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
Joan Erenberg, LCPC, BC-DMT, RYTTherapist (Board-Certified Dance/Movement Therapist, RYT (Registered Yoga Teacher) Joan received her Master’s degree in Dance/Movement Therapy and Counseling from Columbia College of Chicago and has been practicing in the Chicago area for over 10 years. Dance/movement therapy falls under the umbrella of the creative arts therapies and focuses on cultivating body awareness and self-expression through movement as a means to access the psyche. Joan’s experience as a dancer and yoga practitioner/teacher inform her practice as a psychotherapist, where she collaborates with clients to explore the interplay of psychology, somatic experience, mindfulness and creativity within the therapeutic process. Joan also uses psychodrama techniques, including guided role-play and experiential reenactment, which can help clients build insight into past and present issues and trauma that impact their emotional and psychological well-being. Joan has participated in professional psychodrama trainings for over 7 years and finds it a powerful tool in both individual and group therapy. Joan has a special interest and experience working with mood and anxiety disorders as well as individuals who are struggling with life transitions, existential issues and/or feel stuck in old patterns and beliefs. Joan firmly believes that growth and healing occur when individuals are empowered to integrate the psychological, social, emotional, creative and physical aspects of self, as they carve their healing path. (224)-215-6713 Please call for Availability: Monday eve, Thursday eve, Saturday
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
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 in the process of going to graduate school to get my masters 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.
Jacqueline Lohr Volunteer/Assistant My name is Jackie and I am thrilled to have the opportunity to assist in the day-to-day operations at Art Therapy Studio Chicago as I work to finish my undergraduate degree at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. I also manage the studio’s social media presence and posts as well as help co-facilitate classes throughout the year.
Art has always been a way of healing for me, an awakening within me that brings an outward abundance of happiness and balance. I’m so happy I’m able to share my understanding and love of Art Therapy with curious minds every day through studio workshop and social media interaction. The network of people I have met through Art Therapy Studio Chicago is unparalleled in terms of passion, intelligence empathy and loveliness.
I am grateful to have the ability to be so immersed in the field as I finish up school and continue down the long-winding path to becoming a Art Therapist myself. When I’m not at the studio, you can find me hanging out with coolest toddlers in Chicago as their sitter, running through the streets of Logan Square in my neon pink Nikes, or binge-watching horror films as I eat an entire pizza. By myself. If you’d ever like to talk more about Art Therapy or what classes and events are coming up at the studio, let’s grab a cup of coffee!