AFTNC Council Members

Jay R. SmithPresident
(510) 517-2440Email:
After growing up in Berkeley, I went to Smith College and earned an MSW in 1988.  I completed a Post-Masters Fellowship and a two year training in Marriage & Family Therapy at The Menninger Clinic, in Topeka Kansas; I worked on several in-patient and out-patient clinics at Menninger.  I taught graduate level courses at the University of Kansas in Clinical Social Work. After returning to the Bay Area in 1997, I joined AFTNC because of my passion for family therapy. I enjoy working with children and families, and working in school and in-home settings. I currently have a private practice in Berkeley and focus on a range of problems using mostly Narrative Therapy and EMDR.  I'm married and have a teenage daughter.
 Sheila AddisonPresident Elect
(510) 599-5467

Bio coming soon.


Leticia ManzanaresSecretary
Leticia Manzanares, MFT received her Masters in counseling with the emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of San Francisco. She joined AFTNC as a student member in 2009 and has served on the council as Co-Conference Coordinator. She has 14 years of non-profit work experience in the field of Chemical Dependency, Adult Trauma and mental heath. She specializes in addictions, adult trauma, life transition issues with depression and anxiety dirorders. She has recently transitioned out of non-profit agency work and currently maintains a private practice office in North Beach.

 Golda Michelson Member-at-large
(415) 272-0804Email:

Golda Michelson, MFT has been treating adults, children, adolescents, couples and families for the past thirty-three years. She has a private practice in both San Rafael and San Francisco. With a background of training in bodywork, EMDR for trauma , and more traditional psychodynamic therapies, she utilizes an integrative approach providing brief and long-term therapy. Golda’s areas of specialty include family/couples therapy, supervision, ADHD with children and adults, trauma, child abuse, anxiety, depression, relationship problems, trauma (using EMDR), drug and/or alcohol abuse, grief and loss for adults and children.

   Keith Sutton
(415) 686-9544 Email:
Dr. Sutton has been on the AFTNC council since 2004, serving as the student representative, on the programs committee, as President, and now as the Member-At-Large. He currently has a private practice in San Francisco and San Rafael, working with teens, families, couples, individual adults, and providing psychological assessments. Dr. Sutton is the Director of the Institute for the Advancement of Psychotherapy where he teaches family therapy using workshops and one way mirror trainings, as well as directs the group practice of over 30 therapists, psychiatrists, and educational therapists. 
   Shawn V. GiammatteiMember-at-large
(415) 722-7134Email:
Dr. Giammattei received his PhD from CSPP with a focus on family systems and LGBT populations. He joined AFTNC as a student member several years ago and has served on several committees over the years. He is currently the Coordinator of Training for the Rockway Institute and adjunct faculty at the California School of Professional Psychology. He specializes in affirmative therapy with sexual & gender minorities and the treatment of couples and families dealing with anxiety disorders, trauma, eating disorders, addictions, and infidelity. He maintains private practice offices in San Francisco and Santa Rosa.
  Sarah StearnsConference Chair


Bio coming soon!

  Heather Martarella Past President
 (925) 465-1008Email:

Dr. Martarella is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist (CA license #PSY21758) and has been providing psychotherapy services in the San Francisco Bay Area for the past 11 years. She earned her undergraduate degree in Psychology from Cal State University, Hayward, and both her masters and doctorate in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis on multicultural competency from John F. Kennedy University. Dr. Martarella's passion is in providing culturally compentent services for a wide rage of clients. In her private practice, Dr. Martarella specializes in treating clients who engage in self-injurious behavior (cutting), mood disorders and ADHD.

Randall WyattVideo Librarian
Randall C. Wyatt, PhD, is an Associate Professor in the Clinical Psychology doctoral program at the California School of Professional Psychology, San Francisco, where he is also Director of Training. He teachers brief therapy, practice management and dissertation proposal. Dr. Wyatt practices psychotherapy and consultation in Oakland and Dublin with an emphasis on couples therapy, PTSD, and family therapy, as well as individual psychotherapy. 


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