Don't let our title fool you to think we only work with marriage or families. Licensed MFTs provide psychotherapy to help and support people through individualized counseling (one-on-one), all couples counseling, co-parenting, parenting, and family therapy.
A Licensed MFT is a psychotherapist who has received a Masters degree from an accredited school, gained at least 3,000 supervised hours of counseling, and passed two licensure exams to become licensed by the Board of Behavioral Sciences through the State of California. I am an LMFT working working alongside other LMFT colleagues. This can provide more "bang for your buck" as I am able to easily consult with and pull from the experience of other therapists' schooling, life, and training in addition to my own.
Along the way toward my licensure, I provided care counseling through faith settings and group facilitation in various settings for many years prior to obtaining my MS in Counseling, Marriage and Family Therapy emphasis in June 2014 from the University of Phoenix. I also hold a BS in Psychology with a minor in Religious Studies from the University of California, Davis, as well as an Adult Vocational Teaching Credential, Basic Education obtained through Sacramento State University.
Since 2013 I have been a member of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (camft.org) and the local Sacramento-Valley CAMFT (svc-camft.org).
I am also a Supervisor to pre-licensed therapists, counselors, and social workers through a contract with Horizon Family & Community Services located in West Sacramento, helping to train the next generation of mental health workers.
LMFTs must also complete at least 32 hours of continuing education per licensing cycle every 2 years. Last licensing cycle I completed over 110 hours of continuing education as I love to learn and want to be an even more helpful therapist for my clients.