Marriage and Family Therapy is a systemic approach to therapy, taking into account family, community, culture, society, etc.
Marriage and Family Therapists consider and address all the factors that affect an individual’s ability to to function at his or her highest potential and the family’s ability to solve problems and live more harmoniously.
MFTs work with individuals, couples, and their families to help identify existing strengths, along with areas, needing change, in order to find solutions for behavioral and mental health issues.
This systems approach uniquely qualifies MFTs to collaborate with individuals and families with social workers, school psychologists, special ed staff, administrators, DCF, legal counsel, etc. when necessary.