Mission & Vision Statement

WAMFT Mission:

To represent and advance the profession and the practice of marriage and family therapy and to improve the quality of life for individuals, couples, families and communities in Wisconsin by supporting the professional interests and development of Marriage and Family Therapists.

WAMFT Vision:

Recognizing that Marriage and Family Therapists are uniquely trained to enrich people's lives and improve relationships in home school, work and community settings, the Wisconsin Association for Marriage and Family Therapy works to advance the profession and practice of Marriage and Family Therapy.

About Us:

The Wisconsin Association for Marriage and Family Therapy is a division of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy.  Both Associations are devoted to keeping the highest professional standards for therapists and providing the greatest ethical safeguards for the public throughout the United States and Canada. Our members are educated and trained in “systems thinking” and are employed in a variety of settings including: health care, schools, business and industry. Our clinical members are licensed by the State of Wisconsin to provide individual, marital, couple and family psychotherapy services.  Marriage and Family Therapists assess, diagnose, and treat mental health and related disorders.



The American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT) is the professional association for the field of marriage and family therapy. We represent the professional interests of more than 50,000 marriage and family therapists throughout the United States, Canada and abroad.

Since our founding in 1942, AAMFT has been involved with the problems, needs and changing patterns of couples and family relationships. The association leads the way to increasing understanding, research and education in the field of marriage and family therapy, and ensuring that the public’s needs are met by trained practitioners. AAMFT provides individuals with the tools and resources they need to succeed as marriage and family therapists.

Through AAMFT, members receive exclusive access to:
• Key industry publications such as
Family Therapy magazine, the Journal for Marital and Family Therapy, and AAMFT’s Family Therap-eNews

• Discounts on key services such as professional liability insurance, life and disability insurance, electronic health record, website development, and more!

• AAMFT’s ethics and legal consultation services
• Continuing education and training services for MFTs both online and in-person • And much more!

The site has been designed to be helpful in providing general information to the public regarding the profession of Marriage and Family Therapy. Also, it serves as a resource to the consumers and purchasers of Behavioral Health services. Additionally, it serves as an archival resource to our members. Explore our website and contact us if you have any questions or concerns.