The Austin AMFT mission is to unite students, service agencies, and emerging and seasoned professionals to promote the licensure of marriage and family therapists, clinical systemic thinking, and to distinguish the field of Marriage & Family Therapy as unique and beneficial to the greater Austin community.
Licensed MFTs focus on understanding client symptoms and interaction patterns within their existing environment. LMFTs can work with an individual, a couple, and an entire family while holding the lens of understanding the broader socio-cultural systems.
This approach is based on the research and theories that individuals are social creatures and do not exist in a vacuum. Therefore, LMFTs hold a therapeutic view that it is important to attend to the individual and family’s larger systems – community, school, work etc. – rather than individual pathology.
LMFTs offer treatment for a variety of clinical issues including, but not limited to: