About Mari Grande


Hi. I’m Mari Grande. I am passionate about finding creative ways to connect, heal, and learn.

As a licensed Art and Trauma Therapist, I love working with people and being part of their healing experience.

I developed this space, Creative Healing Integration (CHI), from what I believe is my soul’s purpose.

After having a private in-person practice for over 20 years, I leaped to the online world as a venue to reach even more people.

Creative Healing Integration has become a place where there are a variety of offerings and resources. You’ll find courses, guided meditations, and creative exercises to bring calm, clarity, and comfort.

Coming from a trauma-informed background, I am aware of the healing powers that lie within, the courage and grace required to heal from adversity.

This phenomenon is expressed in the Dahlia flower, which I honor as the Creative Healing Integration, Inc., logo.


I chose the Dahlia flower deliberately to represent the courage, beauty, and strength it takes to experience and invite in the healing powers available to you.

Dahlias symbolize grace under pressure, inner strength, and the move toward major life changes (usually, positive changes!). 

Dahlias can also represent the balance between certain ideas like relaxation and adventure.

The dahlia symbolizes strength in adversity – no matter what the challenge might be.


OCMW Evergreen Course

This online, digital course is open to All Genders, and in any location. You work at your own pace, in your own time, and you have the support and community of the OCMW Membership (see below). This course includes 10 modules to guide you as you learn and reflect on the impact of a difficult mother experience. The course includes modules on attachment styles, self-regulation, and ways to find relief from The Mother Wound.

The Evergreen Course INCLUDES
6 Months of Access to the OCMW Membership

Learn More About the Evergreen Course Here


18Introducing a ground-breaking new book by Mari Grande: 

Overcoming the Mother Wound: A Transformative Journey of Healing and Empowerment

This book is your compassionate guide in the profound journey of self-discovery and healing. Follow a well-tested method that delicately navigates the depths of your emotions, experiences, and beliefs with empathy and support.

Through carefully designed exercises and prompts, you'll embark on a unique journey to uncover and appreciate parts of yourself that may have remained unexplored.

Central to this journey is using art and creative prompts as tools for self-knowledge and discovery. Whether you are an artist or enjoy artistry, this book invites you to connect with the transmutative forces of creativity for self-expression and healing.

Filled with practical and embodied practices, this book provides a versatile toolkit for insights, exercises, and support as you navigate the intricate terrain of the Mother Wound.

Learn More About the OCMW Book Here

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More about me, myself, and I.

While I am a licensed therapist, for this website I am acting as a coach in your creative healing and calming endeavors.

I do enjoy a lifetime love of learning with a focus on the healing arts as you can see with my background and experience here:


Dahlia_JG2_YellPurp_Lg  Clinical Social Worker in New York, New Jersey, California

Dahlia_JG2_Orig_Lg  Creative Arts Therapist

Dahlia_JG2_Blue_Lg  Fine Arts Teacher

Certifications, Credentials, Designations:

Dahlia_JG2_YellRed_Lg  EMDR Certified Therapist and Consultant

Dahlia_JG2_CyanPurp_Lg  Somatic Experience Practitioner (SEP)

DahliaYellow_JG3_Green_Lg  Hypnotherapist


  Reiki Practitioner

DahliaYellow_JG3_YellRed_Lg  Integrative Trauma Studies

DahliaYellow_JG3_CyanRed_Lg  M.A.R.I. (Mandala Assessment Research Instrument) Practitioner

DahliaYellow_JG3_Green  Psychoanalyst, Institute for Expressive Analysis

Dahlia_JG2_Orig_Sm  Art Therapy Board Certification and Registration


DahliaYellow_JG3_Blue  Master of Social Work

DahliaYellow_JG3_Yellow  Master of Fine Arts

Dahlia_JG2_YellPurp_Sm  Graduate Art Therapy

Dahlia_JG2_Blue_Sm  Bachelor of Fine Arts

Dahlia_JG2_CyanPurp_Sm  Graduate Early Childhood Education

DahliaYellow_JG3_Green_Sm  Bachelor of Arts

Well? Ready to explore your inner world through creativity and relaxation?
Find out more…