Connie Cohen, MA LAMFT AT, Psychotherapist

I believe that all people are inherently good and that our birthright is to live in genuine inner happiness. Understanding the unmet needs that distract us from feeling inner contentment and self-knowing is the work that we will do together. Healing relationships begins with the relationship you have with yourself. I approach the healing process holistically employing a mind-body experience, using a combination of talk + art materials.

working through emotions

Art is a doorway that allows you to open to your inner self. It can help you process emotions and feelings that you might not otherwise be able to express.

stress relief and coping skills

Physiological changes occur when one is being creative, allowing stress to melt into deep relaxation. The effect of art-making can change a person's brain wave pattern. Allowing the creative process, which is a whole body activity, can lessen anxiety, reduce your heart rate, normalize your blood pressure, and put you into a meditative state.

neurobiology and art-making

How the brain functions and how it influences emotions and behaviors is important in the therapy process. Images have a significant impact on our bodies, which in turn impact how we feel and react. Neuroscience has found that images are stored in many regions of the brain, not just one part. Art therapy becomes a bridge between the right and left hemispheres of the brain, engaging language and visual imagery.