Upcoming Course


Art Therapy and DBT Skills: Mindfulness using the 5 senses

Discussion will include what mindfulness is and how mindfulness and grounding can be used together to alleviate feelings of stress and anxiety and promote feelings of calmness, relaxation, and insight. Participants will be asked to imagine themselves in a favorite place where they feel calm and happy. Participants will be guided through an exercise where they will be asked to identify what they experienced using their five senses.  Saturday, February 8, 2020, 9-12


Suicide Prevention

One of JCAHOs 2019 standards is suicide prevention. Finding the proper treatment is crucial to curtailing suicidal ideation and reducing suicide attempts. It is noted "A growing body of evidence suggests that suicide prevention is enhanced when specific treatments for underlying conditions are combined with strategies that directly address suicide risk.” Using art therapy as a complementary treatment, those at-risk for suicide can merge artistic approaches with other strategies to help reduce suicidal thoughts and decrease risk of self-harm. This course will focus on the QPR: Question. Persuade. Refer method.    


Art Therapy and Adult Coloring Books

 Are adult coloring books art therapy? Some say yes some say no, but there is no doubt they can have therapeutic benefits. Using adult coloring books can reduce anxiety, create focus, calm the mind and occupy the hands. This simple act of coloring can take ones’ attention away from oneself and onto the present-moment activity. This course will provide information on how to incorporate adult coloring books and art therapy. Self Study opportunity.  Please email me directly for the information regarding this course.

Course Expectations

Course Length


Courses are three or six hours in length.    

Length in Contact Hours

3 hours = 3 CEUs

6 hours = 6 CEUs

Course Time


Courses are  usually Saturdays 

Starting at 9am

Course Fees


Courses are usually $25 per credit.

Accepting cash, credit cards, check & Venmo.

Course Instructor


Lisa Phillips, ATR-BC, LCAT, MEd

I have worked in the mental health field for over 20 years. My experience includes 15 years as an art therapist at an in-patient, acute psychiatric hospital. There I provide art therapy and psychotherapy to patients of all ages and diverse diagnoses. My education includes Masters Degrees in Creative Arts Therapies and Education specializing in counseling, both with distinction. I have artwork on display around the world and most recently, my work was included in The Archives of American Art at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington DC.


Seaside Serenity

Course location:

740 East Broadway 

Long Beach 11561

Between Roosevelt and Pacific 

Street parking available


Nourish Mind and Body

Enjoy fresh baked goods and coffee upon arrival and cold bottled water throughout the day.

Contact Me

Drop me a line!

I will keep you updated on all the the courses I am offering. 



Cancellation Polices and Refunds

 14 days before the course, an 80% refund will be issued. 7 days before the course a 50% refund will be issued. Less than 7 days before the course, 

NO refund will be issued. Payments are nontransferable to other dates, courses or programs. Day of course, refunds will only be given in the case of inclement east coast weather, i.e. a snow storm/blizzard.  

3Brushes reserves the right to cancel any program due to insufficient enrollment. Registrants will be notified by phone within 24 hours of scheduled course. Full refunds will be issued by check.


Lisa Phillips, LCAT is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed creative arts therapist. #CAT-0067.