What happens when life and art meet?

After thirty years of studying, art-making, teaching, and working with hundreds of clients and students on creative self-expression, I’ve uncovered this truth: The more creative we are in our thinking and actions, the more we can expand our perspectives, achieve our most important goals, and live a life of purpose. I’m here to help you make that happen.

I continue to be active in my own artistic endeavors for personal fulfillment, and it also supports be to a more effective guide for others. I created a short documentary film, When the Fall Comes that documented my personal journey with grief and using art to move through it. Learn more and view the film HERE. 

Adriana Marchione

Let's Work Together.


If you are seeking support and would like to work with an experienced professional, I offer an effective approach to art and somatic (body-based) therapy. Contact me.


As a seasoned teacher and group facilitator, I bring healing opportunities through creativity and movement expression. Join me at my Creative Day Retreats at the San Francisco Zen Center or access my full schedule


Looking for guidance and accountability for your creative project?  Learn more about creativity coaching and check out the new Art Cures Incubation Course that includes online classes and group support.


As an artist, I am continually finding ways to be engaged in my own creative work which draws from the mediums of film, dance, writing, performance, and photography.  See more in Film and Projects.

I am honored/delighted to have been interviewed on the Sidewalk Talk podcast. Thank you Traci Ruble for your love of the arts, and for being such an inspirational leader and heartfelt therapist.

Listen in to Episode 19 of the Sidewalk Talk Podcast, as I share how creating can serve as a container for pain and the ways art can not only help us to heal but also teach us a whole new way of seeing and communicating with one another.

“Adriana brings compassionate attention, focused witnessing, and a warm presence to her work with students and clients. This personal grace coupled with many resources and years of experience is a powerful combination.”

– Jamie McHugh, RSMT, Creator of Somatic Expression®

“Adriana Marchione’s work is brimming with creativity and depth of feeling. She focuses on what really matters, and compassionately and wisely embraces life in all its manifestations.”

– Alfonso Montuori, Professor of Arts and Culture