Why choose an LMFT to help your family?
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapists are known as the "Family Friendly Therapists". We have special additional training and experience in emotional and relationship issues affecting families and how to help families that is not required of other mental health professionals. LMFT's have a Bachelor's and a Master's degree, have completed an internship, and passed the national marriage and family therapist exam, years of supervised experience, with a least 50% of the supervised experience specifically in marriage & family direct clinical service. A family therapist is well qualified to counsel children, teens, and parents.
“When you plant lettuce, if it does not grow well, you
don't blame the lettuce. You look for reasons it is not
doing well. It may need fertilizer, or more water, or
less sun. You never blame the lettuce. Yet if we have
problems with our friends or family, we blame the other
person. But if we know how to take care of them, they will
grow well, like the lettuce. Blaming has no positive
effect at all, nor does trying to persuade using reason
and argument. That is my experience. No blame, no
reasoning, no argument, just understanding. If you
understand, and you show that you understand, you can
love, and the situation will change”
― Thích Nhất Hạnh