As a highly trained art psychotherapist with many years working with individuals who are experiencing a variety of symptoms, Elsbeth Knott, MA, MS, LAT, ATR can offer various therapeutic modalities which may offer symptom relief and/or management. She works from a trauma-informed psycho-dynamic, collaborative approach that views each individual as an independent person who is feeling distress within their current life. Positive results in art therapy may often be achieved by those facing issues such as:
Cancer and other illnesses
Aging and Geriatric issues
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity
Long Covid Stress
Family or relationship issues
With respect and care, Ms. Knott acts as a witness and guide as she and the client work together in a collaborative manner to unravel the parts which no longer are benefiting the client. The creative process of art making reinforces the belief that each individual has the right to be treated with an individualized approach. As such, Elsbeth Knott, MA, MS, LAT, ATR uses various modalities to achieve the best possible outcomes on an individualized basis for each client. These may include: Narrative therapy, Mindfulness therapy, Phototherapy, Cognitive Behavioral therapy, Dialectic Behavioral therapy, and Art therapy. After an assessment and discussion of the individual’s needs, the therapy will begin. Ms Knott, MA, MS, LAT, ATR has worked at a variety of treatment settings including subacute residential treatment, community mental health centers, and psychiatric hospitals.
As a child, a dreamer, she discovered the process of art making was both transformative and empowering. As an artist, Ms Knott uses collages, works on paper and embroideries as her personal means of expression. She enjoys spending time with her rescue pets as well as family and being in nature. Ms. Knott has specialized trained in Permaculture Design. As an individual with unseen disabilities, she understands the myriad issues this can bring up.