At Hope Therapy we have sought to bring the best therapy and counseling services possible to Spanish Fork and South Utah County. We take pride in belonging to this special community and understand that individuals and families in our communities value their families, lifestyle and their opportunities to grow and learn. We are honored that we can be part of that journey for those who need our help.
Many of our therapists at Hope Therapy are Marriage and Family Therapists commonly referred to as MFT’s. That is very important to us because because we know that MFT’s are trained to be some of the most effective and compassionate counselors in the U.S. On the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists Websites they summarize what makes MFT’s special:
Research studies repeatedly demonstrate the effectiveness of marriage and family therapy in treating the full range of mental and emotional disorders and health problems. Adolescent drug abuse, depression, alcoholism, obesity and dementia in the elderly — as well as marital distress and conflict — are just some of the conditions Marriage and Family Therapists effectively treat.
Studies also show that clients are highly satisfied with services of Marriage and Family Therapists. Clients report marked improvement in work productivity, co-worker relationships, family relationships, partner relationships, emotional health, overall health, social life, and community involvement.
In a recent study, consumers report that marriage and family therapists are the mental health professionals they would most likely recommend to friends. Over 98 percent of clients of marriage and family therapists report therapy services as good or excellent.
After receiving treatment, almost 90% of clients report an improvement in their emotional health, and nearly two-thirds report an improvement in their overall physical health. A majority of clients report an improvement in their functioning at work, and over three-fourths of those receiving marital/couples or family therapy report an improvement in the couple relationship. When a child is the identified patient, parents report that their child’s behavior improved in 73.7% of the cases, their ability to get along with other children significantly improved and there was improved performance in school. Marriage and family therapy’s prominence in the mental health field has increased due to its brief, solution-focused treatment, its family-centered approach, and its demonstrated effectiveness. To learn more about MFT’s visit: https://www.aamft.org/About_AAMFT/About_Marriage_and_Family_Therapists.aspx