in York County and Central PA

Discover Your Inner Beauty With Art Therapy!

Karen Stabley, MCAT, Registered Art Therapist, York PA

With use of art therapy techniques including drawing, painting, and sculpture, you’ll create a concrete image of how you see yourself. And as you progress through your treatment you will begin to see the affect your self-perception has on how you view your family and others around you.

Cultural and social images have created an impossibly thin standard of female beauty. And many women find that they do not fare well against the image presented in our society. Such disproportion between the “ideal” and reality has fostered a preoccupation with weight and beauty, and has left many women facing a low self-image.

By examining your underlying feelings and expanding your notions of beauty, you can learn to accept your body and start living the happy, healthy life you deserve.

Under the guidance of Karen Stabley you can discover a renewed sense of self, explore your self-image and increase your self-esteem.


262 E. Market Street
York, PA 17403
Tel: (717) 852-9037

What Limits YOUR life? Your drawings hold the key…

Want to uncover blocks that keep you stuck?
Are you unable to move forward to the life you really want to live?

The power of your own drawings have the key. Let Karen Stabley help you
reveal the messages from your unconscious through your drawings and

  • Achieve your financial goals!
  • Release fear!
  • Build more successful relationships!
  • Overcome emotional blocks!

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Attention Life Coaches!

If you are a life coach or therapist find out how to enhance and build
your practice by using imagery as an assessment and healing tool with
your clients. My Visionary Life Coach program can help you “see beyond
the words”.

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Knowledge, Understanding, Experience

Through art therapy, Karen Stabley, makes therapy fun
and relaxing. But it is her ability to connect with each client and her
experience with art as a therapeutic tool that get results.

With a master’s degree in Creative Arts Therapy
from Hahneman University, she has learned the secret to providing
individuals a safe way of expressing strong and sometimes sensitive
emotions. Under Karen’s guidance, you can discover the strength to:

  • Improve your self-image
  • Break down communication barriers
  • Enhance your relationship
  • Set & clarify goals
  • Restore creativity
  • Recover from abuse or trauma

As former Director of Clinical Services at Lehman Center, Karen has
proven to be a trusted resource for even the most difficult cases. In
fact, psychiatrists, psychologists, and other mental health
professionals refer to her expertise. Expertise that has allowed her to
help thousands of individuals over the last 12 years.

Help For Life Transitions

Day after day, we try to be strong, no matter what we face. Stress. Anxiety. Illness. Depression. Growing up, and getting older. And often, we mask our troubles with smiles or withdraw into a world of our own.

Words often act as a shelter for comfort, but you cannot hide behind art creations. That is why Karen helps you get to the heart of the matter through art. Only then can you understand and effectively deal with changes in life, including relationship difficulties, divorce, starting a new job, or a child leaving home.

A Special Understanding for Children

With care, compassion, and clinical
expertise, Karen provides children with the opportunity to resolve
conflicts, understand their feelings, and find their way back to
childhood innocence.

By listening closely to your child, offering
emotional support, and providing a means of reaching out, she can help
him or her uncover the source of their troubles through art expression.

Oftentimes, such discovery leads to verbal communication, a promising
start to effectively heal from:

  • Trauma
  • Abuse issues
  • Low self-esteem
  • Child & adolescent anger

An Atmosphere of Healing

Karen wants you to feel both confident and comfortable
with your care. That is why each session is held in the beauty and
serenity of her practice. Within this historical home, you will
immediately feel safe and at ease, while working through the issues you
are facing:

  • DEPRESSION: Art can define feelings of hopelessness, so you can address their source and begin to heal.
  • STRESS & ANXIETY: The act of creating art has been shown to release endorphins and reduce the effects of stress.
  • CHRONIC ILLNESS: Creating something outside
    of yourself gives you a sense of control, allowing you to manage and
    understand the feelings surrounding illness.

Karen is available to work in conjunction with
psychologists or other health practitioners. It is her goal to ensure
that you get the care you need to reclaim and rediscover life.

Picture the Results!

Many people find themselves overwhelmed by circumstances
in life, unable to understand or cope with their feelings. But through
art therapy, you can freely express the emotions you have been unable to
put into words.

From childhood trauma to stress, art therapy has
helped many individuals to discover the source of their issues and move
past difficult situations more rapidly. But you don’t have to be an
artist to benefit from art therapy.

Under the guidance of board-certified Karen
Stabley, MCAT, ATR, creating art becomes a form of communication. With
art therapy as a part of your life, you can learn more about yourself as
you watch yourself grown and change with each picture you create.