CLAUDIA BADER MPS, ATR-BC, NCPSYA, LCAT, LP

Licensed/Registered/Board Certified Art Therapist & Licensed/Nationally Certified Psychoanalyst

Dedicated to a compassionate, deep, symbolically oriented approach




Dedicated to a compassionate, deep, symbolically oriented approach, I have an integrative approach to therapy and view it as a spiritual process.

With over 40 years experience as a therapist, I have worked with many kinds of suffering such as bereavement, mood and eating disorders, depression, anxiety, and trauma, including 15 years work in inpatient psychiatric hospitals. The age range with whom I work is 21 and up.

As an expressive psychoanalyst I have a variety of modalities at my disposal: psychoanalysis; dream work, art therapy, mindfulness based cognitive techniques, hypnosis and visualization, sand tray, yoga, and familiarity with Eastern and Western mystical traditions. As a former dancer, I bring sensitivity to body based states to our process as well.
Mainly, we talk; I listen deeply, and use these techniques in the service of you in your quest to evolve and heal.

I have had the honor to teach many students, here and abroad. My core subject is how to work with and understand symbols and metaphor to aid people’s healing.

I teach in graduate, undergraduate, and postgraduate programs: Pratt Institute of Design, the School of Visual Arts, and he New School for Social Research as well as the Institute for Expressive Analysis. Internationally, I have taught in South Korea, China, France, and Canada.

The classes I teach are: Art Diagnosis, Symbolism in Art Therapy, Alchemy, Dream Interpretation, and Symbolization and Creativity.