Art Therapy (in-person or telehealth) Tiffanie Brumfield, MA, ATR-BC
About Tiffanie Brumfield
Tiffanie Brumfield is a registered and board certified art therapist with over 25 years in the field working with children, adolescents, and adults. Since earning her Master’s Degree from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, she has practiced art therapy in Maryland, Virginia, Seattle and Louisiana. Her background includes being on faculty at Antioch University in Seattle and directing expressive therapy programs in outpatient, inpatient and residential settings. She is currently an adjunct professor in the LSU School of Art where she teaches courses in art therapy. She is a member of the American Art Therapy Association and the Louisiana Art Therapy Association.
In her clinical work, Tiffanie uses a combination of theoretical approaches including transpersonal psychology, which focuses on a clients’ potential and assists in viewing the self as a whole and unique being. This approach, within the context of art therapy, allows the client to externalize internal processes and “see” their issue or concern in greater depth. Although talking is not always necessary in art therapy, the image can act as a springboard for the client to verbalize thoughts, feelings or experiences that are difficult to express. The act of creating helps bypass old patterns of expression that may be inhibiting growth or change which leads to a greater sense of control and insight.
Individual Art Therapy
Individual sessions are offered to children, adolescents and adults.
If you would like to begin art therapy or would like more information about services, please fill out the below inquiry and I will contact you soon. Please be aware that I do not accept insurance, only private pay. A twenty minute consultation is provided free of charge. Sessions are typically $100 and last 50 - 60 minutes.
What is Art Therapy?
Art therapy is a form of psychotherapy that focuses on the creative process as the primary form of communication. Like traditional verbal therapy, I work within a therapeutic relationship to assist you in achieving goals related to your reasons for being in therapy. Unlike traditional therapy, I am an artist specifically trained in psychological theory that informs treatment in art therapy. Art therapy is appropriate for all ages and being an artist or even having an interest in art is not a factor. The process of art therapy improves emotional regulation, decreases anxiety, increases distress tolerance and promotes self-discovery. A focus in art therapy is to restore or improve overall functioning to increase your sense of wellness and purpose.
What is an art therapist? A professional art therapist holds a master’s degree in Art Therapy by an accredited program and is board certified by the American Art Therapy Association. Art therapists are trained in both art and therapy. They are knowledgeable about human development, psychological theory, clinical practice, multicultural and artistic traditions, and the healing potential of art.
What to expect? The urge to create is innate. I provide specific art materials and art therapy directives to assist you in gaining insight around the problem or issue that brought you to treatment. The creative process and subsequent art product can help provide a “picture” of what may be inhibiting growth or change. The very act of creating promotes change and resilience as it requires doing, not just thinking or considering. As you move through sessions, the understanding of the object or art product becomes a reflection of what you are experiencing. This process typically improves insight and creates a greater understanding of what may be needed to achieve what you aspire to be.