Rebecca Neumann is a Registered Art Therapist and Licensed Clinical Counselor LCPC-C, from Western Massachusetts, currently practicing in Southern Maine. Since 1997, she has worked with children, adolescents and families, individually and in groups, in clinical and non-clinical settings. In her work, Rebecca has addressed issues related to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Domestic Violence, Substance Abuse, Teen Pregnancy, Selective Mutism, Anxiety, Depression, Life Threatening Diagnoses, Grief & Loss, and Learning Challenges. Rebecca offers both traditional verbal therapies, using an eclectic approach, as well as Art Therapy. Art Therapy provides additional opportunities for individuals unable to communicate feelings and experiences with words alone. The act of art-making is intrinsically healing and the images created can offer information to help guide the healing process. Individuals need no prior art making experience to benefit from Art Therapy.
Rebecca is currently providing art and psychotherapy counseling to children and adults through SMART Child & Family Services in Windham and Biddeford Maine. At the Pine Tree Society’s annual Camp Communicate, on the Belgrade Lakes, she will facilitate art making for non-verbal children who use communication devices. With The Creative Child & Adult Arts Program in Scarborough she is collaborating to offer a second year of Studio E art therapy programming with the New England Epilepsy Foundation.
Internal growth and change flow from both a therapeutic and educational dynamic model; the two disciplines inform one another because therapeutic growth increases learning while learning/access to information can provide therapeutic relief. Rebecca offers educational/therapeutic artmaking workshops in the community with a focus on making and supporting healthy family connections. As Maya Angelou once said, “Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better.”