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Darcy Lubbers, MFT, ATR-BC

is a psychotherapist,

international workshop leader,

and innovator in the field of

mind/body healing.




Mind Body



About Art Therapy

About Ayurveda

About Guided Imagery

About Hellerwork

About Meditation

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Art Therapy

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Darcy Lubbers, MFT, ATR-BC is the founder of Magic of Healing West, which offers workshops in mind/body healing, preventive medicine and the expressive arts - to the public and for health professionals. She teaches a variety of workshops, which include The Magic of Healing, Creating Health, Primordial Sound Meditation, Creative Pathways, and Art and Soul Workshop.

With a focus on wellness through mind/body integration, her background includes training in clinical hypnosis, guided imagery, meditation, and mind body medicine, including ayurvedic medicine.

She has been in private practice for over twenty five years, and maintains a private practice as a marriage and family therapist and clinical art therapist in Santa Monica, CA..

She is also trained in the somatic modalities of structural bodywork (hellerwork), somatic experiencing, focusing oriented therapy, and yoga. Additionally, she brings her extensive training in clinical art therapy and somatic psychology together to offer a blended modality of somatically oriented art therapy in both her workshops and her private practice.

Ms. Lubbers also offers mind body lifestyle consultations
for individuals and groups, drawing upon her extensive background in each of these mind body disciplines. She is available in person or by telephone for consultations. Lifestyle themes include stress reduction, enhancing creativity, and life balance.

Ms. Lubbers' background includes teaching and student training on both undergraduate and graduate levels. For ten years she served as a supervisor for clinical art therapy graduate students at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. She has also served as a faculty member for the Los Angeles Hellerwork Training. Ms. Lubbers currently supervises postgraduate interns in her private practice and also offers classes and supervision for bodywork practitioners.

Trained in the Miller Approach to clinical hypnosis, Ms. Lubbers has co-led The Heart of Hypnosis trainings with Emmett Miller, MD. in N. CA. Additionally, she has served as a consultant for the Chopra Center for Well Being in Carlsbad, California, for the B.I.O.S. Integrative Cancer Center in Los Angeles, California, and for Renaissance Malibu, a residential recovery retreat center for drug and alcohol addictions.

Ms. Lubbers currently provides an art therapy program for the patients at Bridges to Recovery, a psychological retreat center located in Pacific Palisades, Bel Air, and Santa Monica, CA, for individuals with depression, anxiety, and emotional trauma.

Ms. Lubbers published *Adult Art Psychotherapy: Issues and Applications, with Helen Landgarten, ATR, HLM. in 1991. Her publishing credits also include articles in the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) Conference Manual, B’Sherit Integrative Oncology Services Newsletter, Beginnings Magazine, and Whole Life Times Magazine.


  • 2005 Board Certification,
  • American Art Therapy Association
  • 1998 Continuing Education Approved Provider: CA RN's
    CA Nursing Board
  • 1997 Continuing Education Approved Provider: CA MFT's
    & LCSW's; CA Board of Behavioral Sciences
  • 1997 Primordial Sound Meditation Instructor Certification
    Chopra Center for Well Being
  • 1994 Clinical Hypnosis Certification
    Emmett Miller, MD
  • 1993 Magic of Healing (Ayurveda) Instructor Certification

  • Chopra Center for Well Being
  • 1993 Mind/Body Educator Certification:
    Chopra Center for Well Being
  • 1992 Hellerwork Practitioner Certification
    Hellerwork, Inc.
  • 1985 Marriage and Family Therapy License
    CA Board of Behavioral Sciences
  • 1984 Clinical Art Therapy Registration
    American Art Therapy Association
  • 1978 Ryan Adult Teaching Credential
  • 1978 Teaching Credential
  • Los Angeles Community Colleges District


  • 2010 United States Association of Body Psychotherapy (USABP)
  • 2010 Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute
  • 1992 Hellerwork, Inc.
  • 1982 California Association of Marriage and Family Therapy (CAMFT)
  • 1980 Southern California Art Therapy Association (SCATA)
  • 1980 American Art Therapy Association (AATA)

    *Adult Art Psychotherapy: Issues and Applications, published by Brunner/Mazel, a member of the Taylor and Francis Group.
    Orders may be placed via the Internet by visiting www.tandf.co.uk/books/default.asp, or by telephone at (800) 821-8321. Be sure to include the following information: $52.95/1991/250 pages/Hardcover/0-87630-593-1/LUBR.
    For technical support with Internet orders, please contact: marla.friedman@thomson.com.


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