The Patient Palette was founded by Lisa Mirabile, LCAT, ATR-BC. Lisa was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY. Before finding her calling in art therapy, Lisa attended Northeastern University where she earned a double Bachelor's degree in Visual Arts & English, along with a minor in Art History. After spending almost a decade building a career in digital marketing, Lisa decided she wanted to spend less time at a computer screen and more time directly using her artistic skills to reach and assist vulnerable populations. She searched for ways to tie her artistic skills into a human service career. After reading the book "Art Heals" by Shaun McNiff, she discovered the field of art therapy, and decided to make a career change.

Lisa is now formally trained in Art Therapy and Creativity Development with a master’s degree from Pratt Institute. 

 

Lisa believes in the restorative tenet of art therapy—the tremendous impact it has on the imagination to create and lead a person to a deeper sense of self-awareness. After many years working in NYC alongside individuals that benefited from person-first care, Lisa has strived to make her approach to art therapy as adaptable as possible for each person with whom she partners. She has used this person-first approach in several settings, including social service agencies, schools, in-home, in residential settings & group homes, both one-on-one and in groups.

Lisa has witnessed the complacency in too many areas of our health system, and society, where accessibility is not possible for a vast majority, including those with visible and/or invisible disabilities. She has also witnessed person-less care. Person-less care typically involves a lack of patience. The principle that The Patient Palette was founded on speaks directly against that: Patience, awareness, empathy, dignity,

choice, and peace of mind are the core values of our studio. The Patient Palette's mission is to offer more accessibility through creative arts therapy and advocate for the underserved in doing so. Lisa will remain involved in a dialogue with her community peers, legislators, local businesses and organizations that share the same values. The Patient Palette will continue to expand its offerings based on how it can best serve our community. 

Lisa recently served as a volunteer therapist for NY State OMH Covid 19 Coping Circles. She facilitated a six-week support and resilience group via telehealth. The group primarily consisted of bereaved caregivers who tragically lost a loved one during the height of the pandemic and were exhibiting trauma and unforeseen adjustment in their lives. Lisa is currently serving as a Clinical Supervisor to NY State Project Hope Covid Relief Crisis Counselors who are providing mental health counseling to elementary through high school school DOE students through Counseling in Schools.

Who We Are

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Professional Associations

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  • Licensed Creative Arts Therapist (LCAT), New York 

  • Board Certified Art Therapist (ATR-BC), Art Therapy Credentials Board (ATCB)

  • Licensed Professional Art Therapist (pending), New Jersey

  • Master's in Art Therapy & Creativity Development, Pratt Institute

  • Bachelor's in Visual Art & English, minor Art History, Northeastern University

Lisa Mirabile

LCAT, ATR-BC, LPAT (pending)

Founder & Art Therapist

Certification & Training:

 

  • NYS OMH Covid19 Coping Circles & Emotional Support Hotline Training

  • Trauma-Informed Care Training for Nursing Home Staff 

  • Introductory Training in Daoud’s Holistic Method for encouraging the use of play, art, and creativity to reduce aggressive behavior among adolescents 

  • The TTAP Method ®, Therapeutic Thematic Arts Programming Certification

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Images in slider courtesy of Annie Nottes: Edith at Pratt Art Show & Lisa working with Edith in her home circa 2013

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Lisa Mirabile, while working as an Art Therapy Graduate student at Pratt Institute, came and spent many home visits with my mother, Edith, during her thesis. In the throes of dementia, and nearing the end of her life, Lisa’s visits brought such joy, creativity and a sense of self and emotional nourishment to my mom that I will always remember! My mother thrived and created an amazing body of artwork under Lisa’s tutelage that culminated in a One Woman show at Pratt. Lisa’s skills and therapeutic knowledge, her patience and compassion, enabled my mother to reach deep into the depth of her being. I am forever grateful, as was Edith.

Annie Nottes, Daughter & Caregiver of Edith Nottes

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Partnering Therapists For Your Care & Needs

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Noelani Rodriguez

LCAT, R-DMT

Dance Movement Therapist
  • Licensed Creative Arts Therapist (LCAT), New York 

  • Registered Dance/Movement Therapist (R-DMT), Dance/Movement Therapy Certification Board (DMTCB)

  • Master's in Dance/Movement Therapy, Pratt Institute

  • Bachelor's in Psychology, minor in Dance Studies, Stony Brook University

Noelani Rodriguez, LCAT, R-DMT completed her Masters in Dance/Movement Therapy at Pratt Institute. Prior to completing her graduate studies, Noelani attended Stony Brook University where she completed her Bachelors of Arts in Psychology with a minor in Dance Studies. 

 

During her studies at Pratt Institute Noelani worked with children, adolescents, adults and the elderly. After completing her studies she led dance/movement therapy individual and groups sessions with nursing home residents. She utilized dance and movement to encourage self-expression, to maintain self-awareness on a physical, mental and emotional level, and to promote peer interaction. Noelani incorporated yoga practices and breath work into group therapy sessions to maintain and strengthen body-mind connections. In individual sessions with clients, Noelani guided clients through processing loss, grief, identity honoring, reflection, and grounding practices. Sessions included movement exploration, music listening, ego integrity strengthening, client advocacy and verbal processing.

 

Noelani utilizes body-centered modalities to increase emotional, mental and physical self-awareness. Through somatic sensing, breath work, and free movement, Noelani centers the practice on the individual’s sense of expression to deepen the understanding of self. She believes that the body holds the knowledge and history of a person.  She is currently completing a course offered virtually through Yale University called, “The Science of Well-Being;” a course rooted in positive psychology.

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Cathy Asher

LCAT, ATCS, LPAT (pending)

Art Therapist
  • Licensed Creative Arts Therapist (LCAT), New York 

  • Licensed Professional Art Therapist (pending), New Jersey

  • Supervisory credentialed (ATCS),  Art Therapy Credentials Board (ATCB)

  • Masters Of Art Psychotherapy, New York University

  • Trauma Informed Art Therapy Trained

  • Graduate of Syracuse University Environmental Design for Interior and minor in Art History

As a lifelong lover of the Arts, I started my career in Architecture as a Designer. My desire to work with people as an art therapist fulfills the artist and clinician in me.  My experience as an art therapist with artists, trauma, grief, mental health, and oncology have been extensive throughout my career. Most recently I worked as an art therapist with children in the Island school of  NYC serving all ages and issues of underserved New Yorkers.

 

At present, I work with counselors through New York State OMH,RFMH as a Manager of the New York State Emotional Support Line formed during Covid through FEMA.  As an art therapist I aim to incorporate change through the therapeutic process to assist in problem solving and transformation for my clients. I personalize each session to the client's needs with hopes of bringing serenity, peace and calm to each person I work with.

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Advocacy

The Patient Palette maintains relationships with organizations that advocate for the well-being and mental health of individuals in our community and beyond. We always welcome hearing how we can better meet our community's needs, as well as look forward to partnering with other practices and businesses that share similar values for community wellness.

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Theoretical values

We are trained in understanding human development across the lifespan. We value an integrated approach to care that embodies elements of Humanistic, Psychodynamic, Behavioral, and Biological theories of therapy. We believe in holding a sincerely approachable space, that is both empathetic and imaginative. We offer a 20-minute First Client greeting call to make sure that you find us the right fit for your needs, and vice versa, at no cost. We believe each client should have a realistic expectation about what we can offer them through the process of Creative Arts Therapy.

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Supervision hours

If you are a NY State Limited Permit holding/eligible Creative Arts Therapist that needs supervisory hours, we would be happy to mentor you. Please contact us to discuss your therapeutic area and need. If we appear to be a good match, we would certainly support you through your journey.

Megaphone White Icon Illutration pointing right

Advocacy

The Patient Palette maintains relationships with organizations that advocate for the well-being and mental health of individuals in our community and beyond. We always welcome hearing how we can better meet our community's needs, as well as look forward to partnering with other practices and businesses that share similar values for community wellness.

Lightbulb white icon, illustration

Theoretical values

We are trained in understanding human development across the lifespan. We value an integrated approach to care that embodies elements of Humanistic, Psychodynamic, Behavioral, and Biological theories of therapy. We believe in holding a sincerely approachable space, that is both empathetic and imaginative. We offer a 20-minute First Client greeting call to make sure that you find us the right fit for your needs, and vice versa, at no cost. We believe each client should have a realistic expectation about what we can offer them through the process of Creative Arts Therapy.

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Supervision hours

If you are a NY State Limited Permit holding/eligible Creative Arts Therapist that needs supervisory hours, we would be happy to mentor you. Please contact us to discuss your therapeutic area and need. If we appear to be a good match, we would certainly support you through your journey.