Hala Samaan, MA

Art Therapist & Professional Counselor Associate


I believe that artmaking provides us with an extraordinary avenue to express the profound impact of life’s experiences. It allows us to convey the intricate tapestry of emotions that dwell within us, even when words elude us. Art Therapy offers an escape from the weight of constant verbalization during therapy, providing a sanctuary where thoughts and feelings find a voice through creative exploration. One of the most beautiful aspects of art therapy is its inclusivity. It welcomes everyone regardless of their artistic background or age. From children to adults, students to parents, art therapy knows no boundaries. It adds a dynamic dimension to the therapeutic process, creating a triangular relationship between the therapist, the client, and the art. This sacred connection allows art to unveil unconscious truths, facilitating healing and self-discovery.

Drawing from person-centered, solution-focused, and existential-humanistic approaches, I hold a space infused with unconditional empathy and compassion, free from judgment. Through the lens of Art Therapy, I illuminate the visual and symbolic aspects of healing, using the art process as a conduit. Art Therapy transcends the intimidating barriers that can surround art. It celebrates the notion that anything can be art and that the process of creation is far more valuable than the result. In my practice, the focus is on the journey, not the destination. This approach places joy and curiosity at the center, offering a space for reflection and self-acceptance.


I aspire to cultivate a sanctuary of courage and support, where clients can authentically explore their journeys. Rooted in empathy, I strive to create an environment that nurtures self-discovery and empowers the pursuit of meaningful lives. Let us embark on a collaborative voyage of self-exploration, using art as a compass to navigate the complexities of existence and find solace in creativity.

The most powerful tool in therapy is the relationship built by our therapists and their clients. That’s why we offer a free 30-minute consultation to determine if we’d be a good fit.


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