New Mexico MFT Programs

Students should consider higher education within MFT from an accreditation organization like the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE). This designation showcases programs across the country that have proper coursework and experienced faculty that will prepare eventual graduates to succeed in therapy.

There are no graduate programs in the state of New Mexico that are accredited by the COAMFTE, but there are programs in neighboring states and online opportunities for further flexibility.

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Marriage and Family Therapist Degrees in New Mexico

Even though New Mexico does not have accredited programs at in-state universities, there are still options for local residents to get a COAMFTE-accredited degree.

There are numerous programs available in the neighboring states of Colorado and Texas.

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If these prospective students are unable to make it to institutions such as Texas Tech University in Lubbock and Colorado State in Fort Collins, another option is to pursue one of the programs online. Students should determine if they meet technical requirements in order to utilize the school's learning management system.

Typical needs are a computer with a Windows or Mac operating system, and access to high-speed internet to stream or download lecture videos and have video interaction with faculty and other peers.

LMFT Licensure in New Mexico

For applicants to receive a licensure for marriage and family therapy in the state of New Mexico, they should obtain at least a Master’s degree in the field.

The curriculum should have at least 45 credit hours of coursework and there should be at least 300 hours of direct client contact. Students that have taken a program that is COAMFTE-Accredited will have satisfied these education requirements.

MFT Licensure Requirements

Applicants can receive temporary license to work toward their post-graduate experience while waiting for the national examination, which is taken at certain times of the year. At least 1,000 hours of direct client contact must be completed after graduation, and at least 200 hours of clinical supervision from a licensed professional.

New Mexico Counseling and Therapy Practice Board

Tony Anaya Building 2nd Floor
2550 Cerrillos Road
PO Box 25101
Santa Fe, NM 87504
LMFT Licensure:

  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

LMFT Careers and Salaries in New Mexico

According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, there are over 100 marriage and family therapy professionals in the state of New Mexico.

The median salary is at over $50,200, which is nearly the exact same as the national average. There are plenty of establishments to start a career in, including Albuquerque Family Counseling and New Mexico Solutions in Albuquerque, and Mesilla Valley Hospital in Las Cruces.

There are not any COAMFTE accredited MFT programs in New Mexico. Consider reviewing the online COAMFTE accredited MFT counseling program guide here, or view all counseling degrees in New Mexico. Available online programs currently accepting applicants are also available below.

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