WELCOME TO VANESSA VELEZ MD
Hi there! I am Vanessa Velez MD, a psychiatrist and an artist. I practice the art of psychiatry and the art of creating. In both of my practices, I allow nature to flow as it heals and creates.
It is an honor to walk with you on your personal healing journey and share creativity with you.
Why Art and Psychiatry?
Both art and psychiatry share abstraction and the unexplored. Both reside along the frontiers of color and of the mind. They can help align the mind, body, and soul. Through the practice of art, we begin to unite with our true nature and to unidentify with our bodies and thoughts. Through the expression of mood states, experiences and life, we can dive deeper into our subconscious, give it form and color, and enter a meditative space. This space is one of being, embodying our wholeness, and connecting with our Divine Intelligence.
With this time on Earth, I would like to help you find joy, contentment and pleasantness within yourself and inspire you to live bravely.
OPENING FALL 2023
“At the deepest level, the creative process and the healing process arise from a single source. When you are an artist, you are a healer; a wordless trust of the same mystery is the foundation of your work and its integrity.”
Rachel Naomi Remen, MD
"Colour is the key. The eye is the hammer. The soul is the piano with its many chords. The artist is the hand that, by touching this or that key, sets the soul vibrating automatically. ”
"The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science."