Diana Shabtai, Psy.D., ATR-BC “Miss.Dee” created Art Therapy OC in 2012, as a special FUN, cheerful, encouraging, & inspirational place for you to explore the enjoyable world of Art, it's endless creative possibilities, & unlimited therapeutic benefits for healthy better-living!
Fine Arts major at Academy of Art, San Francisco, CA.
BA in Business Communications, with minors in Organizational Communications & Gerontology, Chapman University, Orange , CA.
MA Degree in Clinical Art Therapy, Long Island University, NY.
ATR-BC, Board Certified Art Therapist
MA Degree in MFT (Marriage & Family Therapy), California School of Professional Psychology, Irvine, CA.
Doctorate Degree (Psy.D.) in MFT, California School of Professional Psychology, Irvine, CA.
Attended Newport Elementary School & Corona Del Mar High School.
Fluent in the Spanish language.
Strong lifetime passion for therapeutic Arts, along with, positive energy, encouragement & a true desire for helping individuals, of all different populations, explore & create beneficial art of their very own.
A passionate advocate for bringing awareness to the therapeutic benefits of the Arts!
An eclectic artist, with frequent OC community gallery showings
Creating art daily since her toddler years.
Extensive experience & knowledge in Art Therapy, Psychology, & Business for over 20 years in working with all ages, families, groups, & within various populations & settings, such as retirement homes, Alzheimer’s & Dementia centers, Young Rembrandts Art Instructor at most schools in OC, Montessori Pre-school co-teacher, Psychiatric Children Centers, Frequent volunteer at non-profits & various organizations, Adult & youth Rehabilitation clinics, camps, Frequent volunteer & art instructor for various populations, such as Clinics, Hospitals (patients & families), local schools & universities, & home school organizations, Girl/boy Scouts, Wellness centers, corporate wellness, & much More.
countless internships throughout her extensive studies over the years & so much more!
Amazing & experienced at running large groups, events, pARTy, workshops, & much more for all ages!
Newport Beach, OC native & loves her hometown & community dearly.
Believes in living a healthy lifestyle, which includes being in nature often & creating art daily.
Her personality is friendly, fun, energetic, kind, positive, thoughtful, patient & caring.
Youth, & adults alike, bring her SO much joy & they really seem to enjoy being around & creating art at her awesome studio!
Mentor to Youth
She Loves helping others, supporting, bringing together, & giving back to the Community!
Enjoys guiding, educating, & encouraging individuals to create their own beneficial, self-care, therapeutic, Fun art!
Diana & her sweet, adorable, loving art therapy dog, Mr.Snickers look forward to creating fun therapeutic art with you & yours soon!