About Susan Buchalter


Susan I Buchalter is a is a licensed professional counselor, certified group psychotherapist, and a board-certified art therapist and has over 40 years leading art therapy and psychotherapy groups at Penn Medicine Princeton Behavioral Health.  She is co-creator of the Garden State Art therapy Association; now known as The New Jersey Art Therapy Association. She was an adjunct professor at Trenton State College (The college of New Jersey).  Susan introduced art therapy to Princeton House in the 1980’s and led many in services and seminars educating staff and interns about the many benefits of the creative therapy. She is the author of several books, some of which include: A Practical Art therapy, Art Therapy and Creative Coping Techniques for Older Adults, Mandala Symbolism and Techniques: Innovative Approaches for Professionals, and Raising Self-Esteem in Adults: An Eclectic Approach with Art Therapy, CBT and DBT based Techniques.  Susan’s background is extensive; she is an author and designer of adult coloring books geared for stress reduction and she wrote and illustrated a children’s book titled “Sam the Sneaker.”  She is well versed in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. 

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