Photography by Michelle L. Dean


Michelle L. Dean, MA, ATR-BC, LPC, CGP is an art psychotherapist and has 20 years expertise in treating individuals who struggle with addictions, eating disorders, relationship issues, and traumatic experiences. She co-founded The Center for Psyche & the Arts, LLC. In addition to her clinical practice, she is an author, artist, supervisor, educator, and consultant. She received her BFA from the University of the Arts in Illustration, Master’s degree from Hahnemann University in Creative Arts Therapies, and has been an avid painter and photographer since childhood. She has several publications to her credit, including the forthcoming Using Art Media in Psychotherapy: Bringing the Power of Creativity to Practice (Routledge). Her clinical work has been recognized through many distinguished awards, but this is the first time she has had her photographs published in a literary-arts journal.