Shelley Pearce, LMFT
LA-CAMFT Email: President@lacamft.org
Work/Private Practice Email: email@example.com
Shelley Pearce, MA, LMFT is an integrative psychotherapist who weaves a broad spectrum of approaches into her counseling in support of healing and deeper fulfillment. Shelley currently serves as President to LA-CAMFT and sits on the board of directors of Global Bridge Foundation. In 2007, she was honored as “Community Leader of the Year” by NEIU-19, a PA state organization servicing three counties and twenty school districts. Her direction of Humanistic Spirituality led to receiving the 2014 CULTURE UNPLUGGED International Film Festival Award for “Compassionate Theme.” Shelley is a nonsectarian minister and student of contemplative and wisdom traditions. Website: ShelleyPearce.org.
Christina Castorena, LMFT
LA-CAMFT Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Work/Private Practice Email: email@example.com
Christina Castorena, LMFT, works with children, families, couples and adults dealing with life transitions, parenting, professional development, relational conflicts and existential crises. In 2018, Christina will be releasing a book entitled, IT’S NOT ABOUT THE SQUIRREL: A Therapist’s Guide to Getting Through Tough Times. She describes a deeply emotional experience she had as a new therapist and shares the mantra she created that fuels her counseling work. As Co-Chair of the Diversity Committee for LA-CAMFT, she feels strongly about her professional community and advocating for the wellbeing and self-care of therapists. Based in Studio City. Website: castorenatherapeutic.com.
CFO (Chief Financial Officer)
AKA Billie Klayman, LMFT
LA-CAMFT Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Work/Private Practice Email: email@example.com
Billie Klayman, LMFT: I’m a Meaning Centered Therapist who has been practicing the art of therapy for over 11 years; I’ve been licensed for over 5 years. I have been a participating member of the Los Angeles Chapter of CAMFT since 2008 and have been part of our executive board as CFO since 2014. I am a supervisor at the Antioch University Counseling Center as well as conducting my private practice at AUCC. Last year I was hired by the city of Culver City to be the resident therapist for the community as well as providing therapy to the members of the Culver City Senior Center. Website: ValerieKlayman.
LA-CAMFT Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Work/Private Practice Email: email@example.com
Facebook: Child at Heart Healing
Rezal Martinez-Gillies, MA, MFTI graduated from the California Institute of Integral Studies with a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology and a concentration in Drama Therapy. She has further training in the Expressive Arts, Mindfulness, and is passionate about sharing these tools of transformation with her clients. She has had the opportunity to empower inmates at San Quentin State Prison through the transformative power of theatre, and has had the honor of supporting teen refugees in Oakland, and underserved families in Los Angeles. Currently, she is employed in private practice with Randi Gottlieb, LMFT, her supervisor. Website: www.childathearthealing.com.
Randi Gottlieb, LMFT
LA-CAMFT Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Networking Events Chair
Darlene Basch, LCSW
LA-CAMFT Email: email@example.com
Work/Private Practice Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Facebook: Transformation Therapy with Darlene Basch
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 has been the LA-CAMFT Networking Events Chair for 4 years. Website: transformationtherapy.com.
Special Interest Group (SIG)
& Special Workshop Chair
Daniel Factor, LMFT
LA-CAMFT Email: email@example.com
Work/Private Practice Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Daniel Factor, LMFT, is a private practice clinician located near Century City. Daniel’s special focus is as a trauma specialist, treating all developmental/attachment trauma injuries, and a full array of adult single/multiple event traumas. Daniel additionally serves a range of adult needs—both individuals and couples—across the life span: addiction, anxiety, depression, existential challenges, and a full range of relationship challenges and stressors. Daniel’s approach integrates Relational Gestalt, Mindfulness, Emotionally Focused Therapy, and psychodynamic models, with the highly effective Somatic Psychotherapy, as an EMDR Certified, and a Level 2 Trauma Resiliency Model practitioner. Website: www.danielfactor.com.
Kane Phelps, LMFT
Work/Private Practice Email: email@example.com
Facebook: Kane Phelps, LMFT, CT
Kane Phelps, LMFT My approach is narrative based and solution focused. I see couples and individual adults who are experiencing profound life difficulties. I also volunteer with soldiers returning from combat through The Soldiers Project. From the very first visit, my clients and I work together to identify the core issues. Then I help to connect them to strengths they often have not been aware of. We collaborate on creating tools to transform their lives. I incorporate mindfulness and self-care into each session and I have been called “The Zen Therapist”. My practice is in Pacific Palisades. Website: www.kanephelps.com.
& Marketing Chair
Lynne Azpeitia, LMFT
LA-CAMFT Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Work/Private Practice Email: email@example.com
Facebook: LynneAzpeitia, LynneAzpeitiaMFT
Lynne Azpeitia, LMFT AAMFT Approved Supervisor, supports and coaches licensed therapists, interns, 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 with gifted, talented & creative adults, couples, and families—and provides supervision, consultation & training to licensed therapists, interns and supervisors. A Professor Emeritus of Phillips Graduate University, Lynne’s a popular speaker 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: Gifted-Adults.com, LAPracticeDevelopment.com, LynneAzpeitia.com.
Special Events Chair
Jonathan Flier, LMFT
LA-CAMFT Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Work/Private Practice Email: email@example.com
Facebook: Jonathan Flier MFT
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: JonathanFlier.com.
Social Media Co-Chair
LA-CAMFT Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Work/Private Practice Email: email@example.com
Facebook: Matthew Evans – https://www.facebook.com/matthew.evans126
Twitter: Matthew Evans, MFTI – @matthewevans126
LinkedIn: Matthew Evans, MFTI – https://www.linkedin.com/in/matthew-evans-mfti-5a090061
Matthew Evans, M.A, PCCI, MFTI 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.
Estelle Fisher, LMFT
LA-CAMFT Email: email@example.com
Estelle Fisher, LMFT has been facilitating mental and emotional healing throughout Los Angeles for over 20 years. Her belief in the inherent human ability to heal emotionally guided her to expand her psychotherapeutic practice to include EMDR and TRM to enhance that process. Estelle’s work in private practice, hospital outreach programs and schools, enables her to bring therapy to individuals, children, couples and families, in resource-rich as well as under-served communities. In every aspect of her work, Estelle seeks the reclamation of personal empowerment, heightening of awareness, and ultimately, an honest and gratifying expression of self.
Voices Newsletter Editor
Sylvia J. Sandler, M.A.
LA-CAMFT Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sylvia J. Sandler, M.A., Registered Marriage and Family Therapist Intern, serves as the editor of Voices, LA-CAMFT’s monthly online newsletter. Sylvia is originally from Mexico City and mainly grew up in Los Angeles. Sylvia received her bachelor’s degree from UCLA, and is a graduate of Phillips Graduate Institute. Sylvia is bi-lingual and fully proficient in reading and writing in the Spanish language. Sylvia is gaining hours for licensing at The Ness Counseling Center and previously worked at Chabad Treatment Center Outpatient.