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Marriage & Family Therapy, MA

The Master's in Counseling Psychology program with a concentration in Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) prepares students to be socially and culturally responsive relationship and family therapists and mental health counselors. Our locations are in San Francisco, Sacramento, Santa Rosa, the South Bay, and the East Bay.

Accepting for Fall 2024

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Program Mission

We are committed to embracing diversity, academic excellence, and to the compassionate service of children, adults, and families. The MFT program embodies this mission by:

  • Expanding traditional notions of family
  • Recognizing the diversity in relationships and identity
  • Striving to use inclusive language in our instruction
  • Creating goals to diversify our student body and teaching faculty
  • Working from a strengths-based perspective that honors community wealth
  • Adapting professional trends as needed to meet community needs

School of Education Partners with Kaiser Permanente

The School of Education partners with the Kaiser Permanente Mental Health Scholars Academy to train clinicians committed to advance equity in the mental health field.

Downtown San Francisco at dawn.

I chose to attend USF because I felt that the school mission aligned with my values and it was the best school in the Bay Area that could best prepare me to be a marriage and family therapist in my multicultural and diverse community.”


Using My Voice

Marriage and Family Therapy Student Named 2021 Silicon Valley Next Fellow

Jennifer Bautista

Marriage & Family Therapy, MA

2130 Fulton Street
San Francisco, CA 94117

Monday–Friday 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.