Family and Marriage Counselor

Work with individuals, families and married couples to help resolve conflict through therapy. As a Family and Marriage Counselor student, you'll have the opportunity to learn how to address a wide-range of relationship issues.

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Help Families Work Through Issues & Save Marriages

Family and Marriage Counseling programs are designed to teach you how to diagnose and treat mental and emotional disorders within the context of marriage, couples and family systems. As a student, you'll have the opportunity to learn how to work with individuals, families and couples to resolve emotional conflicts.

Most Family and Marriage Counselors work in community service centers or have their own private practice. [1]

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What Will I Learn In A Family and Marriage Counseling Program?

As a Family and Marriage Counseling student, you’ll have the opportunity to learn how to counsel and treat:

  • Adolescent Behavioral Problems
  • Bereavement
  • Depression
  • Domestic violence
  • Infertility
  • Infidelity
  • Marital difficulties
  • Substance abuse
  • Family Therapy
  • Group Counseling
  • Couples Therapy
  • Alcohol and Chemical Dependency
  • Sexuality and Sex Therapy
  • Psychopathology

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Earn your degree in Family and Marriage Counseling! Online psychology programs are allowing more and more students to further their education, while they work—from traditional college students, to working parents and professionals.

Due to the nature of this work, careers in the psychology field require at least a Bachelor's degree and graduate-level degrees are recommended for individuals who want to become a family and marriage counseling psychologist, and excel in the field.

A Bachelor's degree in family and marriage counseling psychology may qualify you to assist psychologists and other professionals in therapy offices, rehabilitation offices, hospitals and more. A graduate degree in family and marriage counseling psychology may qualify you to practice as a psychologist, and will generally require at least 2 years of full-time graduate study.

If you're looking for more flexibility and convenience, some online colleges offer accelerated psychology programs that you can complete in less time, while you continue to work.

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[1] Bureau of Labor Statistics, Employment.

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