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
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.
Education: Donna Chapman, PhD, LMFT
I am a private practice psychotherapist. My areas of specialty are Dialectical Behavior Therapy and Emotionally Focused Therapy on a foundation of Depth Psychology. I have provided services to a variety of populations including: LGBT, Trans-Gender men and women, and couples with a partner who is Trans-Gender, kink and polyamorous individuals and couples, and transgender adolescents and children. I have also worked with active duty military as well as vets who are transgender. I am a San Diego native who grew up in a military family. In 2007 I received my Bachelor’s Degree in Philosophy specializing in Eastern Thought, with a minor in Religious Studies from California State University at Northridge. My background in religious studies allows me to authentically align with clients from a variety of religious perspectives. I utilize mindfulness in all areas of my practice as well as in my personal life.
Private practice website: dmchapman.com
James is an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist from Chicago Suburbs. He landed in San Diego in 2018 and previously worked in digital marketing and sales before becoming a therapist. James completed his graduate program at National University during the pandemic and completed his practicum at Sharp Mesa Vista Hospital. James currently is employed at Community Research Foundation, which has been a partner with the County of San Diego Behavioral Health Services for over 35 years. James current focus in his work is to integrate evidence based practices, structural family therapy, and recreational therapy to heal family systems in San Diego. James is committed to multicultural therapy approach and stands in solidarity with the communities of Black, Indigenous and People of Color against the injustice and racism. James is passionate about community involvement and has previously voulnteered at San Diego Pride and The LGBT Center of San Diego. James is here to support you in your path towards licensure, connect with him.
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.
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.