What is a MFT?
Marriage and Family Therapists (MFTs) are licensed mental health professionals who work with individuals; couples - married or otherwise together; families of all types; and groups to treat 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.
MFTs practice early crisis intervention and brief, focused psychotherapy to resolve problems or reduce symptoms quickly. They also have the expertise and skills to work with persons where more intensive, long-term treatment is necessary.
Board Of Behavioral Sciences
The BBS is responsible for consumer protection through the regulation of various psychotherapy licenses in the state of California. It is one of the boards within the California Department of Consumer Affairs.