Los Angeles Chapter — California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists
Special Interest Group Chairs
Jonathan Flier, LMFT
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.
Gina Balit, LMFT, ATR
Gina Balit, LMFT, ATR, is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Registered Art Therapist. She works in a private practice setting in the San Fernando Valley. Gina has a deep and life-long love for children and art. She works solely with young children and specializes in children of divorce and abuse. She is bilingual in Armenian (western and eastern dialects). She has extensive experience in school-based settings. She has Domestic Violence certification and has worked with women and children individually and in groups in agency, shelter, and transitional home settings. She has also worked with autistic children and has provided home-based Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA).
Gina is also a graphic designer and a "techie" who is passionate about providing freelance marketing/advertising and bookkeeping services. She values being a leadership position - she also serves on the board of SFV-CAMFT and Armenian American Mental Health Association (AAMHA). She holds a Bachelors degree from Cal State Northridge in Child and Adolescent Development with a minor in Graphic Design and a Masters degree in Psychology: Marriage and Family Therapy/Art Therapy. She is a forever coffee, blue, and Disney lover. Website: theartofmft.com.
Victoria Goldfarb, LMFT, Esq.
Victoria Goldfarb, LMFT, Esq.: I am a family law attorney, divorce mediator and LMFT. I spend half my time in my W.L.A. office, where I treat individuals and couples and provide mediation and legal services to divorcing clients. I spend the other half of my time at Fig Tree Therapy Center, a group practice in D.T.L.A., where I treat individuals and couples. I have been trained in the Imago and Gottman Couples Methods (Level 3 completed). I have also completed a grief specialization training at Our House, as divorce is the death of a dream and a family. Website: www.vgoldfarb-jd-lmft.com.
Judith M. Weigle, Divorce & Family Mediator, Legal Document Assistant, and Mediation Coach. Judith can file for and mediate amicable divorces. Judith owns Divorce Resource, Inc., affordable assistance to low-conflict divorces. Her brand is compassionate service. We foster kindness and understanding while assisting you through your divorce.” Winner of the 2011 Los Angeles County “Outstanding Mediated Case” for the Office of the Los Angeles City Attorney. Weigle’s philosophy: Divorce Is a New Beginning; Be Honest, Speak From the Heart, Take Responsibility for Your Actions. Judith’s Advice: Feelings have a price tag; don’t overinflate your ask. Website: DivorceResourceInc.com.
Shelby Stone, LMFT
Shelby Stone, LMFT, is a Marriage and Family Therapist in private practice in Santa Monica. 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.