What is an MFT/LMFT/MFCC?
The Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist is the most common license for psychotherapists in California.
There is often some confusion about the acronyms MFT/LMFT/MFCC. The legal name of the license is Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT). This often gets shortened to just Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT). The Marriage, Family and Child Counselor (MFCC) was the original name of the license before it was changed to LMFT quite a few years ago.
In addition to graduate school, the LMFT license requires 3000 hours of supervised internship. Once the internship hours have been earned, it an applicant must then pass two exams in order to receive their license.
David Leong, M.A.
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist