Posts categorized: Art Therapy

“Flow down and down in always widening rings of being.” (Rumi) It’s hard to believe that I began this blog in 2008 – shortly before I began my journey as an art therapist. This blog began as a labor of love and continues in the same spirit. Art Therapy Spot is a place to share my passion for art, creativity,...

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‘Life is like a landscape. You live in the midst of it but can describe it only from the vantage point of distance.’ – Charles Lindbergh   Art therapists tend to love working with metaphors, and I’m no exception. Metaphors spontaneously arise in art and serve as an entry point for connection and meaning. In my art therapy groups at...

February 10, 2018

‘Resilience is very different than being numb. Resilience means you experience, you feel, you fall, you fail, you hurt. You fall. But, you keep going.’ (Yasmin Mogahed) I lived in Queens NY for many years. NYC is where I went to grad school for art therapy and began my career as an art therapist. The city held many possibilities and...

July 24, 2017

  ‘Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate.’ (C.G. Jung)   My new job at the psychiatric hospital provides me with many exciting opportunities to collaborate with the other group leaders. We each come from a different background and have a unique way of working with the patients and creating and...

January 7, 2017

 “Creativity is contagious.    Pass it on.” – Albert Einstein I believe that any form of art making in a group is a collaborative experience. Even if each group member works on an individual piece, the shared group energy is contagious in a way that often brings about growth, new ideas, and shared experiences. With that in mind, it is often exciting...

December 29, 2016

  “Embrace the glorious mess that you are.” – Elizabeth Gilbert I was recently listening to the Mama Truth Show podcast while cleaning up in the kitchen. I love a good podcast, whether the topic is parenthood, creativity, art, or psychology, or all of the above! The host Amy Ahler interviews different guests, and asks each one a final question at...

September 7, 2016

‘Color is the keyboard, the eyes are the harmonies, the soul is the piano with many strings. The artist is the hand that plays, touching one key or another, to cause vibrations in the soul.’ – Wassily Kandinsky   A few years ago my husband brought home some discarded test press vinyl records from the music company where he worked. He...

April 7, 2016