Welcome to the Santa Barbara Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (SBCAMFT). We are a local chapter of state CAMFT and exist to serve our membership as a community of local mental health professionals and clinicians offering continuing education opportunities, networking events, additional training and an encouraging community of colleagues that will cheer you on and support you in your practice.

Although the majority of our members are trainees, associates or licensed marriage and family therapists, it is not a requirement to be in that tenure to join our community. We also serve many psychologists, social workers, psychiatrists, local mental health agencies, graduate schools and other community partners.

The best way to get involved is to choose a membership level and if you have any questions or would like to learn more, feel free to reach out or join us at an upcoming event . We look forward to meeting you!

Message from our President, Shelby Swanson

Hello SBCAMFT Community, 

I feel honored to be in the role of President and privileged to be leading this community for the next two years. I've served on the SBCAMFT Board since 2021, first starting as the CEPA Director, then moving to Vice President, and now serving as President. I appreciate this community so much and all of the support we bring to one another. If we don't already know each other, I hope I get to meet you soon! 

I am grateful to have received modeling and mentorship from our Past-President, Claire Blakey. I hope to channel her positive impact and warm energy as I carry out my own presidency. 

Our Board is so incredibly vibrant, and I hope you'll be able to interact with us through the various events and activities we put on throughout the year. These directors hold a contagious amount of compassion and commitment! I feel so lucky to be serving alongside them.

We are continuing to put diversity, equity, and inclusion at the forefront of all of our work- seeking out ways to incorporate DEI efforts into all of our offerings. We hope you will join us as we engage in the tough conversations and opportunities to grow and learn from one another. 

Please reach out to me if you are interested in getting more involved with SBCAMFT. We love to see participation and interaction from our members, as we wouldn't be here without all of you! 

With appreciation,

Shelby SwansonM.A., LMFT


President, SBCAMFT


Mailing Address:

Santa Barbara Chapter of CAMFT
P.O. Box 91608
Santa Barbara, CA  93190-1608

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