Winter 2020 President's Message

Friday, December 18, 2020 12:20 PM | Anonymous

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by Jacqui Gerritsen, LMFT

Jacqui has been licensed since 2007. She joined the SCV-CAMFT board in 2015, initially as the Communication and Technology Director. She has a private practice in Palo Alto and San Mateo and is certified in TEAM-CBT level 2. She works with teens and adults and uses both a family systems model as well as a supportive, humanistic approach.

Season’s Greetings to you from my freezing cold garage. As I write this we just finished celebrating Thanksgiving. I personally had a very small Thanksgiving this year of four people. Since we usually have 25-30 people for Thanksgiving, 2020 was very different. Who knew nine months ago that we would once again be back in the Purple Tier and again asked to sacrifice for the greater good.

As we continue to adapt to this ongoing new normal, I hope you all are finding constructive, healthy ways to take care of yourselves. I took a drive over the weekend to look at the autumn leaves and was grateful we live in a beautiful part of the country. I have started knitting again and remembered that I’m not very good at it, but as I continue I’m sure I will get better!

We at SCV-CAMFT have heard from many of you about giving up your offices to work from home and the changes in your business practices. I would encourage you to remember to keep in contact with other professionals in your circle. The isolation of this field can be draining. We will continue to offer the monthly Online Socials next year. We have gotten positive feedback from people who have attended, citing the intimacy of being able to break out into chat rooms and to get to know other members. We hope you will give it a try in the new year.   

As always, the SCV-CAMFT Board of Directors would love to hear from you regarding suggestions or ideas for digital events for the coming year. Please contact us at

Happy Holidays and I will see you all in 2021!

Jacqui Gerritsen, LMFT
President SCV-CAMFT

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