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Heather Fabbre, MFT and Art Therapist
Therapy for Children and Families
young boy smiling
About Me

I knew that I wanted to be a therapist ever since I was in high school.  I had a difficult time as a teen and gravitated to art as a way to cope with life's many obstacles.  I started out at San Francisco state taking art classess and psychology classes.  I was fortunate enough to find a class about working with kids using art.   It was in that class that I learned about art therapy, which blended the two things in life I was most passionate about.  After I earned my BA in Psychology with a minor in art I was off to College of Notre Dame in Belmont for my Art Therapy/ Marraige and Family Therapy MA. 

I always had a passion for working with children and teens.  While in the bay area I started my hours as an intern in some difficult settings.  I started off working in the school setting with children with autism.  Then I worked in residential care in the bay area with teens dealing with many major issues including eating disorders, oppositional defiant dissorder, and depression to name a few.   I got married and them moved to Roseville.  I continued my internship working at foster agency sessings working with traumatized children and teens.  Through out all of my training I was able to use art to help these children develop a sense of who they are and heal. 

After years of school work and internship training I completed my hours and passed my licensing exam, and became an MFT and a registered art therapist.  I was lucky to find a job as an art therapist with the childrens bereavement art group.  I facilitated bereavement art groups with children and teens for almost 7 years with Sutter.  A few years later I decided to go into private practice to work with children and teens on a smaller scale.  I have been in private practice ever since and am now living my dream.  I recently moved my practice from Sacramento to Folsom so I can be closer to home and my two kids. 

I find that art is always my go to with clients.  Children are most comfortable expressing themselves in a creative way.  I have learned to incorporate play therapy techniques and sand tray therapy into my healing basket.  Through out my training and working with traumatized clients I found EMDR.  I became trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), which has been proven effective in resolving trauma of all kinds. I also find that I can use the therapy tappers with art and help children process the art in a new way. 

 

Education

BA in Psychology with a minor in Art from San Francisco State

MA in Marraige and Family Therapy and Art Therapy from College of Notre Dame in Belmont

License, Certifications
Board certified Art Therapist
Level  1 and 2 trained in EMDR

Additional Training
Attended many work shops in art therapy, play therapy, and sand tray therapies and EMDR. 

Professional Activities and Memberships
CAMFT
American Art Therapy Association