Shannon Gallogly MPS, ATR, LAT
Creative Arts Therapist, Psychotherapist
Creative 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 expressive arts 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 contextualize ecological factors such as cultural identities, variations of human sexuality, diversity, spirituality, and the impact of social 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 pass through tasks of life.
I am currently accepted under the Oregon Health Plan for insurance. If you live in the Bay Area of California, I also do home visits and assisted living visits for anyone on hospice.
You have come to the right place if you or your loved one experience any of the following:
Anxiety & Panic Attacks
Trauma / PTSD / CPTSD
Substance Abuse / Addiction / Alcoholism
Grief and Loss
Lewy Body Disease
Oppositional Defiance Disorder
LAT- Licensed Art Therapist
ATR- Registered Art Therapist
RCFE- Administrator of California, Residential Care Facility for the Elderly
August 2013- May 2015
• MPS Masters of Professional Studies in Therapy and Creative Development
San Francisco State University
August 2008- May 2013
• Bachelor of Arts