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Shereen Bar-or Becerra


Founder, Art Therapy Collective

Who is She/Her

My work experience includes group practices, community and family programming, educational settings, and foster care. Coming from these experiences and as a first generation American, the bulk of ATC's work is a sustained effort to dismantle oppressive systems including harmful internalized beliefs and maladaptive or toxic behaviors. I live in Brooklyn and love to be creative in my spare time and create memories with my friends and family.

If you want to know more about me, read my piece On Being an Iranian Art Therapist published by the American Art Therapy Association. 

To learn more about my technique, read my quotes in Forbes Article, "Why (And How) To Nurture Your Creative Side At Work"

Therapeutic Approach

ATC's approach is based on the psychodynamic practice of person-centered, relational, and humanistic theories. In session, creativity and critical thinking play an integral role in problem solving and healing. Together, we set weekly intentions to continue growth from therapy to practical life applications.


ATC Specializations

🧠 Neuroscience + Somatic Technique incorporates information about the body and brain to align through regulation of the nervous system. These practices provide comprehensive and sustainable healing by releasing stress, tension, and trauma from the body which helps to alleviate issues such as PTSD, anxiety, and depression.

🦋 Identity & Empowerment is the process of sorting through various elements in an attempt to identify a set of goals, values, and beliefs that best serve you and lead an embodied and empowered life. Identity is the way you define your uniqueness and can include aspects of your gender, ethnicity, occupation, and other factors. Creating a sense of identity requires self reflection and self awareness to develop self esteem, self worth, and self understanding.

🌎 Third Culture refers to the mixed identity that an individual assumes, influenced both by their parents' culture and the culture in which they are raised. Unpacking complex social norms and cultural expectations has a tremendous effect on how we view ourselves and operate within the world.

Licensure and Certifications

New York State Office of the Professions

Mental Health Practitioner: Licensed Creative Arts Therapist License #002197-1

Art Therapy Credentials Board, Inc.

Board Certified and Nationally Registered Art Therapist #18-547

Professional Service

Board of Directors, New York Art Therapy Association 

Mentor, Mentorship Program, The Brave House 

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