USF's South Bay Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology, Concentration in Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT)

Our Marriage and Family Therapy program is on the front lines of teaching best practices in working with vulnerable populations. Our program breaks down barriers regarding mental health and extends learning through engagement, advocacy, and the belief in each student's agency. Our mission is to educate future clinicians with a vision to make a difference in the field of counseling.

  • Offered each year in the fall semester
  • Delivery: One evening per week and occasional Saturdays

Sergio LuaUSF has a rich, diverse student body. Many students have experience in the mental health profession and are very open to sharing their perspectives. Do not think twice about joining this amazing institution where everyone truly cares about each other. I am confident that coming to USF's MFT program will definitely change your life, as it has changed mine."

—Sergio Lua, MFT '18, Is a Marriage and Family Therapist at San Mateo Behavioral Health And Recovery Services

Our Faculty

Our faculty have strong clinical backgrounds in the field of community mental health. We teach from a place of care that values each one of our students and the life experiences they bring to learning. We also honor the cultural wealth of the communities we serve through strengths-based education.

Belinda Hernandez-ArriagaAs Faculty Coordinator, my mission is dedicated to bringing USF into the community through education, service, and strong community relationships. I am deeply inspired to welcome students from all backgrounds as each of you bring a rich experience to a reciprocal learning process. In my role, I will work closely with each of you every step of the way during these exciting three years. From orientation to graduation, I look forward to being part of your USF journey."

Belinda Hernandez Arriaga, LCSW