Marriage and family therapists aid in the improvement of family communication and understanding to address issues such as alcohol and drug abuse or marital tension. Individual and family therapy are generally included during treatment, lasting anywhere from 12 to 50 sessions. Marriage and family therapists practice in various settings, including mental health facilities, hospitals, treatment centers, government agencies, and postsecondary institutions. They work with clients dealing with significant family issues, which makes the job unpleasant and challenging. Some therapists deliver treatment to patients in their homes.
Relationships with friends and family can be both rewarding and challenging. As a result, the more you understand yourself – your emotions and behaviors – the better you will be able to connect with loved ones (including your spouse), manage stress, and operate in your everyday life.