Devora Weinapple, MA, LMFT, ATR-BC
AUM Board Member
Devora is involved in developing the visual branding for AUM’s marketing materials and website, and is creating a mindfulness-based art therapy workshop series for AUM.
Devora holds a Masters degree in Marriage and Family Therapy and Art Therapy Psychology from Notre Dame de Namur University (NDNU). A licensed MFT and board certified art therapist (ATR-BC) in private practice, Devora uses the Neurodevelopmental Art Therapy (NDAT) model for treatment of developmental and relational trauma. NDAT is grounded in neuroscience, and includes interpersonal neurobiology and attachment theory. She also uses Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and mindfulness training for anxiety and depression, self-harm, suicidality, anger and stress management, and other trauma and psychosocial stressors for children 12+, adolescents and families. Devora is an outpatient provider for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Kaiser Permanente in Redwood City.
Devora served as a past president of the Northern California Art Therapy Association (NorCATA) and held various board positions from 2013 to 2021, including Technology Director, Treasurer, and Membership Director. Devora continues to facilitate art therapy training for Children and Family staff at the Valley Health Center Sunnyvale Behavioral Health. She often provides substitute group supervision at the Community Health Awareness Council (CHAC) in Mountain View, where she completed her practicum and internship.
Devora is a contributing author of two chapters in the soon to be released book by Jessica Kingsley Publishers, UK: Art Therapy in Response to Natural Disasters, Mass Violence, and Crises. It is currently available for pre-order on Amazon and Blackwell’s UK.