In a nutshell: Marriage and Family Therapists pay attention to relationships and context. You do not live in a vacuum, and your therapy shouldn't be in a vacuum either. Everything from your childhood home, friends in school, relationships with siblings, your first relationships, current job, neighbors, and local government influence who you are and how you experience your life. Therapy that does not take these factors into account may fall short of meeting your needs.
You don't have to retell your whole life story, just the parts that are relevant to your goals.
While I am a member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy and am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), I identify as a Relationship and Family Therapist as I also work with unmarried and polyamorous relationships.
Not only is Lindsey an attentive, authentic therapist in session, but she also spends a great deal of time outside of session organizing client-specific treatment plans, activities, and interventions. Lindsey understands that no two clients are alike, and as such, she puts in the extra work to make sure that her therapy fits each person’s unique needs. While I have seen Lindsey do a great deal of transformative work with adolescents, I know her to be effective with a wide range of clients; her skills appear to transcend age, gender, race, sexual orientation, and family-type, just to name a few. Lindsey Boes is a fantastic therapist and colleague who will always go the extra mile to be sure that her clients get the services they need.
Ph.D., Couple and Family Therapy
From the Colorado Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (COAMFT) website:
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.
Lindsey Boes, MS, LMFT is licensed with the State of Colorado and is a member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT) and the National Council on Family Relations (NCFR).