Who are Marriage and Family Therapists?
Marriage and family therapy research shows that couple and family therapy is a preferred and effective treatment for depression, severe mental illness, substance abuse, couple problems and parenting concerns.
Marriage and Family Therapists (MFTs) are mental health professionals trained in psychotherapy and family systems who:
Are commonly known as family therapists.
are uniquely qualified relationship professionals who help people see their situations from a new perspective that supports their strengths and invites change.
are highly trained mental health professionals who have completed over 1000 hours of therapy with individuals, families, couples and groups while supervised by an Approved Supervisor.
help people explore their relationships with themselves, and with spouses, partners, fathers, mothers, daughters, sons, sisters, brothers, step-parents, grandparents, friends, neighbours and others.
have acquired rigorous graduate level training in couple and family therapy.
honour diversity in ability, age, culture, ethnicity, gender, race, sexual orientation, spirituality and socioeconomic status.
adhere to the AAMFT Code of Ethics that outlines responsibilities to clients, the profession and the community.
encourage people to keep life’s most precious relationships resilient and strong.