|The American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT) provides consumers with information about Marriage and Family Therapy. Below is an excerpt from the AAMFT website. For more information, please visit www.AAMFT.org
Marriage and Family Therapists (MFTs) are mental health professionals trained in psychotherapy and family systems, and are licesensed to diagnose and treat mental illness and emotional disorders within the context of marriage, couples and family systems.
Marriage and Family Therapists broaden the traditional emphasis on the individual to attend to the nature and role of individuals in primary relationships networks, such as couples (married, cohabitating, same sex couples, etc.) and the family.
Marriage and Family Therapy is brief, solution-focused, with specific goals being set and attained.