Psychological - Art - Therapy Services of Pittsburgh
Radiant Hall studios 4514 Plummer St
Pittsburgh, PA 15201
Psychotherapist and Art Therapist
Career Evaluations and Counseling
Critical Incident Stress Debriefing
Psychotherapy Using Art Therapy
Couple and Family Therapy
Art Based Assessments
Sand and Play Therapy
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 the social and cultural environment we 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
NO INSURANCE IS NEEDED FOR GROUP ACTIVITY
|Practice Specialties or Interests:
in bold text)
Adult Children of Alcoholics
Body Dysmorphic Disorder
Dually Diagnosed Individuals
Oppositional Defiant Disorder
Social and Cultural Stress Disorders
Dyad , Sibilings , Mother/Father/Child
Dialectical Behavior Therapy
Solution-Focused Brief Therapy
Dyad: working with two poeple ie. a parent and a child, and others
Group Dynamic Therapy,
|Additional Demographic Expertise:
Non verbal language
PhD, University of Derby UK, 2011
MA CAT, Drexel University, 1999
||Art Therapy Credentials Board (ATCB)
|Additional Licenses/ Certifications:
Sand Play Therapy
Creative art therapy
|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)|
||Adjust fee to clients ability / Sliding scale
Private Healthcare Systems (PHCS)
Adjust payments to clients ability
Additional Plans Not Listed
|Insurance and Billing Instructions:
Near children hospital. Behind and parallel to Butler St.
Lots of free street parking
||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.