Marriage & Family Associate

A Marriage and Family Therapist Associate (MFTA) is a mental health professional who is still working towards full licensure in the field of Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT). MFTAs have completed a graduate program in MFT and are working towards the necessary supervised clinical hours and passing the licensing exam in order to become fully licensed MFTs.

MFTAs work under the supervision of a licensed MFT or other mental health professional to provide therapy services to individuals, couples, and families. They may work in a variety of settings, such as private practices, clinics, hospitals, or community mental health centers.

MFTAs typically have a strong focus on working with clients in the context of their family systems and relationships, and they may use a variety of therapeutic approaches such as cognitive-behavioral therapy, solution-focused therapy, or narrative therapy. They may also work with clients on issues such as communication, conflict resolution, and problem-solving.

In some states, MFTAs may have limited practice rights, which means they can practice independently under certain conditions or after completing a certain number of supervised clinical hours. In other states, MFTAs must always work under the supervision of a licensed MFT or other mental health professional.

MFTAs are an important part of the mental health profession and provide valuable services to individuals, couples, and families who are experiencing a variety of challenges in their lives.

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If you are considering psychotherapy but do not know where to start, a free initial consultation is the perfect first step. It will allow you to explore your options, ask questions, and feel more confident about taking the first step towards your well-being.

It is a 30-minute, completely free meeting with a Mental Health specialist that does not obligate you to anything.

What are the benefits of a free consultation?

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Potential benefits of a free initial consultation

During this first session: potential clients have the chance to learn more about you and your approach before agreeing to work together.

Offering a free consultation will help you build trust with the client. It shows them that you want to give them a chance to make sure you are the right person to help them before they move forward. Additionally, you should also be confident that you can support your clients and that the client has problems that you can help them cope with. Also, you can avoid any ethical difficult situations about charging a client for a session in which you choose not to proceed based on fit.

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It's important to note that the initial consultation differs from a typical therapy session: