BOARD OF DIRECTORS

The Board of Directors of the San Diego Chapter of CAMFT is a committed group of volunteer members who focus on providing high quality events that support the needs of our membership. Your Board Members strive to provide many opportunities to support each other and participate in our local community. Please feel free to reach out to any member of the Board if you have any questions or would like to join this dynamic group of individuals!


President Angie Colter, LMFT

president@camft-sandiego.org


Angie believes in empowering health and preventative medicine. She is passionate about working with women and families. She empowers clients to move beyond pain to a life full of purpose. She uses a strength and wellness based approach, creating ease, health, and wellness for clients. Angie holds a M.A. in Marriage & Family Therapy, B.S. in Music Therapy, is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, & is nationally board certified in music & massage therapy. She has been practicing in the health field since 2006 and has worked in treatment centers, hospitals, nonprofits, hospice, preventative care (chiropractic clinics, rehab facilities, spas, and wellness centers), and in developmental services. Angie currently works in Private Practice as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Encinitas, CA, as an ERMHS Therapist for Specialized Therapeutic Services. Family Innovative Therapies offers a variety of services and benefits to support health providers to get their businesses into shape. Angie collaborates with other natural health providers to offer unique treatment choices and recommendations. Angie sees her clients for who they are at their core and uses her extensive training to heal and empower her clients with the tools they need to thrive. Angie offers traditional family counseling, couples, children, adolescent, group counseling featuring Women’s Empowerment, and music therapy.


President Elect, Vacant

If you're interesting in joining an exciting Board, please email president@camft-sandiego.org

It's fun, it's educational, you get to attend events for free, you can help shape the future of the Chapter!


Secretary, Mary Puntenney, LMFT

secretary@camft-sandiego.org


Mary Puntenney is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, Registered Play Therapist, and prospective Certified Child Centered Play Therapist. She is currently a Mental Health Therapist for Family Health Centers of San Diego, where she works with youth ages 5 through 17. Mary has worked with a variety of ages in a myriad of locations. Her experience includes adult inpatient and outpatient, as well as school and clinic-based services for children and adolescents. She plans to further her career by transitioning to a group or private practice, preferably one with a focus on serving younger populations. Working with youth is one of Mary’s greatest passions. Eventually, she hopes to become an expert in providing therapy to children ages 0 to 5. Mary is thrilled to join the CAMFT San Diego Board, and eagerly anticipates connecting resources to local, youth-centered mental health professionals.


Treasurer Courtney Sanwo, AMFT

treasurer@camft-sandiego.org


Courtney is a proud San Diego native, who is currently working on obtaining her license in Marriage and Family Therapy.  She works as a Program Supervisor for the Center Star ACT (Assertive Community Treatment) program assisting individuals with a criminal justice background who are diagnosed with a mental illness in San Diego, California.   She provides dual recovery case management treatment, and engages in crisis intervention.  Courtney also has experience working with preschool children specializing in play and narrative therapy.  She is looking to continue gaining more knowledge in the field as she moves closer to licensure.  Her passion is working with individuals who are working through addiction.  Prior to entering the mental health field, Courtney worked for over 5 years in accounting and payroll and 10 years in management.  Her previous board experience comes from working with the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network (YNPN) as Treasurer and serving on various committees.  Courtney enjoys helping provide opportunities for people in the community. 


Membership Chair,  Jennifer Rehor, LMFT          

membership@camft-sandiego.org


Jennifer is a Psychotherapist, Sex Researcher, Author, and Educator. In her private practice, she offers individual therapy and couples counseling, helping adults with anxiety, depression, relationships, sexual health, life transitions, and personal growth. With her background in Sexology, Jennifer provides a space where her clients can discuss sexuality in a non-judgmental and frank manner. Jennifer is the founder and owner of Affirming Therapy Center, which is commitment to serving communities of gender, sexual, and relationship diversity, including LGBTQIA, kink, BDSM, polyamory, swinging/LS, other non-monogamy, and sex work/adult industry. Jennifer is most passionate about normalizing sexual behaviors, encouraging people to pursue and explore their own sexualities, and creating stronger and more meaningful relationships.


Education Chair Allison Patch, LMFT, ATP

education@camft-sandiego.org


Allison is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Registered Art Therapist. She received her MA in Marital and Family Therapy with a specialization in Clinical Art Therapy from Loyola Marymount University. Since obtaining her degree she has gained clinical experience working in a variety of settings; outpatient services for families, school-based services and residential treatment for both adolescents. Currently, Allison works at Alvarado Parkway Institute, La Mesa, Outpatient Program for adults with Chemical Dependency and Mood Disorders, providing a Seeking Safety and Art Therapy curriculum. She has a private practice located in Mission Valley, where she provides individual, couple's and family therapy using both talk therapy and art therapy approaches. Allison is also a psychotherapist at Saffron and Sage, a holistic wellness boutique in Mission Hills. Allison has an appreciation for a holistic approach and gained understanding for the importance of treating the whole person. Allison sees therapy as a collaborative process and values the therapeutic connection. She uses it to help guide the client to make meaning of whatever issue they may be facing.


Education Co-Chair, Vacant

If you're interesting in joining an exciting Board, please email president@camft-sandiego.org

It's fun, it's educational, you get to attend events for free, you can help shape the future of the Chapter!


Communications Chair, Anna Fadem, LMFT

communications@camft-sandiego.org


Anna Fadem is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with an undergraduate degree from the University of California, San Diego and a Master's degree in Counseling Psychology from National University. Anna specializes in work with children and adolescents, with a focus on childhood trauma, depression, anxiety, and behavioral challenges. She has also worked in school-based support services and in aiding families to help schools and teachers meet students' individualized academic, social, and behavioral goals. Anna has experience in individual, family and group therapies. She has trainings and experience in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and is nationally certified in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Anna  integrates art, play, music, and biblio therapy into her work with youth. She utilizes a holistic approach with clients by  integrating mindfulness and healthy lifestyle modification into her treatment. Anna is honored to serves on the Board of Directors for the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, San Diego, and work to promote the mission of mental health in our community. 


Pre License Chair, Virginia Wilcsek, LMFT

prelicense@camft-sandiego.org


Virginia is currently an IMF working towards her licensure. Virginia is currently a treatment coordinator at Alvarado Parkway Institute IOP in San Diego. Virginia has been a mental health counselor for 3 years servicing severe and persistent mental illness as an inpatient and outpatient lead in the San Diego area. Virginia is passionate about the mental health field and loves her ability to help and support individuals in all stages and hardships of their life. As a board member, Virginia would like to help bridge the gap between  providers to help improve the link to resources and services and integrate a cohesive view for our diverse mental health population. Virginia feels privileged to be on this path with the support of CAMFT and is excited to learn and grow interpersonally and with others along her journey.


Sponsorship Chair, Anthony Parham, LMFT

sponsorship@camft-sandiego.org


Anthony is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who currently works with San Diego Youth Services as the Foster Care Program Director. He has a variety of mental health experience, including working with individuals influenced with Autism, working with youths and families influenced by severe mental illness, and assisting families through a trauma informed care approach. Anthony enjoys working with his community to promote awareness and to provide resources to those who are underprivileged and unserved. He is passionate about providing therapy to families utilizing the narrative therapy and EMDR modalities. Anthony looks forward to instilling hope into those he encounters, as well as being a resource to the CAMFT community as the current sponsorship chair. 



Co-Sponsorship Chair, Erin Taylor, LMFT

erin.taylor@camft-sandiego.org


Erin is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a registered art therapist. In addition, she is a certified drug and alcohol counselor, CADC I, and certified EMDR therapist. She has a Masters of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy and Art Therapy from the Notre Dame de Namur University in Belmont, California. In her professional practice, she has had the opportunity to work at various non-profit settings along the West Coast. Recently, she developed a trauma-informed counseling program for a local non-profit in San Diego. She was in charge of developing trauma-informed policies and procedures to meet the needs of the Mira Mesa community. She continues to work at the counseling program as the program manager/clinical supervisor. Her passion is treating substance use, trauma and LGTBQ issues. She uses her creativity and humor as a tool to build a solid connection with her clients. She also supervises a small group of interns in their practicum. In her spare time, she is a member of the San Diego trauma informed task force. 


Member At Large Community, Alfie Valdes LMFT

community@camft-sandiego.org


Alfie has been working in mental health since 2007 in community mental health, research, residential treatment, school counseling, outpatient care, and private practice.  He has worked with individuals, couples, teens, and families from all walks of life on a variety of issues including anxiety, depression, addiction, and trauma.  Alfie is currently a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and has a private practice near Balboa Park, where he specializes in working with LGBTQ+.  In his work, Alfie is passionate about healing trauma, deepening relationships, and helping others explore their hidden facets.  He attends Alliant International University, where he is completing his Doctorate in Psychology.  He has a love for education, teaching, and mentoring the next generation of mental health professionals.  As the community chair, Alfie is dedicated to developing connections in the community and tackling stigma around mental health.  Alfie believes that increasing both visibility and access of mental health services is vital to improving the well-being of our community.


Member At Large, Sarah Schumacher, LMFT

sarahs@camft-sandiego.org


Hello everyone! I am a LMFT new to beautiful San Diego and thrilled to call this city my home. I currently work in detention services as a crisis therapist. I am passionate about play therapy and working with children and their families. I am currently interested in learning about crisis intervention and support services, as well as collaboration with the legal community. I have experience working with teens and families in a crisis shelter, with military families and couples, in outpatient services, and in detention settings. I thoroughly enjoy my free time, which includes traveling with my family, baseball, running, and Disney theme parks and history.


Member At Large, Tania Hormozi, PsyD, LMFT

Tania is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist recently graduated with  her Doctorate in Psychology at Alliant International University. She currently works at Alvarado Parkway Institute as a Lead Treatment Coordinator at the El Cajon Outpatient Services. She has years of experience working with individuals and families struggling with addiction, dual-diagnosis, Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault.  She uses her skills to motivate and encourage her clients to use their strengths and resources to lead a more enjoyable life. Tania’s passion lies with couples and families who are also struggling with acculturating into the American lifestyle, as a first generation Iranian refugee, Tania wants to help individuals and their families acculturate more successfully.  Also, she wants other clinicians to understand the multicultural component that families bring into the therapy room. Her dissertation focused on this specific topic to bring more awareness to MFTs and other clinicians. Tania has served on the SD-CAMFT board as the education chair, membership chair, and has graciously stayed on the board to train and serve new board members while supporting our members at large. 



 


 







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