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Private Payer

Private Payer

The link below includes a list of the private health plans that recognize MFTs as eligible providers of behavioral health services. This list focuses on large health plans that operate in more than one state

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This information contains a list of state Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) plans that recognize MFTs

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The AAMFT has developed a document that briefly describes the various types of health plans that are currently in use. This information includes a description of some of the differences among these health plans

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More Information on Medicaid

Medicaid is the largest provider of mental health services in the United States. Most states now have at least some recognition of MFTs within their Medicaid programs. The following fact sheet developed by AAMFT provides a brief overview of Medicaid, as well as the current status of MFTs as Medicaid providers.


Over 15,000 marriage and family therapists are listed in TherapistLocator.net. The therapists are Clinical Fellows of the AAMFT, and as such must meet stringent training and education requirements established by the AAMFT. All AAMFT Clinical Fellows have agreed to abide by the AAMFT Code of Ethics. This Directory will assist you in locating a marriage and family therapist in your area. When seeking the services of a marriage and family therapist be sure to ask if your potential therapist is a Clinical Fellow of the AAMFT or look for the following logo identifying a Clinical Fellow of the AAMFT.

Visit the AAMFT TherapistLocator.net, a public service of the AAMFT. There you will find information about a range of problems facing today's families, and you can search for a qualified family therapist in your area.

State Employee Health Benefit Information

All states offer some form of health benefits for eligible state employees and their dependents. Approximately 3.4 million state employees and retirees are covered by a state employee health plan. The AAMFT has developed the above fact sheet concerning these plans and the role of MFTs within these plans.

Understanding the Benefits of Marriage and Family Therapy

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If you or someone you know is experiencing distress, therapy with a marriage and family therapist (MFT) can help.

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