About Diana Sabados

Experience and Theoretical Orientation
I have provided individual and group art therapy services for children, adolescents, adults and families in psychoeducational, medical, inpatient and outpatient psychiatric, group home, recovery, home-based and residential treatment settings. I am adjunct faculty at The George Washington University Art Therapy Graduate Program and additionally provide graduate and post-graduate supervision for art therapists and counselors in training.

My general theoretical orientation is person-centered, using a strengths-based and integrative approach. This means I draw from a variety of approaches including humanistic, cognitive behavioral (CBT), dialectal behavior therapy (DBT) and others depending on your needs and goals, but am not a CBT or DBT therapist. I am currently training in Internal Family Systems (IFS).

By combining complementary art therapy and counseling theories and techniques with effective support, guidance, and understanding, you will be empowered to find the answers you seek and make positive life changes.

Education & Credentials
I graduated with a Masters of Arts in Art Therapy from the George Washington University (GWU) in 1998. I earned a Post-Masters Certificate in Clinical Community Counseling from Johns Hopkins University (JHU) in 2010. I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) (#LC3648) and a Licensed Clinical Professional Art Therapist (LCPAT) (#ATC006) with the Maryland State Board of Professional Counselors and Therapists. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) (#0701006373) with the Virginia Board of Counseling. I am a Registered and Board Certified Art Therapist and Art Therapy Certified Supervisor with the Art Therapy Credentials Board (ATR-BC, ATCS) (#99-108). I am an Approved Clinical Supervisor (ACS) with the Center for Credentialing and Education (#ACS01419), an Approved LCPC Supervisor with the Maryland State Board of Professional Counselors and Therapists (#536), and an approved supervisor for LPC residents in counseling by the Virginia Board of Counseling. I earned a post-masters certificate upon completing a year long Supervision Training from the Washington School of Psychiatry in 2017. I am currently enrolled in a year long Level 1 training in Internal Family Systems.

I hold professional memberships with the American Art Therapy Association (AATA), the American Counseling Association (ACA), the Association for Creativity in Counseling (ACC), the Potomac Art Therapy Association (PATA), the Maryland Art Therapy Association (MATA), the Maryland Association for Counseling & Development (MACD), and the Licensed Clinical Professional Counselors of Maryland (LCPCM). I have held several positions on the PATA board, including Program Chair, Secretary, Chapter Delegate, and President. I have also served on the Conference Program and Ethics Committees for AATA as well as Recorder for the Assembly of Chapters. In addition, I served on the Certification Committee for the Art Therapy Credentials Board (ATCB), including as Chair.

To schedule an apppointment for clinical services, please call:

Art Therapy & Counseling
301-869-1017 x1

Currently providing services at the

Expressive Therapy Center
10810 Darnestown Road, Suite 103
North Potomac, MD 20878

To schedule an appointment for clinical services, please call:
301-869-1017 x1

For clinical supervision, please email: