Marriage and Family issues are usually highly sensitive (and often times highly personal). You may not be able to discuss them with your parents, or in-laws. You may not even share it with your pastors because you might be serving at the church right now. When you are feeling overwhelmed, or about to be eaten up with the load of shame, please don’t walk the journey on your own. A non-biased third party who can provide confidentiality might be really helpful for your situation.
A marriage and family therapist (MFT) is trained to help you identify not only your personal issues, but also how the struggles are related to your other relationships (or the lack of relationships). Sometimes, there might be knots in your life that can’t be untangled on your own when you are being impacted by your relationships directly or indirectly. An MFT’s role would be guiding you navigate the journey through looking into the situation systemically and relationally.
Here’s a video from American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy. I will let them tell you who they are and what they stand for:
If that sounds like something you are looking for, make an appointment here today.
Disclaimer: Although, my master’s degree is called Marriage and Family Counseling, the license I am pursuing is Licensed Professional Counselor (which is possibly more widely accepted in the State of Texas) as opposed to Licensed of Marriage and Family Therapy.