Rancho Mirage, CA – Dr. Claire Vines PsyD is devoted professionally and personally to the Art of Psychology and the Psychology of Art, exploring her passion for human emotion through the externalization of creative expression.
As a Doctor of Psychology, Dr. Vines has spent the past 15 years assisting individuals, couples, and families who struggle with emotional conflicts and traumatic injuries.
“The goal of psychotherapy is to achieve self-discovery and emotional freedom,” says Dr. Vines. “Once we have emotional freedom, we gain wisdom. And then you can start moving forward. When I speak to individuals, what I’ve found helps most is creative expression: art, drawing, writing, dancing, singing, exercising. So my goal when I speak to someone is to kind of encourage them to explore their internal self with creativity.”
And creativity doesn't necessarily mean art. It can be anything that engages our senses.
And Dr. Vines passion reflects in her own creative works of art. She is the author of Facing Thoughts, which combines articles of hope with images of Dr. Vines’ oil paintings. Her paintings can be found at Claire Vines Fine Art (www.clairevinesartamazings.com).
Says Dr. Vines: “I'm proud that I can be sitting in front of someone who is confused but they still trust and feel safe with me to begin expressing themselves.”
For more information, visit www.drclairevines.com and www.clairevinesartamazings.com