What are MFTs ?

Marriage and Family Therapists (MFTs) are licensed mental health professionals who work with individuals; couples—whether or not married; families of all types; and groups to cure or relieve mental, emotional, and relational concerns of all kinds. MFTs work in a variety of settings throughout California and the rest of the country providing mental health services, as well as provide services in independent practice. MFTs have minimally acquired two-year masters degrees, 3,000 hours of supervised experience, and have passed two rigorous exams (Cited from CAMFT website. http://www.camft.org//AM/Template.cfm?Sectionfiltered=home).

MFTs are not psychiatrist, so we can’t prescribe medication. I will refer my clients to their family physicians or psychiatrist when I consider that medication is essential part of their treatment for the clients.