Jacqueline Carmody, LCPC, ATRTherapist Jacqueline was professionally trained as a fine artist at the Gwen Frostic School of Art at Western Michigan University. She received a bachelors in fine arts and psychology and went on to obtain her Masters in Art Therapy and Counseling at the Adler University. Through working in an inpatient and outpatient hospital setting, Jacqueline is trained in trauma informed care and works with pediatrics, adolescents, and young adults who have been diagnosed with ADHD, behavioral disorders, PTSD, mood, and addiction disorders. She specializes issues such as grief/loss, self-injurious behaviors, terminal illness, and the effects of suicide, by promoting healing, relaxation, and recovery through CBT art therapy based interventions. Jacqueline has a strong passion for sharing her artistic talents and uses self expression as a platform to achieve mental health outreach. She works closely with community based organizations in Chicago, such as Twist Out Cancer and Hope for the Day. She facilitates art making to connect, create, support, and inspire the healing process. (872)-233-8808 Availability for Jackie: Tuesdays & Sundays
Clare McCarthy ATR, LCPCTherapist Clare received her Master’s degree in art therapy from Mount Mary University, and her Bachelor of Fine Arts in drawing and painting from Northern Michigan University. She has practiced art therapy with a wide range of individuals including adolescents, adults, and the elderly. She uses a wellness-oriented, integrative approach that addresses the needs of the whole person including cognitive, emotional, and body-oriented dimensions. She incorporates dialectical behavior therapy and EMDR trauma therapy into her creative practice to empower clients dealing with depression, anxiety, relationship issues, chronic pain, disordered eating, trauma, and grief. She also specializes in working with young adult women who are interested in exploring the development of their personal and professional identities. (773) 484 7135 email: firstname.lastname@example.org Availability for Clare: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday morning, Friday and Saturday
Elizabeth Markman, LCPC, Therapist Elizabeth is a licensed professional counselor and art therapist who obtained her Master of Arts (MA) from Adler University, specializing in Art Therapy. She uses a wide variety of expressive art forms in her practice as well as talk therapy. Elizabeth works with a diverse range of clients in both group and individual sessions and offers a safe, non-judgmental environment that supports her clients as they move towards healing and personal growths. Elizabeth has a passion for incorporating the arts into psychotherapy that is rooted in her own experiences as an artist and utilizes an intermodal approach to creative arts therapies that can be defined as pointing to an integrated application of the arts. Elizabeth believes that part of the therapeutic process is to rouse the creative life-force energy. Thus, creativity and therapy overlap. What is creative is frequently therapeutic. What is therapeutic is frequently a creative process. Elizabeth’s background includes a demonstrated history of working in the residential and supportive housing non-profit industry. She is skilled in crisis intervention, clinical supervision, treatment planning, psychological assessment, conflict resolution, and interventions. Populations she has worked with include children struggling in social and/or classroom situations, sexually aggressive youth, youth questioning their gender and/or sexuality, adults living with life changing diagnoses, formerly homeless and marginalized populations, and the severely persistently mentally ill. She is also experienced with the topics of anxiety, depression, ADHD, trauma, grief, persistent and invasive violence, and self-esteem concerns. Elizabeth is a Doctoral candidate at Adler University working towards her PhD in Art Therapy.
Joselyn Arana Office Manager My name is Joselyn and I am so thrilled to be a part of Art Therapy Studio Chicago. I attended Concordia University Chicago and received my Bachelors of Arts in Psychology. I also double minored in Art and Spanish. I am currently attending Mount Mary University pursuing a Master of Science in Art Therapy. Ever since I can remember art has been a major part of my life. Art allows me to express myself in ways that I cant with words. It has become an outlet for me to release stress and worries that I have and put them onto canvas. I find peace and relaxation anytime I am working on any piece. Recently many of my pieces deal with nature for that is where I tend to feel at peace. When I am not at work, I enjoy spending time with my family. I am the youngest of 3 siblings and the last one to still be living at home. Having both my parents all to myself has been a real treat. I tend to binge watch a lot of shows on Netflix but I also enjoy grabbing a good book to read. Friends and family mean a lot to me and I cherish each and every one of them.