New York Division

New York Association for Marriage and Family Therapy


History of NYAMFT: 

Originally chartered in the 1970’s, the New York Division has seen many changes in the mental health
field in general and marriage and family therapy in particular.  After tireless efforts by many in the
organization, the profession was finally granted licensure by New York State in 2006.   Currently there
are over 800 Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists in New York State. The Division consists of five
Chapters representing various geographic locations in New York State: Albany /Mid-Hudson, Central,
Genessee Valley, Long Island, and Metro. Each Chapter maintains a vibrant professional community in
its area as well as providing family and mental health services to the community.


NYAMFT Divsion Charter with AAMFT (2007)

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NYAMFT Bylaws (2006)

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NYAMFT Board of Directors


Board President: Carol Podgorski, LMFT 

Board Treasurer: Mitch Jaffe, LMFT 

Board Secretary: Elisa Duger, LMFT 

Member at Large: Emma Viglucci, LMFT 

Long Island Chapter President: Jeffrey Kaplan, LMFT 

Metro Chapter President: Cheryl Donald, LMFT 

Westchester Chapter: Tory Eletto, LMFT

Albany/ Hudson Valley Chapter: Diana Palmer, LMFT

Central Chapter President: Heather Hay, LMFT 

Genesse Valley Chapter: Lily Wolf, LMFT


  • Connect With Us!! 

  • Moving to New York?


    Are you new to New York? Are you planning on moving to New York in the near future?
    We want to assist you with the transition and getting settled with ease into your professional life. 
    To get access to NY Membership Benefits: 
    1) Join AAMFT (if not already a member) 
    2) Make sure to use a NY address to get access to NYAMFT (division of AAMFT) Membership Benefits
    3) If you don't have a NY address yet, you can still get access to basic benefits by "Registering" with us (follow instructions below). Some of these include: 
    *no voting rights

    To Register
    Send a Copy of your AAMFT Membership Letter (you can print if off the site) with your Email address written on it and a Check for $25 made out to NYAMFT, to:
    Mitch Jaffe
    NYAMFT Treasurer
    530 Oak Street
    Syracuse, NY 13203

    We look forward to serving you!



  • Questions?

    Email for answers!

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