Roselle P. O’Brien,
MA, MFA, MA.Ed.,
The creative arts, especially music, writing, visual arts, are at the essence of who I am and how I experience my world.
I studied music through the Preparatory School at the New England Conservatory of Music. I received my undergraduate degree in Art/Fine Arts (and education) from Bridgewater State University. I have a Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Lesley University, a Master of Arts degree in Education (Language Arts and Curriculum Design) and a Master of Fine Arts degree in Creative Writing both from Goddard College, and a diploma in nursing.
I have studied expressive and creative arts therapy, biblio/poetry therapy, spirituality in healing, storytelling, narrative and memoir writing, writing as a therapeutic modality. Over the past 30 years, I have worked as an expressive and creative arts facilitator, musician, performer, nurse, educator, program and curriculum designer, in my own businesses, for larger organizations and nonprofits, as case manager, and consultant.
A lifetime of making art, of creating spaces to explore and share, alone and with others, continues to inspire and to drive me—to connect through the arts and use our creative expression for deeper clarity, deeper understanding, health, healing, and transformation.
CAVEAT: R.P. O’Brien received her Intermodal Creative Arts Facilitator (ICAF) certification from CELA – The Center for Expressive Living & Creative Arts in 2011, and although the expressive and creative arts work done through The Counseling Center’s Creative Arts for Health non-clinical programs and supports can often be healing, therapeutic, and many times transformative, these non-clinical services are not offered or provided as therapy.