A positive outlook and healthy mind are essential to getting the most out of life.

Maria A. Christou specializes in psychotherapy and counseling for children, adults and families, using tools from Art Therapy and Sandplay Therapy. She received her M.A. in 2000, from Lesley University in Cambridge, MA, USA.

Since then, she has worked for more than ten years as an Art Therapist in the US and Greece. In particular, from 1989 to 2004 she worked, among others, at

  • Summer Camp Organization (Stockholm, Sweden),
  • Alsten School (Stockholm, Sweden),
  • Ilex / Vinfen Corporation (Massachusetts, U.S.A.),
  • Arlington Youth Counseling Center (Massachusetts, U.S.A.),
  • YWCA (Maryland, U.S.A.),
  • North Charles Inc., Mental Health & Addiction Services (Massachusetts, U.S.A.) and
  • Turnaround Inc. (Maryland, U.S.A.).

She is fluent in Greek, Swedish and English. She is a registered Art Therapist with the US Art Therapy Credentials Board, a member of the International Expressive Arts Therapy Association, and the Swedish Family Therapy Association.


Information on the types of therapies offered.

Counseling psychotherapy is an interaction between the counselor and the client so that he may

  • live healthier, focusing on social, educational or professional matters,
  • develop skills to better organize his life,
  • understand his feelings and
  • improve his behaviour.


Art Therapy involves the therapeutic use of art (drawing, sketching, etc) in the scope of the therapist-client relationship, by individuals who suffer from psychological trauma or are in search of inner growth. It uses art as a means of communication which facilitates expression of emotions, in conjunction with traditional consulting and psychotherapy, to improve the individual's emotional and mental state.


In the Sandplay method, the client creates a “scene” by selecting from a large collection of figurines and arranging them freely in a tray of sand, in the presence of the therapist. The therapist initially acts as an observer, without commenting or providing any kind of guidance. The miniature figures serve as symbols or archetypes which the client can select from, forming – in a sense – a kind of internal “alphabet” from which he can begin to express him/herself.