Therapist Locator - A Public Service of AAMFT

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

Members of AAMFT and the Association are frequently in the media.  

October 2014

October October 22, 2014 Text Therapy on the Rise
October 6, 2014 Marriage questions answered
October 7, 2014 Do expensive rings and pricey weddings lead to divorce?
October 17, 2014 Marriage and 'Gone Girl"

September 2014

August 2014

August 29, 2014 8 Signs Your Relationship is Over
August 18, 2014 At what age is it ok to leave your kids alone? 
August 16, 2014 Robin Williams' death shines light on male depression (guest column) 
August 14, 2014 10 Questions to Ask Each Other Before Getting Engaged 
August 11, 2014 Video show how parents can impact their child's obesity 
August 6, 2014 Beyonce Leaving Jay Z To Be 'Strong Role Model For Blue'--Report 
August 6, 2014 Road Trip: When Its' OK to Give the Kids a Tablet 
August 4, 2014 Ask Dr. Karen: Falling out of love

July 2014

July 28, 2014 How to Cope When You and Your Partner are Falling Out of Love 
July 10, 2014 Are You Tweeting Your Marriage Away? 
July 7, 2014 Ask Dr. Karen: Body image concerns starting as young as 8 
July 1, 2014 Nick Cannon Opens Up About Shia LeBouf's Recent Behavior

June 2014

June 30, 2014 Dr. Karen discusses Facebook study involving manipulation of news feed 
June 24, 2014 Dr. Karen reacts to the idea of a 'marriage sabbatical' 
June 24, 2014 Infidelity: Defining the Narrative of Your Relationship 
June 23, 2014 7 Unexpected Ways to Ensure You Stay Hitched

May 2014

May 26, 2014 Dad's Brain Becomes More 'Maternal' When He's Primary caregiver: Study
May 1, 2014 'In sickness and in health' isn't in the cards for many women

April 2014

April 22, 2014 The 7 Sexiest Things to Do with Your Hands

February 2014

February 17, 2014 8 easy steps to make yourself miserable 
Feburary 14, 2014 When Did Dating Become Passe? 
February 12, 2014 How to Manage Kids' Expectations - In an Age of Entitlement 
February 2, 2014 Confident confidants: Program helps train advice-givers

January 2014

January 16, 2014: 6 Family Behaviors That are Totally Dysfunctional
January 2, 2014: The real sex ed: 11 sex tips experts with they'd known sooner

Press and Media 

Marriage and Family Therapists

Therapy Session

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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A Message from Our President


The American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy Research and Education Foundation (AAMFT FND) mission is to promote the well being of families by advancing the contributions that marriage and family therapy, family science, family research, and family policy can make to marital and family life.


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