Certified FOATs

Trainers, Practitioners, and Facilitators

‣ Certified Focusing Trainer: 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!

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Certified Focusing Trainer: 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
abundantwellness.com.hk
Carla Walmsley-Esteves
BSc (Hons) Ecology, MA Dance & Somatic Well-Being
Bath, England
c.esteves@live.co.uk
womensomatics.com
Carolyn T. Tongco, REACE®
Certified Expressive Arts Coach, Arts Instructor
Caloocan City, Philippines
carolyn.tongco@creativepassionpath.com
creativepassionpath.com
Cecilia Fung
MsocSc Social Work, BEd Special Needs
Hong Kong, China
humanistic.art@gmail.com
facebook.com/C-Art-Home-1451910408363776
Doreen Meister, MA, LMFT
California Marriage and Family Therapist (#53555)
Oakland, CA, USA
creativehearttherapy@gmail.com
doreenmeister.com
Friedgard E. Blob
Certifiying Coordinator (TIFI) and Person-centered Psychotherapist
Baden-Württemberg, Germany
focusing-tuebingen@email.de
focusing-tuebingen.de
Grace Brillantes-Evangelista, Ph.D., RPsy, CSCLP
Registered Psychologist (#000208)
Quezon City, Philippines
gbe.psych@heartshealingspace.com
heartshealingspace.com
Grace Wing Yee Chan, BFA, MA, ATR-BC, LCAT
Art Therapist and Illustrator
Hong Kong SAR, China
chanwinge1010@gmail.com
chanwinge.carbonmade.com
Katherine Kwok, MMus, LTCL, MIFA, ACCA
Master of Music, LTCL, PGDip Music Therapy
Hong Kong, China
kat3lovingheart@gmail.com
facebook.com/lovinghearthk
Lic. Frances Ingouville
Licenciada en Psicología, FOT-FOAT® (TIFI), PCETI Argentina
Guatemala
franciscaingouville@gmail.com
Lynn Pollock, MA, LMHC, REAT
MA Expressive Therapies with Mental Health Counseling Specialization
Hudson, MA, USA
lynnpollocktherapy@gmail.com
lynnpollocktherapy.com
Marise Lariviere, MA, LMFT, ATR
Private Practice, Psychotherapist
Los Angeles, CA, USA
mlariviere@heartfulcounseling.com
heartfulcounseling.com
Yoshiko Kosaka, MA
Clinical Psychologist and Certified Public Psychologist
Tokyo, Japan
ykosakapb@gmail.com
 

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
agneswindram.com || virginiasatirinstitute.org || bodymindbasedtherapy.com
Angela Wei Wah Shum, BScN, MA, MT-BC, MTA, FAMI, HPMT
Registered Nurse and Music Therapist
Hong Kong, China
abundantwellness2018@gmail.com
abundantwellness.com.hk
Ari-Asha Castalia, LMFT, ATR
San Mateo, CA, USA
AACtherapist@gmail.com
aactherapy.com
Carla Walmsley-Esteves
BSc (Hons) Ecology , MA Dance & Somatic Well-Being
Bath, England
c.esteves@live.co.uk
womensomatics.com
Cecilia Fung
MsocSc Social Work, BEd Special Needs
Hong Kong, China
humanistic.art@gmail.com
facebook.com/C-Art-Home-1451910408363776
Doreen Meister, MA, LMFT
California Marriage and Family Therapist (#53555)
Oakland, CA, USA
creativehearttherapy@gmail.com
doreenmeister.com
Ellyn Herb, Ph.D.
Licensed Psychologist and Certified Eating Disorders Specialist
San Jose, CA, USA
ellyn52@gmail.com
therapy4women.com
Emily Tara Weiner, LMFT, ATR, CMI
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (#97750) and Registered Art Therapist
Bay Area, CA, USA
emilytweiner@gmail.com
mindfulartprogram.com
Friedgard E. Blob
Certifiying Coordinator (TIFI) and Person-centered Psychotherapist
Baden-Württemberg, Germany
focusing-tuebingen@email.de
focusing-tuebingen.de || focuszarts.jimdofree.com
Grace Brillantes-Evangelista, Ph.D., RPsy, CSCLP
Registered Psychologist (#000208)
Quezon City, Philippines
gbe.psych@heartshealingspace.com
heartshealingspace.com
Grace Wing Yee Chan, BFA, MA, ATR-BC, LCAT
Art Therapist and Illustrator
Hong Kong SAR, China
chanwinge1010@gmail.com
chanwinge.carbonmade.com
Helen Kwon Kalanithi, MA, Ph.D., MPH
San Francisco, CA, USA
kwonhl@gmail.com
Katherine Kwok, MMus, LTCL, MIFA, ACCA
Master of Music, LTCL, PGDip Music Therapy
Hong Kong, China
kat3lovingheart@gmail.com
facebook.com/lovinghearthk
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
facebook.com/Focusing-Crearte-102003638646109 || instagram.com/focusingcrearte
Lynn Pollock, MA, LMHC, REAT
MA Expressive Therapies with Mental Health Counseling Specialization
Hudson, MA, USA
lynnpollocktherapy@gmail.com
lynnpollocktherapy.com
Mari Furukawa
Artist and Psychologist
Pietrasanta, Italy
wanli_4@hotmail.com
facebook.com/WanliMari
Marise Lariviere, MA, LMFT, ATR
Private Practice, Psychotherapist
Los Angeles, CA, USA
mlariviere@heartfulcounseling.com
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
TheraVieWellness.com
Vincci Tse Wan Chi
Registered Social Worker in Hong Kong and Licensed Hypnotherapist
Hong Kong, China
vinccitse@hotmail.com
Yin Ping Yummie LOK
MSocSc Behavioral Health and MSocSc Counseling
Hong Kong, China
yummielok@gmail.com
yummielok.wixsite.com/poems-artworks-hedi
Yoshiko Kosaka, MA
Clinical Psychologist and Certified Public Psychologist
Tokyo, Japan
ykosakapb@gmail.com
 

Certified FOAT® Facilitators

Name
Job / Education
Location
Email
Website
Ania Haas
Life Coach
Mokena, IL, USA
ania@mindfulwaystudio.com
aniahaas.com || mindfulwaystudio.com
Carolyn T. Tongco, REACE®
Certified Expressive Arts Coach, Arts Instructor
Caloocan City, Philippines
carolyn.tongco@creativepassionpath.com
creativepassionpath.com
Karen Quatsoe, BFA
Photography Prop Stylist and FOT Trainer
Yardley, PA, USA
karen@karenquatsoe.com
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
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