Maria Romani de Goes and Sara Rothstein have trained and worked together since 2003. They both hold master's degrees from Pratt Institute in Creative Arts Therapy and Creativity Development, and are licensed and registered creative arts therapists. They both also specialize in group psychotherapy, earning certificates of completion from Eastern Group Psychotherapy Society. Maria and Sara are both instructors in the Creative Arts Therapy department at Pratt Institute. Their professional experiences, including co-facilitating groups in family services, bring multiple approaches to family work.

Maria Romani de Goes MPS, LCAT, ATR

Maria has experience working in a variety of settings with groups and individuals from diverse backgrounds and families in different stages of development. Being a native of Brazil, she is bicultural and specializes in migration and acculturation processes. This experience, combined with continuous training in early human development and group and family psychotherapy, is translated into an informed approach to her work. Maria provides services in English, Portuguese, and Spanish.

Maria believes that meaningful play in a creative space is a fertile ground in which individuals can explore the uniqueness of their parenting styles and flourish as both people and parents.

Sara Rothstein, MPS, LCAT, ATR

Sara is grateful to be able to bring groups and families together for self-exploration in creative, warm, safe spaces. Her history of working with young children and families in both family services and school settings brings informed experience to familial and social systems. Additionally, Sara's experience in teaching yoga to children and adults contributes to a whole approach to working with all people.

Sara believes that the process of becoming a new family provides essential transitional moments, creating opportunities for family members to connect, and to recognize their own emotions as individuals and within their families.