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.
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.
I have noticed over the years that there are many common misconceptions people have about marriage and family therapists. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Illinois, so some of what I am saying may be influenced by my specific experiences and location. Here are a few of the things I wish people would understand. Can any of you think of ones I have missed?