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Art Therapy and EMDR

Artwork provides a concrete, visual image that is utilized when reprocessing experiences with the bilateral stimulation of EMDR Therapy. Children, in particular, respond positively to the combination of the two.

EMDR stands for “Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing.” This counseling modality integrates elements of many effective therapy approaches—including psychodynamic, cognitive behavioral, interpersonal, experiential, and body-centered therapies—into structured protocols designed to maximize treatment success (see www.emdr.com for more information).

Practitioners

Barbra Danin, LMFT

Barbra Danin, LMFT, Clinical Art Therapist

Barbra is a Certified EMDR Therapist, and incorporates Art Therapy with EMDR when appropriate.

Barbra trained as an art therapist at Loyola Marymount University, and has been treating children, individuals and families with Art therapy for over 30 years. She has taught Art Therapy courses to graduate students, and has lectured nationally and internationally on the practice of Art Therapy.

» Learn more at www.barbradanin.com.

» Contact Barbra at bdanin@barbradanin.com or (314) 477-8585.

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Clinical Art Therapy

Clinical Art Therapy incorporates painting, drawing, sculpture, and other types of art creation into the session, as a tool for communication and treatment. Because it reaches beyond words, it is often effective in helping to convey underlying emotions and difficulties.

Art expression requires no artistic ability, and can be effective with anyone.

Practitioners

Barbra Danin, LMFT, Clinical Art Therapist

Barbra trained as an art therapist at Loyola Marymount University, and has been treating children, individuals and families with Art therapy for over 30 years. She has taught Art Therapy courses to graduate students, and has lectured nationally and internationally on the practice of Art Therapy.

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» Contact Barbra at bdanin@barbradanin.com or (314) 477-8585.

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Parent Child Interactive Therapy

PCIT (Parent Child Interactive Therapy) engages parents and children in a therapeutic activity together, as guided by a therapist. Research has demonstrated this to be highly effective in helping parents address their children’s emotional needs and outcomes show reduced symptoms of depression, anxiety, and behavioral acting out in children.

With these positive outcomes, parents experience decreased levels of stress, and families enjoy more positive relationships.

Practitioners

Barbra Danin, LMFT

Barbra incorporates Parent Child Interactive Therapy into her work with children and families, both through play and art activities. Parents are further provided with tools for working with their children outside of the therapy sessions.

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» Contact Barbra at bdanin@barbradanin.com or (314) 477-8585.

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Adoption

Adopted children face unique issues that often remain unaddressed. These issues sometimes become manifest in seemingly unrelated ways, including through depression, anxiety, or behavioral issues.

Practitioners

Barbra Danin, LMFT

Barbra Danin, LMFT

Barbra Danin, MA, LMFT, is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Clinical Art Therapist, and Certified EMDR Therapist. Barbra works with both individuals who have been adopted, and their families.

Barbra finds that therapy with adopted children provides the opportunity for families to gain a deeper understanding of how adoption impacts a child and the family. She offers guidance on how to effectively address and overcome matters related to adoption.

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» Contact Barbra at bdanin@barbradanin.com or (314) 477-8585.

Carolyn Abele, MS, LPC

Carolyn Abele, MS, LPC

Carolyn Abele is a Licensed Professional Counselor in practice over 12 years. She provides individual and family counseling, behavior and parenting support, and clinical supervision.

Carolyn’s adoption support focuses on the child and the whole family to address and support issues that arise in various stages of the adopted child’s development. Supportive counseling provides family tools to be able to identify the struggles, have open communication and support the whole family.

» Contact Carolyn at CarolynAbeleTherapy@gmail.com or (215) 354-7941.

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Family Art Therapy

Family Art Therapy incorporates an art making task into the family sessions, which adds an additional dimension to treatment through the novel experience of creating art together. This empowers each member with the opportunity to express their thoughts and feelings.

Families benefit from the process of working together, and learn about each other from the artwork they create. Both the experience and the outcome serve as a vehicle for change within the family system.

Practitioners

Barbra Danin, LMFT

Barbra Danin, LMFT

Barbra has conducted Family Art Therapy sessions for over 30 years. The experience of creating a project together offers each family member a voice to communicate their thoughts and feelings in a safe way. Once the task is completed, family members discuss their responses to the experience and to the artwork, and gain a deeper understanding of themselves and their family.

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» Contact Barbra at bdanin@barbradanin.com or (314) 477-8585.

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Barbra Danin, MA, LMFT

Barbra Danin is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, Clinical Art Therapist and Certified EMDR Therapist.

Degree and Experience

Barbra Danin received her Master’s Degree in Marriage & Family Therapy and Clinical Art Therapy from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, and has been in practice for over 30 years.

Her experience includes working with young children, preteens and adolescents, adults, groups, couples and families.  Barbra has lived throughout the United States and overseas, and has practiced in schools, hospitals, clinics, residential treatment facilities, Family Court and private practice. She has taught courses in Psychology and Art Therapy, and has lectured on issues of mental health both in the US and internationally.

Barbra incorporates the use of art expression and EMDR into treatment when appropriate, providing a novel approach to understanding and processing feelings and issues.

Specialties

Art Therapy

Through painting, drawing, sculpture and other modes of creative process, art making is highly effective in helping to recognize and express underlying emotions and patterns of thought, offering a non-verbal outlet for uncovering underlying issues.

It is the process of art making, rather than the product, that is the focus of the treatment, and is, at times, healing in and of itself.

Art Therapy does not require artistic ability, and is appropriate for all ages.

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EMDR Therapy

EMDR taps into the natural healing ability of the body, through bilateral stimulation of the brain. This can be done in various ways, including through rapid eye movement, tapping or other physical movements.

EMDR has been found to be effective in treating:

  • Anxiety & panic attacks
  • Depression
  • Phobias
  • Grief
  • Pain and addictions
  • Self-esteem and performance anxiety
  • PTSD

EMDR has been established by extensive research, and has successfully helped treat millions of individuals. The World Health Organization recognizes EMDR Therapy as having the most successful outcomes in treating trauma.

» Learn more about EMDR.

The combination of EMDR with Art Therapy is often highly effective, particularly in working with children and adolescents

Counseling for Individuals, Couples, and Families

Individual Counseling

Individual Therapy is offered to children, adolescents and adults. When treating children, Barbra works closely with parents and caretakers, offering support and guidance on parenting issues.

Couples Counseling

Work with couples focuses on helping improve relationships by improving communication patterns and facilitating an understanding and acceptance of each other’s feelings.

» Learn more about Individual and Couples Counseling.

Family Therapy

Meeting with family members together helps each one develop an understanding of the roles they play within the system and how they impact one another, in efforts to realign relationships and affect change. This includes families struggling with conflicts, those undergoing or adjusting to divorce, and blended families who are redefining their relationships.

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Emotion Focused Therapy for Individuals and Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy

Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT) is a structured approach to couples counseling formulated in the 1980’s by Dr. Susan Johnson and Dr. Leslie Greenberg that integrated the emerging science on adult attachment and the importance of different types of emotional expression that bring couples closer or tear them apart. A substantial body of research outlining the effectiveness of EFT now exists.

Dr. Johnson and Dr. Greenberg eventually went their separate ways, with Dr. Johnson continuing to refine the EFT approach to couples counseling and Dr. Greenberg focusing more on EFT approaches in individual therapy.

Research studies find that 70-75% of couples move from distress to recovery and approximately 90% show significant improvements.

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For Couples For Individuals

Practitioners

Dr. Michael Bridges

Dr. Michael Bridges

Michael R. Bridges, M.S., Ph.D.

Dr. Bridges considers himself fortunate to have experienced advanced training in EFT couples therapy from Dr. Johnson and her colleagues as well as advanced training and supervision from Dr. Greenberg in individual EFT.

Dr. Greenberg also agreed to serve as a consultant and mentor for Dr. Bridges’ psychotherapy research at Temple University and Dr. Greenberg and Dr. Bridges have presented together at national and international conferences.

» For more information and to schedule a session with Dr. Bridges, contact him directly at drmbridges1@gmail.com or 215-868-6393.

Barbra Danin, LMFT

Barbra Danin, LMFT

Barbra has participated ongoing training in Emotion Focused Therapy for over 10 years. EFT has shown to be highly effective in helping couples develop an understanding of their partner’s feelings and behaviors, in order to bring about desired changes in the relationship.

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» Contact Barbra at bdanin@barbradanin.com or (314) 477-8585.

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EMDR

EMDR stands for “Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing.” This counseling modality integrates elements of many effective therapy approaches—including psychodynamic, cognitive behavioral, interpersonal, experiential, and body-centered therapies—into structured protocols designed to maximize treatment success (see www.emdr.com for more information).

During EMDR, clients focus on past, present, and future experiences while simultaneously focusing on external, bilateral stimulation (such as eye movements, sensory tappers, alternating sounds on earphones). Through this dual focus of attention and the entire protocol, people are able to process through upsetting memories and experiences that remain “stuck” and continue to create current-day emotional reactions despite previous counseling work.

EMDR is especially powerful in helping people alleviate symptoms of anxiety and in helping people who have experienced trauma (childhood abuse, witnessing violence and death, car accident, bullying, etc.). EMDR can also be very effective in enhancing feelings of confidence and unblocking motivation to make positive changes in one’s life.

Practitioners

Elizabeth Venart, M.Ed., LPC

Elizabeth Venart

Elizabeth Venart has used EMDR successfully with hundreds of clients with diverse issues over the past fifteen years, and continues to attend advanced trainings regularly. As a Certified EMDR Therapist and EMDRIA-Approved Consultant, she also offers individual and group consultation to therapists seeking to strengthen their skills and gain certification.

» Learn more at www.elizabethvenart.com/emdr

» Contact Elizabeth at ElizabethLPC@comcast.net or (215) 233-2002

Kathleen Krol, MSS, LCSW, RPT-S

Kathleen Krol, MSS, LCSW, RPT-S

Kathleen Krol

Kathleen has received Basic Training in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), and Advanced Training in EMDR with Children and Adolescents. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over ten years post graduate training in Mindfulness-Based Play-Family Therapy, Contextual Family Therapy, Trauma Focused Therapy and Sand Tray Therapy.

» Learn more at www.kathleenkrol.com

» Contact Kathleen at 215-289-3101 prompt #1, or kasiakrol17@verizon.net

Barbra Danin, LMFT

Barbra Danin, LMFT

Barbra is a Certified EMDR Therapist, and incorporates Art Therapy with EMDR when appropriate.

» Learn more at www.barbradanin.com.

» Contact Barbra at bdanin@barbradanin.com or (314) 477-8585.

Elizabeth Campbell, MS, LPC

Elizabeth Campbell, MS, LPC

Elizabeth Campbell has received the Complete EMDR Therapy Training as well as Advanced Training in EMDR with Children and Adolescents. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Registered Play Therapist Supervisor. She provides EMDR Therapy for both children and adults, incorporating play-based or expressive interventions when appropriate.

» Learn more at www.elizabethcampbellcounseling.com.

» Contact Elizabeth at 610-757-8163 or elizabeth@elizabethcampbellcounseling.com.

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Transitioning through Divorce

Exploration into ways the family can restructure during a divorce. The therapist guides and provides suggestions in building a framework for living. Topics of discussion include separation, custody, finances, living situation, co-parenting, legal and ethical issues and an attempt to create fairness for all parties.

Practitioners

Jeff Katowitz, LMFT

Jeff Katowitz, LMFT

Jeff Katowitz, LMFT

Jeff Katowitz, LMFT is a licensed marriage and family therapist in the state of Pennsylvania with twenty years of experience providing individual, couple, and family therapy in Philadelphia and the surrounding suburban areas.

» Contact Jeff at jeffkatowitzlmft@gmail.com or (215) 307-0055.

Barbra Danin, LMFT

Divorce impacts each family member in various ways. Parents embroiled in conflict benefit from therapeutic assistance in navigating the divorce process for themselves and their children. Barbra assists parents in how to talk to their children about divorce and effectively meet their needs throughout the stages of divorce. In addition, Barbra works with children of divorcing families, providing an outlet for them to share their concerns and feelings.

» Learn more at www.barbradanin.com.

» Contact Barbra at bdanin@barbradanin.com or (314) 477-8585.

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