In recent years, the number of couples and families turning to marriage and family therapists has risen. In fact, as per the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), employment of marriage and family therapists and mental health counselors is projected to grow 29 percent from 2012 to 2022, much faster than the average for all occupations. Families come to therapists to help them cope with everything from the stressors of an unstable economy to abuse and mental illness.
In the state of Delaware, marriage and family therapy is not only gratifying but financially rewarding. The BLS estimates marriage and family therapists earn over $2,000 more than the state average.
To be a licensed marriage and family therapist in Delaware, you need a graduate degree, set amount of supervised work experience, and required passing scores on national board exam. More details on licensing exam are available through Association of Marital and Family Therapy Regulatory Boards (AMFTRB) website. Marriage and family therapists in Delaware are regulated by Board of Mental Health and Chemical Dependency Professionals.
"Mental Health Counselors and Marriage and Family Therapists" - http://www.bls.gov/ooh/community-and-social-service/mental-health-counselors-and-marriage-and-family-therapists.htm
"May 2013 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates Delaware"- http://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes_de.htm
"Association of Marital and Family Therapy Regulatory Boards (AMFTRB)"- http://www.amftrb.org/exam.cfm
"Board of Mental Health and Chemical Dependency Professionals"- http://dpr.delaware.gov/boards/profcounselors/marriage_newlicense.shtml