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Diane QuirogaFrom a young age, Diane has been passionate about helping others as well as the visual arts. When she discovered the world of Art Therapy, which essentially melds these two spheres, she knew that the field was destined as her career. Diane has received her M.A. in Counseling Psychology with an Art Therapy Specialization from Caldwell College, NJ. She also obtained a double B.A. in Psychology and Art History from La Salle University in Philadelphia, PA.

For the past ten years, Diane has been working with children of all ages among varied therapeutic settings. Due to her comprehensive experience with early childhood as well as children with special needs, Diane is knowledgeable in employing an extensive array of communication devices and ambulation equipment through physical, occupational, and speech therapies that support children with disabilities / disorders. She frequently assists teams of teachers/ therapists with problem-solving strategies for use in the home as well as the classroom. Diane serves as Secretary (and previously Diversity Chair) on the New Jersey Art Therapy Association Board as well as a member of the American Art Therapy Association. She is also instructs Art Therapy courses at the CACREP-accredited, AATA-accredited Caldwell University Counseling and Art Therapy programs.

Ms. Quiroga has developed and piloted various successful Art Therapy Programs in a series of locations. Most recently, Diane has received the honor of being named to New Jersey Family Magazine’s 2014 and 2015 Favorite Kids’ Docs list! She is under the Psychotherapy category for providing beneficial counseling and art therapy services to children and teens in a trusting environment.

▪M.A. in Counseling Psychology with an Art Therapy Specialization (Caldwell College in Caldwell, NJ)
▪B.A. in Psychology and Art History (La Salle University, Philadelphia, PA)

Licenses / Certifications
▪New Jersey Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC): # NJ 37PC00507300
▪Art Therapy Credentials Board, Board Certified and Registered Art Therapist (ATR-BC): #10-180
▪Approved Clinical Supervisor (ACS)
▪Art Therapy Certified Supervisor (ATCS)

She has been personally noted in Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association Article: Nelson, C. L. (2010, July 20). Meeting the needs of urban students: Creative arts therapy in Jersey City public schools. Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association, 27(2), 62-68.

See Diane's profile on Psychology Today's Therapy Directory. Also see Art Talks LLC brochure.

Diane is currently providing her services at the East Orange Child Development Corporation for all East Orange Early Head Start and Head Start Programs. Her therapeutic space is located at 500 Morris Ave, Suite 118, Springfield, NJ 07081. She can be reached at ArtTalksLLC@gmail.com or at (908)-397-9118 for an appointment or more information.

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