Eileen Stamato, MA, LAC, ATR-BC
Haddon Heights Office
Eileen is a Licensed Associate Counselor who is currently working under supervision to receive her license in professional counseling. She received her Master’s Degree in Art Therapy and Mental Health Counseling at Drexel University in 2016 and completed additional training in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) skills and methods. She has been working professionally in the mental health field ever since.
Eileen is a board-certified Art Therapist and uses diverse, creative interventions to assist in the treatment of various concerns. As a complement to other evidenced-based therapeutic interventions, art therapy provides clients with an alternative form of self-expression and a way to explore feelings and emotions that may be difficult to express in words.
With a non-judgmental, creative, and energizing spirit, Eileen supports clients in addressing their needs and feelings, taking better care of their mental and physical health, and discovering their passion and purpose. She enjoys working with adults in their 20s and 30s with an interest in identity work, addressing their anxiety, and managing the various stressors that come with being an adult. She is also interested in the intersection of nutrition and health with psychology and is currently pursuing a certification in Mental Health Integrative Medicine (CMHIMP), which focuses on the mind-body connection and how movement, nutrition, and sleep can affect one’s mental health.
“You can’t use up creativity, the more you use the more you have.” – Maya Angelou
Drawing on strategies from various psychological theories such as person-centered therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, and motivational interviewing, Eileen emphasizes the importance of the therapeutic relationship and believes every person has the capacity for personal growth and change. She is passionate about normalizing every person’s experience with mental health and works to decrease the stigma and shame related to those experiences.
Eileen encourages clients to accept the status of their progress while continuing to develop the necessary coping mechanisms to resolve underlying issues. She is passionate about supporting clients in developing self-advocacy skills so they can better educate their loved ones about their experiences and identify their preferred forms of = support.
A South Jersey native, Eileen enjoys spending time with her family and animals. As someone who is eager to explore new self-care techniques, she understands the importance of setting time aside to recharge and staying creative. She can often be found repurposing antique furniture or trying out new recipes.