Ruta Segal 







MA, East-West Psychology
California Institute of Integral Studies. San Francisco, CA

Certificate in Creative Arts Therapy

New School University, New York, NY

B.S. Degree in Fine Arts and Psychology
New School University, New York, NY

Certificate in Arts Administration
NYU, New York, NY


   05/2007 - present

Creative Self Discovery facilitator

Private practice, San Francisco, CA & New York, NY

  • facilitating Integral Art workshops designed to inspire integration on the planes of body, mind and spirit, by using embodied, meditative and creative expression techniques.
  • private art therapy consultations to individuals and couples.
  • facilitating open art studio sessions, assisting artists in creative process.
  • teaching Art for self-discovery classes, utilizing mindful creative arts therapy techniques to promote self-reflection and learning.

Creative Director

Creative Pier, a Holistic Arts Center. New York, NY

  • Designed a well-rounded, multidisciplinary educational and experiential program for the healing arts.
  • Produced numerous art events to promote Creative Pier and to foster creative collaboration in local communities.
  • Created the student membership and open art studio program. 
  • Collaborated on the series of Giving Art workshops to bring healing to clients suffering from cancer; established collaboration with Memorial Sloan Ketteting and Gilda's club.
  • Created and produced the "menu for Self-discovery": a book of diy therapeutic art projects for the open art studio session.

  • Curated art exhibitions representing local and international artists in solo and group shows.


GEMS, New York, NY
  • Assisted art therapist on site in running art therapy workshops for teenage girls in need of counseling.

  • Used art as a tool for conflict resolution, relaxation and playfulness, with respect to the student's needs, space availability and art materials. 

  • Created a safe environment and helped the students express their feelings and gain isight into their needs through art making, written and verbal processing, and group discussions.


Creative Arts Therapy, Arts Administration.

Community Service

Volunteered at the Cabrini Medical Center. Assisted Recreation Therapists on site with various activities for the residing senior citizens. Motivated the patients to attend events and workshops and helped the physically disabled with artwork.


Excellent Phosotoshop Skills, Final Cut Pro and various audio software.


Fluent in Russian and English. Basic Spanish and German.

Professional Affiliations

American Art Therapy Association.
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