Student Stories

Read what some of our former students have to say about their experience in the Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology: Marriage and Family Therapy program:

Gloria D. Haywood, MFT ’12

The most positive aspect of my experience in the program was the diversity of students, teachers, and administrators. While attending APU, I knew I was in the center of God’s will for me. I believe the work that I now do is enriched by the integration of God’s wisdom through his Word and the psychological tools that I learned at Azusa Pacific University. I am able to address the whole person. A greater compassion has been birthed in me for people and I feel fully equipped to go forth and fulfill the calling that God has on my life as a marriage and family therapist.

Ingrid Cardenas, MFT ’16

One of the best parts of the MFT program was learning from professors who were genuine and wanted to share about their experiences as a part of our education. It allowed us to see the therapist that they each are along with their role as professor. I'm currently working in community mental health, and I have seen firsthand how helping individuals make small changes can impact a whole family. Working in the mental health field can be stressful, but it can also be one of the most rewarding jobs. APU taught me that I can not only work as a therapist to help others, but I can integrate my Christian beliefs into my work without imposing my beliefs on others.

Note: This information is current for the 2022-23 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.

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