PETTY34 said on
There are counselors that primarily work with families, as to include parents, siblings, and stepchildren; however, marriage and family counselors are often one in the same. One can safely assume that any marriage counselor has studied coursework in family sociology or family counseling as well, though their studies may have differed slightly. Therapists and counselors typically need to satisfy the requirements of their states in order to become licensed. Any licensed therapist who specializes in marriage therapy, should be qualified to work with families as well.