About

Yvette Lyons Ph.D.
Yvette Lyons Ph.D.
Yvette Lyons Ph.D.
Yvette Lyons Ph.D.
Clinical Psychology, with a Specialty in Expressive Art Therapy

Dr. Yvette Lyons

Yvette Lyons, Ph.D. received her Doctoral in Clinical Psychology, with a Specialty in Expressive Art Therapy. She is a Certified Expressive Arts Therapist (C.E.A.T.) as well as a Certified Life Coach. As an educator, for the past decade, Dr. Lyons has been the Director of the Expressive Arts Therapy Department at the San Diego University for Integrative Studies. She has trained students from all over the world on Expressive Arts Therapy for Healing and Transformation. Additionally, Dr. Lyons has been teaching at the Master’s Degree and Doctoral level in the Clinical Psychology, Marriage and Family Therapy and Expressive Art Therapy since 2006.

 

Dr. Lyons has facilitated workshops in Expressive Arts Therapy as well as Mandala Assessment Research Inventory (MARI), and Sandtray Therapy. As a therapist, Dr. Lyons worked in individual therapy and group therapy.

She has worked in a variety of setting from private practice as well as San Diego County Mental Health Programs. She has consulted with county and private programs on the use of Expressive Arts with their organization and trained their therapists and employees. Dr. Lyons dedicates her life to education in Expressive Arts Therapy as well as increasing public awareness on how the arts are used for self-awareness, healing and transformation.

Education/Training
  • Ph.D. Clinical Psychology with Emphasis in Expressive Arts Therapy

  • Master’s in Marriage/Family Therapy

  • B.A., Psychology

  • Certified Expressive Arts Therapist

  • Certified Guiding Mindful Change Life Coach

  • Certified Sandtray World Play Therapy

  • Certified MARI (Mandala Assessment Research Inventory) Teacher/Trainer

  • Certified Reiki Teacher/Trainer; Certified Meditation Coach
Carla Bittencourt, M.A.
Carla Bittencourt, M.A.
Carla Bittencourt, M.A.
Carla Bittencourt, M.A.
Clinical Psychology, with a Specialty in Expressive Art Therapy

Carla Bittencourt, M.A.

Carla Bittencourt, M.A. Holds a Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology with an emphasis in Expressive Arts Therapy. She also studied Gestalt-therapy at Pacific Gestalt Institute in Los Angeles. Currently Carla is working with individuals in therapy along with group therapy. She has been working at the Creative Healing Arts Center for the past 2 years facilitating workshops and trainings in Expressive Arts Therapy.

Carla’s primary focus is mindfulness based expressive Arts. The benefits of a mindfulness practice has been experienced for thousand years throughout Eastern and Western cultures, and from religion to science. Her work is based on a relational approach, and her goal is to support people to learn mindfulness techniques through a creative practice which will help them deal with personal and relationships and to become more authentic.
This approach can be used with any population from children to the elderly, and with any health conditions physical or mental. She works with such issues as depression, anxiety, trauma, etc.

Today, Carla is combining her knowledge in mindfulness and creative therapies with individual and group therapy, workshops and trainings in a private practice setting.


Education/Training

  • Master of Arts, Counseling Psychology

  • B.A.,Behavioral Sciences

  • Studied Gestalt-therapy at Pacific Gestalt Institute in Los Angeles

  • Certified Expressive Arts Therapist

  • Certified Sandtray Therapist
Linda Greischel, LCSW, Ph.D.
Linda Greischel, LCSW, Ph.D.
Linda Greischel, LCSW, Ph.D.
Linda Greischel, LCSW, Ph.D.
Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology and a Bachelor of Arts in the Behavioral Sciences

Dr. Linda Greischel, LCSW, Ph.D.

Linda Greischel, MSW, LCSW, PHD., has worked as a psychotherapist and meditation teacher for over twenty years with children, adults, and families. She currently works as a university professor for undergraduate and masters and doctoral students, specializing in core courses for psychology, expressive arts therapy, and transpersonal or spiritual psychology.

As a social worker, social issues regarding multicultural awareness, women’s issues, and social justice have permeated her work.

She is also an author of three books: Divine Eros: On Yoga, Meditation, Mysticism & the Kundalini Process; Mythic Memory: Remembering the Feminine Soul & Spirit, and Pathways of the Mystic: On Illumination, Transformation, Surrender &Sacrifice. These interrelated books focus on cross-cultural spiritual experiences, depth psychology, and the integration of the arts and creativity as a unique means for self-growth and transformation.

Books

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Our senses are indeed our doors and windows on this world, in a very real sense the key to the unlocking of meaning and the wellspring of creativity.

Jean Houston
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