Los Angeles Chapter  California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists


Diversity Committee

The Diversity Committee was founded in 2017 due to a desire and need to increase ethnic and racial diversity within LA-CAMFT’s membership and leadership. 

The LA-CAMFT Diversity Committee’s mission is to increase diversity, equity, and inclusion for all ethnic, racial, and cultural intersecting identities we represent and serve; ensure visibility and voice for those who have been silenced; increase access to education and training resources; as well as empower all Los Angeles area mental health professionals to become anti-racist healers. 

Over the past years, the Diversity Committee has focused on the following objectives: 

  • Therapists of Color Monthly Support Group (TOC) provides a safe place to receive peer support and process experiences of racism (systemic, social, and internalized), discrimination, implicit bias, racist injury, aggression, and micro-aggressions, along with additional experiences that therapists of color encounter in the field of mental health.
  • Black Therapist Monthly Support Group provides a safe place for healing, connection, support and building community. In this group, licensed clinicians, associates and students can come together and process experiences of racism (systemic, social, and internalized), discrimination, implicit bias, and micro-aggressions, along with additional experiences that therapists of African descent encounter in the field of mental health. As the late great Maya Angelou once said, “As soon as healing takes place, go out and heal someone else.” May this space, be the support needed to facilitate that journey.
  • Presentations that highlight issues that impact underrepresented communities and individuals.
  • Outreach to community mental health agencies, graduate schools, and community organizations.
  • Expansion of resources and events to the broader Los Angeles area.

    To read the LA-CAMFT Declaration of Inclusion, Diversity, and Anti-Racism, click Here.

    Questions? Contact the Committee Chair! 

    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: 
    DiversityCommittee@lacamft.org


    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.

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

    Therapists of Color Monthly Support Group (TOC

    Therapists of Color No-Cost Support Group.
    Second Sunday of the Month.  11:00 am-1:00 pm PST,  Online.

    A safe place to receive peer support and process experiences of racism (systemic, social, and internalized), discrimination, implicit bias, racist injury, aggression, and micro-aggressions, along with additional experiences that therapists of color encounter in the field of mental health.

    For more information click here.

    Upcoming Events








    Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software