Laurie Linsley, LMFT, President
Laurie was born and raised in Cupertino, CA and went to CSU, Fresno to get her undergraduate degree in Recreational Therapy. She then ventured to Anchorage, AK and started a family. She later got divorced and raised two children going back to school in 2009 to get her Master's Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. After living up there for 23 years she returned to CA in 2018 to be closer to her immediate family. She is currently licensed in both states and enjoys working with families. One of Laurie's favorite interventions is working with the clients at the ranch with her horses, being outdoors in nature.
President Elect (Vice President) - Vacant
Sue Cirillo, LMFT, Treasurer
Sue Cirillo, LMFT has experience with wrap around services, community based mentoring programs, parenting classes and is a clinical advisor and facilitator for the local DBSA group. Sue is a group leader for chronic pain support group, diabetes prevention program. She has past experience with leading groups with Women of Worth DV survivors (2009-11, 2016), Children’s Bereavement Art Groups (2007-8), “Coping with Anger” voluntary and mandated teen groups (2013), and court mandated 52-week adult Anger Management Groups. (2009-11).
The “art” of therapy is intriguing to me. Approaching issues from a non-traditional or creative stance is often a way to get past blocks and find new methods of solving problems.
With San Mateo County, part of my job was to help an individual client who had mild PDD/ASD symptoms with social skills. This included going to the movies at the mall, baking together, and visiting in his home. (San Mateo County Health and Behavioral Services, 2008-9)
Linda Ankeney, LMFT - Secretary
As a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Linda welcomes clients of diverse ages, backgrounds, cultures, religions and genders/non-genders. She graduated with distinction from National University with a Masters in Counseling Psychology and has completed coursework for a Masters in Counseling Psychology.
Linda's work experience includes several years of serving and empowering children, teens, adults, and families via mental health clinics, school-based sites, and community-based non-profit organizations. She has been in private practice in Roseville since 2010. Linda loves her job and feels that she was born to be a Therapist! Linda's theoretical orientation is Acceptance and Committment Therapy.
Nadine Newman, LMFT Member At Large
Nadine Newman attended the University of San Francisco where she received a Bachelor of Science degree in Organizational Behavior in 2005 and a Masters in Counseling Psychology in 2010. As a MFT intern, Nadine worked in Yolo County with the Yolo Community Care Continuum and the Woodland Unified School District. She became licensed in 2015 and has worked in private practice in Yolo, Sacramento, and Placer Counties with her therapy dog, Maggie. She is a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, trained in EMDR, and a Certified Clinical Anxiety Treatment Professional. She has been a member of CAMFT since 2010 and has participated in events/trainings in the Yolo, Sacramento, and Sierra Foothills chapters.
Cicily Baird LMFT Member At Large
Cicily received her Masters Degree in Psychology from California Southern University. She has been working within the behavioral industry since 2013. She has experience working in dual diagnosis programs including residential and outpatient clinics. She has provided group services, individual, family, adolescent, and couples services as well. She utilizes trauma informed approaches and has experience and training with brainspotting. Cicily is always trying to learn and grow as a therapist so she attends as many trainings as possible. In her leisure time she enjoys reading, yoga, hiking, riding motorcycles, and spending time with family and friends