Recently, I wrote an article that raised some questions about the divorce rates of therapists, specifically Marriage and Family Therapists. As a MFT, I wanted to learn more about this topic. I decided to dig a little bit deeper, and see if I could make sense of these statistics in existing research. There are many studies about psychotherapists, but not as many specific to MFTs.
I recently had the opportunity to speak on the Living Well television show about how to cope with grief during the holidays. You can watch the video by clicking the picture at the end of this post. I wanted to share a bit more on of my thoughts this topic since I only had a few minutes during my interview.
I especially wanted to speak about this topic because I lost my mother to breast cancer in September and this has been our first holiday season without her. Christmas was one of her favorite times of the year and she loved spending extra time with our family.
If you are in counseling now or consider seeking a therapist in the future, it is important to choose a counselor who is the right fit for you. I am always saddened to hear of an individual or couple giving up on counseling after one bad experience. Therapists are each unique in their specific approaches and you deserve one who is qualified to meet your needs. Here are a few signs that you may need a new therapist.