Body Positive Works Welcomes
Milissa Finkel, MS, MA, ATR-BC, LCAT
Psychotherapy using the arts
Everyone can engage in creative self expression!
Call 201-708-8448 to make an appointment.
Email Milissa at [email protected]
Art Therapy uses the creative process as a vehicle for healing and communication. During sessions you will have the opportunity to explore personal development through self-expression in a non-judgmental environment.
Milissa will guide and support you in the powerful process of creative expression. Her tools include an art experience which along with talk therapy facilitates self-expression and personal growth. This unique approach is open to all ages. Get to know yourself by using a variety of mediums such as painting, drawing, clay and collage to access inner feelings and explore life experiences. Prior art experience is not required.
Milissa Finkel is a Board Certified, Licensed, Registered Art Therapist and NY Licensed Creative Arts Therapist. She holds a graduate degree in Expressive Arts Therapy with a specialization in Art Therapy from Lesley University in Cambridge MA. In addition, she holds a graduate degree in Early Childhood, Special Education. Milissa has worked for over 20 years providing individual art psychotherapy and group art therapy with children, adults, seniors and families in a variety of settings including private practice, schools, community centers, senior centers and hospitals.
WHY SEE THE BODY POSITIVE WORKS ART THERAPIST?
Milissa works with individuals who want to enhance their self-confidence, feel empowered, and access greater joy in daily life.
What is Art Therapy?
Art Therapy is a form of psychotherapy that utilizes art as a tool for self expression. You do not need to be an artist to benefit from art therapy! By using paint, paper, clay and collage, emotional content can be translated into visual expression. Art therapy, can enhance traditional “talk” therapy by accessing other parts of the brain and can be particularly effective in addressing negative body image, eating disorders, addiction, anxiety and depression. When we move into the right side of our brains (the creative side), we detach from the need to explain and, instead, can feel more deeply. Creating something uses the body and naturally evokes how we feel in our bodies. Art therapy is also effective for people in long-term talk therapy who want to add another method of healing engagement.
Art Therapy can help:
● Increase self-esteem
● Build social skills and healthy relationships
● Access and explore repressed emotions
● Foster communication
● Reduce stress
● Overcome trauma
● Enhance personal growth and development
● Enhance health and well being
● Offer personal insights not available through other means
● Enrich daily life through creative expression
● Expand self understanding
What if I’m not an artist?
No worries! Creating art is not about skill. It’s about creative self-expression and everyone can engage in self-expression! Milissa offers a space to explore, take risks and make mistakes. What you create (even if only using lines, shapes and colors) is in some way a reflection of who you are, how you think, or what you believe. You are making art!
What should I expect?
An opportunity to create art and explore personal development through self-expression in a non-judgmental environment.
TO SCHEDULE A SESSION WITH MILISSA, PLEASE CALL 201-708-8448 OR EMAIL AT [email protected]