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This is your local branch of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, an association of licensed and prelicensed marriage and family therapists (MFTs) and affiliated mental health practitioners in the state of California.

Mental Health Resources

Local resources including support groups, hotlines, drug and alcohol rehab, mental health support, etc.


For Therapists

Our purpose is to create an environment in which therapists, interns, and allied professionals can grow personally and professionally. The chapter actively provides training to local professionals and to the public at large.

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Upcoming Events

Cafe CAMFT Presents: Alternative Sexuality – Working with Non-Monogamous, Polyamorous, BDSM, and Kinky clients

Sexual identity and sexual behavior have always been diverse. With the recent popularity of the “50 Shades of Grey” series of books, there is an increased public interest in BDSM and non-monogamy. Just as it is challenging for people to “come out” to family and friends, it is difficult to come out to therapists. Clients come…

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A Message from the Co-Presidents

A Message from your Presidents:

As Co-Presidents of the Santa Cruz Chapter of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (SC-CAMFT), we are honored to welcome new, current and potential members, as we lead this community into a year filled with opportunity, personal development and professional growth.

Our goal is to build the Chapter into a valuable resource, a professional platform to help navigate the world of psychotherapy. Whether it’s finding the right internship or supervisor, locating office space, staying up to date with relevant research and trainings, or simply obtaining yearly CEU’s – we’ve got you covered.

Together with the Chapter’s ongoing networking and training events, it is our hope that membership provides ease in developing clinical connections and creating professional collaborations with like-minded therapists. We’re excited to be part of this developing network and eager to host and join in this worthwhile benefit.

By assuming the Co-Presidency, it has become our commitment to offer professional connection, clinical engagement and fresh perspectives. We look forward to meeting you and learning more about your needs, wants, interests and expectations for the Chapter.  We welcome suggestions and feedback as we support and grow this vibrant community.


All the best,

Maaliea Wilbur, LMFT and Jeni Woodfin, MFT Intern