Meet The Board

President: Kathryn Krug, LMFT

Kathryn is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, born and raised in San Diego, CA. Kathryn’s clinical experience includes treatment of individuals and couples in the aftermath of psychiatric hospitalization, managing severe mental illness, substance induced or medically induced psychosis, adjustment to major medical diagnosis, and stress management for working professionals with personality disorders. Currently, Kathryn is a medical case manager for Molina Healthcare CA, Adjunct Professor of Psychology for Vincennes University Military Education Program, and CEO Counseling SDC.

Private practice website: www.counselingSDC.com


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Membership: Erin Taylor, LMFT

Erin is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Registered Art Therapist, Certified Drug and Alcohol Counselor, CADC I, and Certified EMDR Therapist. She has had the opportunity to work at various non-profit settings along the West Coast. Recently, she developed a trauma-informed counseling program for a local non-profit in San Diego. She was in charge of developing trauma-informed policies and procedures to meet the needs of the Mira Mesa community. She continues to work at the counseling program as the program manager/clinical supervisor. Her passion is treating substance use, trauma, and LGTBQ issues. She also supervises a small group of interns in their practicum. In her spare time, she is a member of the San Diego Trauma Informed Guide Team and a Red Cross Disaster Mental Health Volunteer.


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Education: Erica Thompson, LMFT, LPCC

Erica is a private practice therapist specializing in supporting adults with trauma, attachment wounds, and substance misuse. Her practice is conveniently located in Mission Valley. Erica has worked as a psychotherapist since 2005 and is originally from Massachusetts. She has worked in a variety of treatment settings including community mental health, dual diagnosis treatment programs, and college counseling centers. Erica's responsibilities have included prevention education (suicide, substance misuse, and sexual violence), as well as, mental health stigma reduction through providing workshops and planning events.  Erica is part of San Diego's Trauma Response Network.  She is passionate about supporting survivors of sexual violence and other traumatic events. She is an EMDRIA Certified EMDR Therapist and some of her therapeutic approaches include AF-EMDR, IFS, CBT, and MI

Private practice website: www.ericathompsontherapy.com


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Communications: Sarah Kelly

Sarah Kelly is a Graduate student at San Diego State University pursuing her degree in Rehabilitation Counseling with a focus on clinical mental health. She is currently working toward licensure as a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor. She enjoys working one-on-one with adults who are ready to approach personal growth work with an authentic, compassionate guide. Sarah is trained in counseling interventions to support those who have experienced trauma, are navigating mental illness, co-occuring disorders, psychiatric disabilities and substance use issues, and are looking to build new skills such as emotional regulation, communication, distress tolerance, self-esteem, self-advocacy, and personal effectiveness. Sarah enjoys integrating evidence-based strategies such as CBT, DBT, and Motivational Interviewing with postmodern techniques and mindfulness. Sarah works with the SD CAMFT board to increase their digital presence and offerings for current and prospective members.


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CEU Chair: Sarah Schumacher, LMFT, RPT

Sarah is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Registered Play Therapist providing therapy, case management, and intensive outpatient services for clients in San Diego. She has history of working with youth in a variety of settings, including outpatient, residential, and crisis shelters. She also has experience working with the military as a therapist on military bases. She practices a variety of modalities, focusing on CBT, DBT, play therapy, psychodynamic, and trauma-informed care in her work. Sarah is a member of the Pet Assisted Therapy team at the San Diego Humane Society and has served on the San Diego CAMFT Chapter board for over two years. She has previously served on the Desert CAMFT Chapter board as the Prelicensed Member Representative. Sarah was recently appointed as a State CAMFT CEPA Committee member and will play a critical role in maintaining the continuing education standards for mental health professionals in California.


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Past Board Members

Sponsorship: Marisa Padilla, AMFT

Marisa is an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist, and recent graduate of Point Loma Nazarene University’s Clinical Counseling Program. She currently works at an intensive outpatient program in San Diego where she provides individual, group, and family counseling to adolescents with mood and anxiety disorders. Marisa has a diverse range of clinical experience including outpatient hospital settings, in-home outreach case management, psychiatric research, and behavior intervention with children in school settings. Throughout her training she has become well versed in ACT, CBT, motivational interviewing, and specific mindfulness-based approaches. Marisa is passionate about providing support to adolescents and transitioning age youth during this important stage in development, and hopes to specialize in work with these populations with a focus on advocacy and social justice. 


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Secretary: Laura Schneider, LMFT

Laura Schneider is a licensed MFT and has been since September of 2017. She has been working in the mental health field since 2010. She has had experience working with youth in the community and in a residential setting who are experiencing severe emotional regulation issues through New Alternatives. Most of her other work has been with underserved adult populations experiencing severe and chronic mental illness. She also has experience working in an intensive outpatient treatment setting running groups and providing individual counseling through Alvarado Parkway Institute, and currently holds a leadership position at a county funded program through Telecare that tries to prevent individuals from experiencing further incarcerations or hospitalizations. She has experience working with CBT, DBT, Mindfulness and Yoga based practices, Trauma Informed Care, and is working towards becoming a Clinical Supervisor. Additionally, she has completed several workshops through Scripps Health on natural supplements and non-traditional approach to medicine for the treatment of mental and physical health issues.


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