makearttherapy
Deborah Jacobs, LMHC, ATR-BC

a little about me

 & what I do

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Counseling & Expressive Art Therapy

Finding the right therapist can be tough. It's not just about insurance or timing. You want to feel safe. You want someone who really gets you. I welcome your questions and concerns, and I have a deep respect for every person who seeks counseling.

I have 20+ years of experience as a therapist, expressive art therapist, visual artist, art and yoga teacher. I'm a Massachusetts licensed mental health counselor and a nationally board certified art therapist . 

People often come to me with issues such as depression, anxiety, addictions, trauma and disordered eating. I use a collaborative, creative and thoughtful approach to help adults work through problems, overcome fears, release stress and rediscover hope.

In addition to therapy, I offer clinical supervision for graduate students and new professionals who are striving to attain their license as a mental health counselor (LMHC), or certification as an art therapist (ATR or ATR-BC). I also provide more experienced therapists clinical consultation, supervision and support. 

Check out some frequently asked questions regarding counseling, art therapy, what might happen in a session, costs & more.

Please don't hesitate to be in touch with a question or make an appointment.


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Yoga Teacher

200 hour certified yoga teacher, practicing yoga since 1990. I've been delighted to offer private yoga instruction, classes and workshops since 2003. 

I also offer corporate wellness programs that incorporate yoga, therapeutic, expressive art and meditative techniques. These are carefully crafted to suit the unique needs of your business or group with a focus on better overall health, greater clarity, heightened confidence and deeper sense of connection.


 

Visual Artist

I was an artist and art teacher before I became a therapist. I received a Master of Fine Arts degree in sculpture from the University of Pennsylvania in 1993. 

Making things is something I've always done. Currently, I paint, knit, make jewelry, and concoct healing, chemical free face and body treatments. I also have an antique house with endless DIY projects that keeps me busy.

Art has always been another language for me. When I was younger, it was one that felt far more dependable and trustworthy than words. During the Summer of 2004 while on vacation, I ran out of paper in my journal and started a series called Dear Diary. Since then, my words have been submerged under all of my paintings.