A marriage and family therapist specializes in diagnosing and treating mental, emotional, and substance-related problems in the context of families and relationships. A marriage and family therapist focuses on the well-being of individuals, couples and families. Marriage and family therapists help people of all ages deal with psychological problems, relationship problems, and life crises.
In providing care, a marriage and family therapist typically:
Marriage and family therapists may also be known by the following names: MFT, marriage and family counselors; marriage, family and child counselors; couples counselors; couples therapists; and marital and family therapists.
There are 67663 specialists practicing Marriage & Family Therapy in the United States with an overall average rating of 4.1 stars. There are 745 hospitals in the United States with affiliated Marriage & Family Therapy specialists, including Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital, UCLA Santa Monica Medical Center and Edward Hospital - Main Campus.