Licensed marriage and family therapists (LMFTs) are trained professionals who specialize in the dynamics of relationships and interpersonal relationships within families, marriages, and couples.
In the field of marital and family therapy, LMFT is an abbreviation that denotes a someone who has been certified by the state as an expert in the fields of marriage, family, and child therapy. These therapists are very skilled in assisting people who are experiencing relationship difficulties or couples who are having difficulty working together.
Licensed marital and family therapists (LMFT or MFT) are marriage and family therapists who have been granted permission by their state to practice marriage and family therapy. This license permits them to provide a wide range of counseling services to individuals, couples, families, and groups under the supervision of a licensed professional counselor.
If you are unable to locate an LMFT who accepts your insurance, you may be able to locate someone who accepts sliding scale payments as an alternative. One more potentially more affordable option is to work with an LMFT who provides online therapy, as virtual visits can reduce overhead costs for both the therapist and the patient, making therapy more affordable overall.