However, counselors who work with couples may specialize in this form of therapy and obtain specific training, licenses, or certifications.
For example, most states have licensed marriage and family therapists (MFTs) who have specific training in couples counseling and often specialize in this form of counseling.
A couples therapist may specialize in same-sex couples; ethnic minority couples; couples who are recent immigrants; and couples from interracial, intercultural, or interfaith backgrounds.
Work environments vary widely among couples counselors and therapists.
Others specialize in particular issues that couples face, attracting particular client populations.
All human relationships experience stress and conflict and couple relationships are no exception to this rule.
When couples experience relationship problems, many seek professional help through counseling and therapy services.
Annual salaries for this type of therapist vary widely.
For example, the data shows that MFTs in the 10th percentile of annual wages earn a median salary of ,600 per year, while those in the 90th percentile earn approximately ,960 per year.
For example, it is common to refer to and consult with psychiatrists, who hold M. degrees and can prescribe drugs for mental disorders.