2020 Board of Directors


Julie Boswell, LMFT

Julie is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who has been a Member of RRC-CAMFT since 2009; and has served on the Board with gratitude as President-Elect 2017-2018 and as President since 2019. 

Julie began her career in the mental health field in 1985 in LA County.  Prior to relocating to Shasta County in 2003, Julie's experience included therapeutic work in a variety of settings including schools and hospital, Head Start, group home and substance abuse treatment settings.  Also, she obtained extensive post-graduate experience working with homeless and runaway youth at a crisis shelter, and as an Investigator with DCFS in south-central LA.  

Prior to opening her Private Practice in 2013, Julie facilitated online therapeutic support groups for a national alcohol/substance abuse recovery website.  Additionally, she worked for an outpatient substance abuse treatment program as an Intern, where she received her clinical hours conducting psychotherapy for adults; Intense Outpatient Groups (IOP) for recovering women; mental health counseling for pre-prison sentencing/post release clients; and provided a federal school-based substance abuse treatment education program for at-risk adolescents. 

Julie has worked in Private Practice exclusively since 2013 where she specializes in working with adults (individual and couples) via Client-Centered/Solution Focused therapy, integrating a Psychoanalytic and Gestalt perspective.  Areas of specialization include: emotional recovery from alcoholism/addiction; psycho-education and recovery from codependency (people-pleasing, control issues and boundaries); LGBTQ+ coming out, esteem, identity and relationship issues; and addressing depression/anxiety, personal truth, and life transitions.   

In addition to a full private practice, Julie has provided staff development trainings on areas of expertise to private industry, public and non-profit agencies throughout the state of California, nationally and internationally. 

Julie enjoys spending quality time with her husband, dogs, friends and family; as well as traveling, cooking, hiking, live music, personal growth experiences, and is a voracious San Francisco Giants fan.  She and her husband can be found at Oracle Park on many occasions throughout baseball season.  

President Elect 

Shauna Havlina, LMFT

Shauna is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist working in private practice in Redding, California. New to the board in 2020, Shauna is excited to learn more about how she can serve the local community in this capacity. 

Shauna graduated from Fuller School of Psychology in Pasadena, California in 2008 and was licensed in 2011. She spent six years working for high risk foster and adopt children in Los Angeles County. She then became a supervisor for Children's Bureau in Southern California. Shauna moved with her family to Redding in 2016. 

Shauna specializes in Perinatal Mood Disorders and enjoys working with expecting and new mothers. She also has years of experience working with anxiety disorders, stress, PTSD, panic, and OCD. 

She has three young children and balances time between her practice and home. In her free time Shauna enjoys yoga, hiking, and paddle boarding with her family. 

Program Coordinator

Caty Cundy, LMFT 

Catherine Cundy, AKA Caty, is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and has worked in the field for thirteen years in private practice.  She graduated Magnum Cum Laude from CSU Chico with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and with honors from National University with a master’s degree in Counseling Psychology.  In addition to her private practice, she is an adjunct professor at National University where she is currently the practicum supervisor and has taught Developmental Psychology, Advance Clinical Skills, and Couple Therapy.  She also supervises three Associate Marriage and Family Therapists and is working toward becoming a CAMFT Certified Supervisor. 

Catherine specializes in working with couples and families.   She also works with children and adults struggling with a variety of issues including trauma.  She is trained in Gottman Couple Therapy, Relational Life Therapy, Trauma Informed Art Therapy, EMDR, EFT, CBT and sandtray therapy.  

Catherine has been a member of CAMFT since 2008 and has served as Pre-Licensed Member at Large, Technical Director, Program Director, Membership Director, President Elect, Secretary and President.   She has refused the role of treasurer, several times and loves the Redding Chapter and is appreciative of all the networking, education, and friendship it has provided her!

In her free time and part of her self-care she pursues creative expression, genealogy, sewing, parenting, her marriage of 26 years and being a Grandma.

Jenna Elam, AMFT

Jenna is excited to join the board as co-program coordinator for the Redding Regional Chapter of California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (RRCAMFT). Jenna is a Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist under the supervision of Catherine Cundy, LMFT. She has a Master’s in Counseling Psychology from National University and a Bachelor’s in Psychology from Simpson University.

Jenna is experienced in working with children, teens, and young adults struggling with ADHD, ODD, depression, and anxiety, along with other transitions that come with life. She uses sand tray, art, cognitive behavioral techniques, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy in her work with clients.

Jenna is married and has two children. In her spare time, she enjoys being outdoors, kayaking, reading, painting, and cooking.


Allison Pinkerton, LMFT

Allison is excited to join the CAMFT Board as Secretary. Allison is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Redding. Allison is a graduate of the Marriage and Family Counseling program at Sonoma State University (2013). She earned her Bachelors of Arts in psychology with a concentration on child development from Gonzaga University, Magna Cum Laude (2008). Gonzaga provided a strong foundation in attachment theory, and has driven her relational training. Allison has extensive training in family and group therapy Her work in Sonoma, Placer and Shasta County agencies built a broad range of experience in mental health needs and treatment. Allison focuses her treatment is the power of moment-to-moment self-compassion in order to increase self-awareness and self-regulation. Her clinical interests include addressing the impact of chronic physical diagnosis on mental health and self-management. Along side private practice Allison serves Shasta Community Health Center in Family Practice Department.

 Allison is married with a beautiful baby girl. She and her family enjoy skiing, paddle boarding, her boxer puppy, back packing, running, yoga, and settling into the NCAA March Madness every year!

Technology Coordinator

Heather Jordan, LMFT

Heather M. Jordan is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Redding CA. Heather has a BA in Psychology from Simpson University and a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology from Simpson University where she received the Award for outstanding contributions to the community. Heather has extensive experience working with children and families dealing with a variety of issues including ambiguous loss when a family member has a disability, ADHD, adoption, divorce and remarriage. Her passion is to work with clients to help them discover their unique inner strengths as they come to understand and solve the problems they face.

She has worked within the educational system empowering and supporting parents as they navigate the difficulties of parenting and the many transitions they face. Her person-centered approach has proven successful in helping clients as they work through a range of difficulties and life challenges. Heather incorporates several theories in her work but has come to believe the foundation of effective therapy is a strong and trusting relationship between client and therapist.

Heather is married with three beautifully unique children and has called Redding her home for over 20 years. 


Sarah Parker, LMFT

Sarah Parker is excited to join the Redding Regional CAMFT Board as Treasurer. Sarah is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and has been practicing since 2007. Sarah is licensed in both California and Washington. She graduated with a Bachelor’s in Psychology, with honors, in 2006 from Simpson University, and a Master’s in Counseling Psychology, with honors, in 2008 from National University. After finishing school her family moved to Spokane, Washington, where she worked in agencies and a private practice for almost nine years. Sarah returned to beautiful northern California in 2017 and is thankful to have come home after her time away.

Sarah specializes in working with couples and is Gottman and Emotional Focused Trained. She also enjoys working with individuals with many different issues and has a focus on chronic illness and grief work.  While working in Spokane, Sarah was part owner of a large for-profit agency that employed therapists, psychologist, and psychiatric nurse practitioners. This agency experience allowed for many years of diverse practice and growth with many different populations.

Membership Director

Amy Schulze, AMFT

Amy is a Registered Marriage and Family Therapist Associate under the supervision of Catherine Cundy, LMFT and holds a Masters in Counseling Psychology from National University as well as a Bachelor’s in Psychology from Simpson University.

With over 20 years of marriage, her primary focus is on helping couples and working with families including children, adolescents, and adults. Amy is a Gottman trained couples therapist and uses Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) as her foundation for helping couples get unstuck and develop a deeper connection.

Amy is excited to join the board as Membership Director for the Redding Regional Chapter of California Association of Marriage Family Therapists (RRCAMFT). In her spare time, she enjoys traveling around the world and exploring the North State with her husband and two teenage boys.  

 Pre-licensed Member At Large

Amy Trent, AMFT

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