Cynthia Wilson, Ph.D., ATR-BC

Words alone are not enough to express what people feel. All humans remember in the form of images and attach those images to emotional responses. This is especially true when people are faced with the complex issues of grief, violence, abuse, neglect or coping with a disability. That is why art therapy needs to become an integral part of the treatment programs of Assisted Living, Skilled Nursing Facilities and Hospitals. Art therapy gives children, different-abled, and elderly a voice to express a wide range of emotions and helps them work through conflicts and traumas with the guidance of trained therapists. -- Cynthia Wilson, Ph.D., ATR-BC

Art Therapy and Photo Techniques for individual  & group therapy, art therapy supervision for registration/board certification and consultation to all professionals about client created art and specific populations.



  • Ph.D. in Art Therapy from Notre Dame de Namur, Belmont, California.
  • Master of Arts Degree in Marriage & Family Therapy; Art Therapy Psychology Certificate, Notre Dame de Namur, Belmont, California.
  • Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology; Certificate of Gerontology; Minors in Gerontology & Two-Dimensional emphasis. Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, California.
  • Associate of Arts Degrees in Psychology and Liberal Arts. Solano Community College, Fairfield, California.


  • Ph.D. in Art Therapy from Notre Dame de Namur
  • Registered Art Therapist - Board Certified (ATR-BC)
  • Marriage and Family Therapy Master of Arts (M.A.) Degree with an Art Therapy Psychology Certificate
  • Psychology Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) Degree
  • Gerontology Minor and Certificate
  • 15 years experience working with elderly and their caregivers and families
  • 15 years experience working with Art Therapy groups

Ongoing Training & Seminars

  • Gerontology
  • Art Therapy
  • Photo Therapy
  • End of Life Decisions
  • Quality of Life Care
  • Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia
  • Trauma and Dissociation