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- I was comforted as my pain was acknowledged and I felt validated.
As a result, my self-confidence based on trusting myself and my feelings has increased, and I am better able to express my needs and set boundaries.I felt respected at all times and challenged to be honest. Therapist is warm, gentle, caring and extremely passionate to help you to discover your strength and build on those. She is devoted to your well-being.
I felt respected at all times and challenged to be honest.
 
- It helped me to explore aspects of myself I wasn't aware of previously.
It allowed me to open myself up more emotionally. Art therapy was setting on my feet, pushing me into the world.She is kind and understanding. Open to looking at things from my perspective, but was firm about what she felt the art told about me.
 
- It helped me to manage my feeling and be conscious of it. Knowing what sits inside my core is very helpful and it helped me to get out of my depression loop.
She is a nice person. She is caring and willing to listen. She is also straight forward guiding me to understand myself truthfully.
 
- I do think Art therapy helped me understand how I got to where I was prior to hospitalization.It also provided me with an emotional outlet and important insight into myself and changes I must make to fully recover and maintain my mental health.
She is insightful, genuine and kind. It is evident that she cares deeply about her clients and is very committed to using art therapy to help people. I left each session feeling I learned unexpected things about myself. Without her guidance, I would not have found the mental clarity and belief in myself that I'm now trying to foster in my life.
 
- Art therapy was a natural process for me to gently and safely travel deeper into the areas of my psyche without the resistance that my conscious mind would not be allowed to access so easily.The resistance and the parts of me that were scared or very young and innocent could come out of the shadows to be seen and understood.Art therapy helped me to heal a split inside of me due to repression of trauma and chronic family of origin dysfunction. My impression of my art therapist Keisei was that she was able to resonate and attune to me and my stories of trauma and pain with a deep empathic connection.
 
- Art therapy helped me significantly. I have become much stronger and more self-aware emotionally during this process. It has been the most helpful experience that I’ve been through where I feel like I’ve grown and actually made progress. That’s saying a lot given the approximately 20 years of therapy I’ve had which has in the end served more as a band aid. I am very impressed by the art therapist. She is a very good listener, extremely insightful, creative in thinking of art assignments that might work to bring out more insight into what we're working on, thoughtful, tough whe she needs to be (to push me to areas I might find it difficult to go), smart, caring, and kind.
 
- I found Keisei to be an exceptional person to speak to and to learn from. Her approach was adapted to my needs and what I was going through which I greatly appreciated. She gave me a chance to discover things on my own while at the same time guiding me in the right direction. I felt very secure and safe in sharing my feelings with Keisei and as I grew, she gave me more and more feedback to improve.
 
- The actural process of art therapy itself is beautiful. I regret not trying it earlier in my life. I like to think that our sessions are like a bottle-opener, and that they've cracked the top of my head like a cap, spilling forth the contents of my mind. I alwasy felt completely safe in our sessions, and I attribute that to her calm but firm demeanor. She did it all with patience and a sense of humor that made every moment--- even the hard, vulnerable ones --- enjoyable and insightful.