Patricia Isis, Ph.D. LMHC


Patricia Isis holds a Ph.D in the expressive therapies with an emphasis on art therapy. Dr. Isis is a licensed mental health counselor in Florida and a registered board certified art therapist, credentialed supervisor and has trained in Mindful Self-Compassion with the originators of that program, Dr. Chris Germer and Dr. Kristin Neff.  Patricia is certified in Mindful Self-Compassion from UCSD, Mindfulness-Based Professional Training Institute.  Since 1980, Patricia has practiced art psychotherapy in South Florida and taught Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) meditation at South Miami Hospital in the Behavioral and Collaborative Medicine Department from 2000 to 2013 and served on the Arts in Healthcare Advisory Committee.

In 2014-2015, Dr. Isis authored two chapters respectively, “Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction and the Expressive Therapies in a Hospital-based Community” in Mindfulness and the Arts Therapies: Theory and Practice edited by Dr. Laury Rappaport, and “Positive Art Therapy” in The Handbook of Art Therapy edited by Dr. David Gussack and Dr. Marcia Rosal. In the summer of 2016, her first book, The mindful doodle book: 75 creative exercises to help you live in the moment was published integrating mindfulness practices with doodling. Currently, she provides art therapy services full time in the public schools, maintains a part-time private practice, and facilitates mindful self-compassion programs and mindfulness trainings. Patricia is a popular presenter locally, nationally and internationally.