Kate Donohue PhD, REAT/Armand Volkas MFA, MA, MFT, RDT/BCT
Kate will be teaching Kinship Libido and Transcendent Journey through the Mother Line and Armand will be teaching Healing the Wounds of History as part of an intensive Creative Arts Therapy certificate program in Winnipeg, Canada. Way to bring your wisdom and experience to Canada Kate and Armand!
Phil Weglarz MFT, REAT
Check out Phil's blog at active imagination, listing some radical artistic side projects including (re)create and animate your toys, and robot artists!
Lois Friedlander, MA, MFT, CGP, BC-MT
Lois currently has openings in her Wednesday evening therapy Group in San Francisco. This group is based in psychodynamic/interpersonal theory, and is comprised of student and professional women (but is now open to men). They focus on the here and now and discuss the conundrums, stressors, and interpersonal challenges of life's myriad relationships. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Lois also facilitates an affordable supervision group for MFT interns on Wednesday mornings in San Francisco. Interested in integrating Mindfulness, CBT, EXA, with Interpersonal and Psychodynamic skills into your clinical work? Contact Lois!
Delfina Piretti, MFT
Check out Delfina's artwork online at StudioDelfina! In addition, Delfina offers a monthly EXA based consultation/supervision group called Care of the Soul of the Expressive Arts Therapist. The group meets the last Friday of each month in San Francisco. Email email@example.com for more information.
Kasey Varga, MFT
Kasey is excited to announce that she is expanding her psychotherapy practice and offering sliding scale therapy to adults, couples, and children in San Francisco. Kasey's work focuses on romantic relationship, spiritual seeking and the parent-child relationship.
Mireya Alejo Marcet
Mireya offers Expressive Arts Therapy, Women's Circles, Holotropic Breathwork, Core Astrology, Creative Meditation, and Altar Making. Visit her website for a listing of other offerings along with a schedule of breathwork sessions.
Karina Colliat, MA, MFTI
Each month on the Sunday closest to the new moon, Karina invites you to join in slowing down and listening to the earth, to yourself in the earth, on the earth and with the earth. Ecotearth is a combination of mindfulness, ecopsychology, and expressive arts. Ecotearth happens from 3-5pm at varying locations in the Bay Area. Join her October 6th at Joaquin Miller Park in the Oakland Hills.
Karina also facilitates a support group for those living with chronic disease and pain and the people who care for them. The group is called, Riding the Waves and meets Mondays from 10-12 at Holos Institute in Oakland. "Along with the physical distress of disease can come emotional and mental challenges such as depression, anger, loneliness and grief....we will use the arts to hold the larger mystery of what it means to carry the burden of disease at this time in our society."
Suzannah Neufeld, MFT
Suzannah is thrilled to announce the launch of her new website, which describes her method integrating yoga into the therapeutic model. In addition to yoga therapy, she offers support to those struggling with eating disorders and body image issues. In her master's project, Suzannah studied the use of expressive arts in treating co-occurring eating disorders/addiction issues. She loves incorporating mindfulness and body/breath awareness into a creative and strength-based therapy approach.
Tatiana Diakoff MFTI
Tatiana excited to announce her new therapy practice at the Holos Institute in Oakland, under the supervision of Jan Edl Stein, MFT. Holos offers low-fee, holistic counseling and ecopsychology education throughout the Bay Area. She is currently building her practice in the East Bay and welcoming any new client referrals.
"I hold a strong foundational understanding in the healing capacities of nature and creativity, often using expressive arts and other activities that aim to rebuild our connection to our selves and to nature."
Marlena is proud to announce that she will be joining the artistic team at the Lyric Performing Arts Academy in Oakland, a performing arts school for kids that emphasizes discipline, passion & determination in hopes of creating "stellar competition groups". Marlena is also currently teaching twenty classes per week at Kidsndance in Oakland and Lafayette. Kidsndance is a dance and theater school for kids age 2-14 years. "Classes are highly interactive and gently structured to enhance your child's trust in his/her own creative expression."
Come and see Saskia at the Farmer's Market, Tuesdays, 11:30 - 1:30, at the Contra Costa Regional Medical Center: 2500 Alhambra Avenue in Martinez. Saskia provides interactive expressive arts activities for staff, patients and visitors as part of her post-graduate internship with Contra Costa Health Service's Arts in Health and Healing program.
Nicki Koethner MFT
Nicki recently played a central role in the play Death on the River Ganges...Of Divinity and Demons and Humanity Within, an all women experiential theatre production about life, death and transformation.
Nicki offers Red Tent each month, at Terra's Temple in Berkeley. "Be empowered through being and sharing yourself in the company of other women." Email firstname.lastname@example.org for information.
Patricia Rojas Zambrano
Patricia has developed Art Journaling and is offering monthly workshops in San Francisco. "Open up to the possibility of creative change using images and words; add a layer of intention and reconnect, reignite and celebrate that which has meaning, passion and purpose in your life." Email email@example.com for details. Also take a look at her new video, and also check her out on Facebook!
Justino offers "festive" conversational Italian classes in San Francisco. Students connect by practicing to speak in dyads, doing role-plays, cooking a traditional dish or at times even singing an Italian song - mamma mia!
Alexander has developed Springboard Workshops for artists & creatives who want to bring community and accountability to their creative projects. "We help you complete your creative project or get better at your craft in a fun, rigorous and immensely rewarding environment!" Sessions meet every other week for three months and are offered every three months. Also check out Springboard on Yelp and on Facebook.
Zoë has created a multimedia self-revelatory blog that integrates past and present experiences, as well as future plans and dreams. She writes about and publishes photographs and drawings of her "life as art", living a life built from scratch, in Southern Baja , Mexico, off the grid, with her husband and three year old son. She also writes about building her business, Art For Life, where she holds "cultivating creativity" workshops (with a mindful EXA approach) and does private creativity coaching. Take a look at her most recent Creative Journaling workshop.
Penny Roy Fellbrich, MFT
Penny offers Dating Coaching and Psychotherapy in San Francisco and Burlingame. "I help men create fulfilling relationships and meaningful lives with the women they want."
Penny has also created a blog, with my heart on duty where she showcases her personal art in the form of collage.
Adriana Marchione, MA, REAT, RSMT
Adriana will be offering The Resilient Landscape of the Body: Life/Art Dances with Change in San Francisco November 16th and 17th. "This workshop will allow participants to use dance, drawing and poetry to examine change through the body's landscape, as well as open up possibilities for resilient and resourceful responses."
Lori Krein Studios in Campbell, California offers mixed media art workshops, art class, & art camp. Classes/Workshops include Meditate and Create, Body Collage, Papermaking, and Mask-Collage. "I am passionate about collage and eco-friendly art, and I love to share what I've learned with others through my Collage and Expressive Arts Workshops."
Eleanor Ruckman MFT, ATR
Check out Eleanor's monthly eARTh Circles in the East Bay. Eleanor is Director for CIIS's Clinic Without Walls, where Community Mental Health graduate students offer psychotherapy free of charge at three different San Francisco public housing sites. She also offers Eco-Art Therapy and ArtSpa!
Living Arts Counseling Center
Check out their website for a full listing of offerings including: Do you see ME?: A Workshop for women experiencing loneliness and isolation in US culture
Sylvia Israel, MFT
Sylvia will be offering Abundance <---> Deprivation: The Deep Psychology of Money on November 2nd in San Rafael. Email Sylvia@imaginecenter.net for more information.
Sylvia also offers ongoing Sunday Open Psychodrama Training Sessions in Berkeley and San Rafael. In addition, her bi-weekly Psychodrama Group in San Rafael is accepting new members. And check out her Friday Night Tasters. "Psychodrama is an experiential method of exploring our private and public worlds in a multidimensional, creative way. It helps you safely express feelings, develop insight and practice new, desired behaviors. Psychodrama meets you where you are in the present and assists you in contacting and developing the best that is within yourself."
Center for Movement Education and Research (CMER)
CMER will be offering Moving Into Intercultural Understanding: Exploring Race, Culture, & Ethnicity through Dance/Movement November 16th and 17th in San Jose.
CMER offers Dance/Movement Therapy Alternate Route Training Courses in Northern California. This training is a good avenue toward R-DMT for those who have passion for dance and already have or are currently studying for an LCSW, MFT, Counseling or Psychology graduate degree.