Meet The FITT Team
Sara Edrington, PsyD.
Sara is a clinical psychologist practicing in San Rafael. She is passionate about her work with adults, adolescents, and families, using an interactive approach that explores neurobiology, trauma, relationships, parenting, and stress management. She has a passion for working with those who identify as Highly Sensitive. In addition, she holds a certification in early childhood education as well as infant massage, a technique she has used with infants who have experienced trauma. She has personally and professionally worked to support the foster care system for 20+ years.
She and her husband are the proud parents of a spirited daughter and son who keep them on their toes, even when everyone should be sleeping.
Lina Fancy, MSc., AMFT
Lina first began her career working in autism and developmental disabilities, whereby years of training in behavior methodology evolved into a solid practice that focused on best practice intervention via 1:1 direct training, parent training, navigating educational placement and services. Lina went on to develop and grow the parent coaching program at the Autism Center of Northern California, where she was the director for 12 years, and is currently Director of LF Autism in Marin County. After 20 years in child development, she was compelled to complete her MFT at Dominican University with hopes to incorporate psychotherapeutic support for couples, siblings, and those navigating critical developmental journeys as they raise their children.
An EMDR-trained therapist, she recently stepped up as Director of FITT and is an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist providing behavior support in conjunction with trauma-informed psychotherapy.
Sasha McGowan, LCSW
Sasha is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has worked with families impacted by trauma, separation, and behavioral challenges for more than ten years, having received her MSW from UC Berkeley. Sasha worked in Child Welfare for eight years and since 2019 has operated Foster Parent Therapy, providing therapy services to foster and adoptive families in California.
Sasha and her partner have adopted five children from California foster care, two of whom are now young adults in college. They continue to foster children with complex needs. Sasha is a certified trainer for Nurtured Heart Approach parenting classes and trains other therapists in Adoption Competent Therapy. Sasha's family was the California Department of Social Services Adoptive Family of the Year in 2022.
As a FITT Intern (Marriage and Family Therapist), Tshidi is passionate about advocacy, while using a strength-based multicultural approach when working with families and individuals. In her early career, Tshidi was a child development teacher at the College of Marin and worked closely with children and families to support their children's developmental milestones. After completing her degree at Dominican University, she transitioned to working with foster care youth and resource parents with Seneca Family of Agencies. She has also worked with youth navigating the juvenile justice system, while partnering with their probation and social workers.
Born in South Africa, Tshidi witnessed her parents vote for the first time and saw the first black president become inaugurated at age 6. A first-generation college student, Tshidi is married and a mother to a five-year-old daughter.