These are the candidates for the 2021 SVC-CAMFT Board - Executive Committee
Candidate for President
Jessica Moreno, DMFT, LMFT
My name is Linita Morris. In July 2017 I moved to Sacramento from Southern California with my husband and three children. I hold a BA in Psychology from Cal Poly Pomona and a MA in Clinical Psychology from Azusa Pacific University. I have over 18 years of experience working with children and families. As a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, I have provided direct service to couples, children, families and adults. I have served as Clinical Supervisor,Behavioral Health Consultant, and as an Adjunct Faculty member for Victor Valley College in Victorville, CA.
Candidate for Secretary (incumbent)
Marianna Jakucska, LMFT
Marianna Jakucska has been a licensed marriage and family therapist since December 2014. She got her Bachelor of Arts degree at San Francisco State University in Psychology and her two minor focus-of-interest in Philosophy of Religion and Religious Studies. She received her Master of Arts degree in Counseling Psychology at John F. Kennedy University in Berkeley, CA. She is originally from Hungary and she finished her high school education there. She moved to the U.S. in 1993, lived in New York, then moved to the East Bay, California in 2003. She has been a Sacramento resident since 2015.
Marianna worked at Alameda County Crisis Support Services in Oakland and counseled many people who called the crisis hotline. She acted as a milieu counselor for adults using substances at New Bridge Foundation in Berkeley. In Sacramento, she was employed by WellSpace Health and provided much-needed trauma counseling to children, young adults and their caregivers as well as to parents who were mandated to counseling by CPS. She also provided therapy at Lions Heart Counseling. Since February of this year, she is in her private practice full time.
Next year? Marianna is aiming for the Secretary position at SVC-CAMFT to give back to the Community that has provided so much support to her. While developing her private practice with a focus on coaxing creative thinking from her clients, that integrates the intuitive and symbolic language of emotions and the critical, questioning language of reason, she hopes she has gained enough wit to fulfill this position to benefit the Sacramento therapist community.
Candidate for Treasurer
Ann Leber, LMFT
I have been a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist for over 20 years. I believe that clients come to counseling not only to gain a better understanding of themselves, but with a desire to leave with new skills and tools to apply to their lives.