Mark and Michelle Dean, Co-founders of The Center for Psyche & the Arts, LLC offer a warm and compassionate approach to psychotherapy and counseling services for children, adults, and families. Between them, they have over thirty-five years of experience.
The Center’s scope of practice includes art therapy, psychotherapy services, continuing education, and personal enrichment opportunities such as lectures, classes, workshops, and courses for children and adults. Areas of expertise include working with clients with eating disorders, self-injurious behaviors, traumatic experiences, developmental delays, and disorders, as well as mood and substance abuse issues.
Although they are both adept at a multitude of techniques (i.e., CBT, family systems theory, DBT) and maintain current with the changing trends in psychotherapy practice, their work is one that includes a comprehensive method that considers the complex factors that contribute to suffering and person-centered interventions for long-lasting change and resiliency.
What does art have to do with it?
Making art is an affordable, accessible way for all children (and adults) to learn and feel good about themselves! Artistic expression plays an important role in helping children develop emotionally, physically, and socially. Making art helps them grow, learn, solve problems, cope with stress, develop motor skills, make friends and express their feelings. The process of creating art can help children communicate their thoughts when they may not have the words or the ability to say how what they are feeling.
Making art can:
- Help children succeed in school and in life
- Develop positive attitudes about school, family, and self
- Is a fun way to gain new skills and build confidence
- Increase awareness of self and enhance a child’s control and behavior
- Increase interpersonal awareness
- Sharpen problem-solving skills
- Reduce Anxiety
Groups - Currently Enrolling
A Dream Group for Clinicians – Now Enrolling
Fourth Sunday of the Month, 6:30- 8:30 p.m. for four weeks
Explore the dream material and learn about its structure, symbolism, and relevance to the current context of the dreamer.Details & Registration >
Professional Supervision Group
First and Third Sunday of the Month, 6 - 9 PM, On going - Lansdowne Location
Use your own art, active imagination, personal imagery of dreams and fantasy, as well as creative writings, to deepen your understanding of your clinical work and professional relationships. This unique bi-monthly supervision group is for mental health professionals who are seeking to enrich their work through the use of depth psychology practices, including art making, active […]Details & Registration >
Art Therapy Support Group for Men and Women Struggling with Eating Issues
Fridays, 7 - 8:30 PM - Lansdowne Location
Support group for men and women struggling with eating disorders and food issues in Philadelphia areaDetails & Registration >