Getting Your Doctorate in Psychology: APA Accreditation, or Not?

Marriage and Family Therapists (MFT) are licensed to diagnose, assess and treat people coping with common interpersonal problems having to do with divorce, bereavement, marriage and those experienced by children of various ages. However MFT's are NOT psychologists, but can provide counseling (psychotherapy) in an independent practice and charge clients via insurance. Most states allow this type of license, but they are governed by a different board than for psychologists. If you are interested in becoming a marriage and family therapist, check with the MFT licensing board in your state.