The Marriage and Family Therapy Center
The Marriage and Family Therapy Center provides assistance to individuals, couples, and families experiencing a wide range of personal or relationship problems. We are committed to a treatment approach in which individual growth and development is best understood and promoted within the context of family and community relationships. We recognize diversity in our society and embrace a cross-cultural approach in support of the worth, dignity, potential, and uniqueness of each individual.
Our therapists are advanced graduate students who are specializing in marital and family therapy. They are mature individuals with diverse life and professional experience. Therapists are supervised by senior staff who are all clinical members and approved supervisors of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT). Therapists and supervisors are committed to high standard of professional competence and integrity. For more information on AAMFT or the ethical standards that drive our practice contact http://www.aamft.org/
How We Work
We are a training, research, and clinical site for the Marriage and Family Therapy Program at the University of New Hampshire. As part of our training procedure, our therapists operate using a team approach. The supervisory team includes your assigned therapist, a senior supervisor, and selected advanced family therapy trainees. In order to help you most effectively and efficiently, the team may observe sessions from behind our one-way mirrors and videotape therapy sessions in order to give feedback, support, and collaboration to you and your therapist. The videotapes are also used by your therapist and therapy team to review and plan therapy. Tapes are kept under lock and key and are erased at the end of therapy. Most clients have found this service to be a helpful and low-cost way of solving problems.
All members of the team are required by legal and ethical standards to maintain strict professional confidentiality. This means that no information about you or your case will be released without your express written permission, except as mandated by law. Therapists are required by law to disclose confidential information in circumstances in which a) it is suspected that someone is in imminent physical danger, b) child abuse or neglect is revealed or suspected, or c) the center is served with a court subpoena.
Who We Serve
Couple Problems: For unmarried or married couples experiencing relationship problems, sexual difficulties, communication conflicts, or pre-marital concerns.
Family Problems: For traditional or non-traditional family problems involving behavioral difficulties with young children, school-related concerns, adolescent problems, family violence, drug and alcohol abuse, eating disorders, separation and divorce concerns, and/or depression or anxiety, and for help coping with stressful events such as illness, death, or other loss.
Life-Adjustment Problems: For people coping with normal life transitions or situations such as singlehood, remarriage and stepfamily concerns, gender orientation, parent care, and retirement issues.
Our services are not limited to the list above. The Marriage and Family Therapy Center of the University of New Hampshire does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, veteran's status, or handicap in the delivery of services.