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American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy


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.

In the News

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

October 2014

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 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

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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.


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 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.
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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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