Sarah J. Balascio, MEd, MPS, ATR-BC
Art Therapist

Sarah is a nationally board certified art therapist and masters level clinician with almost ten years of experience working with children, adolescents, adults, families, and groups. She has practiced art therapy in hospitals (including New York Presbyterian), residential programs, schools, and in private practice. She has helped clients with issues such as:  anxiety, depression, life transitions, eating disorders, trauma, grief, addictions, self-harm, developmental and sensory issues, as well as autism spectrum disorders. Much of her work has focused on children and adolescents, in particular, those struggling with eating disorders, trauma, and self-harming behaviors. Sarah also has advanced clinical training in the use of sensory integration techniques, and in healing trauma with movement/yoga. In sessions, she utilizes a mix of therapeutic tools with clients including visual art, movement/yoga, journaling, mindfulness as well as traditional talk therapy.

 

Sarah holds an M.P.S. in Creative Arts Therapy from the Pratt Institute in New York, an M.Ed. in Art Education from Lesley University, and a B.S. in Education and Fine Arts from St. Lawrence University. Sarah is licensed as a Creative Arts Therapist in New York and is a member of both the American Art Therapy Association and the Virginia Art Therapy Association.

 

 

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