Day In The Life of A Marriage & Family Therapist! | MFT

Day In The Life of A Marriage & Family Therapist! | MFT

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Learn what a Marriage & Family Therapist does throughout the day while working from home. It was challenging developing my routines, but I feel very comfortable in them now!

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  1. I found your videos last night and so far love all the content I have watched. I am in grad school working towards a MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with specialization in MCFC. I will be starting practicing and internship in the fall. Is there anything you wish you would have known before starting your internship?

  2. I’m struggling to decide between pursuing an MFT program or a CMHC program. Does the nature of your sessions differ significantly between that of an LPCC? I like the idea of both helping individuals with their personal struggles and inter-relational struggles as well as the additional training of couple/group therapy. I think I’d prefer individuals but I like variety.

  3. I absolutely loved this vid! I’m currently in school for the same thing, I’m so thankful that I stumbled upon your videos!

  4. Just discovered your channel! I’m currently in my masters degree program for marriage family therapy & child counseling! Looking forward to this journey, love your video ☺️

  5. I’m applying to a MFT program right now and am honestly really scared! I really want to do this, but I got a few C’s in my undergrad and don’t have any experience!

  6. The body keeps the score has been on my shelf for a bit. I just brought it out to finally crack open 👍

  7. I love your video, thank you for taking the time to share. I graduated with my BA in 2020 and nervous for grad school this year. But, your video gave me that encouragement I needed and a reminder why I want to do what I want to do; to help others 🙂 You have a new sub! God bless you.

  8. Relatable! My supervisor told me the same thing about writing notes during sessions. It helps keep me in compliance, which was an issue for me. I am getting better at doing that now and not overwriting my notes. My supervisor told me to give a summary of the theme of the session. I think doing that is way more effective.

  9. i’m only one minute in but I wanted to comment already! I’m graduating with my masters in june and then applying for my associate – I love that you made this video!! I will scour your page but I support more of these!

  10. I absolutely loved watching this video! It was so informational and exciting for me to watch! I’m currently finishing my undergrad in psych and in the process of applying to grad school for an MFT program and this just makes me feel so at peace with my decision!

  11. Great video, I’m currently working on a duel masters program in Theology and Cultural Anthropology and when I’m finished with the program begin work on a Doctoral degree in Marriage and Family Therapy any pointers?

  12. Thank you so much for your videos Stephanie! 👏🏾☺️ Could you share more book recommendations? The Body Keeps the Score was amazing – thanks!

  13. Hi, I wanted to know the specifics of your license compared to being fully licensed.. do you have to be fully licensed? I love your videos. Thank you so much for sharing

  14. For anyone who wants to get into Counseling/Therapy, I highly recommend the book "Maybe you should talk to someone" by Lori Gottlieb. Great insightful read 🙂

  15. Do you feel like you made the right decision for going for an MFT vs MsW? I know they say MSW is more marketable but what would to say to someone who just wants the be the best therapist she wants to be and not do the other ‘extra’ stuff

  16. Omg! I’ve been a therapist for 15 years and have always been afraid to do notes or even hand write notes in front of clients. Currently doing my notes from yesterday’s sessions as I’m watching this and love that you brought up type your notes in session. Another therapist recommended this to me but I couldn’t wrap my mind around it. It would definitely save me time daily. Thanks for showing this!

  17. Thanks for sharing! Besides therapy notes, do you have any additional report writing requirements, such as writing psychological assessments? What percentage of your time does writing take up?

  18. You inspired me to finish school and become an MFT. ❤ it’s rough but you and your videos are helping to remind me of why I’m doing this. So thank you.

  19. This is amazing! ❤️ Love this! Super encouraging. I’m praying to God to open the doors to get my masters in marriage and family therapy 💛

  20. I love your content! I am graduating soon with my M.S. in MFT. I appreciate you sharing a glimpse of your experience navigating life as an AMFT. Definitely going to try to start doing notes during sessions. The 15 mins between each session are vital lol.

  21. I finished my BA in psychology in December 2021. I am currently working as a Behavior Technician. I’m figuring out what I want to continue doing, Mft seems like something I want to do! I’m doing my research on it. Any advice ??? 🧐

  22. Hi Steph, Love this! I’m looking for a career change as I was recently made redundant in my Finance job. I graduated with a bachelors in Sociology and Social Policy in 2017 and I’m thinking of going back to do a masters in Family Therapy, however I’m really worried I won’t be good enough or it won’t suit me as it’s a very big (& expensive) commitment! Any advice? Thanks

  23. I’m applying to NCU. One problem I am seeing is that the approves supervisors close to me are 1.5 hour away. Where do you get your clients from for school, and is it possible to use a supervisor from NCU?

  24. Super informative! Thanks for this. Not only does it help me feel better about myself since I too prefer starting my day later 😅 but I also learned a lot as far as efficient ways to structure my days 😃

  25. Thank you so much for your content! 🙂 I am a aspiring MFT in my undergrad and find your videos very helpful!

  26. I love this! I am not a therapist, but hope to be one some day. Right now I am working in the field as a direct support worker at a children’s crisis unit. My work day follows a schedule for the kids, but can be unpredictable. I work 7a to 7p so I am up and out the door by 6:30am. I tend to use my 30 minute commute to listen to spiritual music or a podcast- usually one about self growth, yoga, trauma, mental health, spirituality etc any topic that lights my soul on fire! I try to eat breakfast either on my drive or before the kids wake up at the unit. I schedule breaks best I can. I am blessed to be able to have 15 minute breaks at work to do yoga, sometimes outside. We have a beautiful back yard at the unit and I try to take breaks when I can, because when I am on the floor I am "on". Although my favorite thing EVER is when the kids see me doing yoga and ask to join. I usually say yes, because I love these organic moments too much to pass them up. Kids really do learn best when we model for them! After my shift I shower before crawling into bed. A shower is a signal to myself that my work day is over. In the evenings I love doing at least 10 minutes of yoga, journaling, reading, listening to a podcast. Usually once I get on my mat 10 minutes turns into 30. I can’t teach self care to clients without practicing it myself <3 These long days are only 3 days a week. I spend the rest of my week hiking, taking yoga classes, journaling, skiing, resetting my home etc. I’ve gotten so used to this routine, I don’t know how I would like to schedule my time as a clinician one day!

  27. So inspiring! Love your morning routine and how you create a system. Very excited to be continuing my path to LMFT, currently working on my BA in Psychology. Your channel provides such great information. Thank you so much 😊

  28. This is one of the most concise and thorough day in the life’s I’ve watched. Thank you! Also including the husband too💪🏾

  29. I suggest you read “when the body says no” so so helpful for my understanding of the mind behavior and body connection.

  30. Love that it’s structured yet different every day. Totally a structured and organized person but don’t want to be bored either.

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