ELIZABETH GRIFFITH, MA, LPC, ATR
I am originally from Texas and recently moved to Rockland, Maine to pursue my practice in Art Therapy and Counseling. My curiosity for art and healing began at an early age when I realized that making art empowered me and gave me an outlet to understanding myself better. This inspired me to understand why and how art can benefit our mental health. I received my bachelor’s degree from the University of Redlands and my masters in Art Therapy and Counseling from Southwestern College in Santa Fe, NM. Art has guided me to become a flexible, compassionate, hardworking and creative person. My approach to therapy is integrative, client-centered, and humanistic. I use both art therapy and talk therapy depending on the client’s needs and goals. I have worked in many different settings including: hospitals, private practices, non-profit organizations, homeless shelters, and schools. I provide individual and group art therapy for ages 3 and up. Please feel free to contact me with any further questions.
What is Art Therapy?
Art Therapy is a form of counseling that uses the process of making art to empower individuals in finding their inner voice. It is an experience that can open up your heart to new ways of healing.When we engage in artistic expression, we are reaching the nonverbal part of the brain, which may bring old memories to the surface. Through art interventions specific to the person and reflecting with the therapist, many individuals find that they have their own answers within themselves. It is my belief that creative expression, in a non-judgmental and safe space, can support people in exploring their feelings, thoughts, and emotions. Art therapy assists people in resolving conflicts, managing behavior, increasing self-esteem, and integrating towards wholeness.