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If your relationship is more stressful than supportive, you are not alone. Couples can fall into patterns of communication that creates distance rather than closeness.  I can help support your relationship by facilitating conversation that allows your communication to strengthen your relationship by creating emotional closeness.

If you are struggling with adjustments in life, dealing with anxiety, or unsure how to manage your stress, know that there are solutions.  I can help you identify the underlying reasons to these challenges and support you in figuring out how to live the life you intend.

 

Read more about the Marriage & Family Therapy approach by scrolling down. 

Matthew Brace, LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

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Masters of Advanced Studies in Marriage and Family Therapy

 

Bachelors of Science in Communication

Bachelors of Science in Family and Human Development

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

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AzBBHE Approved Clinical Supervisor

Education & Licensure

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Therapeutic Approaches

Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT)

Gottman Method Couples Therapy

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

Family Systems

Trauma Informed Care

The Marriage & Family Therapy Approach

Marriage and Family Therapists (MFT) are highly trained psychotherapists who understand that everyone is influenced by the relationships in their lives.  Those relationships function certain ways for a reason, and MFTs are highly skilled at understanding relational and family dynamics.  To obtain licensure, MFTs are required to work with couples and families while under direct supervision.  Other disciplines of psychotherapy can obtain licensure solely by providing individual therapy, which could limit their experience in understanding relational and family dynamics.

Whether the problem is impacting an individual, relationship, or family unit, finding ways to involve your support system in the process will lead to more effective change.  This may be done by involving others in therapy or working with a therapist who is mindful in guiding you on how to utilize your support system for growth.

The American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy sites research showing that clients are highly satisfied working with MFTs, and that MFTs are the mental health professionals they would most likely recommend to others.