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Marriage & Family Therapy Center
The Marriage & Family Therapy Center is a community-based mental health center and training site in Spokane, Wash. Therapy services are provided by advanced graduate students in Whitworth University's Marriage & Family Therapy Program, under the supervision of experienced faculty practitioners. The center allows graduate student therapists to gain practical experience in caring for clients in a supportive learning environment and provides community members with affordable mental health services. The center treats all types of clients including individuals, couples and families, from a relational perspective, as relationship systems are vital for mental health.
The following are important service elements that are offered to those seeking therapy solutions:
- Anger Management
- Sex and Sexuality
- Grief and Loss
- Couples/Marital Issues
- Premarital Counseling
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