Welcome to the East Bay Chapter of CAMFT (California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists), a diverse local community of professionals who seek to further the profession. We are an active membership of Licensed MFTs, LPCCs, Interns, Trainees and Associates.
East Bay CAMFT serves our community by providing resources to fit the broad 
range of needs that comprise our membership. From our
E-tree Google Group Forum, CEU Presentations, Mentorship Group,
newsletter, and socials, to our 3000 Hour Club, we are here to support
professional growth. 
–EBCAMFT Board of Directors


3000 Hour Support


2930 Shattuck Ave #300

Berkeley, CA 94706

Date to be Determined

6-8 pm


Orchid Thai Networking Lunch

4133 Piedmont Ave

Oakland, Ca

Dec 14, 2018

12-1:00 PM

Agave Uptown Networking Lunch

(click here for more information)

2135 Franklin 

Oakland, Ca 

Nov 12, 2018

12-1:15 PM

Orchid Thai Networking Lunch

4133 Franklin 

Oakland, CA

Nov 23, 2018

12-1:00 PM

Board Meeting

Nov 9, 2018

6-8 PM

South Berkeley

For more information text



2019 Board Elections

Candidate Statements

Susan Kelsey for President:

I am currently serving as a Member at Large on the 2018 East Bay CAMFT Board of Directors, and I have enjoyed helping bring our chapter back to life after a challenging time. Merrie Sennett has done a great job as President this year, and I would like to continue the progress the Board has made into 2019.

One of the challenges that EB CAMFT faces is the sheer scope of the area that it serves (Contra Costa and Alameda Counties).

I am interested in bringing networking opportunities to a greater number of members by widening the scope of our meet-and-greet luncheons as well as providing other networking opportunities.

I am also interested in increasing the opportunities to earn CEU’s at reasonable rates. Finally, I am interested in ensuring that our funds are managed in a responsible manner, and that our chapter is operating in compliance with all state, federal, and local requirements.

If elected, I pledge to continue the 2018 Board’s efforts to return our chapter to an organization that serves our members’ interests and needs, and help ensure that the East Bay CAMFT Chapter remain a financially healthy organization that is a safe and respectful place for local therapists to connect, grow, and feel supported as healers.

Heather Brostrand for Secretary:

I am excited to be involved in building and revitalizing this chapter. My personality and demeanor are enthusiastic and passionate, but I understand how to keep a board meeting on track and productive. I hope to contribute to a strong and active organization, which serves the professional needs of its members with objectivity, excellence, and generosity. As secretary, I can assist the President and other members to maintain clarity, transparency and efficiency in paperwork, board meetings, and other activities, to benefit our members, our clients, and the larger community. The ultimate goal is a vibrant chapter which meets the needs of members.

Though I primarily identify as a counselor educator, I am a rehabilitation counselor and grandfathered into LPCC.

I am a current new member of EB CAMFT. Right now, I am an Adjunct Professor at Argosy and JFKU, and joining a private psychotherapy practice in Benicia.

I will be obtaining 6 graduate level units in MFT coursework, to expand my scope of competence. My immediate personal goal is to get more involved with the professional MFT association leadership in CA. Previously, I have served as secretary, president and other board positions in the rehabilitation field.

I look forward to being a part of EB-CAMFT leadership.

Laura Friedeberg for Member at Large:

If elected as member-at-large, I look forward to serving East Bay CAMFT.

This organization has afforded me many professional opportunities.

I would like to give back.

From 2014-2016, I served on the board of directors as secretary,

member-at-large, and re-introduced & chaired the mentorship program.

My main priority is furthering the growth of the chapter necessary to

maximize value to members through marketing & networking events.

For Psychotherapists

We are an association of licensed and pre-licensed Marriage and Family Therapists (MFTs) and mental-health professionals with related licenses. We are dedicated to supporting one another's professional lives through opportunities for continuing education, networking, consultation, social connection, increasing public awareness of who we are and what we offer, and participating in legislative efforts to advance our profession.

East Bay CAMFT serves its members as a comprehensive source of quality information and training for best practices that include the most current clinical, marketing and business practices; and a compelling on-line presence for professionals and the public. It is our aim to be known for extensive community building and networking.

East Bay CAMFT is an efficient and transparent organization that uses its financial resources for maximum benefit to its members. The East Bay CAMFT Board encourages its members to be involved and contribute to their profession through participation in its working committees, its on- line newsletter, and its programs for the membership and the public. And finally, because of the way we conduct our chapter, East Bay CAMFT is a model that provides leadership to our parent organization, CAMFT, and to other state and national organizations."

  - East Bay CAMFT Vision Statement
    Adopted June, 2011

Not Yet a Member?

Clinicians who are not members of East Bay CAMFT are invited to peruse almost all of the reading material available here on the Website. On our site you will find opportunities to earn required
CEU units, information on our organizational activities, and many other valuable services.

East Bay CAMFT, which serves both Alameda and Contra Costa Counties, is the largest CAMFT chapter in Northern California. CAMFT is the professional organization for MFTs in the State of California. We began as a network in 1980, and received our charter from CAMFT in 1985. The Chapter is active in providing training, social and networking events, and public services to the community. We welcome your participation!


EBCAMFT 2018 Board of Directors

President:  Merrie Sennett

President Elect:  Open

Secretary: Open

Treasurer: Rebecca Olmstead

Member-at-Large: Ronald Mah

Member-at-Large: Susan Kelsey

Member-at-Large: George Vassiliades

Member-at-Large: Laura Friedeberg


East Bay Chapter, CA Association of Marriage and Family Therapists 

P.O Box 6278 Albany, CA 94704 




copyright © 1999 — 2018 all rights reserved

Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software