Darcy Lubbers has received extensive training in the related modalities of marriage and family therapy, clinical art therapy, clinical hypnosis, guided imagery, meditation, structural bodywork (hellerwork), somatic experiencing, focusing oriented therapy, yoga, movement awareness, and mind body medicine, including ayurvedic healing practices. 

Her background includes teaching and student training on both the undergraduate and graduate levels. For ten years she served as a supervisor of clinical art therapy graduate students at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. She has also served as a faculty member for the Los Angeles Hellerwork Training. Ms. Lubbers currently supervises postgraduate interns in her private practice, and also offers classes and supervision for bodywork practitioners.

Trained in the Miller approach to clinical hypnosis, Ms. Lubbers has co-led The Heart of Hypnosis training with Emmett Miller, MD, in N. CA. Additionally, she has served as a consultant for the Chopra Center for Well Being in Carlsbad, California, for the B.I.O.S. Integrative Cancer Center in Los Angeles, California, and for Renaissance Malibu, a residential recovery retreat center for drug and alcohol addictions. 

Ms. Lubbers provided an art therapy program for patients at Bridges to Recovery, a psychological retreat center in Pacific Palisades and Holmby Hills, CA for individuals with depression, bipolar Illness, and emotional trauma issues. She coordinated the Life Balance Program for Bridges Transitions and Outpatient Services and designed and led groups in art therapy, stress management, body image, creative pathways, and mindful eating. 

Ms. Lubbers currently works as a consultant for PCH Treatment Center in Mar Vista, CA, providing group and individual art therapy and individual somatic experiencing sessions.

Ms. Lubbers also offers mind body lifestyle consultations for individuals and groups, drawing upon her extensive background in each of these mind body disciplines. She is available in person or by telephone for consultations. Lifestyle themes include stress reduction, enhancing creativity, and life balance.

Ms. Lubbers published *Adult Art PsychotherapyIssues and Applications, with Helen Landgarten, ATR, HLM in 1991. Her publishing credits also include articles in the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) Conference Manual, B’Sherit Integrative Oncology Services Newsletter, Beginnings Magazine, and Whole Life Times Magazine.

Copyright 2016 Darcy Lubbers, MFT, ATR-BC. All rights reserved.