Child and Family Counselor

By Alycia Ellis

Nature of Career

They help peoplemanage and overcome mental and emotional problems and disords in their family and relationships. They give advice on how to solve problems that the family has listed. The therapist evaluates the family roles and development to better understand the situation.


Family therapists work in various settings including a private practice, mental health centers, and most work full time.

How to become one?

Family therapists typically have to have a master's degree and a liscence to practice with a intership of 2,000 to 4,000 hours. They need to have skills like compassion, interpersonal skills, listening skills, organizational skills, and speaking skills.


As of May 2012, the median annual wage for a family therapist was $46,670.

The top industry for these therapists to work was Government which has a salary of $61,230.

Job Outlook

Employment for Family Therapists is expected to gorwn 29% form 2012 to 2022, which is much faster than the average for all occupations.

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