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.”
Wendee VanOrder is a registered art therapist, author and artist. She has over 20 years experience working with both adults and children using art therapy in a variety of settings. Wendee is committed to advocating for the field of art therapy, having been a guest lecturer at several universities, provided multiple trainings and workshops, and published two books titled Pieces of His Heart and When Wounded Trees Cry. In addition, Wendee has taken her work as art therapist abroad, helping underprivileged children in several nations including Mongolia, Thailand, Peru and Ukraine.
Wendee currently works part time at Dallas Behaviorial Healthcare Hospital as well as with Dallas Art Therapy facilitating both individual and group art therapy . She specializes in trauma, grief/loss, life transitions, DBT, and substance abuse. She can be reached via phone at 972-537-7583.
Currently enrolled as a Masters level Art therapy student at Lesley University. She has worked extensively with special needs populations. 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 so many individuals. She has curated the annual exhibit Art + Autism for the past two years. She looks forward to launching new projects this Fall. Supervised by Andrea Davis LPC-AT-S, ATR-BC