Dian is a Licensed Professional Counselor who received her degree from Argosy University. Dian’s background includes over 14 years of experience working as a Creative Therapist in an educational setting with children on the Autism Spectrum, and Emotional-Behaviorally Disordered populations. Her private practice target populations include facilitating individual and group sessions for women experiencing stress and unexpected life events, as well as, children/ adolescents, and women experiencing Trauma, Anxiety, Behavioral Concerns , and ADHD . Dian is specifically trained to work with individuals experiencing trauma/stress through EMDR and Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavior Therapy.
Dian uniquely offers both Talk Therapy and Creative Arts (e.g. the use of painting, creativity, and clay-work) in therapy to help children, adolescents, and adult women overcome fears, explore new possibilities, and transform their lives.
“I believe that there are deep, rich, untapped reservoirs of strength, and potential within each of us to overcome challenges and live a fully passionate life. Talk therapy and/or the use of the Creative Arts in therapy broaden the client’s opportunity to reach one’s full potential.”
Why use Creative Arts in therapy? Often, clients cannot find the words to express what they are feeling. The use of experiential art in therapy brings feelings and issues into a tangible and visible form for self awareness and change. Incorporating the use of Creative Arst in therapy along with Talk therapy brings clarity and insight into a client’s life for empowerment and change. Creative Art in therapy has a proven track record of helping individuals face their fears, grow, and heal.
Is prior art experience necessary? Absolutely not. Creative Art in therapy is for everyone and offers another way to access feelings. The use of creative expression in therapy opens-up additional channels of expression in addition to Talk Therapy for self understanding.