Name: Tayyibah Hasan
Position: Clinical Intervention Specialist
I was always very creative growing up so I decided to get an undergraduate degree in painting at Temple University. After graduating I really wanted to find a way to combine my love for the arts with healing and community. So in 2014 I decided to pursue a degree a Master's in Counseling Psychology with a concentration in Expressive Arts therapy from the California Institute of integral Studies. I graduated last May and here I am today.
I have a fear of falling.
What does your average day look like?
On an average day, when I actually wake up on time, I start with some light Youtube yoga then I journal for about 10 minutes while I eat oatmeal. On a really special day I treat myself to a Starbucks latte. I see my client's during the day using expressive arts therapy techniques and connect with families and caregivers. After work I work out. Right now I'm in to cycling, yoga, and pilates. After working out I go home and watch one episode of horrible reality tv. Then I read an intellectually stimulating book, take a shower then go to bed.
Why do you do this work?
I do this work because I believe that everyone should have the access and opportunity to partake on a journey towards healing and I believe in the transformative healing power of the arts.
What hope do you have for the future of All-In?
I hope that we are able to grow our capacity to serve more families. I hope that All In will be an advocate and forerunner for making changes to our current mental health systems.