Meredith Bowen Shamszad
Alum of Expressive Arts Therapy
Merideth Bowen Shamszad MFT (2008), in addition to being a licensced marriage and family therapist is also a licensed physical therapist with a certificate in complementary medicine from the Institute for Health and Healing. She is an experienced clinician with many years in clinic, hospital and hospice settings. She has provided psychotherapy, expressive arts and guided imagery to a wide variety of patients and groups with chronic and acute medical and psychological conditions including cancer, trauma, depression, anxiety and end-of-life transition. One focus of her work with clients is the integration of the power of the imagination with the deep knowing of somatic awareness. Her clients are working on creative blocks, identity issues, trauma, stress and grief.
She is currently seeing clients at the Living Arts Counseling Center in Oakland and throught the Women's Cancer Resource Center in Oakland, and is leading three arts-based groups:
Healing and Transformation Through the Arts: An Expressive Arts Therapy Group
Expressive Arts Therapy Consultation Group for Psychotherapists: Using the arts to support our psychotherapeutic work
Expressive Arts Therapy for Women with Cancer (Women's Cancer Resource Center)
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