Lorraine Greenfield, ATR, LPC

Lorraine is a Registered Art Therapist (ATR) and a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Connecticut (#0002734) who strives to help individuals (children, adolescents, and adults), couples, families, and groups who are living with anxiety, ADHD and other childhood disorders, chronic illness, grief, loss, trauma, relationship issues and/or dysfunction in family systems. With a client-centered approach, she aims to help clients transform thoughts and feelings from negative to positive. She guides clients to find balance and meaning in their lives believing that is the route to the harmony, happiness and peace of mind they are seeking.

Lorraine uses art and the creative process to help clients improve cognition, build self-esteem, foster awareness, cultivate resilience, promote insight, enhance social skills, resolve conflicts and reduce stress. She believes that illness and healing take place on many levels, and therefore she integrates mental, emotional, physical and spiritual wellness techniques into her practice.

Lorraine has worked with many distinct populations in the United States and abroad. She spearheaded the art therapy program at Saint Francis Hospital, providing individual and group art therapy to patients, children and families who are dealing with the trauma of chronic illness, loss and grief. She also worked as a military and family life counselor in the US and abroad, helping active duty service members, couples, children and families with the challenges and stressors of balancing military and personal life. She has worked in a variety of group homes and assisted living facilities with the elderly, as well as working within the criminal justice system and schools.

A big believer in giving back and community service, Lorraine has volunteered as a therapist in many venues including community art therapy with families in Newtown after the Sandy Hook shooting, facilitating a group art therapy project with Peace In Connecticut, where she designed and implemented art with adolescents living in neighborhoods wrought with gang and gun violence. She has worked with inner city and adjudicated youth, helping them with childhood trauma and self-regulating. She also built and facilitated an ongoing art therapy program with Cut out Cancer, facilitating groups for cancer patients and their families/care partners to alleviate stress and find pleasure and meaning through the creative process. 

Academically, Lorraine contributed to the achieves of art therapy research when she headed and published a clinical research study on the Efficacy of Using Art Therapy with Patients Undergoing Chemotherapy. In addition, she has presented at numerous meetings and conferences educating about the benefits of art therapy with specific mental health, medical and community populations. 
Lorraine received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism and Geography from California State University, Northridge, and a Master of Science in Clinical Art Therapy from Springfield College. For her Graduate Thesis, she developed a 10-session digital photography program that helps children and adolescents with ADHD build their self-confidence and self-esteem.  

Lorraine has two adult children who, like her, emanate a positive attitude and creative spirit. Her son Eric, a sound engineer and singer/songwriter, runs a music production company in Santa Cruz, California. Her daughter Sarah works in the legal department of a major Hollywood studio and resides in Los Angeles. They are her pride and joy!

In her free time, Lorraine loves to travel and explore. She is fluent in Spanish and conversational in Portuguese. She is very active and is proud to call herself an accomplished triathlete. Photography is her passion and her main creative outlet.