Directory of Marriage & Family Therapists:
Licensure and Certification Boards

Licensure or certification laws for marriage and family therapists (MFTs) provide a mechanism for the public and third-party payors to identify qualified practitioners of marriage and family therapy. All states require a Master's or Doctoral degree and supervised clinical experience. The most common titles used for this license are "Marriage and Family Therapist" or "Marital and Family Therapist."

Specific state information may be obtained by contacting the boards listed or through the Association of  Marital and Family Therapy Regulatory Boards (AMFTRB).

Alabama
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Alabama Board of Examiners in Marriage and Family Therapy
ATTN: Paula McCaleb, Executive Director
P.O. Box 240066
Montgomery AL 36124-0066
Phone: 334-215-7233
Fax: 334-215-7231
Email: paula.scout@mft.alabama.gov

Webpage: http://www.mft.state.al.us

Alaska
Licensed Marital and Family Therapist
Licensed Marital and Family Therapy Associate
Alaska Board of Marital and Family Therapy
Division of Occupational Licensing
Department of Commerce and Economic Development
ATTN: Eleanor Vinson, Licensing Examiner
P.O. Box 110806
Juneau AK 99811-0806
Phone: 907-465-2551
Fax: 907-465-2974
Email: eleanor_vinson@commerce.state.ak.us

Webpage: http://www.dced.state.ak.us/occ/pmft.htm

Arizona
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Licensed Associate Marriage and Family Therapist
Board of Behavioral Health Examiners
ATTN: Debra Rinaudo, Executive Director
3443 North Central Avenue, #1700
Phoenix AZ 85012
Phone: 602-542-1882
Fax: 602-364-0890
Email: azbbhe@bbhe.state.az.us

Webpage: http://www.bbhe.state.az.us/

Arkansas
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Licensed Associate Marriage and Family Therapist
Arkansas Board of Examiners in Counseling
ATTN: Ann Thomas, Executive Director
P.O. Box 70
Magnolia AR 71754-0070
Phone: 870-901-7055 or 870-901-7059
Fax: 870-234-1842
Email: arboec@sbcglobal.net

Webpage: http://www.state.ar.us/abec/

California
Marriage and Family Therapist
Marriage and Family Therapist Intern
Board of Behavioral Sciences
ATTN: Paul Riches, Executive Director
1625 North Market Blvd, Suite S-200
Sacramento CA 95834
Phone: 916-574-7830
Fax: 916-574-8625
Email: bbswebmaster@bbs.ca.gov

Webpage: http://www.bbs.ca.gov

Colorado
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Colorado State Board of Marriage and Family Therapist Examiners
Dept. of Regulatory Agencies
ATTN: Gayle D. Fidler, Program Director
1560 Broadway, Suite 1350
Denver CO 80202
Phone: 303-894-7766
Fax: 303-894-7747
Email: gayle.fidler@dora.state.co.us 
Webpage: http://www.dora.state.co.us/Mental-Health/

Connecticut
Licensed Marital and Family Therapist
Marital and Family Therapy Licensure
Dept. of Public Health Services
ATTN: 
410 Capitol Avenue MS-12APP
P.O. Box 340308
Hartford CT 06134-0308
Phone: 860-509-7603
Fax: 860-509-8457
Email: oplc.dph@ct.gov

Webpage: http://www.dph.state.ct.us

Delaware
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Licensed Associate Marriage and Family Therapist

Board of Mental Health and Chemical Dependency Professionals
ATTN: Tim Oswell
Cannon Building, Suite 203
861 Silver Lake Boulevard
Dover, DE 19904
Phone: 302-744-4534
Fax: 302-739-2711
Email: timothy.oswell@state.de.us
Webpage: http://www.dpr.delaware.gov/boards/profcounselors/index.shtml

District of Columbia
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Marriage and Family Therapy Intern

Board of Marriage and Family Therapy
Allied and Behavioral Health Boards
ATTN: Gabrielle Schultz
717 14th Street, NW, Suite 600
Washington, DC 20002
Phone: 202-724-8739
Fax: 202-727-8471
Email: Gabrielle.Schultz@dc.gov
Webpage: http://hpla.doh.dc.gov/hpla/cwp/view,A,1195,Q,490654.asp

Florida
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Registered Marriage and Family Therapist Intern
Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling
ATTN: Dee Ramer
4052 Bald Cypress Way BIN #C08
Tallahassee FL 32399-3258
Phone: 850-245-4474
Fax: 850-921-5389
Email: Dee_Ramer@doh.state.fl.us 
Webpage: http://www.doh.state.fl.us/mqa/491/index.html

Georgia
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Associate Marriage and Family Therapist
Georgia Composite Board of Professional Counselors, Social Workers, and Marriage and Family Therapists
ATTN: Becky Boyd, Executive Director
237 Coliseum Drive
P.O. Box 13446
Macon, GA 31217-3858
Phone: 478-207-1675
Fax: 478-207-1676
Email: bboyd@sos.state.ga.us 
Webpage: http://www.sos.state.ga.us/plb/counselors/

Hawaii
Marriage and Family Therapist
Professional and Vocational Licensing Division
Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs
ATTN: Kathy Hashimoto, Executive Officer
P.O. Box 3469
Honolulu HI 96801
Phone: 808-586-2693
Fax: 808-586-2874
Email: mft@dcca.hawaii.gov 
Webpage: http://www.hawaii.gov/dcca/areas/pvl/programs/marriage/

Idaho
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Board of Professional Counselor and Marriage and Family Therapists
Bureau of Occupational Licenses
ATTN: 
1109 Main Street, Suite 220
Boise ID 83702-5642
Phone: 208-334-3233
Fax: 208-334-3945
Email: cou@ibol.idaho.gov
Webpage: http://www.ibol.idaho.gov/cou.htm 

Illinois
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Associate Marriage and Family Therapist
Marriage and Family Therapist Licensing and Disciplinary Board
Illinois Department of Professional Regulation
ATTN: 
320 W. Washington St., 3rd Floor
Springfield IL 62786
Phone: 217-785-0800
Fax: 217-785-7645
Email: prfgroup06@ildpr.com

Webpage: http://www.idfpr.com/dpr/WHO/marfm.asp

Indiana
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Social Worker, Marriage and Family Therapist, and Mental Health Counselor Board
Health Professions Bureau
ATTN: Valerie Jones, Board Director
402 W. Washington Street, Room W072
Indianapolis IN 46204
Phone: 317-234-2064
Fax: 317-233-4236
Email: pla5@pla.in.gov

Webpage: http://www.in.gov/pla/bandc/mhcb/

Iowa
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Board of Behavioral Science Examiners
Iowa Dept. of Public Health, Bureau of Professional Licensing
ATTN: Judy Manning
Lucas State Office Bldg., 5th floor
321 East 12th Street
Des Moines IA 50319-0075
Phone: 515-281-4413
Fax: 515-281-3121
Email: jmanning@idph.state.ia.us

Webpage: www.idph.state.ia.us/licensure/

Kansas
Licensed Clinical Marriage and Family Therapist
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board
ATTN: Phyllis Gilmore, Executive Director
712 S. Kansas Avenue
Topeka KS 66603-3817
Phone: 785-296-3240
Fax: 785-296-3112
Email: Phyllis.Gilmore@bsrb.state.ks.us
Webpage: http://www.ksbsrb.org 

Kentucky
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Marriage and Family Therapy Associate
Board of Licensure of Marriage and Family Therapists
ATTN: Carolyn Kyler, Board Administrator
P.O. Box 1360
Frankfort KY 40602
Phone: 502-564-3296 ext.239
Fax: 502-564-4818
Email: Carolyn.Kyler@ky.gov  
Webpage: http://finance.ky.gov/ourcabinet/caboff/OAS/op/marrfamth/ 

Louisiana
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Marriage and Family Therapy Intern
Louisiana Licensed Professional Counselors Board of Examiners
ATTN: Eddye Boeneke, Administrative Assistant
8631 Summa Avenue
Baton Rouge LA 70809
Phone: 225-765-2515
Fax: 225-765-2514
Email: lpcboard@eatel.net 
Webpage: http://www.lpcboard.org 

Maine
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Board of Counseling Professionals Licensure
Office of Licensing and Registration
Dept. of Professional & Financial Regulation
ATTN: Anne Head, Director
35 State House Station
Augusta ME 04333-0035
Phone: 207-624-8674
Fax: 207-624-8637
Email: anne.l.head@maine.gov

Webpage: http://www.state.me.us/pfr/olr/categories/cat13.htm

Maryland
Licensed Clinical Marriage and Family Therapist
Licensed Graduate Marriage and Family Therapist
State Board of Professional Counselors and Therapists
ATTN: Aileen Taylor, Executive Director
4201 Patterson Avenue
Baltimore MD 21215-2299
Phone: 410-764-4732
Fax: 410-358-1610
Email: taylorai@dhmh.state.md.us 
Webpage: http://dhmh.state.md.us/bopc

Massachusetts
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Board of Regulation of Allied Mental Health and Human Services Professionals
Division of Registration
ATTN: Erin M. LeBel, Executive Director
239 Causeway Street, Suite 500
Boston MA 02114
Phone: 617-727-3063
Fax: 617-727-1627
Email: christine.germanotta@state.ma.us

Webpage: http://www.state.ma.us/reg/boards/mh/

Michigan
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Board of Marriage and Family Therapy
Bureau of Health Services
ATTN:  Diane Lewis, Board Administrator
P.O. Box 30670
Lansing MI 48909
Phone: 517-335-0918
Fax: 517-241-1212
Email: drlewis@michigan.gov
Webpage: http://www.michigan.gov/mdch/0,1607,7-132-27417_27529_27538---,00.html

Minnesota
Licensed Marital and Family Therapist
Licensed Associate Marital and Family Therapist
Board of Marriage and Family Therapy
ATTN: Robert C. Butler, Executive Director
2829 University Ave. SE, Suite 330
Minneapolis MN 55414-3222
Phone: 612-617-2220
Fax: 612-617-2221
Email: Robert.Butler@state.mn.us

Webpage: http://www.bmft.state.mn.us/

Mississippi
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Board of Examiners for Social Workers and Marriage and Family Therapists
ATTN: Bill Dilworth, Executive Director
350 W. Woodrow Wilson Ave., 3rd, Suite 3635
P.O. Box 4508
Jackson MS 39296-4508
Phone: 601-987-6806
Fax: 601-987-6808
Email: contact@msboeswmft.com
Webpage
: http://www.msboeswmft.com

Missouri
Licensed Marital and Family Therapist
State Committee of Marital and Family Therapists
ATTN: Loree Kessler, Executive Director
3605 Missouri Blvd.
P.O. Box 1335
Jefferson City MO 65102-1335
Phone: 573-751-0870
Fax: 573-751-0735
Email: maritalfam@pr.mo.gov

Webpage: http://pr.mo.gov/marital.asp

Montana
The state of Montana has not passed legislation to license marriage and family therapists.

Nebraska
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
The Nebraska Board of Mental Health Practice
ATTN: Kris Chiles
P.O. Box 94986
Lincoln NE 68509-4986
Phone: 402-471-2117
Fax: 402-471-3577
Email: kris.chiles@hhss.ne.gov 
Webpage: http://www.hhs.state.ne.us/crl/mhcs/mental/cmft.htm

Nevada
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Marriage and Family Therapist Intern
State Board of Marriage and Family Therapists and Clinical Professional Counselors
ATTN: Raymond E. Smith, Sr., Executive Director
P.O. Box 370130
Las Vegas NV 89134-0130
Phone: 702-486-7388
Fax: 702-486-7258
Email: nvmftbd@mftbd.nv.gov

Webpage: http://marriage.state.nv.us/

New Hampshire
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Board of Mental Health Practice
Dept. of Health and Human Service
ATTN: Peggy Lynch, Board Administrator
49 Donovan Street 
Concord NH 03301
Phone: 603-271-6762
Fax: 603-271-3950
Email: mlynch@dhhs.state.nh.us

Webpage: http://www.state.nh.us/mhpb/

New Jersey
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Marriage and Family Therapist Temporary Permit
State Board of Marriage and Family Therapy Examiners
Division of Consumer Affairs
ATTN: Elaine DeMars, Executive Director
P.O. Box 45007
Newark NJ 07101
Phone: 973-504-6415 or 973-504-6582
Fax: 973-504-6458
Email: DeMarse@dca.lps.state.nj.us
Webpage: http://www.state.nj.us/lps/ca/medical/familytherapy.htm

New Mexico
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Counseling and Therapy Practice Board
ATTN: Eve Baca, Administrator
2550 Cerrillos Road
Santa Fe NM 87504
Phone: 505-476-4610
Fax: 505-476-4633
Email: counselingboard@state.nm.us

Webpage: http://www.rld.state.nm.us/Counseling/index.html

New York
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
State Board for Mental Health Practitioners
ATTN: David Hamilton, Executive Secretary
NYS Education Department
Office of the Professions
89 Washington Avenue, 2nd Floor
Albany, NY 12234-1000
Phone: 518-474-3817 ext. 450
Fax: 518-486-2981
Email: MHPBD@mail.nysed.gov 
Webpage: http://www.op.nysed.gov/mhpques-ans.htm.

North Carolina
Licensed Marital and Family Therapist
North Carolina Marriage and Family Therapy Licensure Board
ATTN: Wanda Nicholson, Executive Director
P.O. Box 37669
Raleigh, NC 27627
Phone: 919-772-6600
Fax: 919-772-6007
Email: ncmftlb@nc.rr.com 
Webpagehttp://www.nclmft.org

North Dakota
In April 2005, the state of North Dakota passed legislation to license marriage and family therapists. Contact information for the North Dakota Marriage and Family Therapy Licensure Board will be available soon.

Ohio
Licensed Independent Marriage and Family Therapist
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board
ATTN: Jim Rough, Executive Director
50 West Broad Street, Suite 1075
Columbus, OH 43215-5919
Phone: 614-466-0912 or 614-466-7131
Fax: 614-728-7790
Email: cswmft.info@cswb.state.oh.us 
Webpage: http://cswmft.ohio.gov 

Oklahoma
Licensed Marital and Family Therapist
Oklahoma Licensed Marriage and Family Therapy Board
Oklahoma State Dept. of Health
ATTN: Nena West, Director
1000 N.E. 10th Street
Oklahoma City OK 73117-1299
Phone: 405-271-6030
Fax: 405-271-1918
Email: nenaw@health.ok.gov 
Webpage: www.health.ok.gov/program/lpc 

Oregon
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Board of Licensed Professional Counselors and Therapists
ATTN: Julia M. Cooley, Administrator
3218 Pringle Rd. S.E. Suite 250
Salem OR 97302-6312
Phone: 503-378-5499 ext. 31
Fax: 503-378-3575
Email: julia.m.cooley@state.or.us

Webpage: http://www.oblpct.state.or.us/

Pennsylvania
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
State Board of Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Professional Counselors
Department of State
Bureau of Professional and Occupational Affairs
ATTN:  Sandra Matter, Board Administrator
P.O. Box 2649
Harrisburg PA 17105-2649
Phone: 717-783-1389
Fax: 717-787-7769
Email: ST-SOCIALWORK@state.pa.us

Webpage: http://www.dos.state.pa.us/bpoa/socwkbd/mainpage.htm

Rhode Island
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Board of Mental Health Counselors and Marriage and Family Therapists
Division of Health Services Regulation
Health Professions
ATTN: Donna Dickerman, Board Administrator
3 Capitol Hill, Room 104
Providence RI 02908-5097
Phone: 401-222-2827
Fax: 401-222-1272
Email: donna.dickerman@health.ri.gov 
Webpage: http://www.health.ri.gov/hsr/professions/mf_counsel.php

South Carolina
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Intern
Board of Examiners for Licensure of Professional Counselors, Marital and Family Therapists and Psycho-Educational Specialists
ATTN: Kate K. Cox, Administrator
P.O. Box 11329
Columbia SC 29211-1289
Phone: 803-896-4658
Fax: 803-896-4719
Email: harrings@llr.sc.gov
Webpage: www.llr.state.sc.us/pol/counselors

South Dakota
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
South Dakota Board of Counselor Examiners
Dept. of  Human Services
ATTN: Joyce Vos, Executive Secretary
P.O. Box 1822
Sioux Falls SD 57101-1822
Phone: 605-331-2927
Fax: 605-331-2043
Email: sdbce.msp@midconetwork.com
Webpage: http://dhs.sd.gov/brd/Counselor/default.aspx

Tennessee
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Board of Professional Counselors and Marital and Family Therapists
ATTN: Sherry Owens
227 French Landing, Suite 300
Nashville TN 37243
Phone: 615-532-5138
Fax
Email: TN.health@state.tn.us
Webpage: http://health.state.tn.us/Boards/PC_MFT&CPT/index.htm

Texas
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Associate
Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists
Professional Licensing and Certification Division
Texas Department of State Health MC-1982
ATTN: 
1100 W. 49th Street
Austin TX 78756-3183
Phone: 512-834-6657
Fax: 512-834-6677
Email: mft@dshs.state.tx.us

Webpage: http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/mft/

Utah
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Marriage and Family Therapist Intern
Marriage and Family Therapy Board
Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing
Dept. of Commerce
ATTN: Noel Taxin, Bureau Manager
160 East 300 South
P.O. Box 146741
Salt Lake City UT 84114-6741
Phone: 801-530-6628
Fax: 801-530-6511
Email
Webpage: http://dopl.utah.gov/licensing/marriage_family_therapy.html

Vermont
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Board of Allied Mental Health Practitioners
Office of Professional Regulation
Secretary for State Office
ATTN: Diane Lafaille, Staff Secretary
26 Terrace Street, Drawer 09
Montpellier VT 05609-1106
Phone: 802/ 828-2390
Fax: 802/ 828-2465
Email: dlafaill@sec.state.vt.us 
Webpage: http://www.vtprofessionals.org/opr1/allied

Virginia
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Virginia Board of Counseling
ATTN: Evelyn Brown, Executive Director
6603 W. Broad St., 5th Floor
Richmond VA 23230-1712
Phone: 804-662-9912
Fax: 804-662-7250
Email: coun@dhp.virginia.gov 
Webpage: http://www.dhp.state.va.us/counseling/default.htm

Washington
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Washington State Department of Health
Health Professions Quality Assurance Division
ATTN: 
P.O. Box 47865
Olympia WA 98504
Phone: 360-236-4700
Fax: 360-236-4818
Email: hpqa.csc@doh.wa.gov
Webpage: http://www.doh.wa.gov/Licensing.htm

West Virginia
The state of West Virginia has not passed legislation to license marriage and family therapists.

Wisconsin
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Examining Board of Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Professional Counselors
Bureau of Health Service Professions- Marriage and Family Therapy Section
Dept. of Regulation and Licensing
ATTN: 
1400 E. Washington Ave.
P.O. Box 8935
Madison WI 53708-8935
Phone: 608-266-2112
Fax
Email: web@drl.state.wi.us 
Webpage: http://drl.wi.gov/prof/marr/def.htm

Wyoming
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Mental Health Professionals Licensing Board
ATTN: Veronica Skoranski, Occupational Licensing Director
1800 Carey Avenue, Fourth Floor
Cheyenne WY 82002
Phone: 307-777-7788
Fax: 307-777-3508
Email: vskora@state.wy.us

Webpage: http://plboards.state.wy.us/mentalhealth/