Myra Saad, Artichoke Studio. With her graduate studies in Art Therapy & Mental Health Counseling from Lesley University (Cambridge, MA, USA), Myra Saad is one of the very few qualified art therapists in Lebanon. She has founded “Artichoke Studio- Art Therapy Center in Lebanon” to establish the field in the region. Between the U.S. and Lebanon, Myra has worked the last 8 years as an art therapist in hospitals, prisons, rehab centers, refugee camps, and other settings. She is a member of the International Expressive Arts Therapy Association (IEATA). Having lived through the “civil war” in Lebanon, Myra’s interest turned to psychological trauma related to violent conflicts. She has been working in Lebanon and in Iraq with people affected by war.
Artichoke Studio is committed to promoting art therapy as a recognizable, available, and affordable mental health profession in the region. It offers art therapy services to individuals and groups based on high ethical standards. Artichoke Studio also collaborates with various organizations in using creative expression as a tool for self-development, change and growth.