Art Therapy Consulting and Clinical Services
Rebecca and Gioia are experts in helping people who are experiencing high levels of stress—whether because of their work, because of challenges to their health or the health of someone important to them, or because of other personal challenges they have or are experiencing. We want to help people feel more hopeful, capable, and empowered–to not only bounce back from adversity but bounce forward into experiencing more energy and peace.
We are committed to providing you with resources that will help improve the quality of your life and the wellbeing of others who matter to you. If we cannot directly support your efforts, we hope we can help guide you to resources that will.
We offer consulting worldwide via telephone or Skype. Online services are often more convenient and comfortable for clients. Go to our Online Services page to determine whether online services would be helpful for you.
For clients who prefer to meet face-to-face, we have studios in Washington, DC and Tucson where we see clients who are more comfortable with meeting in person.
We combine art therapy with the innovations from positive psychology, the science of wellbeing:
- To feel less anxiety, stress, negativity
- To reduce burnout and feel more enjoyment in our work
- To reignite passion for what we enjoy and what gives our lives meaning
- To identify and develop the strengths that engage and energize us
- To “attend to the good”—discovering and amplifying what is working in our personal
and professional lives
- To shift our perceptions so that we broaden our options and view our lives through a different lens
- To experience more positive emotions such as gratitude, peace, forgiveness,
love, joy, zest, and a sense of being present in our lives
Art Therapy utilizes the art making process to enhance the physical, mental and emotional well-being of individuals of all ages and abilities. Art therapy facilitates growth through activating the creative process and utilizing the art product for self-reflection, expression, and exploration. No background, skill, or talent in art is needed for clients to benefit from art therapy.
We combine the healing potential of art therapy with the empowering focus of the positive psychology movement, which we call “Positive Art Therapy”–utilizing the creative process to enhance positive emotions, identify and develop positive character and strengths, and participate in and foster positive communities.
Both Rebecca and Gioia are registered and board certified art therapists with over twenty years of clinical experience each. They serve as core adjunct faculty for the George Washington University Graduate Art Therapy Program. They are ongoing workshop facilitators for Smith for Healing and the Arts and for the Government Accountability Office. They have extensive experience training therapists and clinicians and dedicated to improving the individual and collective wellbeing of those with whom they collaborate.
Contact us to explore what services would best help you. If we are not able to meet your needs, we will help direct you to options that might.
Clinician Supervision and Consulting
We provide supervision and consulting with a focus on helping therapists utilize the creative process to become “strengths spotters” of both of their own and their clients’ gifts and abilities. We help therapists prevent burnout by fueling passion for their work—inspiring the positive values and aspirations that brought them to the helping professions. Capitalizing on the emerging science of positive psychology, we offer new approaches to art therapy and creative wellbeing. Contact us for availability, options, and fees for supervision services.
Gioia and Rebecca are both available for supervision individually. (Gioia is in Virginia and Rebecca is in the DC/MD area and they are also available by Skype).