Marriage and Family Therapy: Family Therapy Works


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Family therapy, also referred to as couple and family therapy, marriage and family therapy, family systems therapy, and family counseling, is a branch of psychotherapy that works with families and couples in intimate relationships to nurture change and development.

A family's patterns of behavior influence the individual and therefore may need to be a part of the treatment plan. In marriage and family therapy, the unit of treatment isn't just the person - even if only a single person is interviewed - it is the set of relationships in which the person is embedded.

LBHWC’s Marriage and Family Therapy practice is:

  • solution-focused

  • specific, with attainable therapeutic goals

  • designed with the "end in mind."

Our marriage and family therapists treat a wide range of serious clinical problems including: depression, marital problems, anxiety, individual psychological problems, and child-parent problems.


Research indicates that marriage and family therapy is as effective, and in some cases more effective than standard and/or individual treatments for many mental health problems such as:

  • adult schizophrenia 

  • affective (mood) disorders

  • adult alcoholism and drug abuse

  • children's conduct disorders

  • adolescent drug abuse

  • anorexia in young adult women

  • childhood autism

  • chronic physical illness in adults and children

  • and marital distress and conflict. 

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