Carissa Pintar, PsyD, LPC, ATR-BC

Carissa Pintar, PsyD, LPC, ATR-BC Verified by GLPG

Education

  • School:
    Michigan School Of Psychology
  • Degree:
    PsyD

I have always been amazed at the inherent healing qualities of art. By providing my clients with a safe holding environment, I pave the way to explore their concerns in therapy. Art has a way of quickly bringing issues from the unconscious into the conscious realm where they can be processed verbally or just witnessed. Art is wonderful for increasing tolerance of frustration, delay of gratification, and learning to verbalize emotional states. I use all of the Expressive Arts to create individually tailored experientials to promote increased understanding and growth with my clients.

Carissa Pintar has a Doctorate in Psychology and is a Registered and Board-Certified Art Therapist with more than 10 years of experience working with children (4-18) and adults (18-65). Dr. Pintar has experience working with ASD, PANDAS, OCD, Explosive and Impulse Control issues, anxiety, depression, and grief. Dr. Pintar has additional training in trauma, play therapy, and sand tray therapy in addition to art and talk therapy. She believes in meeting the patient where they are and modifying treatment to each individual.

Accepted Insurance

  • Aetna/Cofinity
  • BCBS
We verify your insurance benefits and will provide you with a cost estimate prior to your first session.

Issues

  • ADHD (Adults)
  • ADHD (Kids)
  • Adoption
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Asperger's Syndrome
  • Autism
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Bullying
  • Child Abuse
  • Chronic Impulsivity
  • Conduct Disorder
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Developmental Disorders
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Intellectual Disability
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Life Transitions
  • Mood Disorders
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Oppositional Defiance
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sensory Processing Disorders
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Social Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Thinking Disorders
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Women's Issues

Communities

  • Bisexual Allied
  • Body Positivity
  • Gay Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Non-Binary Allied
  • Queer Allied
  • Racial Justice Allied
  • Transgender Allied
  • Vegan Allied

Specialties

  • Grief
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Learning Disabilities

Session Types

  • Family Therapy with Adults
  • Family Therapy with Kids
  • Individuals

Age Specialty

  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
  • Children (6 to 10)
  • Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)

Types of Therapy

  • Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)
  • Art Therapy
  • Attachment-based
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Eclectic
  • EFT/ Tapping
  • Existential
  • Experiential Therapy
  • Exposure Response Prevention
  • Expressive Arts
  • Family Systems
  • Feminist
  • Gestalt
  • Humanistic
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal
  • Jungian
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Narrative
  • Play Therapy
  • Psychodynamic
  • Trauma Focused