Family Therapist

Includes mental health counelors and marriage therapists


Family therapists help people manage and overcome mental and emotional disorders and problems with their family and relationships. They listen to clients and ask questions, to help the clients understand problems and develop strategies to improve their lives.


Family therapists work in a variety of settings, such as private practice and mental health centers. Most work full time.

How To Beocme A Family Therapist

Family therapists are typically required to have a masters's degree and a license to practice.


The medien annual wage for mental health counselers was $40,080. The median annual wage for family therapists was $46,670.

Job Outlook

Employment of family therapists is projected to grow 29% from 2012 to 2022, much faster then the average for all occupations.

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