Creative Encounters is a transpersonal therapeutic approach that focuses on the individual's capacity to restore physical, emotional, and mental balance through a creative shift in one's perceptions and innermost beliefs.

This approach is effective for a range of personal and interpersonal issues, such as trauma, grief, couples-relationships, fears, and depression. It is also helpful for children who experience developmental, social, and emotional challenges.

Click on Creative Arts Therapy to read more about Creative Encounters and their theoretical origin.

The artwork in this website is by Dorit Netzer. Website design by Ayala Halevi.

©2007 Original texts and images.

Dorit Netzer, Ph.D. ATR-BC, LCAT is a NY state licensed creative arts therapist and educator, who works with youth and adults in a private practice setting in Huntington, Long Island. She utilizes dialog, art and sandplay therapies, mental imagery, dream work, and body awareness techniques.

In a supportive, art studio environment, individuals learn creative tools of Self transformation, build awareness of relationships with others, and find a joyful, lighthearted way to create changes that bring happiness and inner freedom.

Acknowledgements

I wish to extend my gratitude to the numerous teachers and mentors, who have helped me shape my vision as a therapist, educator, and researcher. Special thanks to Joan Bloomgarden, Ph.D., ATR-BC, LCAT, Gerald Epstein, M.D., Nancy Rowe, Ph.D., William Braud, Ph.D., and Rosemarie Anderson, Ph.D.