What is an RMFT?

Do you know that Registered Marriage & Family Therapists are mental health and relationship professionals?


  • Registered Marriage and Family Therapists (RMFTs) are commonly known as family therapists.

  • RMFTs are uniquely qualified Relationship Professionals who help people see their situations from a new perspective that supports their strengths and invites change.

  • RMFTs are highly trained Mental Health Professionals who have completed over 1000 hours of therapy with individuals, families, couples and groups while supervised by an RMFT Approved Supervisor.

  • RMFTs have acquired rigorous graduate level training in couple and family therapy.

  • RMFTs help people explore their relationships with themselves, and with spouses, partners, fathers, mothers, daughters, sons, sisters, brothers, step-parents, grandparents, friends, neighbours and others.

  • RMFTs honour diversity in ability, age, culture, ethnicity, gender, race, sexual orientation, spirituality and socioeconomic status.

  • RMFT research shows that couple and family therapy is a preferred and effective treatment for depression, severe mental illness, substance abuse, couple problems and parenting concerns.

  • RMFTs adhere to the AAMFT Code of Ethics that outlines responsibilities to clients, the profession and the community.

  • RMFTs encourage people to keep life’s most precious relationships resilient and strong.