Being a marriage and family therapist will allow you to use specialized knowledge of psychotherapy and family dynamics to assist families in their most trying times. Patients will ask you for help with a vast array of problems, from abuse, phobias, and addictions to counseling multiracial families or stepfamilies.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates the marriage and family therapy field will experience a 14% growth by 2018. This rate of growth is faster than most other industries in the U.S. and will assure many more opportunities for marriage and family therapists.
The national growth of the field makes a career in marriage and family therapy a smart choice for those who want to work helping couples and families. In Tennessee there are several schools with degree programs to get you started. Contact the schools listed below for more information!