Marriage and family therapy is about helping families and couples solve problems and reach their goals. Therapists analyze family systems and look for solutions to their clients’ issues ranging from life planning to counseling on substance abuse.
More families and couples are relying on therapists as the stress of a difficult economy takes its toll on family dynamics. In fact, the Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that the marriage and family field will grow by at least 14% by 2018. This translates into more opportunities for marriage and family therapists than most other fields in the U.S.
To become a marriage and family therapist, you will first need to earn a masters degree. Kentucky offers several schools with programs in marriage and family therapy, so contact the schools listed below for information on getting your degree!