Meet Yael

A people’s person, Yael had been working with clients for the better part of her life. Her earlier education was in the field of art, including but not limited to graphic design, art history, sculpture, interior design, film and theater makeup, and various techniques of painting as well as three-dimensional art.

Relocating to New York in her mid-twenties, Yael graduated from Manhattan’s F.I.T with a BA in International Marketing. Putting her social skills to use, she went on to pursue a career, co-founding a NYC-based multimedia company, right at the birth of the commercial internet. Yet, while marketing and sales were exciting, Yael felt that this was not where her destiny laid; her greater mission in life. It was only some years later that, seeing how Art Therapy made a big difference for one of her daughters, that Yael found her calling. She decided to make a career change, went back to school, and graduated with a Masters in Art Therapy and Counseling from the reputable College of New Rochelle.

While still residing in New York’s beautiful Hudson Valley, Yael worked at an addiction center, and later, at the largest psychiatric center, helping people with Schizophrenia. Yael also provided Art Therapy and consulting for Second through Eighth grade children, within the Westchester private school system. Working in the field, further enhanced Yael’s sense of being on a mission. She experienced firsthand how, through art therapy directives, offering help and ways to cope, can provide relief and inspiration. Every person that worked with Yael, from supervisors to her clients, attested to her dedication and commitment. Yet the proof is that at the end of the day; even on the most challenging of times, when she was giving it all, Yael would feel elated, knowing she made a difference.

Relocating to Cary, North Carolina in 2015, Yael started working at a center for people with permanent brain injuries, including veterans suffering from PTSD as well as people from all walks of life. There too, her work is much valued.

Opening her own private practice, located in downtown Cary, Yael is able to focus on individuals and small groups. She is assisting people of all ages, from kindergarten and teenagers, to young adults and parents dealing with stress in their marriage. Yael also works closely with professionals who ask her assistance working out issues in their careers. Some of her clients include people before or after retirement (life-transition), and children who are suffering from setbacks at school. Other common reasons to see Yael include stress related to relocation, facing addiction challenges, and confusion related to a life-path.

“Art Therapy,” says Yael, “is a growing field in modern psychotherapy. It provides individuals with tools to strengthen their inner selves, heal and grow. One does not have to be an artist to find their creative soul. Art opens neurological pathways in the brain. When that happens, a light starts to shine from within. It is an experience like no other.”

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