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  • Mon, July 25, 2022 9:54 AM | Anonymous

  • Fri, June 10, 2022 2:21 PM | Anonymous

    SVC-CAMFT conducted a special membership drive this year. This included a drawing for two members to receive a Free Training to Level 1 Systematic Affair Recovery Therapy (SART Training)—a $699 value! A special thanks to Dr. Talal Alsaleem for sponsoring these scholarships.

    And now we are excited to announce the 2022 SVC-CAMFT winning members:

    Chris Tickner, PhD, MFT
    California Integrative Therapy
    Offices in Pasadena and Sacramento, CA

    Lynn Baker-Nauman
    Registered Drama Therapist
    MA, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

    Our scholarship recipients will have the chance to learn with leading experts in Infidelity Counseling and become better equipped to work with couples and families in crisis. For more information on our two scholarship recipients please visit their websites, and for more information on SART, visit htps://www.systematicaffairrecoverytherapy.com

  • Fri, January 21, 2022 8:37 AM | Anonymous

    Each year the chapter's treasurer and board of directors create a proposed budget for the following year. This is available to all members to view, and we need a certain percentage of the members to vote. So please do your part and vote!

    You will need to log in to view the poll and vote.


  • Mon, January 17, 2022 3:35 PM | Anonymous

    Order Extending May 6, 2020, Order Waiving Face-to-Face Training and Supervision Requirements for Marriage Family Therapists, Professional Clinical Counselors, and Clinical Social Workers

    Download the full announcement using the link below


    The Director hereby further extends the Order Waiving Face-to-Face Training and Supervision Requirements for Marriage Family Therapists, Professional Clinical Counselors, and Clinical Social Workers. The order now terminates March 31, 2022, unless further extended.

    This order is effective immediately but may be amended as circumstances require.

    Dated Jan. 11, 2022

  • Mon, January 10, 2022 12:58 PM | Anonymous


    For a limited time, SVC-CAMFT is running a membership special that includes two scholarships for Systematic Affair Recovery Therapy (SART) training part 1 valued at $699.00. In order to qualify, you must work with couples. Two names will be drawn. This opportunity is being generously sponsored by Dr. Talal Alsaleem.

    SART was developed to provide counselors of all levels with a strategic and adaptive treatment method for helping couples heal from the trauma of sexual and emotional affairs.

  • Tue, December 28, 2021 11:34 AM | Anonymous

    Beginning January 1, 2022, the No Surprises Act (H.R. 133) will go into effect. The law includes new requirements for health care providers, facilities, health plans and insurers which are intended to prevent consumers (a.k.a. patients) from receiving unanticipated medical bills. The No Surprises Act resulted in changes to the Public Health Service Act1 that also apply to health care providers and facilities.  In anticipation of the new laws, the federal government recently published the accompanying regulations or rules for compliance.  Part 1 of the subsequent regulations protects consumers with health plan coverage from surprise bills from out-of-network MFT providers under limited circumstances related to emergency and non-emergency services at in-network facilities. This portion of the no surprise billing regulations published in July of 2021 will have only minimal impacts on MFTs and is discussed in the last half of this article.

    View CAMFT Article

    HHS/CMS templates are linked here:

    Free On Demand CAMFT Webinar

    Other CAMFT Legal Articles
  • Tue, December 28, 2021 11:24 AM | Anonymous
    President: Amita Khare, LMFT
    Treasurer: Cassandra Flagg, LMFT
    Secretary: Marianna Jakucska, LMFT



  • Tue, December 21, 2021 3:00 PM | Anonymous

    BOARD PRESIDENT (one open position)

    Amita Khare is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and the owner of Zenith Counseling. Amita has extensive experience of working with a diverse community in the Sacramento area. Amita has a passion to help women, children, and families. Amita has shown commitment to bringing mental health to the people by hosting mindfulness workshops and women empowerment events.

    Amita is passionate about serving the rich and
    diverse community of mental health professionals in
    the Sacramento area. She has been volunteering for
    SVC-CAMFT for 10 years, serving in various
    positions. During the pandemic, Amita along with
    the current president initiated and facilitated Zoom
    meetups to reach out to the mental health
    professionals in the area to provide much-needed
    support. Amita's vision for the SVC-CAMFT includes
    building a well-connected, resourceful and caring community of mental health professionals. Amita would like the local chapter to be instrumental in providing professional development resources to its members along with a strong sense of community.

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    BOARD SECRETARY (one open position)

    I am Marianna Jakucska, LMFT, licensed since December 8, 2014. I was born and raised in Hungary in the heart of Europe. I moved to the U.S. in 1993, lived in New York, then moved to the East Bay, California in 2003. I received my BA at San Francisco State University in Psychology in 2008 and MA in Counseling Psychology at John F. Kennedy University in Berkeley, CA in 2011. I have been a Sacramento resident since 2015.

    I counseled on the crisis hotline at Alameda County Crisis Support Services in Oakland. I acted as a milieu counselor for substances-using adults at New Bridge Foundation in Berkeley. In Sacramento, I provided trauma counseling to children, young adults, and their caregivers as well as to parents who were mandated to counseling by CPS at WellSpace Health. I provided therapy at Lions Heart Counseling. Since February 2019, I am in my private practice full time.

    My greatest pride is my website that I created from
    scratch and have been regularly updating with blog
    articles. I first resented having to learn the process of building a website since I could not afford to pay a professional to do it for me. But I have not regretted the price.

    I have been in the Secretary position with SVC-CAMFT for 2 years and I really enjoy the opportunity to serve with such devoted, knowledgeable, and enthusiastic bunch of people. I am hoping to continue serving the Sacramento Valley with them.

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    Marianna Jakucska, LMFT 


    BOARD TREASURER (one open position)

    Cassandra Flagg is a newly licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with a private practice in Davis. Cassandra has worked with diverse populations including children, adolescents, and adults. She is extremely passionate in empowering individuals who may be struggling with a learning disability or with neurodivergence and strives to emphasize on everyone’s strengths and resilience.

    Cassandra is excited and motivated to volunteer
    and serve on the SVC-CAMFT board. She believes
    connecting with the community is vital and is
    passionate about building relationships with SVC-
    CAMFT members. As Treasurer, Cassandra is driven
    to ensure SVC-CAMFT is financially secure and
    sustainable for many years to come. She had a
    previous career with extensive experience in the
    areas of accounting, business, and management.
    Cassandra brings multiple perspectives into this role
    and is honored with the opportunity to serve in the community.

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    Cassandra Flagg, LMFT


  • Mon, December 20, 2021 6:36 PM | Anonymous
    The public comment period for the proposal to amend the Board’s Continuing Education and Additional Training regulations has been extended to January 3, 2022. The notice extending the comment period can be found at the link below:
    For questions, please click the link below, and choose an option from the “Message the Board” menu.
  • Sun, August 01, 2021 6:02 PM | Anonymous

    Linita Burnley-Morris, LMFT

    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.

    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. I work with individuals, couples, families and adolescents.

    I serve as an adjunct instructor at California State University, Sacramento. I served as President of SVC-CAMFT in 2015 and Past-President in 2016 and then again President in 2019 and Past President in 2020.  I look forward to serving as Treasurer. I am committed to advancing the profession of Marriage and Family Therapy. I enjoy teaching and mentoring new therapists in the field.

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