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, a Master of Arts degree in Education, in Language Arts and Curriculum Design, a Master of Fine Arts degree in Creative Writing, and a diploma in nursing.
I have studied expressive and creative arts therapy, biblio/poetry therapy, spirituality in healing, art therapy, storytelling, narrative and memoir writing, writing as a therapeutic modality, music therapy. Over the past 30 years, I have worked as a musician, performer, expressive and creative arts facilitator, nurse, educator, program and curriculum designer, case manager, consultant, in my own businesses, for larger organizations, and with nonprofits.
A lifetime of making art, of creating spaces to explore and share, alone and with others, continues to inspire and 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 in 2011, and although the expressive and creative arts work done through CREARTH Creative Arts for Health & Healing non-clinical programs can be therapeutic and many times transformative, these non-clinical supports and services are not offered or provided as therapy.