In her role as the Executive Director of Dallas Art Therapy, Andrea has spearheaded various initiatives, including the establishment of SOS: Open Art Studio, the creation of a Teen Art Club, and the facilitation of internship placements. Under her visionary leadership, the organization has become a beacon of support and creativity for those in need. Andrea's dedication extends beyond administrative duties, as she actively engages in providing individual and group therapy services and serves as a supervisor for LPC and ATR professionals.
Emma is a passionate and dedicated professional with a strong background in art therapy in forensic settings. She is under the supervision of Andrea Davis ATR-BC, ATCS, LPC-AT-S.
She completed her Masters of Science in Art Therapy at Florida State University after earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Arts from the University of Texas at Austin.
Emma served as Art therapy in Forensics practicum intern at Suzanne Correctional Institution and Twin Oaks Juvenile Unit for Specialized Treatment for males ages 14-23 effectively reducing symptoms of emotional-behavior disorders in both group and individual settings. Emma managed group behavior in a high conflict setting and facilitated a large-scale group mural.
She leads groups at Dallas Art Therapy and provides individual art therapy with Davis Art Therapy and Counseling.
Melissa is an enthusiastic and kindhearted mental health counselor with clinical training in play and activity therapy, expressive arts, and group therapy. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate and National Certified Counselor under the supervision of Andrea Davis ATR-BC, ATCS, LPC-AT-S. Melissa is a graduate of Southern Methodist University where she earned her Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and her Bachelor’s degrees in Psychology and Sociology. She has experience working with adolescent hospitalization programs, memory care populations, the LGBTQIA+ community, and leading expressive art therapy groups for children, teens, and adults.
Melissa's therapeutic approach is grounded in the belief that each client is unique, and she tailors her treatment plans to meet the specific needs and goals of each individual. In her free time, Melissa enjoys roller skating, making Spotify playlists, and crafting. Melissa leads groups for Dallas Art Therapy and provides individual therapy with Davis Art Therapy and Counseling.
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