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Marriage and Family Therapist in Sacramento

Learning to improve relationships in the therapy room, or ready to build professional relationships in the therapy space? Our marriage and family therapy programs will teach valuable behavioral science skills through our graduate and doctoral programs to help you restore connections within couples and families.

When you take part in our Sacramento MFT programs, you’re signing up for a culturally rich experience in a diverse city. Put the cultural competency component of your coursework into practice through the countless internship and networking opportunities afforded by the major metropolis. As the capital of California, Sacramento is a major political, financial, and economic hub—the perfect place to build interdisciplinary connections in and out of the counseling program. As a licensed professional clinical counselor or a marriage family therapy practitioner, you can leverage the city's diverse cultural scene and population to sharpen your knowledge in professional psychology and gain invaluable skills.

Live in a top-tier city and earn a top-tier education. When you pursue your MFT degrees at the California School of Professional Psychology (CSPP) at Alliant International University in Sacramento, you’ll gain the skills to shape a better future—for everyone. 

To learn more about this counselor education program and other offerings, visit our CSPP-dedicated microsite. You’ll find videos featuring our university president, dean of CSPP, and faculty, along with numerous interactive features!


MFT Degree in Sacramento


MA in Marriage and Family Therapy, Sacramento

The MA in marriage and family therapy Sacramento program establishes strong critical reasoning and research skills for students to succeed in family counseling. Whether you aspire to become a licensed marriage family therapist or a professional clinical counselor, this program offers a good opportunity to learn cultural competency, explore wide-ranging topics in mental health, and build key relationships. The MA family therapy program provides 100 supervision hours and 100 professional development hours to acquire more practical experience in clinical mental health counseling.

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PsyD in Marriage and Family Therapy, Sacramento

Advance your career in clinical mental health counseling with our marriage family therapy doctoral program. Establish your unique niche as you’re continuing education with our advanced Sacramento doctorate in marriage and family therapy. Conduct independent projects under distinguished academics and practicing psychologists, gain first-hand experience through clinical psychology practice, and intensive theoretical and practical skill-based training. Gain real-world experience with a diverse clientele in community-based practicum and internship sites, under the oversight of supervisors who meet rigorous AAMFT professional standards.

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MFT Program Aims and Opportunities

Program Aims

  • Develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills applicable to varied mental illness and behavioral science cases
  • Apply evidence-based assessment and intervention with confidence to diverse populations, situations, and contexts
  • Evaluate and conduct applied theory based  research to push the scientific field further 

Research Opportunities

  • Develop the ability to design and execute independent family therapy  research projects through a four-semester dissertation sequence 
  • Learn to respond to and incorporate professional feedback in seminar-style research classes 
  • Engage in hands-on research and build professional connections in faculty-led voluntary research labs

Career Prospects

Counseling psychology postgraduates who choose to concentrate in MFT are equipped with invaluable skills to work clinically in diverse settings including mental health organizations, schools, medical facilities, social work and private practices. Earning a degree from one of the top MFT programs in California, you may work as counselors in higher education student services, child therapists in school counseling programs, organizational development consultants, mental health advocates, grief counselors, or substance abuse treatment counselors. 


Program Requirements


To apply for our Sacramento MA in marriage and family therapy, you’ll need to complete a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution. We also ask for a statement of purpose, an up-to-date resume, two letters of recommendation, and official transcripts. 


To apply for our PsyD in marriage and family therapy Sacramento program, you must have received a bachelor’s degree with a minimum 3.0 GPA from a regionally accredited institution. In addition to completing a faculty interview, we ask that you provide a current resume, two letters of recommendation, active licensure in California, official transcripts, and an essay detailing your personal and professional development and your research interests. 



Campus Directions

Alliant’s MFT programs in Sacramento take place on our sunny campus at 2030 W. El Camino Ave., Sacramento, CA 95833. Join around 200 students each year in state-of-the-art research facilities and libraries. Situated just off Interstate 5, our campus is close to major healthcare facilities and cultural centers alike—farm-to-fork restaurants, sprawling urban parks, music halls, and more. When you aren’t partaking in science-backed coursework, hands-on training, and professional development opportunities, you’ll enjoy all of the food, fun, and festivities that the thriving Sacramento community has to offer. 

Our Sacramento campus address is:

2030 W. El Camino Ave.

Sacramento, CA 95833. 

The college campus is conveniently located, right off exit 521B of the I-5, and less than a mile from the I-80. 

Our hours are: 

9AM – 5PM Monday through Friday

Our contact number is: (916) 750-2235 to learn more about our Sacramento graduate programs.

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Meet the MFT Faculty

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Distinguished Professor
California School of Professional Psychology
Dr. Tatiana Glebova
Site Director
California School of Professional Psychology
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