Family Therapists Organization Raises Awareness on Mental Health

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California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists

A licensed clinical psychologist and social worker, Dr. Miriam Galindo works in private practice in Irvine, California. In her practice, she offers co-parenting counseling for individuals involved in court cases concerning high-conflict divorces. Dr. Miriam Galindo maintains membership with the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT).

As an independent professional organization consisting of about 32,000 members, CAMFT represents the interests of licensed family and marriage therapists. Begun in 1964, CAMFT strives to advance the profession, maintain a high standard of ethics, and advocate for its members.

In May 2016, CAMFT encouraged California residents to pay attention to mental health issues. Since May is National Mental Health Awareness Month, CAMFT wanted to raise awareness about mental health issues and how communities could offer relief. According to the organization, approximately one in five adults experience mental health issues, whether it is depression, anxiety, or bipolar disorder, among others. CAMFT reminds individuals that they can help with addiction and recovery as well as stress disorders and trauma.