The Center for Creative Expressions

SANDPLAY THERAPY- is a Jungian based therapy where one can create a scene in a tray of sand from a room full of miniatures-----this form of therapy is very healing for trauma victims---

Judith A Marquardt LCPC  ATR-BC

Often I am asked what is an Art Therapist? Well my reply is usually a therapist that is like others except we use extra methods to help facilitate feelings- like clay, paint and then we talk------sometimes it is easier to scribble a blurb to help release anxiety, pain and confusion which can then open up topics-----

I have a BA in Psychology and a BA in Visual Art- Originally I was an Art Teacher-------I often found students would express their feelings in art-----through a guidance counselor I discovered Art Therapy- a field where I could still work with adolescents and art---I pursued my MS at NIU----and entered the world of Art Therapy-----