Professional Workshops, Supervision Groups

Process Painting Quarterly Supervision Seminar

Dates offered:

  • January 20th 2023
  • April 21st, 2023
  • July 21st, 2023
  • November 3rd, 2023

9am-3:45 pm

Art of Counseling,

275 4th St. E. #301, St. Paul, MN 55106

Cost per participant per seminar: $240

Who Would Benefit?

Individuals seeking a LPCC, LMFT or Art Therapy credentials, and licensed mental health and art therapy professionals are welcome.

Who is Facilitating?


Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, and Board Certified Registered Art Therapist. Board-approved LMFT, LPCC and Art Therapy Supervisor, AAMFT Supervisor, Certified Adaptive Internal Relational Network (AIR) Therapist and EMDR Trained. DBT Intensive Training (Behavioral Tech). El Duende Process Painting for Supervision Trained.


Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, and Board Certified Registered Art Therapist. Board-approved LPCC Supervisor, Art Therapy Clinical Supervisor, Certified Adaptive Internal Relational Network (AIR) Therapist and EMDR Trained.

Objectives in learning:

Exploring our relationship to a single canvas over time during supervision or consultation helps us to learn, reflect and grow as clinicians.  According to (Abby) Miller the El Duende Process Painting, Founder;

“By working on the same art piece over multiple sessions (or through out a seminar), the sequential layering of art materials enables ongoing self-reflexivity through aesthetic attunement and clinical intuition. The process offers direct experience with complex reflective processing, aesthetically focused attention, and opportunities to explore multiple relationships, often activating deep layers of professional and personal identity material.”

Miller, 2013

The structure of the seminar includes three main activities: (a) spontaneous painting, (b) complex reflective processing, and (c) aesthetically focused attention to imagery appearing in the painting that parallels the internship/clinical experience. Engagement from active imagination, feedback loops, and supervisor input informs critical reflection and learning.  

  • Exploring aesthetic attunement 
  • Practicing competency-based approach
  • Developing the ability to understand your body queues through the art making process
  • Listening to clinical intuition
  • Enhancing an internal relationship with your professional self
  • Understanding personal vulnerability and the parts of self that experience “counter transference.”
  • Understanding the dialectics and complexity of multi truths
  • Practicing graciousness with self 
  • Exploring mindfulness through spontaneous painting
  • Develop and enhance professional skills for the therapy room 

What is included?

  • 11×14 canvas
  • Paints
  • Mix Media options
  • Snacks and light refreshments

What is not included?

Participants should plan to bring the following: lunch, journal, writing utensils, and way to photographically document one’s process and steps through the process.


8:30 – 9 AMOrientate self to space and sign in
9 – 9:45 AMIntro to seminar and attendees introduce selves
9:45 – 11 AMBegin process painting
11:15 – 12:15 PMGather into small groups, witness, verbal process, journal internal wisdoms.
12:15 – 12:45 PMLunch
12:45 – 2:30 PMProcess painting
2:30 – 3:45 PM Large group questions and observations


Couples, Psychotherapy Groups

Couples Communication Skills Group April 1st – June 3rd, Fridays 4-6pm

10 week, DBT, Gottman and art therapy informed skills group for adult couples seeking to improve their communication skills together. This group will help to reduce bickering and improve communication, connection, support, empathy and emotional regulation.

In-person, Friday’s from 4-6pm, Starting April 1st to June 3rd.

Register here.

Psychotherapy Groups

Art of Me: Art Therapy Psychotherapy Group 18+

Starts Thursday, December 2nd 10-11:30am for 12 weeks. UPDATE: GROUPS NEW START DATE IS JANUARY 6TH.


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DBT, Psychotherapy Groups


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DBT Skills Training Group w/ Art Therapy (18+)

Taking new clients for the in-person June cycle. Register now!

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Psychotherapy Groups

Adolescent DBT Skills Group

Tuesdays 6:15-8:15pm beginning June 22nd. Ages 13-18

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A four-week group focused on integrating healthy habits as medicine for the symptoms of depression..

Job Postings

Hiring Mental Health Therapists/Art Therapists

Art of counseling is hiring Mental Health Professionals/Practitioners/Art Therapists that are looking to join a eclectic group private practice in St. Paul, MN. Art of Counseling, pllc is a psychotherapy group that provides a blend of art, relational, DBT, AIR and trauma informed therapies. Our therapists collaborate with individuals in developing a holistic lens, giving a unique perspective to the human experience, leading to emotional healing through the power of storytelling and creative expression.

The Mental Health Therapist provides individual, group and family therapy, performs diagnostic assessments, and guides the coordination of services. Develops individual treatment plans in conjunction with the client and other individuals as indicated. Provides mental health services and supports to assist clients achieve their resilience and recovery goals. In addition, this position also assumes all responsibilities of an independently licensed professional, including managing scheduling, reports, and approvals for all assessment and treatment documents. Pre-licensed practitioners will assume similar above responsibilities with supervision from a state approved supervisor fro LPCC or LMFT and Art Therapy Clinical Supervisor.

The schedule is flexible, group private practice hours are generally including some evenings.  Weekends are also available.



  • Master’s Degree in Behavioral Sciences or Psychology related field.
  • Must be qualified as a Mental Health Professional maintaining a LICSW, LP, LPCC, or LMFT license. Or in supervision to complete the requirements for obtaining a professional License.


  • Therapists who are registered in one of the following creative therapies (Art, Music, Drama, Poetry, Play, etc.) or working toward a creative art therapies registration.
  • Therapists with a strong multi-cultural awareness, and LGBQT+ community friendly.
  • Therapists who are trained in or have experience in trauma informed therapies, like: AIR Network and EMDR, etc.
  • Therapists who are multi-lingual or know ASL.
  • Therapists who are DBT trained or willing to become trained in DBT.

Full time and Part time spots are available.


Heather Matson, MA, LMFT, ATR-BC, ATCS

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Board Certified Registered Art Therapist, Art Therapy Clinical Supervisor,  MN state approved LPCC and LMFT supervisor.

Art of Counseling, pllc. 275 4th St. E. #301, St Paul 55101

Office Voice Mail:(651) 318-0109 Fax: (651) 344-0515

Psychotherapy Groups

DBT Skills Group 18+ – Open Enrollment.

DBT Skills Group for ages 18+. Thursdays 1-2:30pm, currently online through ZOOM. Cycle opens up for new enrollees both the weeks March 11th and May 13th.

To enroll/register for either start date, please fill out the form below: