Central Coast Therapists

To strengthen the Marriage & Family therapy profession & better serve our 
Central Coast community.

About Central Coast CAMFT

The Central Coast Chapter of CAMFT currently has members located throughout San Luis Obispo and northern Santa Barbara counties. We have a fun and collaborative board which begins each year with a day-long retreat for goal-setting, budget planning, and the essential time to connect with one another to co-create a common vision for the year ahead.

Our objectives as a Chapter are:

  • To advance marriage and family therapy as an art, a science and a mental health profession, and to assist the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT) in furthering its objectives on a local level.
  • To serve and represent the common professional and business interests of marriage and family therapists.
  • To set and maintain professional standards for marriage and family therapists.
  • To advocate and work to achieve public and private policies for the advancement of family life.
  • To engage in such other lawful activities as is allowed by law and/or as is set forth in the Articles of Incorporation of this corporation, and that are not in conflict with CAMFT’s Articles of Incorporation, Bylaws or ethical standards for marriage and family therapists.

In 2018, the chapter meets on the o fourth Friday of the month: January 26, March 23, May 25, July 27, September 28. Our November meeting is on the 16th, which is the third Friday.  Our January meeting is a networking meeting during which members introduce themselves by giving a brief summary of their areas of interest and specialization, as well as describing their practice.  Food and beverages are provided.  This is a great way to learn about possible referrals. 

During the rest of the year, our meetings are more structured with speakers with a variety of topics, ranging from practice-building to dream work and including integrative therapies.  Our bi-monthly presentations are offered free of charge.  Chapter members may earn two CEUs for $20 if they choose; non-Chapter members pay $25.

Contact Us

Jill Pesavento, 2018 President
(805) 440-2103


photo by Tara Storke

2018 Board of Directors


Jill Pesavento
(805) 440-2103





Karen Rogers
(805) 234-5998



Kim Richards
(805) 543-5060



Eddie Palmer
(805) 927-8805


Membership Chair


Program Chair

Elizabeth Nieto
(805) 556-5532


Pre-licensed Representative

Jyll Maxwell
(805) 709-7720


Pre-licensed Mentor

Jamie Dunn
(805) 242-1343

CEU Administrator

Laudon Rowen

(916) 849-9434

Newsletter Editor

Karen Rogers
(805) 234-5998

Past President

Susan Harney
(805) 574-0011

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