The California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists define MFTs as relationship specialists who treat persons involved in interpersonal relationships. They are trained to assess, diagnose, and treat individuals, couples, families, and groups to achieve more adequate, satisfying, and productive lives. The psychotherapeutic practice also includes pre-marital counseling, child counseling, divorce or separation counseling and other relational types of counseling. Marriage and Family Therapists are psychotherapists licensed by the state of California. Requirements for licensure include a doctorate or a two-year master’s degree, the passage of a comprehensive written examination, and the completion of 3000 hours of supervised experience (Courtesy of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists).

As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) Alan Goodfried specializes in the assessment and treatment of eating disorders, chronic medical conditions & traumatic injury, as well as provide a full range of services as listed above. Alan works effectively with individuals (over the age of 14), couples, and families. He offers both long-term and short-term psychotherapy services for depression, anxiety, anger management, stress, self-esteem issues, improved communication skills, parenting issues and he can assist you with helping you to take action toward self-improvement in almost any area.

Alan Goodfried, MFT’s office is in the East Bay of the San Francisco Bay Area in the city of Walnut Creek. He serves residents of Walnut Creek, Danville, San Ramon, Pleasanton, Clayton, Martinez, Concord, Pleasant Hill, Lafayette, Orinda and Moraga. If one is coming from outside of the immediate area, there are public transportation options with BART and the County Connection Transit Services, and his office is easily accessible from Interstate 680 and Highway 24.