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Kelly Mariano

Activity Therapist

Kelly Mariano is a certified activity therapist. She holds a B.S. in Elementary Education with an emphasis in Science. She is also a Certified Montessori teacher, teaching and providing a world view education along with mindfulness, Art, Physical Education, and Music. Kelly went on and received her certification in Art therapy because it is her passion to help Clients who have experienced emotional trauma, physical violence, domestic abuse, anxiety, depression, and other psychological issues. My goal as an Art therapist is to utilize the creative process to help people explore self-expression and, in doing so, find new ways to gain personal insight and develop new coping skills. Kelly strives to help people focus on their own perceptions, imagination, and feelings. I also encourage clients to create art that expresses their inner world.

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