Shannon​ Gallogly MPS, ATR, LAT

Creative Arts Therapist, Psychotherapist
 

About

Art therapy in a neurocognitive disorder setting helps patients to cope with the experience. It allows them to take an active part in their own healing. Art therapy places the value on art making as a tool for insight and discovery. Making art does not require words to express feelings. It engages the right side of the brain, the part of the brain responsible for intuitive, creative and imaginative impulses. Developmentally, this works well for neurocognitive patients because art making reveals their internal experience in a safe, secure way.

My theoretical approach is rooted in psycho-dynamic theory. I follow family systems when working in a family therapy session. I and the client contextual ecological factors such as cultural identities, variations of human sexuality, diversity, spirituality, and the impact family development. Emphasis is placed on patients' verbal and non-verbal styles of communication for their treatment process. The overall intervention is the growth of the individual as he/she/they/them passes through tasks of life.



 

 

 

 

Work Experience

The Reutlinger

April 2018 - Present

Director of Programming

• Assisted Living, Enhanced Assisted Living, Memory Care, and Skilled Nursing population

Rhoda Goldman Plaza 

July 2018 - March 2018

Program Manager
• Assisted Living and Memory Care population

Atria Senior Living 

July 2017 - July 2018

Memory Care Executive Director
• Alzheimer's and Dementia population

Brookdale Roseville Alzheimer’s & Dementia Care 

November 2015- July 2017 

 Claire Bridge Program Coordinator
• Alzheimer's and Dementia population  

 

Education

Pratt Institute 

August 2013- May 2015 

• Art Therapy Graduate Program, MPS Masters of Professional Studies in Art Therapy and Creative Development

San Francisco State University 

August 2008- May 2013 

• Bachelor of Arts – Studio Art major dual emphasis in Painting and Sculpture
 

 

Yes, to Art Therapy!

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Telehealth Available

shangallogly@gmail.com
Tel: (714) 615-6155

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