Provider type: Therapist
Serving: Adolescents, Adults, Children
As a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), Lizhen is dedicated to supporting the well-being of her clients from a Christian perspective, though welcomes all who seek counseling, regardless of religious background. Whether experiencing anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, or parenting/marital troubles, Lizhen provides a safe place for individuals, families, and couples.
While traditional therapy focuses more on the individual, MFT examines how an individual’s behavior affects both the individual and their relationship as part of a couple or family. The theory behind MFT is that regardless of whether a problem appears to be within an individual or within a family, getting other family members involved in the therapeutic process will result in more effective solutions. MFT is goal-oriented and works toward an established end result. In recent years, MFT practitioners and groups have called for expanded approaches to traditional MFT training that incorporate more “real world” practices to integrate other therapies and become more inclusive of non-heterosexual couples and families.
Lizhen addresses the behaviors of all family members and the way these behaviors affect not only individual family members but also relationships between family members and the family unit as a whole. As such, treatment is usually divided between time spent on individual therapy and time spent on couple therapy, family therapy, or both, if necessary.
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