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Emily Tara Weiner

Marriage and Family Therapy Intern and Registered Art Therapist

Oakland CA USA

Home Phone: 650-888-7417 Website: www.mindfulartprogram.com

About My Work

Profession/Role

  • Mental Health Professional

Ages

  • K5
  • 6th-8th
  • 9th-12th
  • Higher Ed
  • Other

Environments

  • After School
  • Agency / Mental Health
  • Education / Classroom Program
  • Families & One-on-One
  • Other

Specialties

Mindfulness-based art therapy with children and adolescents.

Biography

Emily has a duel master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy and Art Therapy from NDNU in Belmont, CA, and brings over a decade of formal meditation and mindfulness training to her counseling work. Emily is also certified in a mindfulness-based art therapy method called Focusing Oriented Art Therapy (FOAT) by Dr. Laury Rappaport.  Emily is the founder of the Mindful Art Program for youth, featured in Dr. Rappaport’s book, “Mindfulness and the Arts Therapies”, and has led Mindful Art workshops for youth and educators at various charter schools, mindfulness organizations and retreat centers around the country including The Omega Institute, Esalen Institute, Spirit Rock Meditation Center, Inward Bound Mindfulness Education (iBme) and Joyful Mind Project.  In addition, Emily has co-founded ArtCare, a mindfulness-based art therapy program for hospital settings with Kaiser Permanente hospital.   Emily has a holistic and strength-based approach to counseling and believes in cultivating wellness in herself and her clients.  For more information on both her counseling services and teen workshops, please visit her website at mindfulartprogram.com.