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.
Michelle Bee, LMFT
Michelle Bee, LMFT, is a licensed psychotherapist, poet, and the developer of Systems of Ease. Over the past decade, she has been passionately teaching and providing mental health services in the Los Angeles area. Her role as a clinical supervisor assisted in the creation of specific strategies and systems to help new clinicians maintain self-care, healthy boundaries, and develop an authentic therapeutic practice. She specializes in evidence-based practices, expressive arts as therapy, energy psychology and spiritual psychology. Michelle is an active member of the National Association of Poetry Therapy (NAPT). Her poetry book, Searching for SHE, will be released this year. Website: michellebee.com.
Gina Balit, ATR, AMFT
Gina Balit, Registered AMFT, has a deep and life-long love for children and art. She is a Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist under supervision, as well as a Registered Art Therapist. She works in a private practice setting, with locations in Tarzana and Brentwood, also providing in-home services in the Glendale, Burbank, and Los Feliz areas. She works solely with young children of divorce, abuse, trauma; who struggle with fear of abandonment, perfectionism/anxiety, and attachment or separation issues. She has extensive experience in school-based settings and also has certification in Domestic Violence, having 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 freelance graphic designer and bookkeeper. She is bilingual in Armenian. 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.
Matthew Evans, MA, PCCI, AMFT
Matthew Evans, M.A, PCCI, AMFT is a Cognitive Behavioral Therapist, who provides individual and group therapy to adolescents and adults with anxiety-related disorders, such as OCD, social anxiety, GAD, and school/test anxiety. Matthew works at Engage Treatment Programs in Westlake Village, providing individual and group therapy to adolescents with anxiety and depression. Matthew will be opening a private practice in Brentwood in March 2018. Matthew can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.