Supporting Artists with Addictions and People in Recovery

Adriana specializes in addiction and recovery issues. She has developed a specific body of work offering creative healing opportunities for people in recovery that can complement psychotherapy, twelve-step programs and other recovery support groups. Being in long term recovery herself, Adriana is an exceptional guide to artists and creative people who suffer from addictions in or out of recovery.  Her work provides a holistic perspective on well-being for people recovering from all forms of addiction (alcohol and drug addiction, eating disorders, sex and love addiction and co-dependency).


Her work specifically helps recovering persons to:

  • Increase self-awareness and cultivate communication skills
  • Cultivate a fuller understanding of their physical and emotional aspects
  • Become more engaged in their life through self-expression
  • Combat the inner critic and allow more freedom in recovery
  • Reframe struggles and difficulties of recovery into artistic resources
  • Envision and embrace healthy life choices through the creative process


Adriana has a Masters in Psychology and is a Registered Expressive Arts Therapist through the International Expressive Arts Therapy Association (IEATA). (link) She has worked with people in recovery from addiction and eating disorders in her practice, in artistic settings and at treatment centers including the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse, Epiphany Center for Women and Children, Ohlhoff Recovery Programs and La Ventana Eating Disorder Treatment Program. She has also been active in her own long term recovery process for 28 years.


Her current passion includes a film project in post-production, The Creative High, that examines the role of creativity in relationship to addiction, and the natural high that arises from art-making. Find more about the film at www.thecreativehigh.com and The Creative High podcast where Adriana interviews artists in recovery from addiction.


Read Adriana’s article about her artist journey through In Recovery magazine.


Adriana works out of her private office in a central location in San Francisco, California. In addition to in-person sessions, she offers Zoom sessions both nationally and internationally. Free 15 minute phone consultation for first time clients.


To schedule an individual session, contact Adriana at adriana@art-cures.com