Dianne Bachman, LCSW


Expressive Arts

I have been offering SoulCollage® classes and workshops since February, 2015.  SoulCollage® is an intuitive collage process where one creates incredible cards that can help to tap into inner wisdom and intuition.  There are many applications for SoulCollage® cards in daily life.  They can help in problem solving, creative thinking, stress management, life transitions, coping with illness, relationships, having creative fun, accessing inner strengths and wisdom.  You needn't have a background in art or any special talents to benefit from this amazing process.  for more information on SoulCollage®, check out:

At times, I may suggest we weave mediums like journaling, writing poetry or prose, drawing, painting, dream work or three dimensional artwork into our therapeutic work together.  I find that once we can get beyond the feeling that we are not creative or that we cannot create anything of worth, the healing can be profound.  Our images come from a deep and sacred place within.  By putting them on paper or rendering them visible by our conscious mind, we can better understand our unconscious process.  In this way, expressive arts can be our medicine.

I have been using the MARI since 1997.  The MARI is an accurate Jungian psychological assessment based on symbols and colors.  Our unconscious mind responds to symbols and colors, so this tool helps us to identify patterns and themes.  The MARI can help us to further identify areas of strength as well as challenge in your life.

"Art opens the closets, airs out the cellars and attics. It brings healing."
"Art is a wound turned into light."