FAMFT – Serving Florida’s families, through professional leadership and the highest standards in mental healthcare. Chapter Leaders and Legislative Chairs are planning for the 2017 Legislative Session Trip to Tallahassee! Contact your chapter president or the FAMFT office for details!

North Central Florida

Chapter Officers

Silvia Echevarria-Doan, Ph.D, LMFT, LCSW



Bhakti Cohen, Eds, LMFT



Nelle Stephan Lutz, Eds, LMFT

Board Member


Jennifer Duncan, B.A.

Student Member – Masters


William (Bill) Farley, Ph.D, LMFT

Vice President


Sara Atkinson, Eds, LMFT, LMHC



Edie Siemann, Eds, LMFT

Board Member


Larry Green, MA, M.Div., LMFT

Student Member – Doctoral



Our Location

1031 NW 6 Street
Suite C-2
Gainesville, FL 32601
Phone: 352-359-3938
Fax: 352-376-2042

Upcoming Events

Next Workshop – October 28, 2017

Join NCFAMFT for our continuing education workshop.  The workshop will be held from 9am to 12pm at the United Church of Gainesville.  Registration information will be available soon on our chapter website (www.ncfamft.com)

NCFAMFT Annual Retreat

The NCFAMFT board hold their annual planning retreat on November 18, 2016 from 10am – 1pm.

Recent News

Please join us in congratulating Katie Fields for being selected as the 2016 Andres Nazario Diversity Award Recipient by the Florida Association for Marriage & Family Therapy (FAMFT)!!! Katie received this distinguished award at the FAMFT conference in Orlando. The NCFAMFT have a special connection to Andres Nazario himself, as one of the co-founders of the Gainesville Family Institute, and his socially just approach to therapy and focus on diversity in this community. Katie is being recognized for her work here in Gainesville with the SW Advocacy Group (SWAG), the River Phoenix Center for Peacebuilding, and Peace4Gainesville.

The purpose of the Andres Nazario Diversity Award is to recognize individuals within our professional community that have demonstrated outstanding achievements and sustained commitment in the pursuit of awareness and inclusion of cultural diversity in their community and/or workplace. Every year the FAMFT seeks to honor outstanding individuals who embrace and promote diversity by demonstrating dedication to raising awareness of diversity issues and/or addressing specific needs of underrepresented individuals within their community. This year it is our own Katie Fields!!! Please join me in congratulating her as the recipient of this honorable award, as well as thanking her for all of her contributions to our community!