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Hi! 

 

Thanks for checking out my site!

 

A little about me...

 

I'm an artist and designer based in the New York City area, currently pursuing my M.S. in Art Therapy at Syracuse University.

 

In my artwork, I love playing with bold colors and different mediums to capture feelings, memories, and the charm of imperfection. Whether it's through the eclectic mix of digital collage, the dynamic energy of abstract gouache, the sweet nostalgia in my watercolors, or the unique beauty of modern Kintsugi, each piece is a little piece of my heart, reflecting life's imperfections and emotions in a colorful, approachable way.  

 

I hold a degree in interior design from the Fashion Institute of Technology and a B.A. in Human Services and Sociology from Simmons University.

For a decade, I successfully operated a fine jewelry brand, Doryn Wallach Jewelry. During this time, I had the privilege of receiving recognition from prestigious publications like Harper's Bazaar, Women's Wear Daily, and Vanity Fair. Additionally, I was honored to be the recipient of the 2019 Design Excellence Award in Fine Jewelry from the Accessories Council.

 

With a strong passion for women's mental health, I embarked on a journey that led me to create and host the podcast, "It's Not A Crisis." dedicated to addressing women's issues in early midlife. Through this platform, I connected with hundreds of women and was able to offer them guidance and support. It became clear to me that my true calling was to assist people in navigating life's challenges. As I reflected on my background in the arts and my commitment to mental health, I realized that my ultimate aspiration was to become an art therapist. 

Currently, I am an intern at Art Therapy Lab, where I am gaining invaluable experience in co-facilitating art therapy groups to a diverse clientele as well as working on development and implementation for the future of ATL.

 

"Art Therapy Lab explores ideas for creating art therapy experiences within a virtual space. We are a place for those with an interest in art and a curiosity for self-growth.

Our vision is to make therapeutic arts more accessible and foster community by connecting people from around the world through the shared experience of art-making within a safe and inclusive environment.

All of our experiences are designed to be community focused not clinically focused. This means we approach art therapy with the purpose of connecting others and supporting self-exploration, not diagnosis or treatment."

In my graduate studies and through my internship, I am currently exploring different relevant issues related to women, particularly focusing on ADHD, midlife transitions, PMDD and perfectionism, along with a global perspective on community art therapy. Additionally, I am strongly interested in integrating art therapy practices into small businesses owned by women, recognizing the unique challenges and opportunities they present with burnout and life balance.

I spend my free time as a volunteer with Arts Ambassador at Art WestchesterPreviously I have volunteered at The Motherhood Center of New York, Look Good, Feel Better, Jewish Guild for The Blind and Planned Parenthood.

 

I’m a proud member of the International Association for Premenstrual Disorders, Postpartum Support International, and an associate member of the American Art Therapy Association, and The International Expressive Arts Therapy Association.

 

Please sign up below for my mailing list so I can keep you posted on all the new things happening with my career and how I may help you! Or feel free to contact me at any time by email.

x, Doryn

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