New Jersey Division


The New Jersey Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (NJAMFT) is a division of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT), the professional organization representing over 24,000 qualified marriage and family therapists in the United States, Canada, and abroad.  We are a division of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. Vermont is the only state that does not have a division.  NJ is one of the divisions that automatically assigns members to a chapter. The Southern Chapter is comprised of the counties of: Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester and Salem. The Central Chapter is comprised of the counties of: Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth, Ocean and Somerset. The Northern Chapter is comprised of: Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Morris, Passaic, Union, Sussex and Warren.  Headquarters for NJAMFT moves around the state, depending on the base of our president. Every member of our governing board is a clinical member and a volunteer.

Click Here for a list of our volunteer board members: About NJAMFT

NJAMFT's E-Newsletter is published quarterly (Email only) Our publicaiton is sent to all New Jersey Division AAMFT members. You may view the past several issues here, by clicking on the links below. Should you desire to see older issues, please let us know and we can email them to you. We store electronic copies of our newsletters dating back to September, 2009.


Calendar of Events

2017 NJAMFT Fall events are in the planning stages now. Look to the right for our calendar updates and contact info.


Why Choose a Marriage and Family Therapist?

Most often, people can work through difficulties they are having with a spouse or significant other, perhaps a child, other family member, or co-worker. Sometimes though, we may seem to hit a bump in the road, and need a little assistance in dealing with some of life's issues. Marriage and family therapists (MFTs) are highly trained mental health professionals who bring a family oriented or systems perspective to therapy. MFTs believe that to effect change, individuals and problems/issues must be seen within a context; most often, that context is the family itself. Research continues to demonstrate the effectiveness of marriage and family therapy in treating the full range of mental and emotional disorders and health problems. Some of the most common problems affecting families today are:

  • adolescent behavior problems
  • ADHD
  • adolescent substance abuse
  • children and divorce
  • depression
  • bipolar disorder
  • caregiving for the elderly and/or disabled
  • marriage preparation
  • sexual problems
  • grief issues
  • alcoholism
  • chemical dependency
  • infertility
  • post-traumatic stress disorder
  • suicide ideation

There is no need for individuals or families to face life's difficulties alone. MFTs are highly trained to help. To locate one in your area, please click on below.

Specific Disclaimer

Please note that is for the convenience of the public. AAMFT and NJAMFT do not examine, determine, or warrant the competence of any therapist listed in Use of this Directory to locate a marriage and family therapist is wholly voluntary and will not result in any liability against AAMFT or NJAMFT. In no event shall AAMFT or NJAMFT be liable for damages to any user of the Directory for the voluntary selection of any marriage and family therapist, for the services provided by any marriage and family therapist listed herein, or for any other damages which may occur. AAMFT and NJAMFT cannot and do not provide any warranties related to the information contained in or resulting services from a marriage and family therapist listed in the


    NJAMFT-IA's Ethics 2018 workshop on Friday, May 18 at Mercer County Community College, will be interactive. After reviewing how to locate the NJ Statutes and Regulations and the AAMFT Code of Ethics on the internet, there will be some large group interaction, and then small groups of participants will discuss clinical and professional ethical dilemmas, using guidance from these documents. 5 CEU ethics credits will be awarded to participants. For more details and to register, please click here:  NJAMFT-IA Ethics 2018 Workshop 

  • Southern Chapter of NJAMFT Announces it's Spring 2018 Workshop

    "Healing the Body and Mind
    During The “#MeToo” Movement
     Effective Treatment of Sexual Pain"

     Thursday, June 7, 2018
     Camden County Library, Vorhees, NJ

     For more information and to register, please click here:

     SNJAMFT Spring 2018: Healing the Body and Mind

  • Of Clinical Interest To All

    Daniel Watter Ph.D., LMFT.

    It is virtually impossible today to turn on the news without encountering a story of a man who has behaved badly sexually. Understandably, the initial response of many of us is to be offended, angry, repulsed, and/or demanding he be punished. However, it concerns me that our reactions can be so swift, punitive and judgmental, especially for those of in the mental health field. Full disclosure: I am a practicing clinical and forensic psychologist, and marriage and family therapist. Every day I evaluate and treat men who have transgressed the line of mainstream sexual behavior. I have personally never evaluated, treated, or even met comedian Louis C.K. though I am a big fan of his work.  To read all of Dr. Watter's article in its entirety, please click here:  Of Clinical Interest to All March 2018

  • Looking for MFT work? Know someone who is hiring? MFT items for sale/trade? Space to share? We post industry related items here! Simply click on the "Classifieds" image here and then select the specific category you are interested in. To let us know about something you'd like to post, please contact:

  • LMFT Rated Among Best Careers

    Once again, US News and World Report's annual job rankings shows that Marriage and Family Therapist was rated among the best careers (Top 50) for 2013 (follow link below to view the article). The article also says "By 2020, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) predicts this occupation will grow by 41.2 percent, much faster than the average for all occupations." This is heartening news during difficult economic times and times in which health care providers are feeling the strain of so much change.

    Read the article now by clicking here:  US News and World Report: The 100 Best Jobs

  • To locate contact information for your NJ State Representatives, download the document from the link below.

     NJ Representative Contacts

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