My name is Samantha Mach, I am originally from France. I graduated from Notre Dame De Namur with an MA in Marriage and Family Therapy and Art Therapy.
I have experience working as a school therapist with children from K to 5th Grade, I have also offered art therapy at Stanford Lucille Packard Children's Hospital: Comprehensive Care Program CCP, Inpatient Unite for adolescents with eating disorders.
I have worked as a primary therapist and art therapist in Residential Treatment Center: Center for Discovery CFD for adolescents with eating disorders, and as a therapist and art therapist at an Intensive Outpatient Program for adolescents with eating disorders: Amrita in San Rafael, CA.
I am now in my second year of the Art Therapy Ph.D. Program at Dominican University in San Rafael.
I have experience working with children, young adults, adolescents, and families.
I offered some of my time at:
Trauma-Informed Practices & Expressive Arts Therapy Institute Program, Equine-Assisted Expressive Arts Therapy- Level 1, E-A EXAT, Colorado, USA.
Graduate Art Therapy Research Conference at NDNU.
Thesis: The Meeting of Two Minds in the Intermediate State: The Art Therapist as a Guide in the In-Between, Immersed and Assisted by Contemplative and Transpersonal Theory.
Awards and more:
● 2021: Notre Dame De Namur University, Belmont, CA, USA.
Master of Arts MFT-Art Therapy. Summa Cum Laude.
2021: Outstanding Oral Capstone Presentation Award
University of Notre Dame De Namur, Belmont, CA, USA
● 2021: Mills Peninsula Scholarship
University of Notre Dame De Namur, Belmont, CA, USA.
● 1996: Fulbright Scholarship at the Australian National
University, Department of Art, Canberra, Australia.
At Lingering in the art space, we offer a client center, strength, and resilience-based therapy approach.
At Lingering in the art space, we will together work on creating a personalized, compassionate, and non-judgmental space, where you feel safe enough to explore and find ways for growth and to feel happier.
Art may be used to foster insight and new pathways. Research has proven that art therapy may relieve anxiety and depression.
Supporting child-parent communication
Assisting children, adolescents, young adults, and adults.
Please contact us if you cannot find an answer to your question.
Do I need to be good in art to participate in art therapy?
There is no need to be good at art to do art therapy.
Do you offer a free 15 minute consultation?
We do offer a free 15 minutes free consultation.
Do you offer Telehealth?
We do offer Telehealth.
Do offer other modalities such as CBT, DBT, ACT?
We do offer CBT, DBT and ACT modalities.
Please contact us directly with any questions, comments, or scheduling inquiries you may have.
Registered Associate Marriage & Family Therapist #129280
Registered Associate Professional Clinical Counselor #10628
Provisional Registered Art Therapist # 22-190
Supervised by: Dr. Richard Carolan, Licensed
to (707) 865-8016
Monday - Friday: 9:00am - 6:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am - 12:00pm