About Art Therapy
Art therapy is an emotionally non-threatening form of interaction between a therapist and a client, in which the former is offered the choice of using art materials during a therapy session for emotional release. Art therapy may be conducted in groups, individually or with couples and families.
Dahlia Jarett, Art Therapist
Dahlia enjoys working with people from all walks of life as a supportive guide in amplifying their own inner voice, and strengthening their expressive level and artistic skills.
Dahlia studied undergraduate sculpture and art education at Pratt in Brooklyn, renowned for their rigorous program. Her experience and love of the spiritual and creative process has been applied to her master’s level studies at New York University, where she studied art therapy. The art therapy curriculum combines the clinical study of symbols and process as well as graduate psychology and counseling classes.
In the past 13 years Dahlia has worked with adults and children in hospitals, long term care facilities and in open studio settings. Dahlia is currently a full-time art therapist at St. Francis Hospital working with patients in substance abuse rehab and part-time art therapist at Northeast Center for Special Care, working with brain injury patients.