Marriage & Family Therapy Specialists in NYC
If you and your loved ones need outside help, you may consider marriage and family therapy.
Marriage and family therapy is a form of treatment involving therapeutic conversations and interactions between a therapist and individuals, couples, and families.
Often, the choices you make not only impact your life but the lives of your loved ones. Marriage and family therapists are specially trained to help you improve your relationships with actionable takeaways.
What are the Benefits of Marriage and Family Therapy?
Marriage and family therapy can be beneficial for those who want to improve their relationships. Marriage and family counseling is one of the more popular forms of therapy with proven results.
Marriage and family therapy can help you:
- Talk through concerns with an outside perspective
- Get solution-focused input
- Stay focused on your goals
- Navigate relationships more effectively
- Make positive changes
- Know how to respond when you feel wronged
- Resolve problems, hurt, or misunderstandings
- Have actionable takeaways in a relatively short session time
- Improve relationships with those you love and care about
- Feel empowered to make changes and improve your life
Which Problems Can Marriage and Family Treat?
Marriage and family therapists treat a wide range of psychological problems. This may include:
Marriage and family therapists regularly practice short-term therapy, with twelve sessions on average. Your therapist may divide the time with one-on-one conversations, couple conversations, or family therapy. This combination of treatments is based on your goals and your needs as a couple or family.
Does Marriage and Family Therapy Work?
According to the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, research indicates that marriage and family therapy is as effective and in some cases more effective than standard and/or individual treatments.
Over 98 percent of clients of marriage and family therapists report therapy services as good or excellent.
Of course, you get to decide what works for you and if your therapy is successful. Our approach is team-based, and much of what you do outside of therapy will impact your outcomes.
Approach to Marriage and Family Therapy
As you look into marriage and family therapy, you may find there are a number of approaches to help you reach your goals. During therapy, your marriage and family therapist (MFT) will apply scientifically validated procedures as you work through your problems.
Therapists who help with marriage and family issues are:
- Trained in psychotherapy and family systems
- Have an average of 13 years of clinical experience
- Complete a masters, doctoral, or clinical program ranging from two to five years
- Licensed to diagnose and treat mental and emotional disorders
- Know how to navigate the context of marriage, couples, and family systems
- Evaluate and treat mental and emotional disorders
Our approach is always with your goals in mind. We want your therapy to work for you and we want it to be a safe place that you look forward to coming.
As we treat a full range of issues, our most important goal is helping you feel empowered to make the changes you desire.
How Can I Find a Marriage and Family Therapist?
Finding the right therapist can feel overwhelming. You may have obstacles to overcome even before finding a marriage and family therapist. You may wonder if your partner will resist therapy or if your children will comply with treatment.
Give us a call. These obstacles are very normal, and we can help you talk through your path to therapy. Our marriage and family therapists want the very best for you, and it starts with the initial phone call or consultation. With years of experience, we can put your fears at ease and help you find a therapist you trust.
You can also talk with your primary care doctor, a family or a friend, or others who you trust. At Comprehensive Counseling, we will help you to find a therapist.