Sarah Tovcimak, B.S
While expressing yourself and sharing vulnerable moments can be challenging, sometimes finding new methods of expression can help. My name is Sarah Tovcimak (She/Her), and I am a graduate art therapy student and intern at Cloud Break Therapy. While I may be newer to the field, I nonetheless aim to create a safe and understanding environment where together we can explore the art of creative expression and art therapy. I recognize that art therapy is new to many, and I would love to share some more about it.
Art therapy is a form of psychotherapy that utilizes the creative art-making process to give people a voice without relying completely on verbal communication. When articulating our feelings can be challenging at times, art therapy allows people to visually express them, and often the process alone can be therapeutic. Art therapy can be used for a variety of reasons, but benefits can include increasing creative expression, self-esteem, self-awareness, reducing conflicts, personal reflection, and much more. It is important to note that you do not need to be “good at art” to do art therapy; anyone is welcome no matter your skill level or experience. It is not about creating art that looks pretty, but rather the process of creating it. In art therapy sessions, you can expect to do some basic art making such as drawing, painting, collaging, etc. based on given directives, which we can then discuss and reflect on.
After earning a Bachelor of Science in Art Therapy and Psychology from Long Island University, I am currently working toward my Master of Arts in Art Therapy from The George Washington University. Throughout my art therapy career, I have had the opportunity to work with adults and young adults with autism as well as the geriatric community, including those with dementia, in both individual and group settings. Currently, I am open to working individually with all age ranges, cultural backgrounds, and abilities.
I am under the supervision of Radiance Sanneman, LPC.
Sarah does not currently accept insurance. All sessions are a reduced self-pay rate of $50.