Marriage and Family Therapist Job Description

Marriage and Family Therapist Job Description

Marriage and Family Therapist Job Overview

Marriage and family therapists counsel couples, families, and groups dealing with challenges affecting their mental health and well-being. They assist patients in making informed and healthy decisions about their relationships. A marriage and family therapist's responsibilities include observing how people interact within units, evaluating and resolving relationship issues, diagnosing and treating psychological disorders within a family context, and developing plans to help replace dysfunctional behaviors with healthy alternatives. This role requires a strong sense of compassion and a desire to assist others. A bachelor's degree in social work, counseling, or related is required, with a master's degree preferable. You must have current licensure in your state as a licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT).

Marriage and Family Therapist Job Template

Marriage and Family Therapist Job Summary

We are seeking licensed therapists who are passionate about providing long-term relationship solutions to couples and families in their community. If this describes you, we may have a fantastic opportunity for you as our marriage and family therapist. Responsibilities include guiding patients through crises, diagnosing psychological disorders, highlighting problematic patterns that need to be changed, improving communication, and assisting patients in addressing dysfunctional behaviors. You must have current licensure as an LMFT (licensed marriage and family therapist) and 1-3 years of experience providing therapeutic services to children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families. Please apply today if you are committed to providing high-quality care to your patients.

Location

Ashburn, VA

Marriage and Family Therapist Responsibilities

  • Utilize solution-focused therapy strategies to provide mental health services to families, couples, individuals, and children
  • Perform intake and needs assessments for individuals, significant others, and family members through testing, interviews, observations, and conversation sessions
  • Participate in the development, implementation, and assessment of therapeutic treatment programs for each patient
  • Document patient records accurately and thoroughly in accordance with facility and licensing standards
  • Participate in clinical team meetings on a weekly basis, and engage with community organizations

Marriage and Family Therapist Qualifications

  • Must have a high school diploma or GED equivalent and a bachelor’s degree in counseling, social work, or related field; preference to those with a master’s degree
  • Current and unrestricted state license as an LMFT (licensed marriage and family therapist) or equivalent
  • A minimum of 1-3 years of experience in a clinical setting working as a marriage and family therapist
  • CPR and BLS (Basic Life Support) certifications are required
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving abilities, as well as outstanding communication and interpersonal skills

Marriage and Family Therapist Compensation

$59,035 (National Average)

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