Deidre Mashack, MAAT
Deidre is a kind, compassionate, and dedicated professional who received her Master of Arts in Art therapy from Cedar Crest College in Allentown Pennsylvania. She holds a minor in psychology and is certified in Trauma Art Narrative Therapy. Deidre has been a team member at Silver Pines Treatment Center for two years. She believes that getting to know each individual, their strengths, and perceived weaknesses as a person is key to the therapeutic relationship. She treats each person with respect, patience, and loving kindness throughout their treatment process. Deidre utilizes both art as therapy and art psychotherapy approaches. As an art therapist Deidre acts as a guide alongside the patient through the art process. She facilitates both group and individual sessions, using art media, the creative process, and the resulting artwork to explore individuals feelings, reconcile emotional conflicts, encourage self-awareness, introduce the art making process as a way to recognize and manage behavior and addictions, develop social skills, improve reality orientation, reduce anxiety, and increase self-esteem.