Robert Morrissey

Licensed Art Therapist

I am taking new clients during the coronavirus shutdown. I provide both video and telephone appointments. When you find yourself stuck, when words are not enough to access the core of who you are and how you might address your issues and struggles, consider Art Therapy as a treatment modality.

Services

  • Adolescent/Teen Therapy
  • Child Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Individual Therapy
  • Adolescent/Teen Therapy
  • Child Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Individual Therapy

My Approach

Art Therapy does not require nor expect an individual to be "an artist". In a typical session the therapist offers art materials and provides directives based on and in the service of an individual's presenting issues and treatment goals. The session provides an opportunity for an individual to symbolize experience through graphic means, this may include verbal communication as well. "Art therapy engages the mind, body, and spirit in ways that are distinct from verbal articulation alone. Kinesthetic, sensory, perceptual, and symbolic opportunities invite alternative modes of receptive and expressive communication, which can circumvent the limitations of language. Visual and symbolic expression gives voice to experience and empowers individual, communal, and societal transformation." -American Art Therapy Association

My Background

I am a Licensed Board Certified Art Therapist in the state of Oregon as well as a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor. I received my training at New York University. I have worked with a variety of ages and client populations. In NYC I worked with marginalized communities of color living with AIDS, struggling with addictions and managing the challenges of mental illness, in LA with Holocaust survivors, youth in the foster care and juvenile justice system and in Portland with individuals struggling with mental illness.

Insurance Plans Accepted

  • Health Share
  • Medicaid
  • OHP Open Card
  • Oregon Health Plan
  • Trillium

Contact

  • (971) 270-0167
  • Website
  • 2926 NE Flanders Street, Suite 3
    Portland, OR 97232
  • Second Office Address:
  • 7931 NE Halsey , Suite 305
    Portland, OR 97213

At a Glance

  • Experience: 24 Year(s) of Practice
  • Neighborhood: Belmont
  • Rate: $55-90/session

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