American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy

Therapistlocator.net

Over 15,000 marriage and family therapists are listed in TherapistLocator.net. The therapists are Members of the AAMFT, and as such must meet stringent training and education requirements established by the AAMFT. All AAMFT Members have agreed to abide by the AAMFT Code of Ethics. This Directory will assist you in locating a marriage and family therapist in your area. When seeking the services of a marriage and family therapist be sure to ask if your potential therapist is a Member of the AAMFT.

Visit the AAMFT TherapistLocator.net, a public service of the AAMFT Research and Education Foundation (AAMFT FND). Therapist Locator will provide you with information about a range of problems facing today's families, and help you search for a qualified family therapist in your area.

About MFTs

Family Therapists are highly qualified to provide mental health services. All licensed MFTs must have a minimum of a master’s degree and at least two years of post-graduate supervised clinical experience. Thirty percent of all MFTs have a doctoral degree. Currently, 50 states and the District of Columbia recognize and license Family Therapists as independent mental health providers.

 

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Adult ADHD

AD/HD is a disorder of excessive inattention, distractibility, hyperactivity and impulsivity that begins in childhood and has a negative impact on an individual's performance at school, work and home. It affects roughly 6 - 8% of children, and persists into adulthood between 30 - 60 % of the time.4 -5% of American adults are afflicted.

Adoption

Making the important decision to adopt may be one of the most challenging and difficult decisions a person or couple can make...Family therapists can help the adoptive family to understand what impact, if any, adoption may be having, and they can help the parents to learn how they can help their child.

Same Sex Parents and their Children

Studies estimate that between 1 and 9 million children in the United States have at least one parent who is lesbian or gay. There are approximately 594,000 same-sex partner households, according to the 2000 Census, and there are children living in approximately 27 percent of those households.

Infertility

Infertility is commonly defined as the inability to conceive a child or carry a pregnancy to full term. It is one of the most severe crises that a person or couple may ever face, and presents a tremendous physical, emotional, and financial challenge.

Therapy Topics

These brochures contain easy-to-understand information and resources and discuss the role of marriage and family therapists in treating problems affecting the public. Written for clients and potential clients, Therapy Topics are designed to educate consumers and market therapist's services.
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Education & Accreditation

AAMFT's Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE) is a specialized accrediting body that accredits master's degree, doctoral degree, and post-graduate degree clinical training programs in marriage and family therapy throughout the United States and Canada.

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