I work primarily with pre-adolescents, adolescents, transitional age youth, and adults, as well as with parents, families and couples.
DEVORA WEINAPPLE, MFT, ATR-BC, MA
I have been a practicing Marriage & Family Therapist since 2008 on the Peninsula, in the San Francisco Bay Area. I received a Master's Degree from Notre Dame de Namur University in Belmont, CA in 2010. The degree is combined with a Master's in Art Therapy Psychology. In 2015, I received my board certification in art therapy from the Art Therapy Credentials Board (ATCB). I am currently president of the Northern California Art Therapy Association (NorCATA) based in San Francisco.
In my private practice, I provide psychotherapy for children, teens and families using a combination of Neurodevelopmental Art Therapy (NDAT) techniques for dealing with developmental and relational trauma, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) which involves learning how to be psychologically flexible, and changing one's relationship.to the anxiety, depression, and trauma that are an inevitable part of life.
Periodically I provide art therapy trainings to staff and interns at Sunnyvale Behavioral Health, a satellite clinic of the Santa Clara Valley Health & Hospital System. I was a clinician at SBH from 2014 - 2016.
A past president of the Northern California Art Therapy Association (NorCATA), I am currently Treasurer, as well as Technology and Communications Director. NorCATA's focus is to promote the therapeutic use and public awareness of art therapy in the community, to further professional development, and to foster personal and professional connections through networking and development of support groups for art therapists through regional events, workshops and conferences.
I am honored to provide free parenting and art therapy workshops at Sunday Friends in San Jose, a not-for-profit organization that empowers families to break the generational cycle of poverty by fostering positive development in children while educating and guiding parents to support their children's life success.
Marriage & Family Therapist
MFT Lic #81558
CA Board of Behavioral Sciences, August 2014 - March 2018
Registered and Board Certified Art Therapist
Art Therapy Credentials Board (ATCB), October 2012 - July 2020
Notre Dame de Namur University. Belmont, CA
MA, Marital and Family Therapy, and Art Therapy Psychology
Treasurer, Director of Technology - Northern California Art Therapy Association (NorCATA), a chapter of the American Art Therapy Association (AATA)
Clinical Member - American Art Therapy Association (AATA)
Clinical Member - California Association of Marriage & Family Therapists (CAMFT)
Clinical Member -- Silicon Valley Chapter - SCV-CAMFT