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Prelicensed, Trainee and Student Support

RECAMFT loves our Prelicensed members! Please consider joining a top CAMFT Chapter, and enhance your career!

Scholarships for Prelicensed to join RECAMFT

RECAMFT offers prelicensed folks a membership for $25/year. However, if finances are getting in the way of joining RECAMFT, we offer a work exchange program which will waive the fee. In exchange for membership, prelicensed members can assist with the set up and take down of two of our once-a-month RECAMFT meetings. For more information please email

RECAMFT Mentorship - a no-cost benefit for RECAMFT prelicensed and newly licensed members

RECAMFT is delighted to offer a no-cost mentoring program to support our prelicensed members who are the future of our profession! RECAMFT Mentors are licensed therapists volunteering their time for about two hours each month.

Members are encouraged to call more than one licensed mentor to potentially have a wide variety of contact with professionals. Interns may use up to two hours/month with one or more Volunteer Mentors. This could be four 30 minute phone calls, or two one-hour face-to-face sessions.

Some of the ways to use our Volunteer Mentors:

  • Talk about issues with placements
  • Discuss concerns about supervisory relationships
  • Explore mentor’s specialization and training
  • Interview mentor for a class assignment
  • Ask how mentor would handle a situation
  • Networking

To start using the RECAMFT Mentorship program, simply visit RECAMFT Mentorship and choose a mentor to get started. Look to see whether preferred contact is phone or email, and reach out. Supporting our RECAMFT Interns is important!!

Supervision Offered

If you are looking for supervision, take a look at our Supervision Directory.

Meet your RECAMFT 

Prelicensed Director at Large! 

Ally Shamsheldin, AMFT, APCC

AMFT 100878, APCC 4169

Hello Future Leaders of our Profession,

I am excited and honored to be serving on the board as the new Pre-licensed chair and Director-At-Large. I am so fortunate to be among such a dynamic group of wonderful colleagues who care about our community and our profession. I graduated from SSU’s Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program and worked as a grief counselor at Santa Rosa Memorial Hospice and Hospice of Petaluma under the supervision of Yolande Adams, LMFT. I am currently an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist and an Associate Professional Clinical Counselor working at Integrity Therapeutic Services, under the supervision of Tosh Fritsch (LMFT 42670) and I am also working in a private practice, Sonoma Family Therapy, under the supervision of Jennifer Castro Ballard (LMFT 50845/LPCC 1383). I have experience working with children, adolescents, adults, and families navigating life’s challenges and meeting a wide range of goals.

As a member of the board, I hope to continue the work of past pre-licensed chairs in connecting Associate members with helpful resources along the path to licensure.

I look forward to meeting you! I hope you will experience the same compassion, humor and respect for human dignity and diversity that I have been shown. RECAMFT is truly a supportive environment for continued growth and learning.

With deep gratitude,



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