Welcome!  ¡Bienvenidos!  स्वागत!  Bienvenu!  Welkom!  !خوش آمدی

ברוך הבא!  Willkommen!  ようこそ! Byenvini!  Chào mừng!  欢迎!Välkommen!

Yes, we have mental health professional members who speak each of the above languages saying "Welcome". 

RECAMFT is an organization dedicated to maintaining the professional standards and ethics as defined by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT.org). We provide the local Sonoma County community with information about the services and expertise of Marriage and Family Therapists and offer professional networking, educational activities and events for the membership.

Our Mission: "The purpose of RECAMFT is to promote and maintain professional competence and integrity with knowledge, innovation, compassion, humor and respect for human dignity and diversity. We do this by providing opportunities for networking, education and community outreach.”

Racial and Social Justice Pledge: RECAMFT is committed to equity including addressing structural racism and systemic injustice. We endeavor to be inclusive and value individuals from all ethnicities, ages, races, sexual orientations, genders, languages, abilities, religions, citizenship statuses, and socioeconomic backgrounds into our chapter and into treatment.

We strive to advocate, educate, collaborate, and strategize for positive racial and social justice change within our membership and our community. 

Dr. Laura C. Strom, PsyD, LMFT, CRCOur President's Welcome

from Dr. Laura Strom, PsyD, LMFT

Welcome to the Redwood Empire California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists. We are happy you’re interested in joining this outstanding assembly of healers. We are a caring group of clinicians, but we’re tough, too. We have supported our community through floods, wildfires, evacuations, and now the coronavirus pandemic, and have learned a lot about healing trauma along the way. Are you a student or prelicensed? Check out all the wonderful things we offer just for you, including events, free mentoring, and a directory of potential supervisors! 

We are the best CE bargain in town. Just by attending our events you will earn all the CEs you need to renew your license. We have shifted to online Zoom meetings and trainings during this pandemic. Our Board of Directors meets the second Friday monthly (except July and August) from 9-11 am on Zoom. To attend, or for any questions simply send a request to therapy@recamft.org and our administrative team will respond, or get your question to the right person.

One of the best things about membership is our online listserv which is a great place to connect and share valuable resources with your colleagues. Have you written a book? We’d love to include it in our library. Our Ethics Roundtable held three times a year is a great way to ask sticky questions and get some thoughtful answers. We’ve been recording our presentations for years so members can watch them at their leisure; there are over 75 speaker videos in our library from which to choose, with handouts, and extras included in the Members Only section.

If you are seeking therapy, please check out our Therapist Directory, where you can search by insurance, type of therapy desired, issues to explore, etc. We have wonderful therapists who specialize in relationships and family counseling, in addition to treatment for individuals. Most clinicians offer teletherapy, and many take insurance. Questions can be directed to therapy@recamft.org.

RECAMFT will be celebrating our 50th anniversary in 2024 (we can’t wait!). Prior to coronavirus’ massive transformation of our profession, we held our in-person meetings on the first Friday monthly, from 10:30 am – 1 pm (no meetings were held in July/August) at the Oddfellows Hall in Santa Rosa, CA. Holding events on Zoom has given us more flexibility with dates and times, but we surely miss our in-person events. When we are finally able to get back together as a community, we will not hold back with the celebration!

To our distinguished, crème de la crème clinicians (yes, that could be you!) who have contributed over the years to the fine reputation RECAMFT has earned, I owe my thanks and gratitude for the privilege of serving as your humble leader. Actually, the RECAMFT Board of Directors makes it easy because we function like a well-oiled machine, however, one that is supportive, warm and caring. Members, please make it your goal to attend a board meeting this year to see the magic at work.

Wishing us all a healthy, safe 2022 as we continue to navigate these extraordinary times together…

Laura Strom, PsyD, LMFT, CRC

2022 RECAMFT President

The Best CE Bargain! You can earn ALL your CEs for renewal, simply by attending the monthly RECAMFT meetings and taking our Law & Ethics six-hour seminar in the spring. It's the best CE bargain anywhere and includes fun networking with your colleagues, a wide variety of interesting speakers and topics, a chance to get known in the community for what you do, and great snacks!

Monthly meetings are open to the public and no charge. RECAMFT provides CEs for professionals who are licensed with the CA Board of Behavioral Sciences. There is no charge to members for 1.5 or more CEs at most general monthly meetings. Non-members who desire CEs can pay to purchase a CE certificate.

New! Free images to use on your social media pages!

Click here to download the above Suicide & Crisis Lifeline banner. When the link opens, right click to save it to your computer. 

Click here to download the below Suicide & Crisis Lifeline banner. When the link opens, right click to save it to your computer. 

Partnership HealthPlan of California logoAre you looking for a Medi-Cal provider?

We are constantly updating our Therapist Directory to reflect providers who take the Partnership Healthplan of California  Medi-Cal (managed by Beacon Health Strategies in Sonoma County). 

You can search for a provider on the Beacon website here. When prompted for "Plan name/Code" enter "Partnership."

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Read the latest edition of 

"The Redwood Empire Therapist Newsletter"


Featured member

  • Friday, Jan. 6th
  • 9 am to 12:15 pm

Treatment Resistant Depression and Psychosis: A Biopsychosocial Perspective

Brain surrounded by electronics

  • With Anish Shah, MD, Psychiatrist
  • Zoom, 3 CEs

Register here

Group Therapy List

Are you looking for a therapy group?

Our members offer a wide array of groups for the public. Please click here to see the latest listing of groups available currently or visit our Therapy Groups page.  To purchase an advertisement in Therapy Groups, click here

DandelionRECAMFT Response to COVID-19

Due to ongoing concerns and in support of efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19, RECAMFT will continue to hold all chapter events virtually through 4/1/2023. Keep an eye on our events page for updates throughout the year.

RECAMFT has resolved to be abundantly cautious and prioritize the health and safety of its members, speakers, and volunteer staff.  We encourage you to stay connected via the ListServ and continue to share helpful information with our community.

Red Cross"Brief Disaster Response Training for Helping Professionals, a video presentation" 

This 2 hr presentation features Doreen VanDoreen Van Leeuwen, LMFT Leeuwen, LMFT, Advanced Critical Incident Responder, Disaster Mental Health Specialist. The video, handouts, slides and other resources are available to the general public at no charge. Click here to start watching. 

Do you have a Professional Will? 

Small scales of justiceFind everything you need to create one on the Members' Only page.  Not a RECAMFT member? This is just one more good reason to join today

Featured member

RECAMFT’s Values (from our Strategic Plan)

Respect, compassion, inclusivity, collaboration, adaptability, transparency

Heart with RECAMFT's value words

Are you looking for help? Find therapists offering free natural disaster and crisis sessions here.  Please check out MySonomaStrong.com. Visit the NAMI Warmline. Take a trauma-informed yoga class.  We will recover together! 

¿Buscas ayuda? Encuentre terapeutas que ofrezcan sesiones gratuitas de crisis y desastres naturales aquí. Visite MySonomaStrong.com. Visite la NAMI Warmline. Toma una clase de yoga informada sobre el trauma. ¡Nos recuperaremos juntos!

Redwood Empire Chapter of California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists
is a CAMFT Approved Continuing Education Provider: License #57173.
RECAMFT.org - PO Box 2732 - Santa Rosa, CA 95405
E-mail: therapy@recamft.org   Web: www.recamft.org

Thank you to Ed Aiona and the Sonoma County Water Agency for giving us permission to display

the photo of the Russian River. Pictures of redwood trees and leaves by RECAMFT member Laura Strom are used with permission. 

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