About Us


Andrea Davis, ATR-BC, LPC-S

Andrea Davis has worked with various nonprofits, providing individual and group art therapy services. Davis is a past president of the North Texas Art Therapy Association (NTATA) and volunteered for a number of committees through the AATA and the ATCB on behalf of the profession.   She is active in local community art exhibitions and is a participating artist in the Muralism project at the Bathhouse Cultural Center.  

Davis earned her MA in Humanistic Psychology at University of West Georgia and went on to complete post graduate art therapy work at the Art Therapy Institute in Dallas and towards a second masters at University of Dallas.   She is passionate about accessibility to art therapy services, and her dream is to see art therapy licensure and insurance reimbursement in every state. 

When asked how art therapy is effective, Davis says, “Just talking about a problem does not take away the bad feeling that resides in the body. Making art has the innate capacity to transform this negative visceral energy, releasing it.” 


Maria LaVorgna Smith, Ph D

Maria is a seasoned professional who has the privilege to be in private practice for over 20 years, specializing in family therapy and the creative arts to resolve conflicts and dilemmas. As a credentialed and registered art therapist, she has a passion for the field helping people to open-up to their creativity. She receives tremendous joy working with children, women, couples and families as trained in her doctorate of marriage and family therapy. She has taught at the undergraduate and graduate levels and is a supervisor for Marriage and Family Associates, Licensed Professional Interns and Art Therapy Professionals.

Monica Salinas

Monica Salinas, LPC, ATR

Monica graduated from George Washington University with a Masters in Art Therapy. She uses a variety of approaches with clients, and uses a collaborative approach to healing and treatment. She specializes in art therapy-the use of the creative process for healing and EMDR-the use of bilateral stimulation for processing and integration of disturbing events. Monica enjoys working with people of all ages and abilities, and speaks Spanish.  

Jennifer McSparron

Jennifer McSparron, ATR-P, LPC Intern

Jennifer graduated from Antioch University Seattle. While a graduate student at Antioch Jennifer studied Clinical Mental Health Counseling and Art Therapy. Jennifer completed her practicum leading Art Therapy groups for incarcerated women who had survived domestic violence. Jennifer then completed her clinical internship working with youth and their families in the community mental health setting in Seattle, WA. Jennifer’s post-graduate work includes bringing mental health services into the public school setting. Jennifer has enjoyed working with youth and their families (age 4-18) to facilitate healing through the creative process of art therapy. Jennifer most often works from a trauma focused, client-centered/strength-based perspective. Jennifer is supervised by Andrea Davis LPC-AT-S, ATR-BC. 


Marcy Sykora, MA candidate

Marcy is a M.A. Counseling and Art Therapy candidate at Southwestern College in Santa Fe, NM and is currently working on earning her internship hours with Dallas Art Therapy. She previously graduated from California State University Long Beach with a B.A. in Psychology. Marcy has a strong background in child development and is passionate about using art as a tool to promote expression and healing.  She is currently completing her second practicum supervised by Andrea Davis LPC-AT-S, ATR-BC.


Sharon Aguilar, M Ed.

Sharon is a recent Masters level Art therapy graduate from Lesley University.  She has worked extensively with people of all abilities.  From Autism Spectrum to Down's Syndrome,  Sharon's expertise in behavioral therapy and art therapy combine beautifully and bring the joy of artistic expression to  individuals while respecting their individual developmental needs.  She has curated the annual exhibit Art + Autism for the past three years.  She looks forward to launching new projects this Fall after she returns from maternity leave.    Supervised by Andrea Davis LPC-AT-S, ATR-BC.