J. Delfina Piretti MA, LMFT & REAT
Delfina Piretti MA LMFT, REAT is a seasoned body mind healing practitioner who is an all time believer in the power of the arts. In her private practice she blends somatically oriented psychology with the expressive arts, dream analysis, hypnotherapy, energy work, Buddhist psychology and mindfulness practices.
She also incorporates EMDR, TFT, somatic experiencing, sand play and generative hypnotherapy. She has been in private practice for the past 20 years, facilitates EXA workshops and does creativity and wellness coaching. Delfina is adjundt faculty at the California Institute of Integral Studies, S.F. where she has taught expressive arts therapy and group supervision for the past 12 years.
As a studio artist she does oil painting and interactive installations such as: Dream Repository Tent ,The Sin Eater Cafe and Tabula Rasa Confessional. Delfina's art directly relates to her work as a psychotherapist, her interest in the creative process, human emotions, shamanism, Zen Buddhism and her Italian cultural roots. In 2009 she did an artist residency in Southern Italy where she facilitated a dream painting workshop for the village of Noepoli.
She has a studio at Workspace LTD in San Francisco.
Delfina graduated from Antioch University West where she studied clinical psychology and expressive arts therapy. She went on to pioneer innovative programs such as Project Sanctuary (one of the first battered women’s shelter in Northern California), SAGE (an agency designed to women traumatized from prostitution and commercial sexual exploitation) where she was the first Clinical Director. She created and implemented expressive arts therapy groups in jails for seven years and integrated expressive arts into an elementary school violence prevention program and co- created a residential arts based therapeutic community model for folks with chronic mental illness (Northeast Lodge/CPMC/SF). She has done two public art projects with The Sage Project and incarcerated women through the S.F. Arts Commission.