Los Angeles Chapter  California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists

Committee Chairs

Use the links below to learn more about becoming involved in LA-CAMFT's Committees.

Lynne Azpeitia, LMFT
Voices Editor & Newsletter Committee Chair

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 locally and internationally with Gifted, Talented & Creative adults, couples, and families locally and internationally, in person, and by phone or video—and provides supervision, consultation & training to licensed and pre-licensed therapists and supervisors. A Professor Emeritus of Phillips Graduate University, Lynne’s a popular speaker, clinical practice coach, 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.comwww.LynneAzpeitia.com. 

Contact Information
Phone: 310.828.7121 | LA-CAMFT Email: lynnemazpeitia@yahoo.com
Work/Private Practice Email: lynne@gifted-adults.com
Facebook: Lynne Azpeitia and LA Practice Development
Instagram: Daily Gifted 
LinkedIn: Lynne Azpeitia, LMFT

Christina Cacho Sakai, LMFT
Diversity Committee Chair

Christina Cacho Sakai, LMFT, is a Latinx psychotherapist in private practice in NELA (North East Los Angeles). She provides individual and family therapy in a comfortable and supportive environment and her specializations include self-discovery & empowerment, learning effective communication skills, and building healthy relationships as well as grief release & recovery, healing from emotional, physical & sexual abuse, addiction & recovery, and alleviating depression & anxiety. Christina also specializes in parenting support, finding your passion, tapping into your creativity and navigating the world through a cultural, racial and LGBTQIA+ lens

Contact Information
Phone: 626.755.0178LA-CAMFT Email: ChristinaFCachoLMFT@gmail.com
Work/Private Practice Email: ChristinaFCachoLMFT@gmail.com
LA-CAMFT Diversity Committee Email:

Marvin Whistler, Mediator
Diversity Committee Co-Chair

Marvin Whistler, Mediator, guides couples through the unpredictable waters of divorce and helps them resolve their differences in dividing property and debt, planning for the care and parenting of their children, deciding on support and their future relationship as well as other issues that will be important for their future relationship. His mediation practice also covers various types of disputes including but not limited to family, real estate, landlord-tenant, and community. Marvin provides online mediation throughout Southern California, is Treasurer for Southern California Mediation Association and a member of Academy of Professional Mediators and the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts. Website: MarvinWhistlerMediation.
LA-CAMFT Diversity Committee Email: DiversityCommittee@lacamft.org

Contact Information
Phone: 424.603.4502LA-CAMFT Email: mwhistlerdm@gmail.com
Work/Private Practice Email: mwhistlerdm@gmail.com

Elizabeth Sterbenz, LMFT
Speaker Committee Chair

Pronouns: She/Her

Elizabeth Sterbenz, LMFTis in private practice in the Beverly Grove — Fairfax area of Los Angeles where she works with individuals, couples, and adolescents navigating anxiety, trauma, relationship issues, and life transitions. Trained in evidence-based treatments for trauma including EMDR, cognitive processing therapy, and prolonged exposure, Elizabeth helps clients using a solution-focused approach as well as drawing from elements of existential, psychodynamic, and cognitive behavior therapy. Her practice includes a specialization in working with clients to explore their relationship with money and finances as she is trained in, and holds a certificate in, Financial TherapyWebsite: www.elizabethsterbenz.com/.

Contact Information
Phone: 323.546.4947 | LA-CAMFT Email: speakerchair@lacamft.org
Work/Private Practice Email: elizabeth@elizabethsterbenz.com

Darlene Basch, LCSW
Sponsorship Committee Chair

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 previously served as the LA-CAMFT Networking Events Chair for 4 years. Website: www.transformationtherapy.com.

Contact Information
Phone: 323.937.4974 | LA-CAMFT Email: sponsorshipchair@lacamft.org
Work/Private Practice Email: darlene@transformationtherapy.com
Facebook: Transformation Therapy with Darlene Basch

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