Marriage and Family Therapists

What does is mean to be a Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT)?
Generally, working with a MFT will be:
  • brief
  • solution-focused
  • specific, with attainable therapeutic goals
  • designed with the end goal in mind

Marriage and family therapists regularly practice short-term therapy; 12 sessions on average.  Research studies show that clients are highly satisfied with services of Marriage and Family Therapists.  Clients report marked improvement in work productivity, co-worker relationships, family relationships, partner relationships, emotional health, overall health, social life, and community involvement.

When a child is the identified patient, parents report that their child’s behavior improved in 73.7% of the cases, their ability to get along with other children significantly improved and there was improved performance in school.
In a recent study, consumers report that marriage and family therapists are the mental health professionals they would most likely recommend to friends.  Over 98 percent of clients of marriage and family therapists report therapy services as good or excellent.

Marriage and family therapy’s prominence in the mental health field has increased due to its brief, solution-focused treatment, its family-centered approach, and its demonstrated effectiveness.

-from the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy website

Video explaining working with a MFT


Shrein Bahrami, MFT  |  2146 Union Street, San Francisco, CA 94123  |  415.595.8963