Art as Therapy, Gloria De Pietro, LCAT (est. 2005)
(917) 215-1179 Proudly Servicing Dutchess - Olster and Green County, New York, Red Hook, NY 12571 M-F 9am-6pm, Sa-Su Closed Official site
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"Art as Therapy" is overseen by Gloria C. De Pietro who is a professional artist, licensed art therapist and regression therapist. Ms De Pietro works with traumatized and mentally challenged youth using non-threatening, non-judgmental techniques such as art therapy and guided imagery along with fundamentals of psychoanalytic therapy, object relations, cognitive behavioral and developmental techniques. The past ten years of working with children and young adults has given De Pietro the experience needed to reach the most challenging of cases. Art Therapy is an established mental health profession that uses the creative process of art making to improve and enhance the physical, mental and emotional well-being of individuals of all ages. Ms De Pietro is a skilled story teller in her newly released book entitled "Abandoned which can be found on Amazon.com by G.C. De Pietro. Art Therapy integrates the fields of human development, visual art (drawing, painting, sculpture, and other art forms), within the creative process with models of counseling and psychotherapy. Art Therapy is used with children, adolescents, adults, senior citizens, groups, and families. Art Therapy programs are found in a number of settings including hospitals, clinics, public and community agencies, wellness centers, educational institutions, businesses, and private practices. How does it work? Art Therapy is based on the belief that the creative process helps people to resolve conflicts and problems, develop interpersonal skills, manage behavior, reduce stress, increase self-esteem and self-awareness and achieve insight. What art making can do is illuminate or bring to consciousness the inner conflicts or self defeating thought patterns that get in the way of a person becoming a fully integrated and healthy individual.
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