About Dr. Mary Andrus DAT, ATR-BC, LCPCFounder Mary began working in private practice in 2006, founded Art Therapy Studio Chicago in 2013. She worked as an art therapist in the midwest for 17 years and is now an assistant professor and program director of the Art Therapy Program in the Graduate School of Education and Counseling at Lewis and Clark in Portland Oregon. She has focused her career on expanding the lens of the practice of art therapy, examining societal context and creating equity in the relational wellbeing of clients. Her scholarship focus is on expanding clinical practice beyond traditional practices, the use of film in the reintegration of trauma and implications of art therapy in the treatment of collective trauma. She is a former President of the Illinois Art Therapy Association, has her Doctorate in Art Therapy from Mount Mary University in Wisconsin and her Masters in Art Therapy from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.