Emily Weaver

1425 Leimert Blvd., Ste. 301
Oakland, California 94602
United States
Office Phone: 510-869-4170
Member since 2004
Membership Type: IACP


Mental Health Professional

I assist clients bring their best selves forward to make agreements which will serve the needs of the entire family. In this time of pain and confusion, I help clients to manage complex emotions, identify needs and goals, and communicate in a clear and productive manner. I believe that the interdisciplinary team approach to collaborative practice offers clients a support system that optimizes the family’s ability move through this difficult transition and to create a new family system (when a couple has children), to allow for growth and healing in the future.

My work as a collaborative divorce coach is informed by my experience of working for sixteen years as a family law paralegal. My legal experience, combined with my experience and training as a mental health professional, give me a unique perspective in working with collaborative divorce clients.

Area(s) of Practice: Divorce Coach: 2 coach model 1 coach/process facilitator model
License(s): Marriage and Family Therapist, MFC#39021

Professional Activities

Collaborative Practice East Bay Collaborative Practice San Francisco Colaborative Practice California California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists ~

Undergraduate Education

University of California, Santa Cruz. Honors in the Major (Anthropology) 1979

Postgraduate Education

John F. Kennedy University, Masters in Clinical Psychology 1997


Collaborative practice provides a structure to unravel a marriage or domestic partnership in a respectful and productive manner. The destruction and hurt, which often accompanies court based resolution, occurs because people are not grounded in a committment to resolve the issues with integrity and respect. It is difficult to stick to one's integrity in times of enormous stress and uncertainty. I offer support, and understanding to my collaborative divorce clients, as well as tools to manage feelings and to engage in difficult conversations. I am part of a team which is woven to support the client and family through this process and into the next chapter of their lives.