Get to know the MFT difference

Marriage and Family Therapists (LMFT) possess a unique set of skills that distinguish them from other mental health professionals, thanks to their extensive training in both psychotherapy and family systems. This comprehensive training equips them with a nuanced understanding of the human experience, enabling them to see individual symptoms within the context of relational dynamics and the influence of relationships on behavior. By recognizing the interplay between relationships and mental health, LMFTs offer a holistic and integrated approach to treatment, considering the entirety of a person's mental well-being.

LMFTs utilize systems theory, which views individuals as part of interconnected systems like families, couples, or social networks. They explore how these systems impact an individual's thoughts, behaviors, and emotions. The goal of systems therapy is to identify and modify patterns of interaction and communication within these systems to promote healthier functioning and overall well-being. By acknowledging the reciprocal influence between individuals and their social environment, LMFTs emphasizes the importance of considering the systemic context when addressing psychological challenges.

As a result, LMFTs work with diverse individuals, couples, and families facing a range of emotional and behavioral difficulties. These challenges may include trauma, communication problems, infidelity, intimacy issues, and more. By considering the relational context of symptoms, LMFTs are dedicated to supporting their clients in achieving their mental health and relationship goals, and they work tirelessly to guide and assist their clients on their path towards healing.