Gina Kanagawa Schwartz

Biography
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Washington state, and have been registered as an Art Therapist since 2008.  I have worked with children, teens, and families since 2005 in both clinical, and educational settings.  I have experience working with clients, both individually and in groups, who suffer from anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, ADHD, grief, trauma, learning difficulties, and developmental disabilities.  I have extensively worked with youth on the Autistic spectrum, and provided social skills, emotional and behavioral regulation, and life skills training, in addition to providing regular support to their parents and families.  I utilize an eclectic approach to therapy that is tailored to the needs of the individual client or family system in my office, and generally combine art therapy techniques with DBT, play, psychodynamic theories (including object relations and attachment), and Rogerian Client-Centered Therapy.  Within the therapeutic relationship, I draw upon a wide variety of clinically-based tools, especially humankind’s innate creativity, to assist clients in practicing more mindful, and authentic ways of connecting with others at home, and in the world at large.
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