Artist, Master NLP Practitioner, Therapeutic Arts Coach
Nerissa Balland is an artist, arts-in-health practitioner, 2x cancer survivor, coach, and mother. She helps adults and children bounce back from physical and emotional adversity. Nerissa has combined her love and knowledge of creativity, therapeutic art, coaching, and neuroscience to reduce health issues caused by stress. She works with people from multi-generational diverse ethnic backgrounds with varied socio and economic factors.
Extensively trained at Pratt Institute, Nerissa received a Master of Fine Arts in painting and has numerous certifications in Therapeutic Arts, Neurolinguistics, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy. Currently, Nerissa works as a visual artist in South Florida with exhibitions that span — from Miami Art Week to faith-based institutions, universities, and hospitals.
When she isn’t producing art, she develops and facilitates art wellness workshops. Several local organizations include the University of Miami Hillel, Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, Michael-Ann Russell JCC, Beth Torah Benny Rok Campus, Suzy Fischer Early Childhood Academy, and Miami-Dade Public School District 3.