Marriage and Family Therapists

Date: 28/06/2016

There are many untapped segments in health sector and one such is Marriage and Family Therapist market. We would like to share a brief and useful info on who hire Marriage and Family Therapists and what services they provide.


According to the BLS, marriage and family therapists are most frequently employed by the following types of industries or offices:

  • Individual and family services—25 percent
  • Outpatient mental health and substance abuse centers—24 percent
  • Offices of mental health practitioners (excluding physicians)—8 percent
  • Nursing and residential care facilities—5 percent

Who are the Clients:

  • 6.1 Million People are seen annually by MFTs
  • 2,294,728 Individuals Per Year
  • 808,798 Children Per Year
  • 752,370 Couples Per Year
  • 526,659 Families Per Year


Services Provided:

  • Diagnosis and treatment of mental and emotional disorders 
  • Individual child (15%) and adult (47%) psychotherapy
  • Couple, family, and group therapy (38%)
  • Treatment planning 
  • Marriage and relationship counseling
  • Premarital education and marital enrichment
  • Life coaching