Meet the Clinical Staff

Lourdes F. Brache-Tabar, Ph.D., L.M.H.C.Clinical StaffLourdes F. Brache-Tabar, Ph.D., L.M.H.C.
Licensed Mental Health Counselor, State of New York, Ph.D. Lesley University, Cambridge, Massachusetts

I have been in higher education for most of my working life. I worked in several departments at Cornell in administration then made a career change to do counseling. I earned my MA in counseling psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute and a doctorate in Expressive Arts Therapies. I was an intern at CAPS in 2001 and have been privileged to have D. Harper in my doctorate committee. On various occasions I worked at CAPS on a temporary basis until I joined the permanent staff.

One of my passions is a belief that the arts are healing and that dreams are part of every culture. I volunteered several years for the National Nightmare Hotline. In my practice, I use an integrative approach embracing expressive arts, dream work, existential, humanistic, Jungian, and psychodynamic theories. My clinical interests include anxiety, depression, grief and loss, LGBT concerns, and trauma.

When not at work, I let my imagination and curiosity guide me through the expressive arts.