Healing Pathways Interviews — Art Therapist and Professional Artist Leah Guzman
Welcome to the Healing Pathways Interview Series.
On my soul path I have benefited from a variety of healing arts, including yoga, sound, meditation, art therapy, crystals, and more. To celebrate these wonderful methods for personal growth and healing, I gathered a group of experts to share their experience with us. These are people who have helped me in person or over the magic of the web, and each shares practical advice to aid us on our path.
Art Therapist & Professional Artist Leah Guzman
Leah Guzman has a beautiful story of using art for personal growth and, as an art therapist, as a way to help others heal. In the role of therapist, Leah has learned the importance of caring for herself in order to be able to be of best service. This reminded me of the book “Art is A Way of Knowing” by Pat Allen. Pat was on the leading edge of art therapy and, like Leah, had to learn the delicate balance of healing herself and healing others. For both Pat and Leah, art is the key. In this interview we discuss working with color, the power of working with someone to act as a witness to your therapeutic work, fun ways to manifest with art, the chakras, and more. Enjoy!
My name is Leah Guzman and my passion is art. I am a Board Certified Art Therapist and professional artist.I have been practicing art therapy for over 15 years and have been an artist all my life. I hold a Bachelor of Fine Arts in studio sculpture from Georgia State University and studied painting at the San Francisco Art Institute. I earned a Master’s degree in Art Therapy at Florida State University and became a Board Certified Art Therapist.
My art style is mixed media and contemporary. My abstract and figurative works are richly symbolic, spiritual and organic. My art pieces are held in private collections around the world, including Europe, South America, Australia and United States. I draw on the mythological, biological and the divine for inspiration and guidance.
My work has been published in Spirituality and Health Magazine, Miami Midtown Magazine, Uptown Magazine and Hyperallergic. My studio is located in South Miami at Artists at the Falls.
My mission is to support conscious creatives by connecting mind, body and soul through art and the creative process. I support you to release emotional blocks and to align your energy. I offer online art therapy and creative programs to guide you to manifest your heart’s desires.
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