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RECAMFT is an organization dedicated to maintaining the professional standards and ethics as defined by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists ( 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.”

Our President's Welcome

from Tara D'Orazio, LMFT

Welcome to the Redwood Empire California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists. We’re glad you’re here. Though our in-person events have been cancelled or postponed until further notice we are working hard to continue to provide support and resources for our members and our community.

The Board of Directors meetings will continue to be held on the second Friday of each month from 9 am to 11 am, now through an online format. If you would like to attend a meeting please let me know by emailing and I will provide instructions on how to join us.

Keep up to date with upcoming event details by following our Facebook page or become a member to join our mailing list to receive notifications straight to your inbox and receive our monthly Newsletter. We also have a wonderful new Library page with great reads authored by our members.

Stay connected with colleagues and share valuable information on our Members Listserv. There are already many ongoing discussions on adapting to our rapidly changing world, including updates and tips on providing telehealth services. For access to this dynamic resource and up to date information please email with your request to join.

If you have arrived here seeking therapy services, please visit our Therapist Directory for a listing of local clinicians. Teletherapy is available. For additional information, please direct your questions to

Be good to yourself, be kind to others. We are all in this together.

Tara D'Orazio, LMFT

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 CEs at the general monthly meetings. Non-members who desire CEs can pay $15 to purchase a CE certificate.

RECAMFT is in the news - again! CAMFT 2017-18 President, and RECAMFT member Dr. Bob Casanova was quoted in his role as an LMFT as he prepared to evacuate during the Kincade fire, in "Evacuation orders create agonizing decision for Sonoma County residents" by Julie Johnson. 

Pulitzer prize-winning staff published an article about how our community was coping approximately 10 months after the 2017 fires. Our own 2019 President and disaster mental health expert, Doreen Van Leeuwen, was interviewed for this wonderful article

Read Martin Espinoza's Press Democrat article about the Wildfire Mental Health Collaboration here. President Doreen Van Leeuwen was featured in this article

RECAMFT has taken a major role in providing free therapy for the public. Found out more on our Resources page

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

This 2 hr presentation features Doreen Van 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. 

Please check out some pictures from

RECAMFT's 2019 Law & Ethics Day-long Conference!

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9 photo(s) Updated on: 03/08/2019
  • Tables were festive for 2019 Law & Ethics Workshop!
  • Perry Rosenbloom of Bright Vision websites for therapists was a big hit because he raffled off a free website! Brighter Vision was one of RECAMFT's sponsors - thank you!
  • Timothy Fitzgerald and Clare Brown from Azure Acres attended our 2019 Law & Ethics as RECAMFT sponsors - thank you!
  • Attendees of our 2019 Law & Ethics Conference got some fun goodies! Thank you to CPH for the notepads, and sponsoring our event!
  • L to R: Tara D'Orazio, RECAMFT President Elect, Doreen Van Leeuwen, RECAMFT President, David Jensen, JD, CAMFT, Bob Casanova, CAMFT Past President and RECAMFT member.
  • A sweet time at RECAMFT's conference! Breakfast and lunch included.
  • One person at each table randomly got to take home those beautiful centerpieces created by The Leafy Lady. They were redwood slabs, hollowed, planted with succulents. People loved them!
  • A close-up of the gorgeous centerpieces 30+ lucky Law & Ethics attendees received.
  • As usual, RECAMFT had a full house. In fact, David Jensen from CAMFT told us it was the largest Law & Ethics conference he had ever spoken at!

Register Now!

Suzanne D. Alfandari, LMFT

"Motivational Interviewing: A Brief and Interactive Introduction"

  • Fri., December. 4th
  • 10 am to 1:45 pm
  • Online Zoom Webinar
  • 3 CEUs
  • Register HERE

RECAMFT Response to COVID-19

Due to ongoing concerns and in support of efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19, RECAMFT has cancelled all in-person chapter events through 12/31/2021. Look for some exciting changes in how to access our meetings and programming.

News from the World Health Organization and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention points to continued spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus throughout the country and the state of California. In making this decision, RECAMFT has resolved to be abundantly cautious and prioritize the health and safety of its members, speakers, and volunteer staff.

RECAMFT remains committed to providing support and resources for our members. We are carefully monitoring information about COVID-19 and hope to resume our regular program as soon as possible. We promise to keep you informed as developments unfold. We encourage you to stay connected via the ListServ and continue to share helpful information with our community.

Wishing everyone health and wellness.


RECAMFT Board of Directors

Featured member

RECAMFT events between March 14th thru April 7th are cancelled or will be held later in the year. 

Are you looking for a Medi-Cal provider?

We are constantly updating our Therapist Directory to reflect providers who take Medi-Cal. 

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

You said YES so here it is! 

Read RECAMFT's Climate Resolution here. Or download a PDF.  Thank you to member Wowlvenn Seward-Katzmiller, LMFT for writing and proposing this resolution, which our members approved in a landslide vote. 

Do you have a Professional Will? 

Find 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

Are you looking for a therapy group?

Our members offer a wide array of groups for the public. Please click the image below for a PDF list of groups available currently. 

Featured member

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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