Patricia Isis Ph.D. ATR-BC, LMHC, ATCS
Board Certified Registered Art Therapist, Licensed Mental Health Counselor
Art Therapist Certified Supervisor, Licensed Mental Health Counselor Supervisor
Certified Mindful Self-Compassion Teacher
Dr. Isis completed her Ph.D. in the expressive therapies with an emphasis on art therapy in 2003 from the Union Institute and University in Cincinnati, Ohio. In 1980, Dr. Isis attained her Masters degree in Expressive Therapies with an emphasis on Art Therapy from Lesley University in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Maintaining a mindfulness meditation practice for many years, Dr. Isis received training in MBSR with Jon Kabat-Zinn and Saki Santorelli in June of 2000. Since that time, she conducted Mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) classes for Baptist Health at South Miami Hospital. Since January 2013, Dr. Isis offers MBSR and mindfulness trainings in her South Miami office.
Dr. Isis of Miami Art Therapy has been practicing Art Psychotherapy in South Florida for nearly 35 years. She has worked in schools, hospitals, day treatment programs, substance abuse and eating disorder treatment centers and residential settings. Currently, she provides individual, couples, family and group art therapy/counseling privately and offers full time clinical services in the public schools. Dr. Isis is a Certified Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC)Teacher under the direction of Drs. Christopher Germer and Kristin Neff who are the creators of the evidenced-based 8 week program. Dr. Isis was mentored for certification in MSC by Dr. Steve Hickman, executive director for the Center for Mindfulness at the University of California in San Diego.
Dr. Isis is a popular presenter/instructor for courses, workshops and trainings locally, nationally, and internationally.
Miami Art Therapy offers treatment, supervision, counseling, consultation, and instruction in Art/Expressive Therapies, Mindful Self-Compassion, and individual/group Mindfulness trainings.
As Jon Kabat-Zinn (the father of Mindfulness-based stress reduction) has said, “There is more right with you than wrong with you as long as you are breathing.” You have tremendous inner treasures which can be tapped through your personal imagery and expression . Artistic talent or experience is unnecessary. You only need to be willing to know yourself with kind attention and acceptance. Dr. Isis will guide you through this process.
“Dr Patricia Isis is an excellent therapist, and her Art therapy is truly unique and inspiring. She builds wonderful relationships with many of the families she works with, and uses the artistic component to further enhance the therapeutic process. She is truly a healer and a pleasure to work with.” [Read Testimonial Letter]
South Africa Workshop Workshop Attendee
“BIG THANK YOU for the inspiration that touched my life by your freely giving of all the immense wisdom you have. This day is going to last a life time! This day of your sharing will spread the magical healing of Art Therapy and will touch many lives in Africa and beyond.”
Previous Patient Years Later
“When I was 12, my parents brought my sister and I to your office to have a family group session about my parents’ divorce. I’ve never forgotten that session. It had such a profound impact in me that I hope to do the same for others by applying to UF’s Marriage & Family Counseling program. I just wanted to thank you.”
Donor Family Grief Retreats Attendee Feedback
“I enjoyed the partnering in the program, when I introduced myself, I had a feeling of support. The feedback in the art projects was helpful. Music, poetry movement, and all forms of art were incorporated for variety. Great facilitator on our retreat-informative, kind and uplifting energy.”
Donor Family Grief Retreats Attendee Feedback
“I wanted to thank you for an excellent healing experience at the Bonnet House a few weeks ago. You created a wonderful experience and chose an excellent facilitator. I would look forward to having a future experience with Patricia Isis again.”
Neuroscience Centers of Florida Foundation Jennifer Falk MSW, CPHM
“We wanted to thank you , you were absolutely wonderful and the patient’s raved about the experience. I am so hopeful to be able to continue to bring this type of work to them.”
Mindfulness Courses Course Attendee
“I want to thank you once again for your Mindfulness courses. They have helped me in so many ways and already made my life easier and more enjoyable. I shall be missing them greatly and looking forward to coming back in the fall…”