SAN DIEGO, May 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Nearly 20 percent of American adults suffer from mental illness each year, according to the Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration. Getting therapy is key to mental health, so in honor of Mental Health Awareness Month, the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT) encourages Californians to explore CounselingCalifornia.com, a resource site that connects Californians with more than 8,000 marriage and family therapists in a variety of specialty areas. Therapists listed on the site have obtained at least 3,000 supervised hours, possess a master's degree or higher, and have passed rigorous examinations to earn a marriage and family therapist license. There also are some student members listed on the site.
"We believe a primary barrier of entry for many people seeking therapy is not knowing how to find a trusted and legitimate therapist," said Jill Epstein, executive director of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists. "The site eliminates that barrier and makes trusted and licensed therapy more accessible than ever."
Launched in 2005, CounselingCalifornia.com is a robust resource site sponsored by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists. At the heart of the site is searchable therapist directory by zip code or geographic region. The site also includes Therapy FAQs, educational information on a host of mental health topics, and resource pages from trusted third parties.
About California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT)
CAMFT is an independent professional organization of 31,000 members representing the interests of marriage and family therapists. It is dedicated to advancing the profession, maintaining high standards of professional ethics, upholding the qualifications for the profession and expanding awareness of the profession.
SOURCE California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT)