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 therapy is:
Marriage and family therapists treat a wide range of serious clinical problems including: depression, marital problems, anxiety, individual psychological problems, and child-parent problems.
At Treehouse Counseling Services, our licensed and pre-licensed clinicians all work as Marriage and Family Therapists. Marriage and family therapists are a highly experienced group of practitioners, with an average of 13 years of clinical practice in the field of marriage and family therapy. They evaluate 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.
The field of marriage and family therapy (MFT) is designed to help people with relationship issues. The relationship can be to another person, a substance (i.e. alcohol or drugs), one’s self, one’s children or the world at large. MFT’s have specialized training to address these issues. A licensed clinical social worker has similar training but has an extra emphasis on getting help for the patient by means of a hospital or court social services, to name just a few. A psychologist has a doctorate in psychology and is often trained in psychological testing as well as counseling. A psychiatrist is a medical doctor that often focuses on using a medical model to address serious mental health issues and is legally able to prescribe medication when necessary. A marriage and family therapist is often the best choice to get an assessment and then to work with other resources and the patient for the most effective therapy possible.
Treehouse Counseling Services offers a therapeutic team of licensed and pre-licensed mental health professionals who work together to provide a safe place to play and heal. Our treatment team tries to gain a 360 degree view of anything that might be contributing to the presenting problem so that each client is seen uniquely and as clearly as possible. We believe that our role as marriage and family therapists is critical to the healthy growth and function of your marriage and family.