therapeutic arts


For the past 30 years I have worked with individuals and groups, including marginalized communities, using various art forms as interventions in healing, personal growth and expression. Through this work I have seen the power of art first hand: giving voice and solace to people living with AIDS/HIV, changing the lives of at-risk multi-cultural San Francisco youth, improving the memory and emotional health of senior citizens in permanent care, helping Deaf youth address experiences such as isolation and language deprivation, and supporting persons with recent vision loss find new means of expression. I have also worked intensively through Art Therapy with individuals dealing with grief and loss, depression, and other challenges, and have led groups in Dreams and Archetypes Art Therapy explorations.

I am now formalizing my lifelong healing arts practice; I’ve nearly completed my post-master’s program in Art Therapy and in 2017 I will be opening a professional Art Therapy studio for individuals and groups. Meanwhile, I continue to work in the community and with various groups in healing and therapeutic arts programs.

If you would like to inquire about therapeutic art practice or community arts programs, please fill in the form below or send directly to c@chrystene.com.

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