Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists

As a courtesy, the Council has made the Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists’ website available to the public prior to the scheduled transfer of the program on September 1, 2020. As a result, members of the public may find limited information and functionality when attempting to use the Board’s website at this domain. If you are attempting to apply for or renew a license or file a complaint prior to September 1st, please consult the Board’s website hosted by DSHS by clicking here.

History and Makeup

The Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists was created by the 72nd Legislature in 1991 and codified in Vernon’s Texas Civil Statutes, Article 4512c-1. In 1999, the 76th Legislature recodified the law as Texas Occupations Code, Chapter 502, which may be cited as the Licensed Marriage And Family Therapist Act. The Board consists of nine members appointed by the governor with the advice and consent of the senate. Five of the board members must be licensed marriage and family therapists in good standing and four members represent the public. One professional member must also be a professional educator in marriage and family therapy.

Board Mission and Philosophy

The Board’s mission is to protect and promote the welfare of the people of Texas by ensuring that marriage and family therapy is provided by qualified and competent practitioners. The Board accomplishes this goal by establishing the qualifications for licensure and renewal, as well as the ethical standards for the practice of marriage and family therapy in Texas.

This mission is derived from Chapter 502 of the Occupations Code and supersedes the interest of any individual or special interest group.

Staff Assigned to the Board:

Sarah Faszholz, MBA
Executive Director
Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists