Lisa’s Favicard photo illustrates the way that teenage foster youth can come together, through expressive arts directives, and make connections with other youth that have very different backgrounds but similar life challenges. This image reminds Lisa of how she accesses and uses the Art Therapy Alliance to build a supportive community of fellow art/expressive arts therapists by utilizing social networking sites such as Facebook and LinkedIn.
As the sole Expressive Arts Therapist in Lisa’s department and one of the few in her agency it is important for Lisa to connect with others in the field who share the belief that the creative arts have the ability to assist clients in processing their traumas leading them to make positive life changes. Lisa Miller is a California Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with a specialization in Expressive Arts Therapy. Lisa currently works as a clinician for a local non-profit agency that works closely with the Department of Children and Family services and Juvenile Probation. Lisa provides community based mental health services to youth and their families including individual/family/group therapy, case management services, rehabilitation sessions, and collateral sessions to support caregivers. Lisa also co-facilitates an Expressive Arts Therapy Group for teenage girls.
Lisa’s personal interests include performing clarinet with the San Jose Metropolitan Band, learning different art media techniques, participating in the 21 SECRETS workshop, and spending quality time with family/friends. Her professional interests include becoming a Registered Expressive Arts Therapist, beginning a small private practice, and continuing to provide presentations/workshops about Expressive Arts Therapy. Lisa is passionate about incorporating music and art into the lives of others. Lisa would like to continuine exposing youth and their families to the healing powers of the creative arts and make share how the creative arts can become accessible to everyone.
You can connect with Lisa here on LinkedIn.