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Certified FOATs

Trainers, Practitioners, and Facilitators

‣ Certified Focusing Trainer (Professional or Therapist): Specialization in Focusing-Oriented Expressive Arts (FOAT®)

‣ Certified FOAT® Practitioners

‣ Certified FOAT® Facilitators

Disclaimer: Please note that this directory of professionals verifies the successful completion of required educational and supervisory hours prescribed by the Focusing and Expressive Arts (FOAT) Institute. The FOAT Institute holds no liability for the actions of these professionals or the effectiveness of their services. We also request that all email addresses be used only for direct contact regarding clinical, referral, and professional purposes only. Thank you!

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Certified Focusing Trainer (Professional or Therapist): Specialization in Focusing-Oriented Expressive Arts (FOAT®)

Recommended by Dr. Laury Rappaport, Certifying Focusing Coordinator and Certified by The International Focusing Institute (TIFI) 

Name
Job and Education
Location
Email
Website and Social Media
Abigail Tischler, LCSW, ATR-BC
Clinician
Hamden, CT, USA
abigail.tischler@gmail.com
Angela Wei Wah Shum, BScN, MA, MT-BC, MTA, FAMI, HPMT
Registered Nurse and Music Therapist
Hong Kong, China
abundantwellness2018@gmail.com
https://www.abundantwellness.com.hk
Carla Walmsley-Esteves
BSc (Hons) Ecology, MA Dance & Somatic Well-Being
Bath, England
c.esteves@live.co.uk
Carolyn T. Tongco, REACE®
Certified Expressive Arts Coach, Arts Instructor
Caloocan City, Philippines
carolyn.tongco@creativepassionpath.com
http://www.creativepassionpath.com
Cecilia Fung, MBS, MSocSC Social Work, RSW, RT
MsocSc Social Work, BEd Special Needs
Hong Kong, China
humanistic.art@gmail.com
https://www.facebook.com/C-Art-Home-1451910408363776
Doreen Meister, MA, LMFT
California Marriage and Family Therapist (#53555)
Oakland, CA, USA
creativehearttherapy@gmail.com
http://doreenmeister.com
Freda Blob, CP, Ed (GRAD), AT, PCT, GDP
Person-centered and Experiential Clinician and Educator, Certifying Coordinator (TIFI)
Tübingen, Germany BW
focuszart@email.de
http://expressiveartsfocusing.com
Grace Brillantes-Evangelista, Ph.D., RPsy, CSCLP
Registered Psychologist (#0000208)
Quezon City, Philippines
gbe.psych@heartshealingspace.com
https://heartshealingspace.com
Grace Wing Yee Chan, BFA, MA, ATR-BC, LCAT
Art Therapist and Illustrator
Hong Kong SAR, China
chanwinge1010@gmail.com
Katherine Kwok, MMus, MMusThy, RMT, FOT, MIFA
Master of Music, LTCL, PGDip Music Therapy
Hong Kong, China
foatmusic@gmail.com
https://www.facebook.com/lovinghearthk
Lic. Frances Ingouville
Licenciada en Psicología, FOT-FOAT® (TIFI), PCETI Argentina
Guatemala
franciscaingouville@gmail.com
https://focusingcrearte.wixsite.com/creart-te
Lynn Pollock, MA, LMHC, REAT
MA Expressive Therapies with Mental Health Counseling Specialization
Hudson, MA, USA
lynnpollocktherapy@gmail.com
https://www.lynnpollocktherapy.com
Marise Lariviere, MA, LMFT, ATR, TCF
Private Practice, Psychotherapist
Los Angeles, CA, USA
mlariviere@heartfulcounseling.com
https://www.heartfulcounseling.com
Vincci Tse Wan Chi, MSW, RSW
Certified Marriage & Family Therapist and Clinical Supervisor (HKMFTA)
Hong Kong, China
soulcultivation.hk@gmail.com
Yoshiko Kosaka, Ph.D.
Clinical Psychologist and Certified Public Psychologist
Tokyo, Japan
ykosakapb@gmail.com
Practitioners

Certified FOAT® Practitioners

Name
Job and Education
Location
Email
Website and Social Media
Abigail Tischler, LCSW, ATR-BC
Clinician
Hamden, CT, USA
abigail.tischler@gmail.com
Agnes Windram, MA Psychology & MA Counseling
Psychotherapist & Counselor (FOT); Virginia Satir Coach & Mentor
USA & Europe & Middle East
agneswindram@gmail.com
https://www.agneswindram.com/
Angela Wei Wah Shum, BScN, MA, MT-BC, MTA, FAMI, HPMT
Registered Nurse and Music Therapist
Hong Kong, China
abundantwellness2018@gmail.com
https://www.abundantwellness.com.hk/
Anna On Lai YUEN
Clinical Psychologist
Adelaide, Australia
onlaiyuen@gmail.com
Ari-Asha Castalia, LMFT, ATR
San Mateo, CA, USA
AACtherapist@gmail.com
http://www.aactherapy.com/
Carla Walmsley-Esteves
BSc (Hons) Ecology , MA Dance & Somatic Well-Being
Bath, England
c.esteves@live.co.uk
Cecilia Fung
MsocSc Social Work, BEd Special Needs
Hong Kong, China
humanistic.art@gmail.com
https://www.facebook.com/C-Art-Home-1451910408363776
Chan Sze Chung, MAFCFE, BSW, RSW
Social Worker
Hong Kong, China
tonychancc0407@gmail.com
Chris Ying Ha CHAN, AThR, RSW, SEP
Expressive Arts Therapist
Hong Kong, China
cherishchanc@gmail.com
Chun Chiu Wong
MA Expressive Arts Therapy; HK Registered Nurse (Psy); Arts therapist (ANZACATA))
Bracknell, UK
chiuchiuwong@gmail.com
Doreen Meister, MA, LMFT
California Marriage and Family Therapist (#53555)
Oakland, CA, USA
creativehearttherapy@gmail.com
http://doreenmeister.com
Emily Tara Weiner, LMFT, ATR, CMI
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (#97750) and Registered Art Therapist
Bay Area, CA, USA
emilytweiner@gmail.com
http://www.mindfulartprogram.com/
Freda Blob, CP, Ed (GRAD), AT, PCT, GDP
Person-centered and Experiential Clinician and Educator, Certifying Coordinator (TIFI)
Tübingen, Germany BW
focuszart@email.de
https://expressiveartsfocusing.com
Grace Brillantes-Evangelista, Ph.D., RPsy, CSCLP
Registered Psychologist (#0000208)
Quezon City, Philippines
gbe.psych@heartshealingspace.com
https://heartshealingspace.com
Grace Wing Yee Chan, BFA, MA, ATR-BC, LCAT
Art Therapist and Illustrator
Hong Kong SAR, China
chanwinge1010@gmail.com
Helen Kwon Kalanithi, MA, Ph.D., MPH
San Francisco, CA, USA
kwonhl@gmail.com
Katherine Kwok, MMus, MMusThy, RMT, FOT, MIFA
Master of Music, LTCL, PGDip Music Therapy
Hong Kong, China
foatmusic@gmail.com
https://www.facebook.com/lovinghearthk
Katie Flowers
Certified Art Therapist
Hong Kong, China
katieflowershk@gmail.com
https://wildatartstudio.com/
Laura Read, Ph.D.
Psychologist
St. Augustine, Florida, USA & Irvington, New York, USA
lreadpublic@gmail.com
Lic. Evelyn Ammon
Clinical Psychologist and FOT (TIFI)
Guatemala
evelyncrearte@gmail.com
https://focusingcrearte.wixsite.com/creart-te
Lynn Pollock, MA, LMHC, REAT
MA Expressive Therapies with Mental Health Counseling Specialization
Hudson, MA, USA
lynnpollocktherapy@gmail.com
https://www.lynnpollocktherapy.com
Mari Furukawa
Artist and Psychologist
Pietrasanta, Italy
wanli_4@hotmail.com
https://www.facebook.com/WanliMari
Marise Lariviere, MA, LMFT, ATR, TCF
Private Practice, Psychotherapist
Los Angeles, CA, USA
mlariviere@heartfulcounseling.com
https://www.heartfulcounseling.com
Rachel Howard, LMFT, ATR
MA in Marriage and Family Therapy and Art Therapy
Belmont, CA, USA
rachelnovahealing@gmail.com
Rachel Votaw, LMFT, ATR
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (#93359)
Campbell, CA, USA
votaw.rachel@gmail.com
Rashmi Chidanand, Ph.D.
Integrative-Holistic Clinical Psychologist (PSY28622)
Mountain View, CA, USA
TheraVieWellness@gmail.com
https://www.theraviewellness.com/
Regina Fanjul, MA
Student Counselor at Universidad del Valle de Guatemala
Guatemala
regina.fanjul@gmail.com
Vincci Tse Wan Chi, MSW, RSW
Certified Marriage & Family Therapist and Clinical Supervisor (HKMFTA)
Hong Kong, China
soulcultivation.hk@gmail.com
Yin Ping Yummie LOK
MSocSc Behavioral Health and MSocSc Counseling
Hong Kong, China
yummielok@gmail.com
https://yummielok.wixsite.com/poems-artworks-hedi
Yoshiko Kosaka, Ph.D.
Clinical Psychologist and Certified Public Psychologist
Tokyo, Japan
ykosakapb@gmail.com
Zee Ting Kai Terrence, MExpArtsTh, BASW(Hons), AThR, EXAT, RSW
Expressive Arts Therapist
Hong Kong SAR, China
terrencezee.exat@gmail.com
http://www.instagram.com/tryangle.exat/
Facilitators

Certified FOAT® Facilitators

Name
Job / Education
Location
Email
Website
Ania Haas
Life Coach
Mokena, IL, USA
ania@mindfulwaystudio.com
http://aniahaas.com/
Carolyn T. Tongco, REACE®
Certified Expressive Arts Coach, Arts Instructor
Caloocan City, Philippines
carolyn.tongco@creativepassionpath.com
https://www.creativepassionpath.com/
Karen Quatsoe, BFA
Photography Prop Stylist and FOT Trainer
Yardley, PA, USA
karen@karenquatsoe.com
Krisdean Law
Hong Kong, China
krisdean@gmail.com
Lic. Frances Ingouville
Licenciada en Psicología, FOT-FOAT® (TIFI), PCETI Argentina
Guatemala
franciscaingouville@gmail.com
https://focusingcrearte.wixsite.com/creart-te
Soming So, MA
Design Manager
Hong Kong, China
misssomingz@gmail.com
Tse Kar Man Almas
Registered Social Worker and Certified Focusing Trainer (TIFI)
Hong Kong, China
almastse@gmail.com
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