Marriage and Family Therapy

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Christian Counseling?

There is no official or universally accepted definition of Christian Counseling, so probably the most helpful response for someone contemplating seeking my services would be what Christian Counseling means to me.  My  spiritual history included indoctrination into mostly Christian theologies of varying degrees of dogmatism and liberalism.  I have found profound meaning and freedom in the Christian faith, but could not ignore the liberating and healing influence of the hours I spent face-to-face with therapists.  For my Master's Degree I specifically chose a Seminary so that I could learn how to balance and integrate psychology and theology.  My world view is shaped by both,  however I do not practice a "Christian method" that lumps every client into my religious mold.  Most of my clients are not Christians, and not only do I not impose my beliefs on them, learning about their philosophical world view is integral to knowing who they are.

For clients who seek counseling in Christian principles, joining with them in practices such as prayer or exploring Bible passages can be particularly helpful.

What is an LMFT?

Marriage and Family Therapists (MFTs) are relationship specialists who treat people involved in interpersonal relationships. They are trained to assess, diagnose and treat individuals, couples, families and groups to achieve more adequate, satisfying and productive marriage, family and social adjustment. (The official definition from our professional organization, CAMFT.)

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What is CAMFT?

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