Welcome to the Middle Atlantic Division of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy

Our mission is to promote and advance the profession and practice of marriage and family therapy in Delaware, the District of Columbia and Maryland, as well as to support the individuals, couples, and families with whom we work. This site is a resource for both members and the public, and will provide you with information on Division Events and resources.

President’s Welcome

Be sure to check out our upcoming training opportunities in our Continuing Education tab at the top of the page!

Welcome to the website of the Middle Atlantic Division (MAD) of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy! I’m Laurel Fay, the current President of our Division. Here on our site you’ll find helpful resources whether you are a clinician or just looking for information on marriage and family therapy. I invite you to look around, and don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions you may have – I want to hear from you! You can email me directly at president@madmft.org.

As the only multi-state division in the AAMFT, we have unique challenges and strengths. Our main ongoing challenge is to provide quality services for our three geographical areas of Maryland, Delaware, and the District of Columbia; our main strength is that we are up for the challenge! We are constantly seeking ways to bring value and connection to our members in each of our distinct geographical areas. Our fundamental mission is twofold: to continue to increase public awareness that marriage and family therapists are the most qualified mental health professionals to deal with issues surrounding couples and families; and to support our hardworking membership. Towards that end, we offer many opportunities to learn through our conferences, workshops, and lunch and learns (free CEUs!), as well as many opportunities to network with like-minded professionals and spend time with our tribe. Our Board is deeply committed to the profession of marriage and family therapy, and to advancing our profession in both the public and clinical spheres.

As you can probably tell, I have a lot of enthusiasm about our profession, and I love educating people about us. Please browse our site, attend a Board meeting, or have coffee with an MFT. Let us show you what we can do!


Laurel Fay
President, MAD-AAMFT