Los Angeles Chapter — California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists
2022 Board of Directors
Leanne Nettles, LMFT
Leanne Nettles, LMFT, Clinical Supervisor of School-Based Services at D'Veal Family and Youth Services in the San Gabriel Valley and Adjunct Faculty at Pacific Oaks College, specializes in working with at-risk children, adolescents, and families in healing trauma and improving socio-emotional and behavioral functioning. A MAP certified supervisor and trainer, she brings energy and enthusiasm to developing team-focused collaborative therapy and community partnerships, and empowering disenfranchised communities. A graduate of Fuller Theological Seminary, Leanne utilizes her training and background experience in dance, spirituality, and multiculturalism to inform and advocate for culturally competent therapy and expressive therapeutic interventions.
Christina Cacho Sakai, LMFT
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.
Valerie Klayman, LMFT
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.
Jennifer Stonefield, LMFT
Jennifer Stonefield, LMFT: Jennifer is Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist. She’s always had a passion for psychology and going on the therapeutic journey with her clients reminds her of this every day. She has a wide array of clinical experience ranging from working with children in an educational setting to those suffering from dementia to individual work in several group, private practices where age holds no boundaries. She has an M.A. in Clinical Psychology from Pepperdine University, with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy. Jennifer applies a person-centered approach when working with clients, as she believes that a “one size fits all” approach simply won’t cut it. Website: www.jenniferstonefield.com.
Jenni J.V. Wilson, LMFT
Jenni J.V. Wilson, LMFT: As a collaborative conversationalist, Jenni uses an integrative approach based on post-modern principles. She works with creative, anxious, mixed race, and co-dependent clients on improving and eliminating toxic relationships, while increasing authentic expression. Jenni has a BA in theatre from Occidental College, an MA in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University LA, is trained in EMDR, and certified in Narrative Therapy from Caspersen Therapy Training Center. An accomplished writer, she has produced/co-hosted multiple podcasts, is the primary therapist at Conclusions Treatment Center in Mission Hills, and has a private practice in Sherman Oaks. Website: www.JenniJVWilson.com.
Di Wilson, LMFT
Di Wilson, LMFT, is passionate about working with high achievers who have overcome the pain and difficulty of growing up with mental illness, alcoholism, neglect or abuse. She uses her comprehensive training in Jungian psychotherapy, Trauma Resiliency, Brainspotting, and body/brain-oriented therapies to promote healing and integration in her work with adults experiencing the effects of early trauma, quarter or midlife crises, anxiety, depression, feelings of emptiness and dissatisfaction, and the subsequent search for a more meaningful life. When not working, Di loves to spend time walking at the beach and even taking a bracing dip in the Pacific. Website: www.diwilsontherapy.com.
Tiffani Sainz, Registered Associate MFT
Tiffani Sainz, MA, AMFT, is a graduate of Pepperdine University's Master of Arts Program in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage & Family Therapy and a Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist. She works at La Vie Counseling Center with adult individuals, couples, and families. She previously worked at The Gooden Center specializing in drug rehabilitation and severe mental health diagnosis inpatient services. Tiffani's heart-felt passion is to assist people in relief of our human condition. She believes it is through relationships and connections that we collaboratively restore hope, love, and grace to revitalize our perceptions and behaviors.” Website: La Vie Counseling Center
Sandi Bohle, AMFT
Sandi Bohle, MA, Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist, is in private practice in Pasadena at Tree of Life Healing, supervised by Chris Tickner, PhD, LMFT. Specializing in complex trauma, Sandi works from a Psychodynamic approach synthesized with Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and EMDR while incorporating humor, play, and somatic modalities to help individuals address the various challenges that life and relationships often bring. Sandi has an MA in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University, Los Angeles, is an alumnus of Open Paths Counseling Center, has advanced training in EMDR and DBT and has begun advanced training in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy. Website: sandibohletherapy.com
Darlene Basch, LCSW
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 previously served as the LA-CAMFT Networking Events Chair for 4 years and Membership Chair. Website: www.transformationtherapy.com.
Elizabeth Sterbenz, LMFT
Elizabeth Sterbenz, LMFT, is in private practice in the Beverly Grove — Fairfax area of Los Angeles where she works with individuals couples and adolescents navigating anxiety trauma relationship issues and life transitions. Trained in evidence-based treatments for trauma including EMDR cognitive processing therapy and prolonged exposure, Elizabeth helps clients using a solution-focused approach as well as drawing from elements of existential psychodynamic and cognitive behavior therapy. Her practice includes a specialization in working with clients to explore their relationship with money and finances as she is trained in, and holds a certificate in, Financial Therapy. Website: www.elizabethsterbenz.com/.
Akiah T. Robinson Selwa, LMFT
Akiah Robinson Selwa, LMFT, President of Sunrise Therapy Center, specializes in biblical counseling, trauma-informed therapy, anxiety management, family therapy, grief & loss, and lifespan transitions. With 24 years of collective experience as a domestic violence prevention advocate, psychotherapist, clinical supervisor, and mentor, Akiah is skilled in working with families, individuals, children, the BIPOC population, abuse survivors, and members of adoption/foster care constellations. She approaches therapy with cultural humility that promotes acceptance, safety, empowerment, and creativity. Website: sunrisetherapycenter.org.
Carissa Lataillade, AMFT
Carissa Lataillade, MA, AMFT, APCC, is passionate about empowering individuals and couples to be their best selves and to thrive. A Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist and Registered Associate Professional Clinical Counselor, Carissa is in private practice under the supervision of Eve Sturges, LMFT. As a Black therapist, Carissa provides individual and couples therapy with a cultural lens. Her areas of interest include depression, anxiety, stress, grief and bereavement, life transitions, identity development, and relational issues. Website: www.paladinmft.com.