Committee & SIG Chairs

Daniel Factor, LMFT

Co-Chair, SOMA SIG
Somatic Psychotherapy
Special Interest Group (SIG)
Daniel Factor, LMFT


Contact Information
Phone: 424.653.6429
LA-CAMFT Email: sigchair@lacamft.org
Work/Private Practice Email: therapy@danielfactor.com

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.

 

Ilona Varo

Co-Chair, SOMA SIG
Somatic Psychotherapy
Special Interest Group (SIG)
Ilona Varo, LMFT


Contact Information
Phone: 424.259.1112
LA-CAMFT Email: Therapy@ilonavaro.com
Work/Private Practice Email: Therapy@ilonavaro.com
Social Media:
Instagram/Facebook: @ilonaTherapy

Ilona Varo, LMFT, is a graduate of UC Irvine, Phillips Graduate University and an alumni of Southern California Counseling Center. She is fluent in Hungarian, and practices EMDR as well as TRM. Ilona is passionate about working with women’s issues, eating disorders and approaching the work from a somatic lens. Her goal is to help clients heal using their own body-wisdom and find peace with body image/self-worth. Website: www.ilonavaro.com.

 

Janaki Neptune, LMFT

Chair, Diversity Committee
Janaki Neptune, LMFT


Contact Information
Phone: 310.392.3290
LA-CAMFT Email: jneptunemft@gmail.com
 

Janaki Neptune, LMFT, helps individuals develop, become aware of, and use their own abilities to work out their problems and find joy in their lives. Janaki’s strong belief in each person’s natural ability to change and heal drives her positive therapeutic approach. Specializing primarily in women’s issues, Janaki supports women as they move from abusive or unhealthy relationships to healthy ones. In addition, she helps clients cope with life transitions such as new relationships, empty nest challenges, career change, retirement and other life changes. Janaki is also certified to provide therapy for individuals and families challenged by problem gambling. Website: www.janakineptune.com.

 

Christina Castorena

Co-Chair, Diversity Committee
Christina Castorena, LMFT


Contact Information
Phone: 818.514.5655
LA-CAMFT Email: castorena.therapeutic@gmail.com
Work/Private Practice Email: christina@castorenatherapeutic.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 well-being and self-care of therapists. Based in Studio City. Website: castorenatherapeutic.com.

 

Michelle Bee, LMFT

Chair, Expressive Arts
Special Interest Group (SIG)
Michelle Bee, LMFT


Contact Information
Phone: 424.272.5023
LA-CAMFT Email: michelledbee@yahoo.com
Work/Private Practice Email: mbee@thehelpgroup.org

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 (Goes live in November).

 

Victoria Goldfarb

Co-Chair, Conscious Uncoupling
Special Interest Group (SIG)
Victoria Goldfarb, LMFT, Esq.


Contact Information
Phone: 310.339.4598
LA-CAMFT Email: vgoldfarb@hushmail.com
Work/Private Practice Email: vgoldfarb@hushmail.com

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

Co-Chair, Constructive Uncoupling
Special Interest Group (SIG)
Judith Weigle, Family Law Mediator,
Legal Document Assistant,
Mediation Coach


Contact Information
Phone: 310.441.7555
LA-CAMFT Email: Judy@DivorceResourceInc.com
Work/Private Practice Email: Judy@DivorceResourceInc.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.

 

Jenni J.V. Wilson, LMFT

Speaker Chair
Jenni J.V. Wilson, LMFT


Contact Information
Phone: 310.497.2669
LA-CAMFT Email: SpeakerChair@LACAMFT.org
Work/Private Practice Email: JenniferJVWilson@gmail.com
Social Media:
Facebook:
JennyJVWilson
Twitter:
@JenniJVWilson
Instagram: @ThePreppyRebel

Jenni J.V. Wilson, LMFT: As a collaborative conversationalist, Jenni uses an integrative approach based on post-modern and existential principles. She works with creative and co-dependent clients on improving, avoiding, and eliminating Toxic Relationships, while increasing authentic expression. She has a BA in theatre from Occidental College, an MA in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University LA, and completed certification training in Narrative Therapy from Caspersen Therapy in Minnesota. She produces and co-hosts The Relationship Show podcast, facilitates creative expression groups at Valley Hope Outpatient Clinic in Van Nuys and sees individuals in private practice in West LA and the Valley. Website: www.JenniJVWilson.com.

 

Estelle Fisher, LMFT

Chair, Sponsorship Committee
Estelle Fisher, LMFT


Contact Information
Phone: 310.859.5511
LA-CAMFT Email: mindbfreee@gmail.com