Los Angeles Chapter — California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists
Board of Directors
Christina Castorena, LMFT
Christina Castorena, LMFT, works with children, families, couples and adults dealing with life transitions, parenting, professional development, relational conflicts and existential crises. In 2018, Christina will be releasing a book entitled, IT’S NOT ABOUT THE SQUIRREL: A Therapist’s Guide to Getting Through Tough Times. She describes a deeply emotional experience she had as a new therapist and shares the mantra she created that fuels her counseling work. As Co-Chair of the Diversity Committee for LA-CAMFT, she feels strongly about her professional community and advocating for the well-being and self-care of therapists. Based in Studio City. Website: www.castorenatherapeutic.com.
Matthew Evans, LMFT
Matthew Evans, LMFT utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy in his work as a Primary Therapist in Resilience Treatment Center’s residential program for adults. As a licensed therapist, Matthew provides individual and group therapy to adolescents and adults with anxiety-related disorders, including OCD, panic disorder, social anxiety, GAD, and school/test anxiety. email@example.com.
Lynne Azpeitia, LMFT
Lynne Azpeitia, LMFT, AAMFT Approved Supervisor, supports and coaches licensed therapists, associates, and students in creating, maintaining (or revitalizing) a successful, thriving clinical practice and a profitable career. Based in Santa Monica, Lynne does coaching and psychotherapy with gifted, talented & creative adults, couples, and families—and provides supervision, consultation & training to licensed therapists, interns and supervisors. A Professor Emeritus of Phillips Graduate University, Lynne’s a popular speaker and workshop leader, well known for her practical, useful, cutting-edge advice—and is nationally recognized for her skillful, innovative training and extensive knowledge of Virginia Satir’s work. Websites: www.Gifted-Adults.com, www.LAPracticeDevelopment.com, www.LynneAzpeitia.com.
Billie Klayman, LMFT: I’m a Meaning Centered Therapist who has been practicing the art of therapy for over 11 years; I’ve been licensed for over 5 years. I have been a participating member of the Los Angeles Chapter of CAMFT since 2008 and have been part of our executive board as CFO since 2014. I am a supervisor at the Antioch University Counseling Center as well as conducting my private practice at AUCC. Last year I was hired by the city of Culver City to be the resident therapist for the community as well as providing therapy to the members of the Culver City Senior Center. Website: ValerieKlayman.
Valentina (Tina) Setteducate, LMFT
Valentina (Tina) Setteducate is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who works in private practice serving children, teens, adults and couples struggling with life transitions, relationship challenges, anxiety, depression, and parenting struggles. Tina has a passion for mindful-awareness in her own life, and she incorporates mindfulness and attachment-based approaches into her work with clients. Tina believes that therapy is more than just a quick fix or relief from symptoms, but rather a journey to a deeper understanding and loving of oneself. She is excited to be serving as the Recording and Communications Secretary on the LA-CAMFT Board of Directors.
Shelley Pearce, LMFT
Shelley Pearce, MA, LMFT, is an integrative psychotherapist who weaves a broad spectrum of approaches into her counseling in support of healing and deeper fulfillment. Shelley currently serves as Past President to LA-CAMFT and sits on the Board of Directors of Global Bridge Foundation. In 2007, she was honored as “Community Leader of the Year” by NEIU-19, a PA state organization servicing three counties and twenty school districts. Her direction of Humanistic Spirituality led to receiving the 2014 CULTURE UNPLUGGED International Film Festival Award for “Compassionate Theme.” Shelley is a nonsectarian minister and student of contemplative and wisdom traditions. Website: www.ShelleyPearce.org.
Darlene Basch, LCSW
Darlene Basch, LCSW, is a body psychotherapist for people seeking to overcome daily anxiety, panic attacks and other life challenges. Her practice focuses on parents, children, teens, and families. Darlene’s transformation therapy techniques help clients open up and move forward with a new sense of well-grounded calm. She teaches powerful stabilizing techniques for use anywhere, anytime with immediate results. As lead trainer for Spielberg’s Shoah Foundation, she traveled worldwide training interviewers. Darlene also teaches workshops on parenting, post-traumatic stress, sexual abuse, relationships, stress management, spirituality, and meditation. Darlene has been the LA-CAMFT Networking Events Chair for 4 years. Website: www.transformationtherapy.com.
Randi Gottlieb, LMFT
The MFT license affords us the opportunity to practice our craft in so many ways! In my 38 years as a licensed therapist, I’ve taken that truth to heart: as clinician, graduate school teacher, forensic evaluator, and community agency administrator. My clinical work is rooted in Gestalt, with EMDR and Trauma Resiliency as complimentary body/mind approaches. I frame therapeutic work within a post-modern, real-life lens. My primary areas of specialization include treatment for children, birth through teen years, life transitions, trauma recovery, and existential therapy. I have served on the LA-CAMFT Board of Directors since 2013, as Secretary, President Elect, President and Past President.
Jonathan Flier, LMFT, creates emotionally safe, empathic connections with clients. He specializes in working with men, treating trauma, anxiety, high conflict and passionless couples. Jonathan guides individuals and couples to create strong bonds of intimacy for satisfying relationships. He helps clients recover from traumatic experiences utilizing somatic treatments such as EMDR and the Trauma Resiliency Model. For over 20 years Jonathan supervised interns. He also provides consultations to licensed MFT’s and LCSW’s.From 2008 to 2014, Jonathan served as President of LACAMFT and has remained on the Board of Directors. He’s currently on the Board of CAMFT. Website: www.JonathanFlier.com.
Shelby Stone, AMFT
Shelby Stone, AMFT, is a Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist in private practice in Santa Monica under the supervision of Vera Eck, LMFT. Shelby specializes in launching, anxiety, relationship, and adolescent issues using Mindfulness-Based Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy. She also provides therapeutic services at a school for students with severe socioemotional and behavioral disabilities in South LA. To learn more about Shelby’s practice, visit www.shelbystonetherapy.com or call 424.645.7754.
Estelle Fisher, LMFT
Estelle Fisher, LMFT, has been facilitating mental and emotional healing throughout Los Angeles for over 20 years. Her belief in the inherent human ability to heal emotionally guided her to expand her psychotherapeutic practice to include EMDR and TRM to enhance that process. Estelle’s work in private practice, hospital outreach programs and schools, enables her to bring therapy to individuals, children, couples and families, in resource-rich as well as under-served communities. In every aspect of her work, Estelle seeks the reclamation of personal empowerment, heightening of awareness, and ultimately, an honest and gratifying expression of self.