I believe we all have the capacity and innate strength to engage in the therapeutic process. Through a psychodynamic and humanistic approach, I cater and support our sessions around your level of comfort, readiness and willingness for engagement. As an alternative to talk therapy, I offer the creative arts therapies as a means to safely and comfortably facilitate self-expression. By utilizing the non-verbal art process, clients can gain insight and a greater sense of awareness of how their thought patterns, behaviors, strengths and challenges play into their current life.
Bari michele langbaum
I am a licensed professional counselor and board certified art therapist, in both NY and Oregon state. I received my Bachelors of Science in Textile Design from Syracuse University and Masters in Art Therapy from the School of Visual Arts. I have been practicing art therapy for 13 years working with various populations including children, teens and adults in diverse settings including hospitals, schools and community based programming. My wide range of experience offers me a unique lens in the ability to connect with others offering both compassion and virtue towards the therapeutic relationship.
I was raised in a small beach town in NYC, enjoying the vibrant cityscape as well as the sounds and smell of the ocean as the backdrop for most of my life. I moved to the PNW after graduate school, making Portland my second home. On my time off, I enjoy making time for my own play and art process, spending time with friends, coastal trips, mossy walks and hikes, music, karaoke, yoga and observing and participating in the many joys and interesting facets of the human condition.
LPC # C4423 Licensed Professional Counselor, 2017
ATR-BC #11-211 Board Certified Art Therapist, 2011
LCAT #001601 Licensed Certified Art Therapist in NY, 2012
Relax and Renew Restorative Yoga Training, 2014
Facilitator for Skills for Psychological Recovery, Project Hope 2012-2014
Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Training, 2010