Los Angeles Chapter  California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists


Diversity Committee

The Diversity Committee was founded in 2017 due to a desire and need to increase ethnic and racial diversity within LA-CAMFT’s membership and leadership. 

Over the past 3 years, the Diversity Committee has focused on the following objectives: 

  • Therapists of Color Monthly Support Group (TOC) that provides a safe place to receive peer support and process experiences of racism (systemic, social, and internalized), discrimination, implicit bias, racist injury, aggression, and micro-aggressions, along with additional experiences that therapists of color encounter in the field of mental health.
  • Presentations that highlight issues that impact underrepresented communities and individuals.
  • Outreach to community mental health agencies, graduate schools, and community organizations.
  • Expansion of resources and events to the broader Los Angeles area.

Questions? Contact the Committee Chair! 

Christina Cacho Sakai, LMFT
Diversity Committee Chair

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

Contact Information
Phone: 626.755.0178LA-CAMFT Email: ChristinaFCachoLMFT@gmail.com
Work/Private Practice Email: ChristinaFCachoLMFT@gmail.com
LA-CAMFT Diversity Committee Email: 
DiversityCommittee@lacamft.org


Marvin Whistler, Mediator
Diversity Committee Co-Chair

Marvin Whistler, Mediator, guides couples through the unpredictable waters of divorce and helps them resolve their differences in dividing property and debt, planning for the care and parenting of their children, deciding on support and their future relationship as well as other issues that will be important for their future relationship. His mediation practice also covers various types of disputes including but not limited to family, real estate, landlord-tenant, and community. Marvin provides online mediation throughout Southern California, is Treasurer for Southern California Mediation Association and a member of Academy of Professional Mediators and the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts. Website: MarvinWhistlerMediation.

Contact Information
Phone: 424.603.4502LA-CAMFT Email: mwhistlerdm@gmail.com
Work/Private Practice Email: mwhistlerdm@gmail.com

Therapists of Color Monthly Support Group (TOC

Therapists of Color No-Cost Support Group.
Second Sunday of the Month.  11:00 am-1:00 pm PST,  Online.

A safe place to receive peer support and process experiences of racism (systemic, social, and internalized), discrimination, implicit bias, racist injury, aggression, and micro-aggressions, along with additional experiences that therapists of color encounter in the field of mental health.

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