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  • Lynda Gantt 30 Points

    301 E Cook, Suite K
    Santa Maria, CA 93454
  • Lisa Conn, MFT 44495

    Counseling and Wellness Center
    Santa Maria, CA 93454
  • 117 West Bunny Avenue
    Santa Maria, CA 93458
  • Mary Jo Pedersen

    2605 S Miller St, Suite 105
    Santa Maria, CA 93455
  • 415 East Chapel Street
    Santa Maria, CA 93454
  • 937 East Main Street
    Santa Maria, CA 93454
  • Tara D. Storke

    Distance: 14.41 mi
    2310 Oak Haven Lane
    Arroyo Grande, CA 93420
  • Leslie Barton

    Distance: 15.68 mi
    150 S. 6th Street
    Grover Beach, CA 93433
  • Distance: 21.72 mi
    106 S. C Suite C
    Lompoc, CA 93436
  • Monica Kim, LMFT
    310 Points

    Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
    Distance: 26.06 mi
    641 Higuera St
    202
    San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
  • John Roorda 210 Points

    John Roorda, LCSW
    Distance: 26.06 mi
    11555 Los Osos Valley Road
    Suite 103
    San Luis Obispo, CA 93405
  • Heather Irwin, MA, LMFT 52806
    200 Points

    Marriage and Family Therapist
    Distance: 26.06 mi
    11555 Los Osos Valley Road
    103
    San Luis Obispo, CA 93405
  • Alice Davis, Psy. D. 110 Points

    Distance: 26.06 mi
    1322 Morro Street
    San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
  • Steve Thayer, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
    90 Points

    SLO Counseling Center
    Distance: 26.06 mi
    697 Higuera St., Ste. C
    San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
  • Distance: 26.06 mi
    11545 Los Osos Valley Road Suite A1
    San Luis Obispo, CA 93405
  • Distance: 26.06 mi
    1110 California Boulevard Suite E
    San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
  • Distance: 26.06 mi
    1264 Higuera Street
    San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
  • Tonya R. Burch -10 Points

    Distance: 26.06 mi
    679 Monterey Street, Suite A
    San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
  • Beverly Raff, Marriage and Family Therapist
    620 Points

    Distance: 29.92 mi
    2927 Deertrail Place
    Solvang, CA 93463
  • Jill Denton, LMFT,CSAT,CCS 350 Points

    Access Point
    Distance: 33.38 mi
    2015 Ninth Street
    Los Osos, CA 93412

Nearby Cities

Arroyo Grande (14.41 mi)
Grover Beach (15.68 mi)
Lompoc (21.73 mi)

Marriage & Family Therapist Info

Marriage & Family Therapist Summary:
A Marriage and Family Therapist is trained in the mental health profession to diagnose and treat mental and emotional issues and concerns within marriages, couples and families.

A Marriage and Family Therapist focuses on getting to the core of problems that arise within groups of people. The therapy itself is relatively short-term, because they concentrate on treating the problem at the source and aiming for quick and effective results. A Marriage and Family Therapist is trained, licensed and certified to deal with a multitude of problems and concerns that cause tension and distress within families and couples.

Education and Training: Those who wish to enter the field of marriage and family therapy must first complete undergraduate training. This can either be in the form of a Masters degree or a Doctoral Degree. A Masters degree typically takes 2 to 3 years to complete and a Doctoral degree is usually 3 to 5 years. Then, 2 years of clinical experience and 3 to 4 years of clinical training must be completed. On average, a marriage and family therapist must undergo at least 12 years of training before he or she can complete the state licensing exam to become certified.

Many people who choose to enter this profession are already established as a psychologist, social worker, nurse, or counselor.


Marriage & Family Therapist FAQs:
What is a

Marriage and Family Therapist

?
A Marriage & Family Therapist is a professional who works with individuals, couples, or families to resolve conflicts and improve their relationships. A Marriage & Family Therapist helps to communicate, settle differences and solve problems within a couple or family unit.

How often do people see a Marriage and Family Therapist?
Many see a Marriage & Family Therapist for a short period of time. Some see a Marriage & Family Therapist for only a few sessions and others go for several months, depending on the relationship.

What are some signs that one should seek the help of a Marriage and Family Therapist?
Those who are dealing with any stressful situation in a relationship should seek a Marriage & Family Therapist. Some common issues a Marriage & Family Therapist can help with are: Anger, Blended Families, Infidelity, Infertility, Finances, Substance Abuse or Unemployment.

What is marriage and family therapy?
Therapists believe that all members of a family or group work together to influence the behavior of each individual. Therefore, in order to treat one, all members must be treated. This will serve to assist everyone involved at the same time, rather than focusing efforts on one person.

What are the benefits of using a Marriage and Family Therapist?
These therapists have been proven to be more effective and successful at treating family problems because this is their area of expertise. The number of sessions required is usually quite low because the therapist tackles the underlying concerns at the core and focuses on immediate solutions rather than long-term care. It has been shown to improve behavior and school performance in children.

How do I find a Marriage & Family Therapist in my city and state?
The Wellness.com directory will help you locate a Marriage & Family Therapist in your state. Select Marriage & Family Therapist from the professionals menu and select the state that you are looking to locate a Marriage & Family Therapist in. After you have located your state, find the city that you will need a Marriage & Family Therapist in. Select the state and city and you will see a list of Marriage & Family Therapists in your city and state.


Marriage & Family Therapist Related Terms:
marriage counselor, marriage therapist, therapy, family therapy, relationship, mediation, couples, family