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Seth Y.

Artist And Creative Art Therapist

Springfield, VA (22151)

Travel radius
20 miles
Hourly fee
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I not only have multiple years of experience teaching art and improv comedy to adolescents, teens, adults, and geriatrics, I also have a bachelor’s degree in psychology, a master’s degree in creative art therapy and counseling, and I have completed improv comedy programs at schools in Chicago and New York as well.
While I currently perform improv with a team in the greater Washington, DC area, I have been a part of solo and group art shows in Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan, the Bronx, and Washington, DC.

My education has supplied me with the training and tools needed to help people help themselves through the healing power of art. My professional career has allowed me to apply and expand upon my training in multiple settings and with multiple populations that include children, adolescents, teens, adults, geriatrics, and families from very diverse backgrounds, including those with mental/physical disabilities and those who have experienced homelessness.

My goal is to use my subject matter expertise to improve the lives of children, adolescents, teens, and adults through art, no matter their background. Invite me in for an interview and see the great things we can accomplish together.
Thank you for your time, I look forward to speaking with you soon.

Sincerely,

Seth

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Seth’s subjects

Corporate Training:
Grammar, Microsoft Excel, Proofreading, Public Speaking
Sports/Recreation:
Cooking, Table Tennis
Test Preparation:
GED, SAT Reading, TOEFL
Homeschool:
Elementary (K-6th), English, Reading, SAT Reading, Writing
Business:
Microsoft Excel, Public Speaking
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary
History:
American History
Language:
TOEFL
Computer:
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Outlook
English:
English, Grammar, Proofreading, Public Speaking, Reading, SAT Reading, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing

ADD/ADHD

I have a total of five years of experience working with adolescents, teens, and adults who have ADD and ADHD. In all of my work, I have used art and ABA-style therapies in a manner which helps them accomplish life and IEP goals.

Duties at previous positions have included designing and implementing art therapy experientials based on goals and needs, assessing students/teens via observation, working in collaboration with teachers to analyze and prioritize individual needs, and implementing cognitive behavioral therapies and reward-based systems to gain compliance.

Aspergers

I have five years of experience working with students and adults with Asperger's. My work includes acting as Employment Specialist at Ivymount School in Rockville, Maryland. While ABA style therapies were used at Ivymount, I also have experience using art therapy to engage those with Asperger's at developmental centers, public schools, and organizations in the greater New York City area.
My goal was to help those I worked with learn life-skills and meet goals listed on their IEPs.

Autism

I have worked with children, teens, and young adults with ASD for five years.
I have helped them accomplish goals listed on their IEPs and life-goals, including travel training, resume writing, shopping, and proper social etiquette.
I have used both ABA and art therapies to help those with ASD accomplish their goals.

Cooking

I have been cooking ever since I was little. I was trained by my mother who was trained by a famous French chef. I am best at cooking chicken, pasta sauce from scratch (which I learned from an Italian friend's mother) stews, and soups.

Drawing

My artwork has been displayed in art shows in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx, and Washington, DC, as well as in storefront windows of Manhattan and Connecticut. I have had the pleasure of teaching my unique style of drawing to groups in New York and Washington, DC.

Elementary (K-6th)

I have taken a passed the PRAXIS exam. I have successfully tutored K-6 children. I have experience with curriculum at many jobs in the past.

Microsoft Outlook

I have used Outlook at all of my jobs since 2001. I have used Outlook to plan meetings, send emails, mark calendars, and maintain correspondents. I am adept at using Outlook for all of your needs.

Painting

My painting career includes solo and group shows in Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, The Bronx, New Rochelle, and Washington DC. All of my work has been completed in a unique style I created, which uses a needle tool.
My paintings have also helped me gain acceptance into the graduate Art Therapy Program at the College of New Rochelle in New Rochelle, New York.

Public Speaking

I have experience improvising at theaters in Chicago, New York City, and Washington DC for 12 years.

I also currently perform in the Washington, DC area.

I was classically trained in improv comedy at three different schools in Chicago (Second City and Improv Olympic) and New York City (Magnet).

I have techniques which can help public speakers improv their skills, no matter if they are new or seasoned speakers.

Special Needs

I have worked with special needs children, adolescents, teens, adults, and families for five years.
I have experience using ABA, art, and play therapies to help them accomplish their IEP and life goals.

I have worked with those with have special needs in Public schools, private schools, and developmental centers.

Theatre

I have been practicing improv comedy for 12 years (I currently perform in the DC area) and have completed improv comedy programs at three different schools in Chicago (Second City and Improv Olympic) and New York City (Magnet). I have techniques for public speakers, no matter their skill-level.
I have also been a part of theater productions in Chicago.

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Education

Old Dominion University (Psychology)

College of New Rochelle (Master's)

Creative Art and Counseling (Master's)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $65.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Travel policy

Seth will travel within 20 miles of Springfield, VA 22151.

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