ELIZABETH STONE MATHO
I am an American
psychotherapist, as well as an art therapist, in private practice in
Grenoble where I work with adults, children of all ages,
adolescents and couples. Trained in post-graduate studies at the New
York School for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, I received an MA in art
therapy at New York University. I hold current New York State licenses
in Psychoanalysis and Creative Arts Therapy.
The kinds of difficulties
that usually bring people to therapy include: anxiety and depression,
life transitions or crises including divorce, medical illness and loss,
self-destructive patterns, stress, trauma, career decisions, adaptation
to life in a new country, parenting consultation, creative blocks,
eating disorders, relationship difficulties, parenting issues, chronic
feelings of emptiness or loneliness and life-disrupting symptoms
associated with physical or sexual abuse. Most adults coming to my
practice usually choose psychotherapy because they’re more comfortable
talking about what is on their minds, but some adults also choose art
therapy. Children, however, express themselves more naturally in art
therapy or play therapy; adolescents tend to be comfortable with either
one, depending upon their personal preference.
In addition to
my private practice, I am a consultant at the Centre Hospitalier
Université (CHU) de Grenoble, Department of Oncology, through the
Association AGARO (Association Grenobloise d’Aide à la Recherche en
Oncologie), where I provide art therapy services to adult cancer
patients, individually and in group. In addition to art therapy serving
the purpose of helping people to express something about the ordeal that
they’re undergoing, which helps them cope better, they often seek to
explore issues related to the effects of illness as it impacts identity,
femininity/masculinity and unresolved issues from the past.
Before establishing my
practice in Grenoble, I worked in New York City and New Jersey, both as
a clinical psychotherapist and art therapist and as an adjunct professor
at New York University’s MA program in Art Therapy, teaching and
supervising graduate students. I have also supervised art therapists and
psychotherapists in Italy and Switzerland during the past twenty-five
years that I have lived in France. Currently I teach a psychology course
in English to psychology students at the Ecole de Psychologues
Praticiens in Lyon. I have authored numerous articles about creativity
and personal expression through therapy.
To make an
Telephone: 04 76
54 03 12 or email me on:
Place de Verdun, Line A.
includes sliding scale fees for students and those unemployed.