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Dafna Rehavia Hanauer, PhD CAT ATR

Office: Psychological - Art - Therapy Services of Pittsburgh
Radiant Hall studios 4514 Plummer St
Pittsburgh, PA 15201
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Profession: Psychotherapist and Art Therapist
Services: Psychotherapy/Counseling
Career Evaluations and Counseling
Critical Incident Stress Debriefing
Psychotherapy Using Art Therapy
Couple and Family Therapy
Art Based Assessments
Sand and Play Therapy
Practice Description: I specialize in women issues, eating disorders, gender, identity, body-self -image, socio-cultural distress, transitions, loss, depression and relationship. My psychological treatment model include creative and positive approach . A person is a mirror of socio-cultural environment he/she grew up in and live in. Our distress is a respond to a situation that needs to be understood and resolved.
I believe together we will find your strengths, understand and cope with your distress. Part of our distress and agonies result from relationships and communication within our family and the wider social environment conventions we live in, the way we understand and interpret it. All of that provokes hard feelings, create disorders leads to diagnosis that need to be address. Self Blame and Blaming others will not help healing to take place.
People are different and respond differently to life situations therefore they have various needs, and will find differing solutions to their psychological concerns. I emphasize the strengths and positive abilities in each individual which can help to cope and enhance one's well being, self acceptance and personal happiness in life.

Dafna is an experienced psychotherapist who uses also creative methods and arts in her clinical practice. As psychotherapist and an artist I believe that every person has creative power !!! this internal creative sources when activated will enhance wellbeing and joy in everyday life.
Dafna has worked as a therapist since 1994 in hospitals and private settings with different populations with severe mental issues such as schizophrenia, wide spectrum of ADD, Eating Disorder problems and children, adolescents and families with severe emotional difficulties.
Dafna's MA is from Hahnemann University in Philadelphia where her thesis dealt with the treatment of anorexia nervosa. She has taught in college in Women Studies and Art Therapy programs, and her Ph.D. in Therapeutic Arts, Psychology and Cultural Studies at the University of Derby in the UK. is dealing with Eating Disorders from a Sociocultura; and Feminist perspective.

Call 412 427 1219
* Special support groups for ED
* Creative art groups for the mind and soul
* Small Art Classes for Kids and Teens
* Family art therapy
Practice Specialties or Interests:

(Strengths are
in bold text)
Women's Issues
Eating Disorders
Adjustment Disorder
Adoption Issues
Adult Children of Alcoholics
Anger Management
Anxiety Disorders/Phobias
Asperger's Syndrome
Body Dysmorphic Disorder
Child Abuse
Chronic Physical Illness
Cognitive Disorders
Communication Disorders
Dissociative Disorders
Domestic Violence
Dually Diagnosed Individuals
Ethnic/Cultural Issues
Gay/Lesbian Issues
Gender Identity
Infertility Issues
Learning Disabilities
Life Transitions
Men's Issues
Oppositional Defiant Disorder
Pain Management
Parenting Issues
Personal Growth
Personality Disorders
Relationship Issues
Sexual Abuse
Somatoform Disorders
Stress Management
Migration Isuues
Attachment Isuues
Social and Cultural Stress Disorders
Artistic block
Age Specialties: Children
Session Formats: Individual
Dyad , Sibilings , Mother/Father/Child
Treatment Approaches: Art Therapy
Dialectical Behavior Therapy
Family Systems
Object Relations
Play Therapy
Self Psychology
Social Constructionist
Social Learning
Solution-Focused Brief Therapy
Transactional Analysis
Dyad: working with two poeple ie. a parent and a child, and others
Group Dynamic Therapy,
Additional Demographic Expertise: Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual/Transgender
Latino American
Middle Eastern
all people
Additional Languages: Hebrew
Non verbal language
Education: PhD, University of Derby UK, 2011

MA CAT, Drexel University, 1999
Registration #: 03-025
Registered By: Art Therapy Credentials Board (ATCB)
Additional Licenses/ Certifications: Art Psychotherapy
Sand Play Therapy
Special Education
Group Therapy
Family Therapy
Art Therapy
Creative art therapy
Professional Affiliations:
University of Derby, UK
Psychological Art Therapy Services of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh Society of Artist (PSA)
Associates Artists of Pittsburgh (AAP)
American Art Therapy Association (AATA)
Pittsburgh Asso. for the Arts in Educater and Therapy (PAAET)
The Sosiety for Menstrual Cylce and Research (SMCR)
Fee Schedule: Adjust fee to clients ability / Sliding scale
Available Grants
Accepted Insurance: Private Healthcare Systems (PHCS)
Adjust payments to clients ability
Additional Plans Not Listed
Insurance and Billing Instructions: Self
Office Hours: Flexible
Driving Directions: Near children hospital. Behind and parallel to Butler St.
Lots of free street parking

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Additional Comments: Family art therapy is very helpful for the kids and parents to understand the family dynamics

Teen group: Self Esteem. Body Image, Confidence, Emotional strength, Eating Disorders

Women creative groups- specific workshops by app.

portfolio support

Dafna Rehavia Hanauer, PhD CAT ATR, Psychotherapist and Art Therapist in Pittsburgh

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Years in Practice:  16-20
Gender:  Female
Accepting New Clients:  Yes
Sliding Fee Scale:  Yes
Prescribe Medication:  No
Wheelchair Accessible:  Yes
Public Transportation:  Yes

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