My interest in the arts pre-dates my professional life as a therapist by many years.
As an undergraduate studying literature and art history, I often thought that I'd enter a field related to teaching or writing. (My studio art classes were fun and I wasn't terrible, but I was never going to give David Hockney a run for his money. Those who can, do . . . )
When I found the field that was the perfect fit---psychology---and began practicing in Los Angeles, inevitably I eventually had a practice dotted with representatives of almost every aspect of the arts. Working on issues related to creativity, including creative blocks, dealing with success or perceived failure, and feeling a little like an outsider have been roads I've traveled with them leading to more awareness and satisfaction in their work.
Recently I began the process of organizing a group of therapists who share a special interest in the personality and challenges faced by the artist in our community. There will be soon be another link to take you to information about this group, now forming.