Los Angeles Chapter — California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists
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 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.com, www.LynneAzpeitia.com.
Akiah T. Robinson Selwa, LMFT
Akiah Robinson Selwa, LMFT, President of Sunrise Therapy Center, specializes in biblical counseling, trauma-informed therapy, anxiety management, family therapy, grief & loss, and lifespan transitions. With 24 years of collective experience as a domestic violence prevention advocate, psychotherapist, clinical supervisor, and mentor, Akiah is skilled in working with families, individuals, children, the BIPOC population, abuse survivors, and members of adoption/foster care constellations. She approaches therapy with cultural humility that promotes acceptance, safety, empowerment, and creativity. Website: sunrisetherapycenter.org.
Keonna Robinson, MA, LMFT
As a native of Northern California, Keonna Robinson, MA, LMFT, moved to Los Angeles in 2013 to pursue her calling as a therapist. She completed her studies at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology with a Master's in Marriage and Family Therapy. With over 11 years of collective experience as a psychotherapist, assistant professor, clinical trainer, and mentor, Keonna has worked within multiple community mental health settings including: residential programs, school-based, in and outpatient care. She has an extensive background working in collaborative care with DCFS, Regional Center, and LA County probation offices. As the founder and co-owner of her private practice, P.E.A.C.E. Wellness Collective: Individual & Family Therapy Center, she currently works with individuals and couples of color navigating grief and traumatic loss, life transitions, and strengthening communication patterns. She supports her clients using the methodology of Ubuntu, meaning “I am because we are”, and conceptualizes trauma from a place of seeking to understand what happened to a person, rather than what is wrong with them. Website: pwcla.com.
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Elizabeth Sterbenz, LMFT
Elizabeth Sterbenz, LMFT, is 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 Therapy. Website: www.elizabethsterbenz.com/.
Jill Landefeld, LMFT
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 previously served as the LA-CAMFT Networking Events Chair for 4 years. Website: www.transformationtherapy.com.
Tyana Tavakol, is a graduate student at Pepperdine University's Clinical Psychology Program in Malibu and a Marriage and Family Therapist Trainee at Airport Marina Counseling Service where she counsels individuals using a psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, and mindfulness treatment approach. As a second-generation Iranian American, Tyana is passionate about working with the BIPOC community. Her goal with clients is to enable them to create a life where they can be the most authentic versions of themselves. Tyana has experience helping those who struggle with communication skills, anxiety, depression, and trauma.