees can be found under the "Services Menu."
*Note. The number of sessions depends on several factors, including but not limited to the goal(s) for therapy, severity/complexity of presenting concern, and of course, the client’s willingness to actively participate throughout the therapeutic process.
$35 cancellation fee for sessions canceled with less than 24-hour notice.
$35 No-Show Fee