Center for Couple and Family Therapy
Like every great journey, it has its ups and downs, certainties and uncertainties.
If you or someone you know is experiencing distress, therapy with a Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT) can help. MFTs are trained in systemic, or relational, therapy and believe that throughout life we exist in a number of relationships that directly and indirectly impact our well-being.
Our relationships with family, friends, co-workers, and neighbors influence and create our individual experience. Research and theory have shown that mental illness and family problems are best treated in the context of relationships.
If you have any trouble finding information, feel free to reach out to us. Additional resources can be found below and in the FAQ tab.
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There are many things that the Center for Couple & Family Therapy can help with. These include:
- Work/School-related issues
- Couple & marital enrichment
- Pre-marital counseling
- Parenting & stepparenting
- Couple communication and conflict resolution
- Divorce and child custody
- Parenting classes
- Substance use and abuse struggles
- Grief and loss counseling
We want you to know that the health of you and our staff is a top priority at the Center for Couple and Family Therapy. We encourage you to take responsibility for yourself and your family. If you feel ill, please call our office at 850-644-1588 and we will reschedule your appointment.
PLEASE NOTE: For new clients, please click on the links to the right to complete intake paperwork and to be placed on our waiting list. These documents must be completed before we can match you with a therapist to begin sessions.
If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us or call 850-644-1588.
The Florida State University Center for Couple & Family Therapy (CCFT) has a long and rich history. We are one of the oldest accredited couple and family therapy programs in the country.
The therapists at the CCFT have master’s degrees in Marriage and Family Therapy or related fields and are trained doctoral students in the Ph.D. Marriage and Family Therapy Program. The CCFT provides high quality counseling services to the university and surrounding community. The fees for services are established based upon a sliding scale to allow access to quality treatment.
Our therapists provide skilled counseling from a relational perspective to individuals, couples, and families. Our therapists specialize in relationship education, premarital counseling, couple therapy, work and school related stress, parenting counseling and training, step-parenting and blended families counseling, communication and conflict resolution skill building, divorce and child custody issues, and grief and loss. We offer services to clients without discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veterans’ status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or any other legally protected group status. All counseling sessions are supervised by FSU faculty holding Approved Supervisor status from The American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy.
For the full FSU Equal Opportunity and Non-Discrimination Statement, please click here.
Research, Teaching and Training Facility
The Center is a research, teaching and training facility for doctoral students in the Marriage and Family Therapy program. One or more clinical faculty individually supervises each student. All clinic supervisors have American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT) Approved Supervisor status.
The clinical faculty conducts supervision, in accordance with COAMFTE guidelines, using a balanced mix of traditional live, videotaped, and case presentation supervision strategies with both individual therapists and with groups of therapists.
The audio-visual resources of the Center are state-of-the-art for both clinical supervision and process research. Each treatment room is equipped with cameras that feed into a standard and digital storage bank (We can store, code, and immediately recall for supervision/research 23,000 hours of therapeutic interaction). In addition, there are three computer stations available for the students therapists.
The Center for Couples and Family Therapy offers group therapy sessions as an opportunity for discussion and support. Group sessions are led by a CCFT therapist and may help individuals gain unique perspective on important issues.
Examples of group therapy sessions include anxiety and depression for individuals, parenting training for families, and couple enrichment and divorce support for couples, etc. Group therapy can serve an important role for individuals, as it provides a support group as well as diverse ways of approaching situations.
For more information, please call the Center for Couple and Family Therapy at 850-644-1588
Every Tuesday night, the Center for Couple and Family Therapy (CCFT) hosts a support group for victims of interpersonal trauma. It is a safe space to process difficult emotions and find healing in a community of people with similar experiences.
Non-Students: $40 per session
FSU, FAMU, TCC students receive a reduced fee of $30*
*must provide a valid student ID
Are services at CCFT confidential?
Yes, Florida has outstanding laws that assure confidentiality, privacy and privilege for mental health services. The staff at CCFT are trained to protect your rights as a consumer. Any research that is conducted at CCFT requires additional informed consent participation. Your privacy is of utmost importance to us.
How do I make an appointment?
Go to the Schedule Appointment page. Choose individual or relational (couple, family) session and complete the form. This will add you to our waitlist. As soon as you are paired with a therapist, our staff will reach out to you. Please keep in mind our waitlist may be a few months long. If you are unsure whether you need an individual or relational appointment, please call our office and we would be happy to assist you.
Please notify the office at least 24 hours in advance to cancel or reschedule your appointment. Failure to cancel results in the full price of the session paid at the next appointment.
If you are not feeling well, experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, have been in close contact with an infested person, or are waiting COVID-19 test results, please call 850-644-1588 to reschedule your session.
How do I know which services are needed?
A decision about services is made in consultation with your therapist. This process is a team effort between you and your counselor.
Does CCFT accept insurance?
No, we are currently unable to accept insurance. However, most of our payments are comparable to insurance co-pays.
Does CCFT provide premarital counseling?
Yes, we provide evidence-based premarital counseling services. These sessions help you learn important tools for a successful relationship, typically 4-8 sessions. The fee for premarital counseling is $40 per 50-minute session. $30 for FSU, FAMU, TCC students. For more information, please contact CCFT.
If I have parenting concerns, can CCFT help my and my family?
Yes, our therapists use an evidenced-based approach to teach parenting skills and provide parenting and family counseling for parents with children of any age.
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