Art Therapist | Mental Wellness Coach | Yoga Teacher ~ MPS | ATR | RYT-200
Debbie Whyte was born in Brooklyn, New York to Jamaican immigrant parents. She is an accomplished artist, mother and had a successful career in cable television production before becoming an Art Therapist. She worked her way up from Executive Assistant to Launch Coordinator of Nickelodeon’s Games And Sports (Nick GAS) to Project Manager in TV Land Promotions & Marketing department; she won a BDA International Design Award as well as handled a high-profile project, the Ralph Kramden life size bronze statue that lives on 8th Avenue and 40th Street at the NY/NJ Port Authority. (Fun fact: she even picked the infamous pose!)
Debbie received her Associates degree in Applied Science in Graphic Design at Parsons School of Design, NYC; Bachelor of Science in Psychology at The New School University, NYC; and combining both professions to later receive her Master’s degree in Creative Art Therapy & Development at PRATT Institute in Brooklyn, NYC.
With her 20+ years of acquired knowledge and collective experiences, she entered the field of Art Therapy with one goal in mind, to help make a difference with all whom she comes in contact with to assist with professional/personal transformation and growth. Utilizing art therapy groups, workshops, private coaching and retreats to address various life challenges, build up self-esteem and establish/solidify positive coping options/skills. Debbie is also a Yoga Teacher (RYT-200). As a Yoga Teacher, Debbie plans to expand on the mindfulness approach in her art therapy practice with the mind-body-heart connection of Hatha yoga and journaling.
As an artist, Debbie expresses herself with collage, color and abstract lines/shapes/forms with various mediums. She currently resides in Southern California/Inland Empire.