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A short film about the reasons why it’s normal and healthy to go to therapy, written by Alain de Botton for the School of Life. Directed, animated and designed by Isaac Holland; Written and Narrated by Alain de Botton

“Therapy is for everyone… therapy is valuable…the goal of therapy is self-knowledge; it is a grown up commitment to mental health”

 

Co-founders of The Center for Psyche & the Arts, LLC, Mark and Michelle Dean offer a warm and compassionate approach to psychotherapy and counseling services for children, adults, and families. The Center for Psyche & the Arts, LLC is founded on the belief that the arts, symbolic process and creative imagination have affirming, healing, and life enhancing qualities. The Center’s scope of practice includes depth psychotherapy services, continuing education, and personal enrichment opportunities such as lectures, classes, workshops, and courses for children and adults.  We are also frequently called upon to provide clinical case supervision for licensure and certification requirements, and ongoing study and research into the role of creativity and imagination. because life is a creative process…

“Art therapy uses the creative process of art-making to improve and enhance physical, mental and emotional well-being. The creative process involved in artistic self-expression helps people resolve conflicts and problems, develop interpersonal skills, reduce stress, and increase self-esteem and self-awareness.”  –The American Art Therapy Association

There are many reasons why people consider a psychoanalytic approach to therapy.  Perhaps the most common issues addressed are those of depression, anxiety, addiction or relationship difficulties.  The goal of depth psychoanalytic work is not simply solving problems or coping with psychological crisis but also help individuals develop a deeper understanding and acceptance of themselves and to help people become mature, well-functioning human beings with a renewed sense of their own individual path in life – in effect to become the best “me” possible or in the case of couples and families, to become the best “we” possible.  Because Mark and Michelle are both trained in a variety of therapies, including depth psychoanalysis, we are able to select a treatment approach, which best meets the needs of our client. This client-centered approach creates a climate of safety, which supports those with whom we work in making desired change.  For more information about our clinical experience, awards, and publications, please visit the about us page.

Our Services:

  • Art Therapy & Psychotherapy Services
  • Individual, Family & Group Sessions
  • Jungian and Psychodynamic Based Psychotherapy
  • Jungian Analysis
  • Professional & Personal Enrichment
  • Educational Opportunities
  • Retreats
  • Clinical Case Supervision

 

Expertise:

  • Active Imagination
  • Addictions
  • Anxiety
  • Creative Blocks
  • Depression
  • Dream Work
  • Developmental Disorders
  • Eating Disorders
  • Educational Differences
  • Grief Counseling
  • Guided Imagery
  • Home Education Guidance and Support
  • Learning Differences
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Injury
  • Somatic Concerns
  • Trauma Related Issues

 

Locations:
Lansdowne Office:
42 Windermere Ave.
Lansdowne, PA 19050 USA

Mainline Office:
1137 Lancaster Ave.
Berwyn, PA 19312 USA

610.259.2550 contact@psychearts.org

 

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