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Get advice on everything you need to know, from the most prevalent mental health issues, to how to best work with a therapist including common payment arrangements, and tips on selecting a therapist who’s best for you. Therapists listed on are approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT). CAMFT is a non-profit association whose members are dedicated to educating the public about mental health issues and ensuring that member therapists adhere to an exceptionally high standard of professional ethics.



CAMFT The California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT) is an independent, professional organization of over 32,000 members representing the interests of Marriage and Family Therapists (MFTs) throughout the state. It is dedicated to advancing the profession as an art and a science, to maintaining high standards of professional ethics, to upholding the qualifications for the profession, and to expanding the recognition and awareness of the profession.

CAMFT activities revolve around two interrelated themes:

  • the advancement of marriage and family therapy as an art, a science and a mental health profession, and
  • the advancement of the common business interests of its members.

CAMFT is an organizational advocate that represents needs and concerns of California’s most highly trained therapists. It monitors and works cooperatively with regulatory boards (such as Board of Behavioral Sciences), the state legislature, and others. CAMFT sponsors bills and works to enact laws passed to benefit therapists, their patients, and the community.

Similar to other professional or trade associations, CAMFT is a special interest group. Its main interest is pursuing therapeutic goals which are good, both MFTs and for the public they serve.


Featured Therapist 

Linda Crossley, M.A.
Linda M. Crossley, M.A.

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Irvine, CA

I know it can be scary to reach out for help, especially in a culture that tells us we should be able to solve our problems on our own and, if we can’t, there is something wrong with us. Well, I’m here to challenge that culture that values independence more than interdependence, because as humans we are designed to be connected with others in relationships. And sometimes the first relationship that needs our focused attention is the one we have with ourselves in order to ‘show up’ in our relationships with others.

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