Hattie Rose Pacheco
Art Therapist & Psychotherapist
Hattie Rose Pacheco (she/her) earned her masters degree in both art therapy and psychology from Springfield College in Massachusetts, USA. She is a registered art therapist (ATR) through the Art Therapy Credentials Board in USA, and is a member of the Icelandic Art Therapy Association.
-Substance Use Disorders
-Trauma and PTSD
-Art Therapy Assessments
How I work:
If you have heard the phrase, “a picture is worth a thousand words”, then know that that is a major part of how art therapy can work. The art you create in each session can speak volumes about something going on in your life when you may be having trouble expressing it verbally. Together we will process and find out the meaning behind your artwork in a safe, and confidential space. I use an integrative, client centered approach to meet my clients where they are at, and collaborate on what their goals for therapy are. I administer art therapy assessments when necessary to assist in the therapeutic process, and I like to offer mindfulness practices and guided meditations as well to enhance. I know getting started is the most difficult step to therapy, and it is not an easy thing to do. I try to make therapy fun and enjoyable for my clients, so it will hopefully not be as difficult as they thought it would be. Trust the process.
I’m currently working on an oil pastel drawing of my dog. She’s a King Charles Cavalier.
I absolutely love art of all kinds; creating it, viewing it, listening to it, all of it. Van Gogh is my favorite artist, and charcoal and nupastel are my favorite media to use when drawing. I also like nature, gardening, watching movies and staying active. I enjoy getting to know people and hearing their stories, the good, the bad, and the ugly. Everyone has a story to tell, and I think it's important that they get heard.