Marriage and Family Therapy Licensure (LMFT) in all 50 States


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Federal regulations require William James College to disclose whether its programs meet the educational requirements for professional licensure in every state and U.S. territory. All William James College professional licensure programs meet the educational requirements for licensing in Massachusetts.

The Clinical Mental Health Counseling MA program meets the requirements for licensure in the states indicated below. We have also identified states in which the WJC program does not meet the academic program licensure requirements and those where a determination has yet to be made.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Ana Bueso, Department Coordinator, Counseling and Behavioral Health Department, at Ana_Bueso@williamjames.edu, who will direct you to the appropriate person to answer your question.

For your reference, below are links to the professional licensing agency in all states.

State Board Name Meets Licensure Requirements Does Not Meet Licensure Requirements Undetermined
Alabama Alabama Board of Examiners in Marriage and Family Therapy     X
Alaska Alaska Board of Marital and Family Therapy     X
Arizona Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Examiners     X
Arkansas Arkansas Board of Examiners in Counseling     X
California California Board of Behavioral Sciences   X  
Colorado Colorado State Board of Marriage and Family Therapist Examiners     X
Connecticut Connecticut Marital and Family Therapy Licensure     X
Delaware Delaware Board of Mental Health and Chemical Dependency Professionals     X
District of Columbia District of Columbia Board of Marriage and Family Therapy      
Florida Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling X    
Georgia Georgia Composite Board of Professional Counselors, SW, and MFT     X
Hawaii Hawaii Professional and Vocational Licensing Division     X
Idaho Idaho Board of Professional Counselors and Marriage and Family Therapists     X
Illinois Illinois Marriage and Family Therapist Licensing and Disciplinary Board     X
Indiana Indiana Social Worker, Marriage and Family Therapist and Mental Health Coun       X
Iowa Iowa Board of Behavioral Science Examiners     X
Kansas Kansas Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board     X
Kentucky Kentucky Board of Licensure of Marriage and Family Therapists     X
Louisiana Louisiana Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Marriage and Family Therapy Associate     X
Maine Maine Board of Counseling Professionals Licensure   X  
Maryland Maryland Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist   X  
Massachusetts Massachusetts  Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Marriage and Family Therapy Intern X    
Michigan Michigan Board of Marriage and Family Therapy     X
Minnesota Minnesota Board of Marriage and Family Therapy     X
Mississippi Mississippi Board of Examiners Social Workers and Marriage and Family Therapists     X
Missouri Missouri State Committee of Marital and Family Therapists     X
Montana Montana Board of Behavioral Health     X
Nebraska Nebraska Board of Mental Health Practice     X
Nevada Nevada State Board of MFT and Clinical Prof Counselors     X
New Hampshire New Hampshire Board of Mental Health Practice X    
New Jersey New Jersey State Board of Marriage and Family Therapy Examiners X    
New Mexico New Mexico Counseling and Therapy Practice Board     X
New York New York State Board for Mental Health Practitioners X    
North Carolina North Carolina Marriage and Family Therapy Licensure Board     X
North Dakota North Dakota Marriage and Family Therapy Licensure Board     X
Ohio Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board     X
Oklahoma Oklahoma State Board of Behavioral Health Licensure     X
Oregon Oregon Board of Licensed Professional Counselors and Therapists     X
Pennsylvania Pennsylvania State Board of SW, MFT and Prof Coun X    
Rhode Island Rhode Island Board Mental Health Counselors and Marriage and Family Therapists
If internship is 1 calendar year 20 hours per week
  X  
South Carolina South Carolina Board Examiners for Licensure of PC, MFT and Psych-Educ Sp     X
South Dakota South Dakota Board Examiners for Counselors and Marriage and Family Therapists     X
Tennessee Tennessee Board of Licensed Professional Counselors, Licensed Marital and Family Therapists and Licensed Pastoral Therapists     X
Texas Texas Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists     X
Utah Utah Marriage and Family Therapy Board     X
Vermont Vermont Board of Allied Mental Health Practitioners X    
Virginia Virginia Board of Counseling     X
Washington Washington State Department of Health     X
West Virginia West Virginia Board of Examiners in Counseling     X
Wisconsin Wisconsin Examining Bd of SW, MFT and Prof Coun     X
Wyoming Wyoming Mental Health Profession Licensing Board     X

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