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Why a Marriage and Family Therapist?

Over 15,000 marriage and family therapists are listed in The therapists are Clinical Fellows and Members of AAMFT, and as such must meet stringent training and education requirements established by AAMFT. All AAMFT Clinical Fellows and 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 Clinical Fellow or Member of AAMFT.


Therapist Locator is a public service of the AAMFT Research and Education Foundation. 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.


Read more about Marriage and Family Therapists in one of our Therapy Topics about them!

In The News

Great News for MFTs: Great news for the MFT community. Both of Senator Tester’s amendments dealing with Marriage and Family Therapists passed out of committee yesterday, July 22nd and will be included in the 21st Century Veterans Benefits Delivery Act when it comes to the floor of the Senate!


Advocacy Alert! Call These Senators Today to Support the Veterans Benefits Delivery Act: Today, July 22, the Senate Committee on Veterans Affairs is marking up (adding amendments) to the 21st Century Veterans Benefits Delivery Act. This is comprehensive legislation designed to create a system that can withstand surges in disability claims without generating another veteran disability claims backlog.


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Marriage and Family Therapists

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Marriage and family therapists are mental health professionals with a minimum of a master’s degree and two years supervised clinical experience. Marriage and family therapists (commonly referred to as MFTs or family therapists) are trained and licensed to independently diagnose and treat mental health and substance abuse problems.

Multiracial Families

multiracial familyThere are approximately 7 million people in the United States who identify as mixed-race, with half of these being under the age of 18, and it is estimated that the mixed-race population in the U.S. will reach 21% by 2050. Yet, multiracial individuals and families remain marginalized and overlooked by mainstream U.S. society.

Adolescent Substance Abuse

pillsBeing a teenager and raising a teenager are individually, and collectively, enormous challenges. For many teens, illicit substance use and abuse become part of the landscape of their teenage years.

Financial Distress & Family

financial distress

The shift from having "something," even moderate means, to having "nothing" is devastating. When families are faced with the grief of losing everything and the fear of never being able to recover, these uncontrollable circumstances have a drastic impact on families as a whole, on marriages, and on husbands, wives, parents, and children.

Therapy Topics

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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AAMFT Foundation

The AAMFT Research and Education Foundation exists to fund systemic and relational research, scholarship, and education in an effort to support and enhance the practice of systemic and relational therapies; advance the health care continuum; and improve client outcomes.


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